Mama Lou’s Italian Kitchen is a homey restaurant situated somewhere in BF International (thank you to WAZE). It was the site of one of our celebratory dinners for Jane’s bday weekend. Mama Lou’s serves more of an Italian-American version of Italian food rather than the
This is the main dining area of Mama Lou’s, they also have al fresco seating a function room. The function room is where we were located at probably to keep our noise from bothering the other guests. This used to be the owner’s old house and you can feel the charm only an old house can exude. Eating at Mama Lou’s literally feels like eating in someone’s home.
Complimentary bread served in a cute little basket.
Mozzarella Sticks (P180). An appetizer very common in American restaurants but not something that originated in Italy. Tasty and quite stringy, be sure to eat it with the pomodoro sauce.
Bacon Poutine (P160+P35/bacon). French fries with brown gravy, mozzarella cheese and generous pieces of bacon. This is one dish you definitely won’t see in Italy, instead it was created in Canada. I was surprised to find it on the menu but getting a small taste of it, I definitely won’t be sharing it the next time around.
Grilled Chicken Caesar (P275+75/grilled chicken). After the two rich and heavy appetizers, we had something a bit lighter.
Time for some pizza, we sampled the Pizza Bianca (P275/12, P375/14), Four Cheese/Quattro Formaggi (P325/P425) and Pepperoni Pizza (P295/P395). The pepperoni was a request by Lauren, the picky eater because she skipped almost all the other dishes. The Pizza Bianca with cream, mozzarella, bacon and mushrooms was my favorite, Pepperoni was a close second.
After the pizzas, we now move on to more carb rich pasta dishes. We tried the Spaghetti Seafood Olio (P315), Risotto Tartufu Funghi (P325) and Truffle Mac N Cheese (P285). Irene surprisingly enjoyed the mac n cheese despite of the presence of truffle.
We also got to try two not yet on the menu dishes the show stopping Vesuvio Pasta and the Spaghetti Arrabbiata. The Vesuvio is inspired by Mt. Vesuvius and the imagery is uncanny with rigatoni pasta lined up to mimic the walls of the volcano. Mozzarella, ricotta with pomodoro, pesto and alfredo sauces provide the flowing “lava”. I skipped the spicy Arrabbiata pasta.
By the time the main dishes arrived, I was on the verge of keeling over from the food coma. We tried the Scallopini Marsala (new), sliced beef fillets simmered in tasty marsala and mushroom sauce. The Rib eye Steak (P695) may not be the thickest or biggest serving but it’s flavorful.
We were so ensconced in the room that I was so surprised that the whole restaurant was filled up by the time we finished eating. We left around 9pm and there were still people coming in to have a meal. Mama Lou’s Italian Kitchen serves tasty food with family friendly prices.
Mama Lou’s Italian KitchenB1L36 Tropical Ave. cor. Palace St.
BF International Village
Las Piñas, Philippines
Contact No.: (632) 519-1977
Operating Hours: S-Th – 10am to 10pm
Fri-Sat – 10am to 12pm Other Branches: Nuvali and UP Town Center
Facebook Page: Mama Lou’s Italian Kitchen
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Sugar and Spice says
As always, nice pictures Richard. You make me miss the spicy Arrabbiata pasta! <3
it was an epic weekend with loads of fun and food.