Va Bene Pasta Deli

Polipo (Octopus Salad)
Organic Eggs Tagliatelle

It was a rainy Saturday morning then. We were supposed to go to Enchanted Kingdom for a our office Christmas party but we ended up not going because – RAIN. Laziness took over and we decided to just spend the afternoon away and watch a movie.

Va Bene is located in the BGC Central Cinemas, 3rd floor. It’s the newest building in BGC that opened last April 30.  Finally, a movie house in that area, yey! The place didn’t have an eye-catching sign so we almost missed it when we walked around the floor. If you get lost, look for (the very soshal) Potato Corner and the restaurant is right across it.

We already researched before coming here so we knew this restaurant is pricey. It would definitely set you back 500-600 pesos per person. We ordered  3 items, pasta, soup and pasta and our bill was 1,200 pesos. We just shared everything we ordered. We had Zuppa, creamy mushroom soup and it tasted like mushroom soup but the taste is elegantly elevated because they used different kinds of mushrooms. Portobello was the flavor that stood out the most. For salad, we ordered Polipo which has octopus, sundried tomatoes, olives and arugula dressed in lemon dressing. This was so good! It’s tart and refreshing, and surprisingly ok for me even though I am acidic. I can’t eat anything too sour.

For main, we had Organic Eggs Tagliatelle. The pasta was obviously freshly made since it tasted quite different. I am so used to store bought dry pasta that I know when the pasta is fresh. Fresh pasta tastes more chewy and I totally enjoyed it with the sauce. To be honest, the sauce tastes similar to the mushroom based soup we ordered. I think it’s largely because of the mushrooms. But it’s still good anyway.

Overall, it’s enjoyable to eat in Va Bene because you get the freshest ingredients for the price you pay. We’d definitely come back and try other pasta dishes because I know they have so much more to offer.

Va Bene Pasta Deli: Bonifacio Global City, Third Floor, Central Cinemas, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City ; Telephone number: +632 2169879