In one of my top three favorite cuisines, Italian happens to be one of them so I was rather excited to eat in Don Beppe’s. This small restaurant boasts of having authentic Italian cuisine and none of those fast food mumbo jumbo. Here you get the real deal with oven baked pizzas, delicious thin crusts, real risottos and many more!
The moment we got inside the restaurant I could not help but smell that delicious familiar smell of Italian food. I know in Cebu you get the authentic Italian cuisine from la Buona forchette di Paolo. In Davao I believe it’s Don Beppe.
We started with some delicious appetizers such as the familiar Mozarella sticks, Bread sticks, and Bruschetta. I love the bruschetta! What can I say, I’m a sucker for tomatoes and cheese. It’s practically why I love Italian cuisine particularly pasta and pizza. After we stuffed our selves with the appetizers I then delved into the pastas.
For the pastas we got a good serving of Pasta Marinara, pasta putanesca, fettucini al carbonara and white seafood pasta (I’m making up the name because I forgot what it was). I also learned from Ate Ria that Pasta Putanesca means pasta with very many ingredients. Ate Ria is quite the chef you know.
What was new for me though was the Risottos because we never really ordered it back home. This was then my first time to try eating Risotto. It was much to my delight that we got to try at least three different kinds of Risottos. We tried the mushroom risotto, seafood risotto, and lastly the oyster risotto. My favorite would have the be the Mushroom risotto. I definitely recommend their Risotto if you’re planning on getting a Risotto.
Lastly we got to try four kinds of pizzas. We had the Quattro formaggi (four cheese pizza), Pizza Diavola, Roma Beef Pizza, and the Don Angelo Pizza. I really love the Quattro formaggi as this contained all four cheeses mixed together in one pizza goodness. I also enjoyed the variety of ingredients in the Don Angelo pizza. The texture and taste of the dough made it obvious that they did everything in a brick oven using wood as fuel. It’s definitely different from what I taste in the malls.
In conclusion I can say that they offered a lot of dishes and you really can’t get bored going back to this place over and over again, most especially if you’re a pasta or pizza lover like me. I suggest you be with a group if you want to enjoy their selections because it seems like they really have their meals for the family sized servings.
This restaurant really knew how to bring out the wonderful authenticity of Italia. This is definitely in my “i-shall-return” food stops if I get to go back to Davao.
Group pictures below!