Something’s Cooking at Acqua (Cusina Italiana)

Acqua, Shangri-la’s Mactan Resort and Spa’s authentic Italian restaurant, is making a few changes to its already impressive menu. They will soon debut several items which will surely make it to your most-favorite list. TheCebuano was there to see what these sumptious ‘changes’ are. Let’s take a look.

Name: Acqua
Location: Ocean Wing, Shangri-la’s Mactan Resort and Spa, Mactan Island
Operating Hours: 6:00-10:30am, 12:00-2:30pm, 6-10pm
Payment: Cash, Card
Type: Italian Restaurant
Food: Italian, International
Standard Rate: Php 400 – Php 2000 ^
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Serving Time: 10-20 minutes
Wait Service: Yes
Seating Type: For 2, For 4, Small Group, Large Group
Alfresco: Yes
Function/Private Room: Yes
Washroom: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Smoking: Yes
Parking: Yes

First of all, let us take a moment to appreciate Acqua’s interior. Lovely, don’t you think?

Chef Gianfranco Pirrone held a cooking demonstration of two of Acqua’s most-requested items.


Guests observing Chef Gianfranco as he prepares the fetucinne.

Done! Let’s find out why these dishes are everyone’s favorite.

Saffron risotto with shrimp – 10 stars!

Fetucinne with truffle and porcini mushroom cream sauce – 10 stars!

Now let’s take a look at Acqua’s newest offerings:

Hot mussels and calamari tomato soup

Carbonara pizza

Red agnolotti filled with buffalo mozzarella and creamy basil pesto sauce

spaghetti with scallops and citrus pesto sauce in a bed of pistachio cream sauce

Nonna Maria’s layered eggplant cake, with buffalo mozzarella and cherry tomatoes

And finally, for dessert, Acqua’s very own tiramisu.

The main man – Chef Gianfranco Pirrone

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