Yesterday I wrote about a disappointing lunch I had in the Jupiter St area. Since today is a holiday, we decided to leave Makati and head to MegaMall to check out the new Fashion Mall and try out Ippudo. For the record, the new Fashion Mall looks nice and now more enjoyable since many unique stores are open. We got there by 1030am and noticed that there were people waiting in line already in TimHoWan. Then I looked up to the third floor and I estimated thirty people waiting in line in Ippudo. Oh shoot, Plans A bad B looked bleak. Had to think of Plan C…which was Linguini Fini, an Italian resto franchise from HK. Since there was no line yet in the other restos, we decided to look around the new mall.
I’m the type of person who wants to beat the crowd so I decided to eat in Linguini Fini by 1130am. Good thing for us coz there was a line outside by 1215pm. The waiter was telling us to try the pizza but since it’s a Linguini place, we must try the Linguini! My wife wanted Al Olio while I was in a puttanesca mood. Both pastas were very good. My wife is a dessert person but we weren’t sold on their description of their tiramisu so we settled for the blueberry cheesecake. Good choice! The graham topping was a good twist. So eating in Linguini Fini was a surprisingly good dining experience. And reasonably priced too!
I teased the manager that maybe for now food is good coz they were using imported ingredients. Maybe 6 months from now, local ingredients na. Manager said they are a franchise and they have standards to live up to. Ok, we enjoyed the food and promised to return. Maybe next time I will try the porcheta. Looked good but deadly!
Come to think of it, with the many new stores and restos in MegaMall Fashion Hall, my wife will be frequenting this place more often now. Still a couple of restos to try like TimHoWan, Ippudo and Vikings. Plus Crate and Barrel and H & M will open before the year ends. Looking Good MegaMall!