Italian cuisine

Swissôtel Clark opens 10th restaurant serving authentic Italian cuisine

PAMPANGA, Philippines — In search of vitality and Swiss hospitality, Swissotel Clark opens its 10th restaurant which will serve authentic Italian dishes using contemporary and modern culinary techniques.

Inspired by the province of Verona in Italy, known for being the setting of the classic romantic novel “Romeo and Juliet”, Restaurant in Verona will welcome guests and customers on July 7.

Located on the fifth floor of the Swissôtel Clark, Ristorante di Verona offers its guests a new concept of indoor and alternative outdoor dining, overlooking the mountainous and natural view of the Zambales mountain ranges.

“We are overwhelmed by the continued support our guests and guests have shown since the hotel pre-opened last March 1. We are amazed by the warm acceptance of the #SwissHospitality and #SwissTastes concepts from us,” Tarek Aouini, general manager of Swissôtel Clark, said.

“After three months of smooth operation and as we continue to deliver unique dining experiences to our customers, we look forward to your continued support as we open our 10th restaurant in Clark’s vibrant new destination—Ristorante di Verona,” a- he added.

As Swissôtel Clark opens yet another restaurant, it promises to offer a range of dining concepts that guests are sure to love. The opening of Ristorante di Verona marks another milestone, being Clark Freeport Zone’s newest fun-dining Italian restaurant.

Great views, warm service and authentic Italian cuisine – for those who want to enjoy a romantic ambience or a comfortable yet refined alfresco dining, Ristorante di Verona offers the best of both worlds. Be enchanted by the momentum of the creative nature of the interiors, from atmospheric windows and wall fittings, spacious lobbies, private dining rooms, to contemporary ceiling architecture that draws guests back to the timeless aesthetic of Italy.

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Inspired by the Italian precision of gastronomy, Ristorante di Verona offers a complete menu, from appetizer to digestivo. Enjoy a different culinary approach to eminently satisfying Italian dishes such as Prosciutto San Daniele, melon Where Insalata di mele, gorgonzola, balsamic vinegar from Modena 25 anni 550supported by the sound of contemporary Italian music.

To fully enjoy the experience, guests can choose from flavor-rich wines to accompany their sumptuous lunch or dinner. Ristorante di Verona offers over 300 extensive selections of wines from various regions, including a 1958 Pio Cesare Barolo from Italy and a 1990 Château Mouton Rothschild 1er Cru Classé of France.

The signature cocktail of Ristorante di Verona princepessa is a good match for an eloquent dining experience. A simple, crisp and refreshing cocktail that is a sure hit for the senses.

Allow your palate to travel to different parts of Italy with Ristorante di Verona’s own balsamic reduction, suitable for the most special occasions, to crown their Italian bread with a light and fragrant touch. Ristorante di Verona houses a 25-year-old balsamic vinegar from Modena used mainly as an ingredient for reductions, following all the rules of a century-old tradition.

To round off the decadent Italian meal, Ristorante di Verona offers Digestivo selections, including Italian Herbal Liqueur, a perfect after-meal digestive, and over 10 types of Grappas, a zero-waste winemaking process.

Chef Alessio Loddo of Ristorante di Verona

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Header Ristorante di Verona is internationally acclaimed chef Alessio Loddo, originally from Sardinia, Italy. Beginning his experience in independent restaurants in Italy, he ventured into international areas in the 2000s in Dubai and opened several Italian restaurants in 5-star hotels around the world, including BiCE Ristorante at Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, Le Meridian Phuket Beach Resort and La Gritta restaurant in Bangkok.

He was also in charge of several Italian restaurants located here in the Philippines including Tosca Italian Restaurant at Dusit Thani Hotel Manila, Waterfront Cebu City, Crimson Hotel Filinvest City Alabang and Taal Vista Hotel in Tagaytay before joining Swissôtel Clark.

With 27 years of service, he has continuously incorporated Italian heritage into the kitchen, inspired by his roots in Sardinia. The place is known worldwide for its clear, pristine beaches and local Mediterranean and Italian cuisine, including cheese and wine selections.

Chef Alessio has been with Swissôtel Clark since 2021, long before its pre-opening.

Swissôtel Clark, the newest destination in North Metro Manila, opened its doors on March 1, offering 372 rooms and suites and a total of 10 restaurants to choose from.

On the ground floor of Casino Hann are Nasi, Kai, and Spice, offering culinary specialties in Filipino, Korean, and Asian variations. Discover the new casino-inspired nightlife destination in Clark, Bar 20, renowned for its theme nights and mixology-focused drink menu.

Left: Ristorante di Verona, Right: Facade of Swissôtel Clark

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Within the Swissôtel Clark, you can discover a selection of restaurants located in the surrounding area. First on the list is iconic European all-day restaurant MARKT, embracing Swiss heritage with an homage to Europe’s atmospheric markets through its plaza-style open-plan dining concept.

Facing the MARKT is the laid-back atmosphere of the Atrium, where guests can enjoy their choice of vitality-infused beverages or a cup of coffee in a tropical-inspired lounge. The Atrium is home to over 40 handcrafted gin and tonic collections, making it one of the largest gin and tonic selections in the country.

Oma’s Dessert Bar, located just off the Atrium, will surely satisfy patrons’ need for a sweet fix. Swiss Tropic, located on the fifth floor of the Swissôtel Clark, offers excellent food selections and full views of the magnificent Zambales mountain ranges.

With the mantra of “life is a journey”, Swissôtel aims to help guests live well through its vitality offerings in every corner – rooms, food, amenities and activities around and inside the hotel.

Swissotel Clark is located at Lot 2A, Lot 2B, Lot 2E1 Manuel A. Roxas Highway corner Claro M. Recto Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga 2023. For more information contact (045) 306 2000.

For more information about Ristorante di Verona, contact (045) 306 2000. You can also follow Swissotel Clark on Facebook (facebook.com/SwissotelClark) and Instagram (@swissotelclark) for updates and promotions.