About a week ago, we found ourselves at Della Baia Grill for a late dinner.
We were supposed to have dinner at North Park when we parked at the back of the Jetti gas station along Macapagal Avenue, Pasay City, but we got blindsided by the inviting ambiance of Della Baia. The dining area is mostly al fresco, swathed in delicate lighting and, at that time, bossa nova tunes. Immediately, we were approached by the establishment's waiters who were eager to offer up the menu.
They had us at "free parking when you dine here, ma'am."
We ordered Kaldereta (Php240) and, of course, rice (Php25). An order of Kaldereta was more than enough for two people. The Lomi (Php160), however, is a different story altogether. The waiter said an order of Lomi serves 4 or 5, but when it arrived, I'm pretty sure it could feed a small army. We loved the Lomi there. It was hearty and especially perfect for those days when you feel like you're coming down with a cold, perks you right up. I also liked their House-Blend Iced-Tea (Php55), which I wished came in bottomless quantities.
It's a good place for having a few drinks with friends, with beer at only about Php35, especially when you prefer to carry a conversation with them rather than listen to wild blaring music.