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Saturdate at Mario's Restaurant

I love unplanned "food" dates with my daughter. Actually, we were just supposed to get hubby's surprise birthday cake from Mario's but decided to have dinner there also.

This is hubby's birthday cake from Mario's- Toffee Sans Rival.


Truth be told, I haven't been to Mario's for the longest time. Going there brought back a lot of memories with my parents. While growing up, we used to dine out a lot so I continue the tradition with my family now.

Mario's used to be an old house converted into a restaurant that's along Tomas Morato in Quezon City. I love the comfy ambiance.


Lasagna Pasticciate, P395. Daughter ordered this. Such a huge serving of lasagna! Its cheese-y, meaty, and very delicious. Serving is good for sharing (2 pax).


Chicken Parmesan with fetuccine, P375. I've been craving for chicken so I has this. Portion is good for sharing also. I like the chicken because it tastes like it has parmesan on it but not that salty unlike the other similar parmesan-crusted dishes that I've tried. The pasta also good and the sauce tastes 'light.' Thumbs up for both dishes.


Dark Secret Chocolate Cake, P125. If you love chocolate, then you'll enjoy this cake. It's not really that sweet but this is so perfect with coffee. Daughter and I shared this slice also.



They also offer Sunday lunch buffet (we want to try this soon!). Aside from the nice ambiance, they also have a piano bar when we dined there last Saturday. The man behind the piano was playing old classics. This restaurant is so perfect for that romantic dinner date. *hint* *hint* ;)



Mario's
Tomas Morato cor.Sct. Gandia
Quezon City





the kitchen goddess

Comments

  1. I will take note of this restaurant because I'll be in QC this month and I hope we can drop by, natakam ako sa lasagna.

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  2. The place really looks nice. Even the food looks delicious and well-plated. =) The interior or even the ambience looks cozy. =)

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  3. I love Italian! I love lasagna and our family has recently tried making our own! thanks for sharing

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  4. Waaahh.. The cake. Sayang lang its too far from our place. And traffic papunta. :(

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  5. Romantic place indeed!😊 Hope to visit soon!😊

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  6. Their lasagna is the chessiest I have seen. I bet it tastes delectable.

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    1. Super cheesy and so good. It's such a big serving though that we ended up bringing the leftover home.

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  7. It's been a long time too since I last ate there. I'm happy to hear that they are stil in operations.

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  8. Wow, thanks for sharing! Looks like a great place with yummy food.. sa QC lang! mayaya nga si hubby minsan for a romantic date hehe.

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  9. I always see Mario's and tell myself to try it out but never get the chance to. Will make time for it na! Thanks for the reminder. : )

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  10. ZOMG I think I gained a couple of pounds from the pictures! So yummy, especially the lasagne!

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  11. My eldest daughter and I have 'unplanned' Mommy and Keka time as well and most of the time we eat lang talaga! That chocolate cake looks heavenly, medyo malayo nga lang ang QC hehe.

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  12. Your hubby's cake looks heavenly! I hope we can try this restaurant, too.

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  13. Ooh, that lasagna! I've only tried Mario's once with my family a long long time ago. Maybe it's time to hunt out a branch nearby again to get a taste of that yummy looking cake. :)

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  14. So cute that you had a date with your daughter. :) the lasagna looks divine! Sayang layo from us but if we do swing by qc we'll try to.drop by. :)

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  15. Oh, it's in QC! I wish they would branch out here in the south so I could try the Dark Secret Chocolate cake! It's soooo tempting! :'>

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  16. I like the lasagna looks so yummy and a lot of cheese, sayang its too far from us

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  17. That looks like a nice play for a catch up or date! Although, it's far from my place. But from time to time I go to QC, ill make sure to include this in my to-visit spot. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. It's been quite a while since I last been to Mario's. That Toffee Sansrival looks really good..gahh.. parang gusto ko pumunta now na.

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