Given the numbers I've mentioned above, there are still some restaurants that I'm surprised I haven't gotten around to blogging about. Thus, I'm making it my 2013 resolution to ensure that they make it to this blog site for me to share my favorites with you. One of those is my go-to place whenever the need to have some comfort food comes about. I'm talking about Conti's Bakeshop & Restaurant.
For years, I would frequent Conti's mainly for two things -- their Baked Salmon and the Mango Bravo Cake. It's really convenient that there's a Conti's branch located within my neighborhood allowing Paul and I to easily drop by to buy the cake before heading off to a birthday party or what not.
During our recent visit home, we agreed to meet up with our dear friends L and T for lunch. Conti's recently opened a new branch at Robinsons Magnolia and being the "balikbayans" that we feel we already are, we chose to dine there to be able to check the mall out. We agreed to meet up for late lunch which was around 1PM. By then, we were expecting for the restaurant to be empty. Well, I just have to tell you that there was still a line outside at that hour. Luckily, I was able to make prior reservations so we didn't have to wait and were quickly ushered to our table.
We had a good lunch catching up with L & T. I guess we really enjoyed lunch so much that we found ourselves back at the exact same Conti's for dinner that same day. You see, after we parted ways with L&T, Paul and I met up with my family. After going around the mall, time came for us to decide where to eat. We were listing off the different restaurants available and a unanimous decision came about when the name "Conti's" was brought up. Somehow, we didn't mind going back as we wanted to try more dishes!
Over-all, we love Conti's for their cakes, the Baked Salmon and the Beef Belly. Papa had the American Grilled Ribs (Php. 295) which he was very happy about. I guess you really can't win it all. Conti's may have some hits and misses but it's still one of our favorite restaurants in town.
Visit Conti's Bakeshop & Restaurant in these branches all over Metro Manila.