Pinto Art Museum Cafe | Pinto Cafe – The atmosphere and ambiance created by the creative Mediterranean decor make this a charming location for small groups, and couples. The food was delicious and pleasing. The portion sizes were good but not huge. The Pinto Cafe might charge slightly more but the experience is worth those few extra Pesos.
To start this review we would like to say that I often do a little research on a location or venue before we visit. This way we can have a general idea of what to look for, what to expect, and so on.
After reading a few reviews I found that many were not happy with the quality and price of many of the meals. With this in mind, we decided to remain neutral and unbiased and, to the best of our ability, give an honest review of the Pinto Art Museum Cafe or, otherwise known as the Pinto Cafe.
Pinto Art Museum Cafe
The restaurant is furnished with vintage wrought iron furniture. Iron and wood tables and chairs are used in the indoor dining space, while the al fresco area has white wrought iron and glass garden dining sets.
The all-white Mission-style building that houses the restaurant is surrounded by lush gardens and tall trees. It also has a bar where guests can also try alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
It has an extensive menu with almost 100 dishes from appetizer to dessert. And the menu is perfect for picky eaters since Cafe Rizal serves Filipino and other various international cuisines Japanese, Thai, French, Spanish, Mexican, and more.
The Pinto Art Museum Cafe is operated by Bizu. The Pinto Cafe menu is headed with “Siraulo” which is quite apt as Dr. Joven Cuanang (founder of the museum) often describes his place as madness.
I did find the menu a little limited but, as they say… It’s not quantity that matters, it is quality.
The food selections are limited but good.
Gary ordered the South Australian Lamb Shanks (P595) and I had the Pappardelle With Duck Confit (P375). Both meals were served on time and the presentation was excellent.
The smell from Gary’s lamb shanks was mouthwatering and I could tell he thoroughly enjoyed the meal. The Pappardelle was also very good and the serving size was just right so as to leave enough room for dessert.
Gary’s lamb shanks were an entree so it also came with a soup of the day and dessert. Sorry, we didn’t get a picture of the lamb Shanks.
Pinto Art Museum Cafe | Pinto Cafe Prices
Other reviews have said that prices at the Pinto Cafe were expensive. Now, I do agree, it can seem this way when you just look at the figures but let’s look at the bigger picture and weigh it all up.
We ordered the Lamb Shanks for P595 and that came with soup of the day and dessert. That seems reasonable to me. The surroundings and atmosphere are very pleasant and enjoyable. The cafe is convenient after seeing Gallery. All that adds up to good value I think.
Sure, we could have searched around for the nearest ChowKing and saved a few Pesos but that would totally ruin the experience for me.
As I said earlier, this is a great place to have a date. Spend the afternoon here and forget the world for a while. It is so easy to have deep and bonding discussions while relaxing in this type of ambiance.
Pinto Art Museum Cafe Review | Pinto Cafe
The atmosphere and ambiance created by the creative Mediterranean decor make this a charming location for small groups, and couples. So easy to sit, chill, and have a wonderful time with those you’re with.
All the food we ordered was delicious and pleasing. The portion sizes were good but not huge. We both enjoyed or meals and dessert with no complaints.
Sure, The Pinto Cafe might charge slightly more than others but the experience is worth those few extra Pesos.
We give the Pinto Art Museum Cafe our tick of approval.
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How To Get To Pinto Art Museum Cafe | Pinto Cafe
Pinto Art Museum is located inside Grand Heights, Antipolo, Rizal. For us, it was much easier to go via Ortigas Avenue Extension and avoid a lot of traffic on the Sumulong HighwaIf you have recently visited Pinto Cafe we would love for you to share your experience and thoughts with us.
Pinto Art Museum is located inside Grand Heights, Antipolo, Rizal. For us, it was much easier to go via Ortigas Avenue Extension and avoid a lot of traffic on the Sumulong Highway.
By car / private vehicle:
- From Quezon City, go to Aurora Boulevard and take the route going to Marikina. Drive along Marcos Highway heading to Antipolo.
- Turn right on Felix Avenue (the corner with Robinson’s Metro East & Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall).
- Turn left when you reach Ortigas Avenue Extension.
- Turn left at the rotunda leading to either Antipolo or Taytay Diversion Road.
- Follow the Ortigas Avenue Extension road which will eventually become L. Sumulong Memorial Circle.
- There will be a small sign on the right side of the road pointing to Grand Heights and Pinto Art Museum.
By public transportation (coming from Cubao):
- Take the LRT Line 2 and get off at the Santolan Station
- Take a jeepney or FX bound for Antipolo (look for jeepneys bound for Antipolo-Simbahan-Junction or Antipolo-Shopwise), Tanay (Tanay-Antipolo), or Teresa.
- Get off at Ynares Center.
- Ride a tricycle and ask the driver to drop you at Grand Heights Subdivision (some drivers are not familiar with Pinto Art Museum).
By public transportation (coming From Ortigas area):
- Ride a jeep/FX going to Antipolo (there is a jeepney terminal at the Greenfield District area and an FX terminal at SM Megamall Parking area). The estimated fare is P45.
- Once you reach the Ynares Center, take a tricycle and ask the driver to take you to Grand Heights Subdivision. The estimated fare for the trike is P40.
- At the guardhouse, tell them you’re going to the museum.