Growing up, Pito & Mita Mediterranean restaurant owner Pia Kasilag had fond memories of watching her mom in the kitchen cooking Mediterranean recipes passed down by her grandmother. Today, she shares these dishes with others in one of the upcoming Mediterranean restaurants in the southern part of Manila.
Behind the Name of Pito & Mita Mediterranean Restaurant
Pito & Mita is short for Papito and Mamita, which is what her children and the children of her siblings would call their parents as a form of endearment. She envisioned to put up a Mediterranean restaurant in honor of her parents. At the same time, this Mediterranean restaurant is to be a place where families and friends can come to enjoy great Mediterranean food, a cozy atmosphere, and a lively conversation.
This desire to honor her parents is what inspired her to decorate this Mediterranean restaurant to resemble a cozy dining area you’d find in a friend’s home. She wanted to exude the same atmosphere that her friends enjoyed whenever they’d come over to her house after school and enjoy the delicious Mediterranean food of her mother. The moment that you come in here, it’s not like your stepping inside a fancy Mediterranean restaurant. Rather, it’s like you’re going inside someone’s home.
Delightful Recipes from the Mediterranean
When it opened, the restuarant menu at Pito & Mita Mediterranean Restaurant comprised of different Mediterranean food. All of the recipes used in this Mediterranean restaurant were handed down in their family from mother to daughter for generations. Just like in their home, each dish served in this Mediterranean restaurant are made entirely from scratch, using only the highest quality ingredients available.
One of the bestsellers of Pito & Mita Mediterranean restaurant (and an absolute favorite of mine) is their Spinach and Artichoke Dip Served with crunchy melba toast, this delicious and healthy appetizer is filled with so much flavor that a little goes a long way.
The Eggplant Parmigiana served here is a definite must if you love cheese, or if you’re trying to convert a meat-lover to enjoy vegetarian dishes. This delightfully filling meal is made of layer upon layer of meaty eggplant, rich tomato sauce, and creamy cheese. The sharpness of the parmesan balances out the richness of the mozzarella quite well. The eggplant is perfectly cooked that it tastes and even feels like ground meat on the tongue and palate. It’s a very hearty dish that one serving can be shared by two people and both would still feel full and satisfied.
If you love seafood or looking for something on the lighter side, I’d highly recommend their Parmesan Crusted Fish with a siding of Potato au Gratin. The light coating of parmesan adds the right touch of saltiness, rounding up the entire dish. At the same time, it helped keep the fish succulent and juicy throughout the cooking process.
And, of course, let’s not forget desert! I’m a sucker for sweet stuff and the Frozen Brazo served in Pito & Mita Mediterranean restaurant was a light and sweet way to end such a wonderful feast. This is a twist to the traditional Brazo de Mercedes rolls that you’d find in most bakeshops. Light, fluffy and sweet, it went really well with a steaming cup of brewed coffee.
Pito & Mita on Its Second Year
Recently, Pito & Mita Mediterranean restaurant celebrated its first year anniversary. Now on its second year, here’s a peek into some of the things to expect from them:
East Meets West in this Mediterranean Restaurant
In addition to the different Mediterranean food already offered, Pito & Mita Mediterranean restaurant is also now offering a selection of Filipino food and Asian dishes to cater to the Filipino palate looking for something more familiar.
Off-site Catering Services
During their first year, Pito & Mita Mediterranean restaurant only catered to functions and events held inside the restaurant’s main dining area. This year, they are now offering catering services to special events, parties and functions to different venues. Initially, these services are offered to venues located in the southern part of Metro Manila. They plan to extend these services to venues up north in the next few months.
Bulk Food Orders
Pito & Mita Mediterranean restaurant also offers bulk food orders to enjoy at home or bring with you to parties and functions. With the holidays quickly closing in, the timing of offering bulk Mediterranean food orders is just perfect.
Pito & Mita Mediterranean Restaurant is located at 176 Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes, Parañaque City. Click here to view a map to the restaurant.
For restaurant reservations and inquiries on their catering services, you can reach them at (02) 826-3634.
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