Text: Mia Caragay Photos: Ray Ravanera
Di classe,Unico, and Piacevole…..
These are the words that best describe the Ducati Motto Cafe—Classy, Unique and Pleasurable.
I have only been in the place once but, I would dare say that it was indeed a classy place not just for bike enthusiasts but also for everyone who wants to enjoy flavorsome yet affordable italian dishes.
During my visit, I have tried the Scrambler Pizza as recommended by Mr. Rally Zamora, one of the owners of the cafe and certified bike enthusiast. Rally said it was one of their best sellers in the cafe, and I do understand why. The Scrambler pizza or the ‘Ducati style pizza’, as they call it, is one of the best tasting vegetarian pizza I have ever tasted, and for a very reasonable price. For only P360, you can already enjoy a crunchy thin crust pizza topped with mozzarella and provolone cheese, garlic, roasted pepper, assorted marinated mushroom and pizzaiola sauce.
I have also tried the Profumo di Tartufo alla Toti or pasta in truffle sauce Toti style, as recommended by biker-chef Christian San Pedro. The pasta was named after the Chief Executive Officer of Ducati Philippines Mr. Toti Albert. Just like the Scrambler pizza, the taste of the pasta alla Toti gave excitement to my taste buds! The creaminess of its sauce and the freshness of the ingredients used made the P395 price all worth it.
I’m not a big fan of veggies but the Ducati Café’s pizza and pasta made me realized that veggies could also taste really good!
Besides the pizza and pasta I have mentioned, the Ducati café also serves coffee, wine, Panini and other Italian snacks named after motorcycle bikes and motorcycle club like the Panini DUC Monsieur.
The cafe is in the middle of ‘a one-stop-shop’ for bike lovers. Besides the sexy Ducati bikes, there’s also a service center and an apparel shop surrounding the cafe. So one can really enjoy looking at the bikes and the apparels while waiting for their order be served (which by the way, would only take about 5-10 minutes) or while eating. You can also have the services you need for your bike done while savoring the food.
Ducati Motto Café was established on May 1st of this year. It was a brainchild of four bike enthusiasts, Mr. Marty Escalona, Raymon Gabriel, Jay Carrion, and Rally Zamora, who also love Italian food.
And to everyone who would like to experience the classy ambiance, the unique style and pleasurable dishes of the Ducati Motto Café, you may come and visit it at 222 Katipunan Ave, Quezon City. The café is open from 10 am to 10 pm.