Cucina is the all-day dining restaurant of Marco Polo Ortigas Manila featuring a buffet and a la carte menu that offers Continental and Asian cuisines. Pronounced kooh-chee-nah, the restaurant got its name from cucina, the Italian word for kitchen. The restaurant is divided into various stations each with its own open kitchen where you can watch Cucina's culinary team prepare the dishes.
This July, we finally got to try Cucina's lunch buffet. Our visit was very timely because Marco Polo Ortigas Manila has a new executive chef, Luis Cantons, who is from Spain. We arrived at 12:00noon and as soon as we were seated, more and more guests arrived, mostly employees from the nearby offices and a couple of foreigners who are most likely business travelers in Ortigas Center.
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Lastly, make sure to reserve some space for cakes, cakes and more cakes from the Dessert Station. When I saw the cakes on display, I really wanted to skip the main dishes and go straight to dessert.
(clockwise from upper left) maki rolls and salmon sashimi; cold cuts of sausages and cheeses, smoked salmon,
nuts and dried fruits, salad; strawberry-banana ice cream; and, paella and other Spanish dishes
24th Floor, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila
Meralco Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Philippines
Contact Number: +63 (02) 720-7777