- Altrove Trattoria is located along Calle Hama near corner of Osmena Street Barangay Masagana, El Nido, Palawan.
- Altrove Trattoria is a casual dining restaurant that serves Italian dishes.
- Recommendation: Con Prosciutto Crudo, Php 510 - mouthwatering air-dried parma ham and olives on crushed tomatoes and mozzarella.
Should you have a plan to visit El Nido anytime soon, then I guess you already have a list of things to-do, itinerary, and travel guides. Look again and see to it that dining-in at Altrove is included in your list because dining here is an unforgettable gastronomic experience itself.
Last supper at Altrove has become my legendary ending whenever I visit this crowded but extraordinary El Nido Municipality. There are great pizza, al dente pastas, delicious prosciutto, and risottos to choose from the menu - all made from top quality ingredients. Pizza prices ranges from Php 320 to 645 and you can create your own pizza just like we did the last time we've been here. Meat and selection of wine plus ice cream, their home-made gelato and desserts are also available but I haven't tried yet. So, I have valid reason to go back again :-)
I was with my brother, Ramil, nieces Chel (and BF BeeJay) and Phoebe. Their group had an island hopping during the day and was tired from the whole day of swimming and photo shooting. I stayed in our rented room in town and spent the whole day sleeping while waiting for them to return. They returned early and decided to take a nap but when dinner time came and hunger kicked-in, Chel and her BF referred to trip advisor’s top restaurants in El Nido and settled to brave the long queue at Altrove. We stayed along Buenas Swerte and strolled along the beach to reach the restaurant located along Calle Hama near corner of Osmena Street Barangay Masagana.
We waited for nearly an hour without plans of backing-out as the wood burning pizza brick oven was just right beside us, burning. From where we were standing we could see the staff kneading the crust... and the smell of the cooking pizza dough from the distance as we waited in line was hmm, like an invitation to everyone not to give up waiting to be able to try the delicious pizza the restaurant was known for.
We ordered 2 sets of generously cheesed pizza, 2 sets of huge portions pasta, and iced tea for drinks. Pizza was made with imported mozzarella and had large amount of cheese that complements the quality ingredients. The crust, as I’ve expected was cooked to perfection!
Con Prosciutto Crudo, Php 510 - mouthwatering air-dried parma ham and olives on crushed tomatoes and mozarella.
Quattro Stagioni, Php 470 - the famous 4 season mushrooms, Artichokes, Ham and Olives.
Sourcing ingredients and logistics going to El Nido is a big challenge from what I heard, considering the location and mode of transportation. Impressive! Salute to this restaurant for delivering us and its clients the best of Italian dishes at this far, far destination.
Quattro Stagioni Php 470, the famous 4 season mushrooms, Artichokes, Ham and Olives.
The pastas were great - al dente, fresh, and delicious but a bit short of cheese so we asked for more parmesan cheese. We had All’ Arrabbiata - Tomato, bacon, garlic, chili, paprika, parmesan and also Fruitti di mare, zesty mixed seafood with tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and herbs.
It was an old residential home turned to restaurant. Place is cozy and has a relax ambiance. An Italian restaurant with Asian feel, as you remove your shoes before you enter.
Overall it was a great experience with reasonably priced, huge portions food, and has very nice atmosphere. Early or late dinner is recommended if you don't want to wait in queue.