Store Hours: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Price Range: PhP370 to PhP1,500++
Casa Marikit's interior (Image: Casa Marikit)
is Lipa City’s Italian trattoria. The restaurant is literally tucked away in its location—not along the JP Laurel Highway, but is still strategically accessible and located near Fernando Airbase.
The ristorante is faithful to the concept from the food to the interior and structure. It has the quaint country charm—bricks, mosaic, and a fireplace. It is a place for ladies who lunch, couples who date, friends who catch up, and families who celebrate milestones. It exudes an aura that makes the customers engage in a leisurely lunch or dinner of homemade dishes.
The food in the menu are, admittedly, difficult to pronounce as they are, of course, Italian names, but the travail one has to go through in pronouncing and waiting are all worth it. It will be immediately erased by the complimentary bread with pâté and tomato-basil-garlic dip. One can also while away the time, waiting for their order, at the antique gallery or at the courtyard.
In the menu are insalata (salad), pasta, pizza, and steak. The rib-eye steak is authentic Angus beef priced a little over PhP1,500, just like any Angus beef served in other restaurants. The pasta and pizza are priced at around PhP500. Most of the food items are good for sharing and worth a second round of serving.
Casa Marikit is named after the owner’s youngest and only daughter. Marikit is a Filipino word for beautiful.
Last January 12, Casa Marikit has temporarily closed its shop for expansion and is set to open sometime in March 2017.