Buona Vita Ristorante Italiano

Buona Vita is probably the only restaurant worth visiting along the Daang Hari area. This is the alternative road that connects Alabang to Tagaytay. It is located across the Verdana community in Daang Hari and probably the best Italian restaurant in that part of town.


We love their pizzas and the unique gelato flavor! As for the pasta, we tried the ravioli and it was obvious that it was prepared beforehand and reheated. The Ravioli place in the Robinson’s Galleria food court is much better because it is made fresh on the day itself.

I was expecting the prices to be more affordable but it was priced like any Manila restaurant (and in some cases, more expensive, like for their Chef’s specials).

Buona Vita’s ambiance is like that of a small neighborhood restaurant where the locals hang out. It has the feel of a typical Italian restaurant.

Buona Vita Ristorante Italiano Menu

Buona Vita Menu | Anti Pasti (Appetizers) | Soups, Salads and Sides | Le Pizze (Pizza) |
Primi Piatti (First Course) | Primi Piatti (First Course) 2 | Secondi Piatti (Second Course) |
Secondi Piatti (Second Course) 2
| Risotti (Italian Rice) | Bar Drinks | Dolci (Desserts) |
Coffee and Drinks | Chef’s Special

The meal starts with a complimentary basket of assorted bread with tomato and pesto sauces.

Minestrone di Verdure Fresche
(P150 +12% VAT +10% SC).
Fresh Vegetable Soup

The soup was forgettable. I remember that we did not finish it though because it had a “reheated” taste.

Ai 5 Formaggi
+12% VAT +10% SC). Mozzarella, Parmesan, Pecorino, Fontina and Gorgonzola Cheese.

The 5-cheese pizza was awesome! I think the Pecorino and Fontina made a lot of difference in the taste. The crust was thin and crisp. This is definitely the best pizza place in this part of town. 🙂 Good job!

Ravioli Tartufo
+12% VAT +10% SC). Homemade pasta stuffed with Mushroom and Black Truffle.

The black truffle sauce was just OK, but the ravioli had stuffed mushroom that tasted mushy and bland. I don’t mind paying top price for pasta, but please serve it fresh and make it worth every peso.

I’m sure if this was prepared fresh, it would have been awesome. We went there on a weekday lunch en route to Tagaytay, but I guess we were not lucky.

Gelato con Basilico
+12% VAT +10% SC).

We loved this basil-flavored gelato. I’ve never seen this flavor anywhere else. It was refreshing to have this for dessert. However, for the price, I think they should make the serving a little bigger.

Gelato con Olio
+12% VAT +10% SC).

The Olive Oil Gelato with Chocolate Balsamic Syrup was also quite interesting. It works too, but you have to get used to the aftertaste of the oil.

Gelato Ferrero
+12% VAT +10% SC).

We were addicted to the gelato and had to order another one. We should have stopped at the Basil and Olive Oil-flavored ones because the Gelato Ferrero was just ordinary chocolate gelato — nothing to rave about.


I would not recommend driving all the way there just to try it but it
is the best choice when passing by the Daang Hari area. 

If you find yourself in the vicinity, try their pizzas and gelato and let me know what you think. 🙂

Buona Vita Ristorante Italiano
Greenboro Bldg, Verdana Village
Daanghari Road, Bacoor, Cavite
Telephone: +63 46 5174105

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P.S. I don’t like it when restaurants do not include the 12% VAT in their menu prices because it is very deceiving. Di ba may law na mandates restaurant to include the VAT in the menu price? oh well…

4 thoughts on “Buona Vita Ristorante Italiano

  1. hi there dont try this resto its absolutely disappointing to eat here, you are right anton its pre-made already, did you check the veggy in the soup? over cooked na, im sure it was frozen. you want a good ravioli and other dish of a real italian food, drive in tagaytay near econo-inn hotel going to high lands. we can say its truly a real…tutoong totoong italian food with italian guy from rome and a nice filipina wife thats hands on in their food.”AMOROMA RESTAURANT” the name. you will love it. especially their pizza and tiramisu. you have to try it.

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