Posted by: twisted sunshine | March 23, 2009

Aveneto Pizzeria Ristorante

Sunday, March 22, 2009, SM San Lazaro.

Dining out with my mom, Sidney and Keith, one hot Sunday. Airconditioned malls luring us from the scorching heat of the streets. At the mall, it was nice and cool. I got hungry while we were looking for shoes and after I’ve tried about a dozen pairs. I suggested that we eat somewhere we haven’t tried before. Walking along, we found Avento in a very unlikely place. It’s beside a clothes/shoe store and Max’s Restaurant. After looking at the menu, we decided to give it a try since Sidney wanted pasta and Keith wanted pizza.

Aveneto Pizzeria Ristorante is yellow. LOL! Upon entering the place, their lighting is a warm burst of yellow. They have a sitting capacity of approximately 60 pax. Their chairs are not quite comfy but the tables are wide enough to be able to have private conversations without having other people eavesdropping. Their walls have pretty frames and pictures.
For starters, we had cheddar munchers. It is deep fried potato with cheese inside, like hash brown but creamier. I like the crunchiness and I think this would go better with mayo than ketchup.

We also had pasta, oil with garlic and seafood cream sauce pasta. I didn’t enjoy this although I like the taste of the cream sauce. This looks like it has been stored for days and was just reheated in the microwave. As for the seafood, it has squid, shrimp and mussels. The squid was tough, the shrimp was so-so, and the mussels were squishy and mushy.

For pizza, we had New York Style Pizza. Some of the crust was burnt but i like the thickness of the crust. The toppings were enough to cover the whole pizza which was great.

I was disappointed with the dining experience here. I think they can do better than that.


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