This laid-back restaurant in Uptown Bonifacio has all kinds of Italian fare

Uptown Bonifacio

July 1, 2022

Full Italian flavors, from brick-oven made pizzas to delectable pasta dishes await guests at Il Fornaio da Gianni — an authentic Italian restaurant based in Uptown Bonifacio, owned by the Guidicelli family. 

Filipino-Italian celebrity Matteo Guidicelli is one of the figures who runs the restaurant business together with members of his family and close friends. The business began for the Guidicellis in 2016 when Matteo’s grandfather Gianni passed away, inspiring them to open up a restaurant as a tribute to him and his passion for Italian food. 

Il Fornaio da Gianni modeled their Uptown Bonifacio branch like a “fast food Italian spot” where guests can grab freshly-made Italian dishes on the go, with a short waiting time. Meanwhile, guests who choose to dine in can also do so in their well-decorated area intended to become a social place where family and friends can gather and enjoy shareable meals.

Offering comfort Italian delights, guests can indulge in a whole Italian journey starting from Antipasto choices like Baked Burrata, Truffle Chips, and Gamberi Al Aglio. They also have a wide sandwich selection with 30 items, ranging from Bologna, Italian Cheese Steak, Pancetta, as well as Pescatarian and Vegetarian choices. 

For the mains, foodies can try the Osso Bucco, or slow-cooked short ribs, perfect for lunch or dinner. If more into pasta, they have their signature Vongole and Gamberi Al Aglio. 

There is also no shortage of pizza in this Italian hub. A must-try is their Burrata Pizza, which is expertly made using their brick oven, with special ingredients tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella burrata, prosciutto crudo, cherry tomatoes, and basil leaves. 

Il Fornaio da Gianni is located at GF, Uptown Palazzo, inside Landers. You may contact them at 0908 812 8098.