Casa Italia’s Gelatonini plus new items on the menu

UPDATE: Casa Italia in SM The Block is now known as Giulia.

Can you guess what’s a gelatonini? It’s a gelato + panini = gelatonini, Casa Italia’s twist to an ice cream sandwich or the Pinoy’s dirty ice cream in a monay bread.

Nutella Gelatonini

Nutella Gelatonini, Php 99

Casa Italia has two gelatonini flavors: Nutella Gelatonini and Ham and Cheese. I got to try the Nutella Gelatonini which is so good! 4 scoops of Nutella gelato in a warm pandolce or Italian sweet bread. You better eat it fast though, before the gelato melts. The Ham and Cheese Gelatonini is composed of Casa Italia’s bestselling Formaggi gelato (cream cheese and cheddar cheese flavors) paired with smoked ham, then sandwiched between the pandolce.

casa italia sm the block

casa italia sm the block

Before I tell you more about their menu, let’s get to know Casa Italia first. Casa Italia is a modern day interpretation of the traditional Italian bar serving a wholesome menu of Micro-Roasted Coffee OTTO, Handcrafted Premium Gelato, Freshly-Made Food (salads, oven-baked pizzas and panini), Italian beers and wine in a fast casual all-day dining setting.

casa italia sm the block

casa italia sm the block

 I got curious about the taste of Italian coffee so I ordered their cappuccino called Coffee Otto. Casa Italia serves micro-roasted coffee which means that coffee beans are roasted in small batches. It is said to be one of the many best tasting types of coffee in the world.
coffee otto
If you’re looking for the #bestgelatoever, then you must try Casa Italia’s gelatos, you have up to 40 flavors to choose from. I personally prefer gelato than ice cream so I was one happy kid when they gave us samples of their gelato flavors.
casa italia gelato
This is Guyabano-flavored gelato, they also have Durian flavor.
gelato flavors at casa italia
I love the Choco Chili gelato, dark chocolate gelato ending with a spicy note.
casa italia gelato
For the food offerings, let’s start with the Pumpkin Soup, which I finished immediately because it’s delicious. Really creamy and sweet because of the pumpkin, but the sweetness was balanced out by bacon bits.
casa italia Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin Soup, Php 150

For those looking for something light and healthy, try the Sole Fillet with Lemon Pepper Sauce. I really like the softness and flakiness of the fish, but I think I wanted the sauce to have more hints of lemon and pepper.

Sole Fillet with Lemon Pepper Sauce

Sole Fillet with Lemon Pepper Sauce, Php 490


Italian Baked Chicken

Italian Baked Chicken, Php 330

My favorite among their rice meals is the Hickory Pork Belly. The sauce is so flavorful you’ll be reaching out for more rice.

Hickory Pork Belly

Hickory Pork Belly, Php 430

For desserts, the have the Sunny Daydream and Midnight Surprise. Sunny Day Dream has freshly baked apple pie with 3 scoops of gelato. Midnight Surprise is every chocolate lovers dream. Choco lava cake topped with 3 scoops of gelato.

Sunny Daydream & Midnight Surprise

Sunny Daydream & Midnight Surprise

Have a drink the Italian way with their Frappe or Gelatoccino.

casa italia

Or if you’re up for it, you should try their Liquorato. We tried Limoncello and White Velvet Amaretto.


Liquorato, Php 195

Now you know where to eat the next time you set foot in SM The Block. Most of their food are good for sharing so you can share and try more food on their menu.


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