Every once in a while, we search Zomato for hidden gems near our location to spice up our normal afternoon. Since it was Tim’s turn to find a new restaurant she obviously picked a restaurant that serves her favorite Italian cuisine. She absolutely loved that the menu of Old Oven Art Cafe showed a variety of pizza and pasta dishes. I didn’t argue with her choice because I was also excited to try their take on risotto and the classic pumpkin soup. Old Oven Art Cafe is located in the 3rd floor of 142 Katipunan Ave., St. Ignatius, Quezon City.
Upon entering the restaurant, we were seated near the window for good lighting. It didn’t take a while for us to make our orders because Tim already knew the pasta she wanted. The cool thing about this restaurant is that there are a lot of board games and cards to play with while you wait for your order. After a few minutes, we were greeted by the hot and creamy pumpkin soup. It was the classic recipe which we absolutely loved. The crispy garlic bread is the all-time favorite side to this entrée.
If you haven’t read the page “About Us” let me tell you that Tim loves pasta and shrimp. Like I said, she already knew what she was going to order because of the good reviews and the mouth-watering pictures of the Seafood Cream Fettucine she saw online. She loved how the creamy the sauce was—not the watery type—and how it made the whole thing satisfying. Although the serving was not that big, it was enough to fill the belly. Tim believes that although its taste was not nakakaumay, too much of it may make one not wish for another serving.
Until this day, I still regret not ordering the Cream of Mountain Rice in Cafe Sabel located in the BenCab Musuem when Tim and I went to Baguio. I ordered the Mushroom Truffle Risotto because I figured it would taste close to it. The dish did not disappoint because I loved how creamy and flavorful it was. A spoonful of this risotto would make Italian food lovers come back for more.
Although we were full from our mains, we made sure we left space for dessert. We did not want to order separately as we may not finish both. I wanted the dessert to have chocolate of course and Tim, being the pretentious healthy eater that she was, wanted the dessert to have fruits in it. We opted to order the Nutelle Banana Crepe to satisfy both our desires. The crepe was a bit thicker compared to other establishments that serve crepe but it was cooked how Tim and I liked it. We thought it would just be crepe topped with syrup when served but we were surprised to see that it came with one scoop of ice cream!
Overall, we recommend that you give this place a try for their wide array of affordable dishes and enjoyable dining place. After enjoying a healthy delicious meal in Old Oven Art Cafe, we suggest that you give the Blanc Gallery a visit. It’s located in 145 Katipunan Avenue which is only a 3 minute walk away from the restaurant.