Take a tasty trip around the world as Venice Grand Canal resumes dine-in

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September 23, 2021

Nothing beats the experience of traveling and discovering new cuisines from various cultures. With recent times, however, packing your bags to fly to a new destination is a far-fetched possibility. 

A worldwide gastronomic adventure, however, can now be savored as restaurants are now accepting dine-in guests. For those longing to take their family and friends to a tasty trip, Venice Grand Canal in McKinley Hill in Taguig City offers a global food journey through their restaurants. With Western, Asian, and of course Filipino flavors, you can tour your taste buds to different places, all while you’re in the city. 

Besides offering wide selections of food, McKinley Hill also ensures the safety of diners with their first-rate health and safety protocols, and fully vaccinated staff.

As an added perk, restaurants are also welcoming vaccinated diners with freebies and other exclusive deals.  Diners can bring and present their vaccination cards to redeem the promos.

Venice Grand Canal in McKinley is open on weekdays from 10AM – 7PM, and on weekends from 10AM – 9PM. Here’s a list of restaurants that are open for dining customers. 

FLAVORS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Cobalamba

With colorful interiors and lively vibe, Cobalamba captures the energy of Mexico in their restaurant. Munch on Mexican favorites with their flavorful choices of food, from appetizers to quesadillas to tacos. For appetizers, order the Choriqueso, and then match with Chipotle Chicken for the main course. For those in a group, order the Coba Supreme for sharing!  The ambiance here will definitely energize diners. Visit them at G/F Venice Piazza. 

Ponte Rialto 

Hop on a trip to Italy in Ponte Rialto. This Italian specialty restaurant has an alfresco area that overlooks the majestic Venice Grand Canal. Enjoy the view while also enjoying the refined tastes of pasta dishes like Aubergine Parmigiana and Trenette Pasta with Pesto. For those looking for that authentic and simple pizza treatment, try their Capricciosa, which is made from their signature dough, topped with tomato sauce, artichokes, ham, and mozzarella cheese. They are located at G/F Venice Grand Canal. 

Denny’s

Spoil the family with their American favorites at Denny’s. Guests will love the look of the restaurant, which is a modern take on the classic American diner, with yellow and red colors, and neon light accents. They have various types of waffles, pancakes, sandwiches, burgers, salads, and breakfast platter meals. They also didn’t forget to include classic Filipino breakfast favorites just in case their diners will be craving for something local. Enjoy the alfresco experience at Denny’s at G/F Venice Grand Canal. 

Ramen Kuroda

Ramen Kuroda is ready to take diners to a Japanese trip minus the fleece jackets. They offer the Kuroda Basic Bento Set on their menu, which offers a complete Japanese meal experience. It has  Salmon Sashimi, Ebi Tempura and sauce, Fresh Fruits, Rice, Tsukemono, Teriyaki Chicken, and a Half Ramen! They are located at 2/F Venice Grand Canal.

For much-needed night outs or days or for the need to destress, customers can dine in at TGIFriday’s to enjoy a relaxed atmosphere. For food, they have everything from seafood to burgers to desserts. For drinks, they got everything from cocktails to beers to wines. Find them at G/F Venice Grand Canal.

Book a table at Toni & Sergio and take a gastronomic trip to Europe without leaving the Philippines. Toni & Sergio marries authentic Spanish and Italian cuisines, and is perfect for when celebrating a special day. Visit them at G/F Venice Grand Canal.

Gastropub Sauceria cooks food using artisan ingredients and techniques. They serve FIlipino food, pizzas, pastas, and steaks. They also have an artisan line of health elixirs, yogurt drinks, sauces and frozen foods. They are located at Tuscany, McKinley Hill. 

Uncle Cheffy Prima uses innovative brick-oven cuisine that makes for exquisite global flavors in their dishes. Dine in here and try their Brick Oven Panizza! You can find them at G/F Venice Grand Canal. 

POPULAR FAVORITES

Buddy’s

It’s always a Filipino feast at Buddy’s. Bring the entire family together without breaking the bank and enjoy the homey Pinoy vibes in the middle of McKinley Hill. Celebrating a birthday? Order their Pancit Lucban or the Palabok Special. They also have a long list of sizzling dishes and barbecue choices. Halo-Halo or Leche Flan for dessert? They have both and more! Dine in at 2/F Venice Grand Canal.

Mazza 

For those who love the uniqueness of Mediterranean food, they don’t have to travel far and long. Diners can drive to Mazza in McKinley Hill and they’ll be amazed at the diverse food options they have. Expect authentic taste of kebabs and shawarmas, as well as in their keema selections and pizza creations. Take selfies in their stunning interiors for the full vibe! Visit Mazza at G/F Woodridge Residences, McKinley Hill. 

Almon Marina

Enjoy some peace and quiet in the Almon Marina’s spot in McKinley Hill. For food, they serve American, Italian, and European cuisines. This restaurant is known for their freshly-made soups and salads, as well as their gourmet selections of sandwiches that are inspired by cities around the world. For those who haven’t been here, some of the delicious sandwiches they have on the menu are the Sydney Special, Manhattan’s Lunch, and Reuben’s Sandwich of New York! Check them out at G/F Venice Grand Canal.

Modern Shanghai

Craving for Chinese? Make a reservation at Modern Shanghai! The place takes the authenticity of local Shanghai cuisine seriously. Their interiors are simple, but will remind diners of Chinese traditions and hearty meals. Choose from their Shanghai Wok Bowls that come in Shanghai Chicken & Mushroom, Kung Pao Chicken, Braised Fish in Black Beans Sauce, and more. They also have hot pots, dim sums, noodles, pork and beef meals, vegetables, and various desserts! They are located at G/F Venice Grand Canal.

Spice things up with a wings party at  Peri Peri Charcoal Chicken. Guests can explore different flavors like Cajun Remoulade, Hoisin Sesame, Harissa Exotica, and more. Visit them at G/F Venice Grand Canal.

Sitting in an area surrounded by nature at McKinley Hill, Nihonkai Tsukiji will transport diners to the pretty streets of Japan. They have everything from gyoza, maki, ramen, tonkatsu, and more Japanese favorites. They are located at G/F Tuscany, McKinley Hill. 

Sift by Laureana is like a neighborhood coffee shop within McKinley Hill. Diners can take a morning walk here, and drop by the store to try their premium pastries, cakes, and breakfast specials. Drop by their branch at Viceroy Residences, McKinley Hill.

Burger-lovers must try the juicy selections at Brother’s Burger! Gourmet burgers, gourmet sandwiches, quesadillas, to luscious wings —  they all have it. Dine in at G/F Venice Grand Canal.

For budget-friendly silog meals, dine in at Sunny Rice Plates. Apart from Pinoy lunch meals, they also have chicken wings in various exciting flavors. They are located at G/F Venice Grand Canal.

STREET FOOD

McKinley Hill also reopened its alfresco food market StrEAT Market every weekend at the Upper McKinley Hill Road. Guests and foodies can chill in the patio-inspired ambiance in the area, with well-distanced tables and chairs. The place is adorned with plants and lights, to capture that fresh ambiance. Walk along the food market and find any kind of street food diners in the mood for. From well-loved Pinoy classics isaw, kwek-kwek, and barbecue; to Korean tteokbokki and corn dogs. 

StrEAT Market is part of the Fit in the City campaign, where residents and neighboring communities are open to jog, bike, and do other wellness activities in the township.

For more information, follow Megaworld Lifestyle Malls on Facebook and Instagram or call the hotline at 8-462-8888.

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