I seldom go to fine dining restaurants, which is popular among high class individual. Of course, when you speak about fine dining, it is not only the food that counts (which is important), but the overall ambiance, service and feel of the place as well.
One restaurant here offers that fine dining experience. The Tavolata restaurant, part of the abaca group of restaurants here in Cebu. I got the chance to visit one of their restaurants the Maya Restaurant Taqueria and Tequila Lounge which I made a review about it.
The main difference of this restaurant is that they offer light to medium type of meals, they offer mostly pasta and few main courses. But that is not what you will see first when you see the place.
The place is really very nice to look at, the whole exterior is almost made up of dark glass walls (almost didn’t recognize the place). Since the place is still new when we got there (went at nighttime) .
You can already tell the class and type of this fine dining resto here in Cebu when you enter and entertained by the staff/waiters. Yes, they all speak English through the whole conversation from order to billing. (talk about fine dining eh).
So anyways, we order their pepperoni pizza which they said was their specialty and their jasmine tea for our drinks. Since the price of their menu is not really that cheap (as expected), we settled in for this and the ambiance.
The interior is really nice, good for serious business meetings or meeting up with close friends. The lighting is really really dim which is perfect for short dining consumption (dim lights proven to lessen the appetite compared to high lighted place)
The pizza is really good (hope I could taste more of their dishes), I mean combining with the ambiance and all. It is not that bad. Service is above average. And yes, you better take your time with the place and enjoy the lightings and the comfort of the dining table. Maybe you can take your boss or a VIP or even your special someone if you want to close an important deal or proposal :D. Recommended for those who want real fine dining experience.
Location: Design Center of Cebu | AS Fortuna at P. Remedio St.