A Romantic Truffles Themed Anniversary at L’Opera Ristorante Italiano

Eating at L'Opera Italian Restaurant
It’s already been a week but I’m still gushing over our anniversary date in one of the most romantic restaurants I’ve ever been to.  

And the best part is, they have so many dishes with truffles! 
Interior of Italian Restaurant

After an eventful month of birthdays, reunions and a grand wedding, RJ and I agreed to postpone our anniversary date to give room for a financial recovery. Haha, celebrating can be quite expensive! :P

Despite the two week delay, our anniversary date was nothing short of romantic and undeniably dreamy. Props to RJ, he even exceeded last anniversary’s date in Ninyo Fusion Cuisine

Interior of Italian Restaurant

L’Opera’s classic Italian interiors exudes romance and lovely sophistication, arresting the mind and delivering its customers to a serene state of mind. The soft glowing lights from the low lying chandeliers, the deep floral curtains and the warm brick wals all contribute to the air of enamoring elegance inside the restaurant. 

Interior of L'Opera
The restaurant’s interior is overwhelmingly stunning but it’s their truffles-filled menu that successfully captures our attention. I just can’t get enough of these much cherished mushrooms ever since I had a taste of it during a food tasting event in Loop Creative Dining. Since then, I’ve been breezing through menus of Italian restaurants for even the faintest aroma of truffles. 

L’Opera carries multiple applications of truffles: truffles with pasta, duck, risotto, beef tenderloin and panna cota. Ooohh truffles any way I want it!
Appetizer
Complimentary Bread

Succumbing to my overpowering craving for truffles, I order two truffle main dishes. RJ joins in and orders another dish that brings music to my ears, salmon. Oh God, salmon & truffles in one sitting! I can’t imagine how this date can get any better. 

Normally I would sit impatiently as I await my orders but the soothing music playing in the background and their complimentary basket of thin pizza crust-like bread mixed with two pieces of crusty bread, cradles me to quiet satisfaction. There are three spreads to choose from: liver pate, luscious butter and a herby salsa topping. They all go well with the breads but I prefer my mine with the distinct taste of creamy pate. 

Italian Restaurant Fish Dish
Filetto di Salmone allo Spumante (Php790)

Our orders soon arrive, starting with their light Filetto di Salmone allo Spumante, sauteed in sparkling wine and lemon sauce. RJ and I race each other for forkful slices, both unwilling to get a smaller share of their superbly cooked Norwegian salmon steak. This dish affirms my undying love for salmon! 

Risotto Tartufo
Risotto alla Crema di Tartufo (Php420)

I’m a lover of meals prepared with much attention and love so it’s a must to order their Risotto alla Crema di Tartufo, a dish “made from scratch, the healthy and old way using Italian Arborio Rice”. Drenched heavily in creamy truffle sauce, RJ and I take bite-sized portions of risotto after each divine piece salmon and our knees turn jelly with their melodious combination. 

Truffle Pasta
Taglierini al profumo di tartufo in camicia di prosciutto (Php490)

The truffle sauce goes great with their risotto but it’s absolutely brilliant with their thin egg noodles and delicate slivers of salty prosciutto. Our other dishes pamper our hungry hearts but their Taglierini al Profumo di Tartufo in Camicia di Prosciutto bags the best dish of the night. No wonder it’s their bestseller in the house! 

I’m tempted to order truffles again for dessert but RJ begged off after two truffle dishes. After all, too much of a good thing can turn bad. But as I step out of their brick-walled restaurant, I know my truffles obsession is far from over.

Italian Restaurant Store Front
L’Opera Ristorante Italiano fulfills my hankering for truffles for the night but RJ even goes beyond by surprising me with a letter and three stems of white roses, handing them one at a time during the evening. 

A night with romantic boyfriend in a dreamy Italian restaurant with my favorite truffles – I can’t ask for a better anniversary. :) Thank you RJ for a wonderful anniversary date! 

More Info on L’Opera Ristorante Italiano
Address: The Fort Entertainment Complex, 26th St. cor., 5th Ave. Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Metro Manila
Map: Click Here
Menu: Click Here
Contact Number: (02) 889-3963, (02) 889-2784
Operating Hours: Sun-Sat 11:30 am -2:30 pm, 6:30-10:30 pm                                      

Budget: Php800-1000/head
Payment Methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Amex
Outfit: Smart casual (for fine dining)
Parking: Park in Bonifacio High Street or around Fort Strip


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  • Kai

    The salmon looks really good! Hoping to visit this place soon! :) Happy anniv to you and Rj!

  • Smar

    Awwwww thanks Tito Ernie for such high praises! :) One day I do hope to get published :)

  • Smar

    really? :D im glad im not the only one who's crazy about truffles! Can you recommend another restaurant with dishes that include truffles?

  • iryn.enriquez

    Wow, that's a very nice place!

  • rome diwa

    I have a thing with truffles too, gotta try this resto one of these days

  • Ernie Angtuaco

    I enjoyed your exquisite piece on Fine Dining at the L'Opera Ristorante Italiano, complete with photos.  Indeed it was a memorable and delectable anniversary date, topped with a letter and three white roses.  You are an excellent food critic, a professional one, and a lot of people will appreciate your commentaries either in blogs or in print.  Tito Ernie

  • John Ray Cabrera

    such a romantic dinner, wala bang steak dito?

  • Smar

    they have rib eye and tenderloin :) they also have tenderloin with truffle sauce!