In celebration of Louie’s 30th birthday last Wednesday, we had dinner in Galileo Enoteca, the first restaurant that came to his mind after a long day at work. “Galileo Enoteca Deli” literally means Library of Wines. He had been wanting us to try and experience dining in their uniquely decorated wine cellar style dining rooms, where the walls are covered with bottles of high quality wines. We heard that this restaurant in Highway Hills does great food, in a cozy space, and they treat you like you’re a lot more important than you are. If you’re in need of a place to take someone special, set your course here.

Review of Galileo Enoteca (Highway Hills, Mandaluyong City)


Galileo Enoteca Deli and Restaurant looks like a production. One glance and you’ll know for sure that it specializes in wines, cheese, assorted cold cuts and meat, and antipasti boards. It’s a classy hole-in-the-wall Italian restaurant with a sophisticated vibe. The lighting is dim, setting the mood up for intimate dining, where events like Valentine’s Day, a first date, an important anniversary, or a proposal would be perfectly spent. There’s quite a number of communal tables for larger groups, too.


For our starter, we warmed up with the hearty and healthy tomato-based Classic Minestrone Soup (PhP 290) made with fresh vegetables, Parmesan cheese, and parsley. This soup was filling and it had robust layers of flavors, making each spoonful enjoyable and comforting at the same time. The complimentary bread was served warm and freshly baked. Yum!

Vincenzo’s Cotoletta Alla Milanese (PhP 490) looked too foreign on the menu, but it turned out to be a familiar dish that’s remarkably good. It’s chicken cutlet dredged in bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. It’s an easy dish to love! Imagine a flavor and texture festival that blends crispness and juiciness, and you got it. Fries and salad on the side were also tasty.

A seemingly gourmet dish, the Risotto ai Funghi Porcini (PhP 440) consisted of lush and creamy arborio rice matched in heaven with an earthy flavor of porcini mushrom and an incredible pungent aroma of truffle oil. It was toothsome, exquisite, and almost intoxicating. If you’re a fan of truffle, please do give it a try! Consider sharing it, though. 😉

Price for Value:

Galileo Enoteca Deli and Restaurant is your best bet when in the mood for elegant dining, Italian wines and delicacies. Prices are beyond moderate but the delightful food, beautiful setting, and attentive service make the experience well worth it, especially for a special occasion. Galileo Enoteca has Wine Wednesdays, when you can get all wine bottles for half the price with a purchase of their Cheese Buffet or any entree. This deal makes it a great place to get a little tipsy, too!

80 Calbayog Corner Malinao Street, Highway Hills, Mandaluyong City
Date Published: 06/10/2018
For inquiries, call 532.04.82 or 534.46.33
4.5 / 5 stars

Review of Galileo Enoteca (Highway Hills, Mandaluyong City)
Price for Value
4.5Overall Score


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21 Responses

  1. candy

    You seems to always visit some very interesting places. Great looking restaurants with interesting decor. All the food always look different from what I am use to and delicious.

  2. Terri Steffes

    We have a section of our city called The Hill, which is where the Italians settled when they came to the United States. There are so many great places to eat! This place reminds me of The Hill and its many fine restaurants.

  3. Tasheena

    The ambiance of this restaurant is stunning. The food looks delicious and the presentation is wonderful.

  4. Peter

    That risotto looks to die for. I love hole in the wall restaurants. That’s always where the best food is

  5. Pam

    All of that food looks delicious. I love risotto so that porcini risotto would definitely be my pick.

  6. Sue Reddel

    What a lovely restaurant looks like a terrific place for any celebration. I’d like to try the chicken cutlet – it looks delicious.

  7. Marysa

    This looks like a fantastic place to eat. I like how fresh the meals are, and that soup sounds fantastic. I would absolutely love being amidst all those wines and cheeses!

  8. Angela Ricardo Bethea

    That looks like an awesome place to dine in! I’d love to try their different kinds of wine. All of the food is looking tasty especially the Classic Minestrone Soup.

  9. Karen Morse

    Wow! 4.5 stars! That’s really high and it looks like it’s really worth the points that it’s earned. The food looks amazing and the place has so much to offer. I like the feel of the place too.

  10. Chubskulit Rose

    I love minestrone soup and that one looks delicious. I’m glad you’re featuring all of these dining places, gives me ideas what to try the next time we visit.

  11. Reesa Lewandowski

    What an amazing looking restaurant. So much charm! Everything looks so delicious too!

  12. Carol Cassara

    I like the place, it looks cozy and very lovely. The food sounds and looks amazing, especially the risotto which I’ve always been a huge fan of. I’m pretty sure I’m going to enjoy dining here!

  13. Louisa

    Galileo Enoteca Del has such a gorgeous set up. We live in a small town and we have nothing as fancy as that. Would love to try the food 🙂

  14. Heather

    Italian food feels like family to me (even though I’m not actually Italian). I love celebrating with a nice Italian meal, and it looks like you found the perfect destination for celebrations.

  15. Bianca Dottin

    I’ve never been to MANDALUYONG CITY. The food and wine at the restaurant looks amazing. The food is always the best part of traveling.


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