Misto at Seda Hotel in BGC is where you can consider having a low-key celebration or a milestone, a special event, or just talking casually with family and friends over a decent meal. With quiet and classy ambiance, this restaurant is projected as an oasis of excellence bespeaking indulgence without a trace of pretension. We came here for lunch last Sunday to celebrate my parents’ 28th wedding anniversary. Food tastes were on point, and the servers made us feel great.

Misto is an Italian word which translates to “mixed” in English. The reason why the restaurant was named such is that the cuisine it serves mixes both Italian and Filipino food together. While it caters breakfast buffet in the morning (mostly complimentary for hotel guests), Misto provides a varied à la carte menu during lunch and dinner with mouth-watering dishes that can tempt everyone.

Review of Misto at Seda Hotel (Bonifacio Global City, Taguig)

Ambiance: ★★★★★

Interior design is on fleek. The mix of industrial modern contemporary and the elegance ambiance are irrevocably intertwined. Misto at Seda Hotel seems like an ideal place where you can spend a family-friendly, elegant, business-like dining by day or a romantic date at night. Color theme looks relaxing to the eyes, as it has let go of visually upsetting patterns. Nude tones and light shades create a soothing joyful atmosphere to the dining room. Tables are well-placed and seats are all comfy, too. 🙂

Service: ★★★★★

Presentation is everything. From the moment I called for the reservation, the service team behind Misto handled booking of the date professionally. Upon entrance, we were given freedom to choose seats and were handed the menu.

Waiters checked on us occasionally without being obtrusive. Orders were served quite fast. This restaurant for sure has all the elements of a stellar customer service that translates to a great dining experience.

Food: ★★★★☆

One of the reasons why we selected this restaurant is that it offers several vegetarian courses on its menu. Since it’s our parents’ special day, we aimed to impress and delight my dad’s palate with vegetarian dishes which are more creative and a bit different from usual home-cooked ones. For appetizer, we got the Spinach Artichoke Dip (PhP 300). Two kinds of bread were paired with the dip. The spinach artichoke was rich, creamy, and velvety. It was so good that we thought it could possibly lead one down a leafy green-loving path.

Tired of heavy salads that are overdressed? The Classic Caesar Salad with Smoked Salmon and Crispy Bacon (PhP 380) can totally change that tune. With crispy romaine hearts tossed in light caesar dressing and topped with croutons, Parmesan cheese, the salad came with lovely smoked salmon and tasty bacon bits which clang perfectly to the greens. This entree was hearty as it was flavorful.

Another vegetarian option we had was the Porcini Mushroom Ravioli (PhP 400). The mushroom flavor came through unadulterated. Stuffed with sauteed porcini mushrooms and covered with onion cream, the ravioli tasted earthy and homey. The finishing touch of tomatoes and chopped mushrooms on top added a layer of flavor that elevated what was otherwise an utterly humble pasta dish.

Misto’s Vegetarian Lasagna (PhP 350) was also a thing of uncomplicated joy. Baked with layers of zucchini, a pile of eggplant, and roasted tomato, the lasagna was topped with momay sauce and served with pesto toast. This is definitely highly recommended.

To have a true sense of “Misto” (mixed), we did not pass up the chance to have a good balance of Italian and Filipino food. Our top two local picks for lunch were the Bagnet (PhP 450) and the timeless Kare-kare (PhP 650).

Bagnet, or deep-fried pork belly, was served with garlic fried rice and pickled vegetables. It was intensely crisp and crunchy on the outside and meltingly tender within. Truly, it’s one of the great pork dishes of the world. Try it and you’ll be smitten! 🙂

Kare-kare, on the other hand, should be perfect for those who want traditional Filipino comfort food. It’s one among the many Filipino dishes that strongly captures the essence of the Philippines’ most unique, idiosyncratic, and underrated culinary tradition. The stew was cooked with vegetables in thick, savory peanut sauce and served with white rice. It’s even better when eaten with shrimp paste (bagoong).

For desserts, we sampled the classic Italian dessert: the Tiramisu (PhP 350). The texture turned out to be too runny and too creamy, almost like an ice cream in a shot glass. I didn’t like very much. 🙁 It lacked the furry layer of bitter cocoa powder that I was expecting from a wonderful version of tiramisu. More booze and coffee flavor onto the sponge could have added an extra oomph.

The Chocolate Praline Mousse with Fresh Raspberry Coulis (PhP 310) looked gorgeous! The chocolate praline mousse was indulgent and velvety. It was formed like a ganache, a buttery smooth creation that literally melts on the tongue. Overall, this sweet treat was okay but not exactly what we can call “a taste of heaven.”

Price for Value: ★★★★☆

Misto at the ground floor of Seda brought us satisfying and drool-worthy Filipino and Italian food for lunch. Prices are fair and have great value. We left the restaurant with a full stomach and a happy heart. 🙂

Seda BGC Hotel is the first wholly-owned and managed brand of Ayala Land Hotels and Resorts Corporation. Seda means “silk” in Filipino and it guarantees a seamless hotel service for guests.

Seda Hotel, 30th Street Corner 11th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
For inquiries, call (02) 9458888
Date Published: 02/28/2016
18 / 20 stars

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21 Responses

  1. Badet Siazon

    The resto looks elegant and airy. I find the prices a bit steep though, but I understand since it’s in a hotel. The Lechon Kawali looks really appetizing!

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  2. Tammilee Tips

    I love how open and bright this restaurant is!! Happy anniversary to your parents 28 years is an amazing thing to celebrate! I think dessert here would be my favorite part, looks amazing!

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  3. Lee

    I’ve never been out of the Country. This hotel has such a neat design it would be a property to see in person for sure. That chocolate praline dessert has me drooling. It looks like the Misto at Seda hotel is one to check out.
    Lee

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  4. Rachel

    Gorgeous photos! The food looks absolutely divine! I DREAM of having a wedding there! It’s absolutely gorgeous, and you and your guests look so happy! Thanks for reviewing this place, you gave such great information!

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  5. Pal Raine

    My favorite food is Kare-kare, though I love all the food very much, but still I will really love to try to eat their Kare-kare first!

    The place is so decent.

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  6. Cassie

    The restaurant in this hotel sounds so interesting! I love establishments that try to find ways to blend different kinds of cuisine together and make something wholly unique! I would love the chance to eat at this place if I ever got to stay here.

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  7. Cara (@StylishGeek)

    Thanks for your review on Misto at Seda Hotel in BGC. Misto’s interior does appear very elegant, but simple. I love that the offer vegetarian dishes, although I’m impressed they had the filipino Kare-Kare among their italian menu!

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  8. Emma Spellman

    The hotel looks so elegant. I am glad you had such a great time and that you got to experience such amazing cusine. I hope I can see it for myself someday.

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  9. Elizabeth O.

    I love the decor, it looks clean and very relaxing, it’s quite spacious as well. I’m glad that you like the service, that’s what keeps the customers aside from good food. Everything looks great!

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  10. Tiffany Yong

    I like the look of the Chocolate Praline Mousse with Fresh Raspberry Coulis and I’m glad you said it’s value for money! I’m not sure if I will ever visit there to get to stay there, but this will definitely be the top choice if I go back once more!

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  11. phyliciamarie

    Your parents look so adorable together, I can still feel the love. 🙂 How did your dad feel about the vegetarian dishes? Did he love the lasagna as much as you did?

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  12. Amanda Love

    Happy anniversary to your parents. The place looks great and so does the food. Maybe if I’m ever in that part of the world I’ll give it a try.

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  13. Fred

    First of all, allow me to greet your parents a happy anniversary. They are certainly looking very good! Your ratings for this restaurant are stellar. Will consider it the next special occasion in our family.

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  14. Echo

    It looks like a very elegant environment! I love the art on the walls. The food looks so amazing as well. It looks like a great combination of Italian and Filipino classics!

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  15. Shubhada

    Wow, wow, wow! droolworthy…I love Italian food and here it comes with a philipino twist. BTW, Happy Anniversary to your parents.

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  16. PJ Zafra

    Wow! That place sure looks fancy and the food looks delicious. Next time I’m in Manila, I will definitely try this place out. Happy Anniversary to your parents! 🙂

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  17. Mommy Roxi

    Food looks delicious! And I like the ambiance too. I’ll tell my girlfriends about this so we can have dinner there on our next night out!

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  18. Barely Vegan

    I love fusion cuisine and Italian mixed with Filipino sounds like a winner in my book. I would love to try the vegetarian lasagna!!

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