Monday, October 3, 2016

Pigafetta (Axis Road at Vibo Place)



True to its name, Pigafetta Resto serves sumptuous Italian dishes like pasta, pizza,organic wines and gelato ice cream. It is located in Axis at Vibo Place, Escario, Cebu City.



Allow me to touch a little bit of history of who Pigafetta is as stated in Wikipedia, Pigafetta was an Italian scholar and explorer from the Republic of Venice. He traveled with the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan and his crew by order of the King Charles I of Spain on their voyage to the Indies for spices. During the expedition, he served as Magellan's assistant and kept an accurate journal which later assisted him in translating the Cebuano language. It is the first recorded document concerning the language.

Pigafetta was one of the 18 men who returned to Spain in 1522, out of the approximately 240 who set out three years earlier. The voyage completed the first circumnavigation of the world; Juan Sebastián Elcano served as captain after Magellan's death. Pigafetta's journal is the source for much of what we know about Magellan and Elcano's voyage.

Pigafetta in Axis, Vibo Place

Isn't it a win-win situation to know more of your country's history while dining in a sublime restaurant? Lemme share to you then my dining experience at Pigafetta- Axis.



Pigafetta in Axis, Vibo Place



Just as I stepped inside this wide glass door of Pigafetta-Axis, I already got an impression of the luxurious lunch, I will be indulging myself into.

As a starter,  we were introduced to an organic sparkling juice, it was very captivating as you can inbreathe the sweet aroma flavour of the Organic Pear Wine.         
 Organic Sparkling Juice (Pear flavor)

Organic Sparkling Juice

We had the Insalata Salmone, a combination of arugula, salmon gravlax, vinaigrette. I like the combination of the salmon and the arugula.. it tastes different and unique but it is a good experiment for a new taste of food.

Insalata Salmone for Php 270.00

For our Antipasti, we tried the Gamberi alla Padella, shrimp with wine, garlic and pepper flakes. As a shrimp lover, I would say this is no doubt my favorite. 



Gamberi alla Padella for Php 280.00



Frutti de Mare is a combination of linguine with mixed seafood, tomato garlic and oregano. The Frutti de Mare was perfect. I love the taste of its sweetness of the tomato paste mixed with the chewy texture and can be simply succulent while providing an  attractive presentation. 




Frutti de Mare Php 390.00





Pancetta for Php 430.00

Pancetta is a thin crust pizza with tomato, mozarella, pancetta, bacon slices and arugula. Undeniably, delicious! 




Organic Sparkling Juice (Pomegranate flavor)



Before we had our dessert, we tried another bottle of organic sparkling juice (pomegranate flavor) it tastes dry and semi - sweet.. I kinda like the pear flavor.

Panna Cotta Php 170.00

Hmmm, the creamy, soft, chewy panna cotta just sums up everything! Not that super sweet but just right enough for an excellent dessert after a great meal.

Pigafetta in Axis, Vibo Place

We enjoyed the chit chat time we had laughing and tasting the food served to us. This was my first visit to the place and I love the classy and spacious interiors of the place. It is ideal for business meet-up and family gathering. I will definitely come back and recommend Pigafetta-Axis at Vibo Place. For reservations, you may contact them at (032)255-0074. Open to serve you from 11AM to 10PM. Enjoy!








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