Sunday, September 14, 2008

A Vennetto..Napolli...One and The Same?

We have been enjoying Napoli and A Vennetto food for its value for you the buck and fairly good Italian food =) Is Napoli and A Vennetto one and the same? The ambiance, price range, and taste of food are quite the same, only differing in several menu items (i.e. some served in the former not in the latter and vice versa) and serving size =)

Let's see here.... this was a visit at Napoli at SM The Block...

Fish and Fries
Dory Fish Fillet...battered and deep fried served with french fries! Very similar to that of Fish & half the price! Though Fish and Co is offering a smaller portion sized Fish and Chips at Php 195.00, FYI =)

A siamese pizza of Bacon Cheese Burger and New Yorker
Very generously ladened with toppings...fresh out of a stone lined oven =) Not bad at all

Eggplant Parmigiana
We likey this...lightly breaded slices of eggplants baked with pomodoro sauce and topped with gooey mozzarella cheese =)

Now let's check out A Venetto...We had the Eggplant Parmigiana here during this visit...only the version here had spaghetti underneath the eggplants =)
I asked if there was a dish like this sans the pasta...but it was not on the menu =) It did taste the same as the Eggplant parmi at Napoli....this one is priced a bit more and ofcourse makes for a rounder dish with the pasta =)

A Vennetto Cheese Steak Open Faced Sandwich
Like a half baguette sliced open and topped with steak slices, cheese, ham, shredded lettuce, tomatoes, onions and drizzled with mayo , served with a siding of french fries =) Not a light sandwich in deed!
Both places serve good pizzas, pastas and sanwiches at very affordable prices and hefty servings =)


Manggy said...

I think there's enough similarity there to assume they are actually the same company. Though in keeping with the theme, the one at The Block should have been named something else, like A Romano or something. Maybe you should ask next time, it looks like you eat there fairly often :)

Jen Tan said...

hahah yeah baka same company nga....well we kinda had a string of visits --just so to compare? hahaha