Benassi Alimentoe Italian
Finding really good authentic Italian food in Manila is a little tough, however there are a couple of really good places, and Benassi Alimentoe is definitely one of them. This small family owned Italian restaurant is located in the heart of the Pasig City financial district, "Ortigas Center" and offers really great authentic Italian cuisine at really affordable prices, now that's awesome.
My wife and I had dinner at Benassi's on October 1st of 2012 and I have to say we were just so impressed with this nice little Italian restaurant, everything from the ambiance of the dinning area, the professional staff, and the quality and portions of food served were just fantastic. I enjoyed the Pumpkin Soup to start, and was really impressed with the full hearty flavor, then I moved on to my main course, the Tuscan Fettuccine, the pasta was cooked perfectly, "al dente" which allowed the thick red gravy with small pieces of sausage to cling to the pasta, as it should, it was perfect.
I had a chance while dinning to meet the owner DJ De Guzman, this is a man who definetly knows and understands true Italian food, and how it should be prepared and served. My guess is that he has spent some quality time in Italy, but this is just a guess.