This Not-So-Secret Garden Restaurant In Marikina Is Set To Be Your New Hangout Spot
Traliccio means “trellis” in Italian
For a long time, Marikina has been known as the shoe capital of the Philippines. Recently, it’s been getting recognized as a food destination as well, with interesting dining spots cropping up around the city. One such restaurant is Traliccio. Nestled in a garden on Guerilla Street, it offers an excellent gastronomic adventure with its range of European dishes and fun cocktails.
Traliccio offers something for everyone with its indoor dining space, al fresco area, and whiskey bar that opens at 5 p.m. The owners believe that good food is best enjoyed in the company of friends and family—that’s why the dishes are all good for sharing.
A cheerful al fresco area
From soups to salads, Traliccio makes every dish fresh daily, adding touches of herbs that they grow themselves. Highlights include a French Onion Soup that smells like a freshly baked cheese pizza. The bowl remains hot for a very long time because it’s impeccably sealed with a thick layer of melted cheese on top, sprinkled with some parsley for a pop of color.
French Onion Soup
The colorful Garden Salad with Strawberry-Balsamic Vinaigrette is a sweet and tart play on the palate. The candied walnuts add crunch while the homemade strawberry-balsamic vinaigrette with feta cheese on top may be healthy but tastes like something rather indulgent.
Garden Salad with Strawberry-Balsamic Vinaigrette
Bone Marrow Flan is served with butter-toasted crostini and a spoon filled with reduced balsamic vinegar. The ideal way of eating this dish is to drizzle the reduced balsamic vinegar on top of the flan depending on your liking. Then, spread the custard-like bone marrow flan on top of a crostini. This dish is best served hot so that the flan remains smooth and spreadable.
Bone Marrow Flan
The Mussels and Chorizo in Tomato Sauce doesn’t scrimp on the mussels as they can barely be contained in the bowl. The fresh mussels, meaty and spicy chorizo, and sweet tomatoes give this dish very balanced yet bold flavors.
Fresh Mussels and Chorizo in Tomato Sauce
Paella Mariscos brims with fresh seafood, strong tomato flavors, and chorizo for an extra kick of spiciness, colored with vibrant hard-boiled egg wedges, and green peas.
Osso Bucco is slow-braised beef shanks so soft and tender that the meat falls right off the bone in an instant. The dish revs up the flavor with gremolata, a traditional finishing touch that is a combination of parsley, lemon rind, and garlic.
Osso Bucco with Gremolata
Food and drinks go hand in hand at Traliccio. That’s why, aside from the whiskey bar stocked with a selection of rare spirits, Traliccio also serves a mean list of alcoholic drinks. Here are some of the vibrant cocktails available on the menu:
Extra premium Johnnie Walker Blue Label
A refreshing and citrusy White Sangria
A cool and tall Frozen Blue Margarita
The bright and summery Tequila Sunrise
The Classic Mojito
Open daily from 8 a.m. until 12 midnight on weekends, Traliccio has live bands every Friday and Saturday night from 8:30 p.m. onwards. Traliccio makes its customers feel satisfied and happy but not overwhelmed, in a welcoming garden setting that makes them want to stay longer and hang out.
9 Guerilla Street, Marikina City, (02) 635-6038, Traliccio on Facebook