Are You Craving Shrimp Pasta? Here's A List Of Must-Try Dishes

BRB, suddenly so hungry.
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Two things that go well together: Shrimp and pasta. Toss shrimp in tomatoes and a bit of olive oil, and you’ve already got yourself a winning pasta dish—but some Italian restaurants go a step further with their shrimp pasta. For your shrimp pasta cravings, we round up 10 BGC restaurants who serve an excellent rendition.

Here are 10 restaurants in BGC for your shrimp pasta cravings:

    1. PizzaExpress

      Location: G/F Uptown Place Mall, 36th Street corner 9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City
      Since they opened in Uptown Mall in 2018, PizzaExpress has become a reliable go-to spot for great pizza and pasta. For shrimp lovers, get the Spaghetti Frutti di Mare. This pasta dish has al-dente spaghetti that’s tossed in a red sauce with a spicy kick, then topped with prawns, clams, mussels, and cherry tomatoes.

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    2. Salvatore Cuomo

      Location: G/F Uptown Parade, 9th Avenue corner 38th Street, Bonifacio Global City
      Pizza may be what everyone knows Salvatore Cuomo for, but their pasta deserves the spotlight, too. Their version of frutti di mare, the Paccheri Con Frutti Di Mare e Wakame, overflows with prawns, scallops, mussels, clams, and squid—plus a touch of Chef Salvatore Cuomo’s Japanese influence with the addition of wakame (or seaweed) for extra brininess.

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    3. Va Bene Pasta Deli

      Location: 3/F Central Square, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
      Pasta is serious business at Va Bene—Chef Massimo Veronesi only uses fresh pasta and you can really taste the difference. For shrimp lovers, get Black Ink Pappardelle, with fresh pappardelle tossed with garlic, prawns, octopus, and anchovies then topped with fried breadcrumbs for a fun crunch. Plus, you can get this plate solo or for sharing!

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    4. Mamma Mia 

      Location: G/F Uptown Place Mall, 36th Street corner 9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City
      At Mamma Mia, their goal is to fill you up like you’re at an Italian momma’s house—so better bring a friend or two when you drop by for pasta. Both red sauce and white sauce fans can have their preferred version of the Tagliatelle alla Frutti di Mare, with prawns, clams, mussels, and fish fillet in your choice between tomato sauce or white wine sauce.

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    5. The Food Hall

      Location: 5/F SM Aura Premier, C5 Road corner 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City.
      If you and your friends can never seem to decide on where to eat, you can count on The Food Hall and their array of premium dishes (foie gras burger, anyone?). If you’re here for shrimp pasta, you won’t be disappointed with their Spicy Frutti di Mare. With just the right amount of heat, this pasta dish also comes with calamari and crispy shrimp, for a fun twist on a classic pasta dish.

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    6. Cibo

      Locations: UG/F SM Aura Premier, C5 Road corner C5 Road corner 26th Street and G/F Uptown Place Mall, 36th Street corner 9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City
      No Italian food list would be complete without mentioning Chef Margarita Forés casual Italian chain. Cibo has two options for shrimp-pasta lovers: There’s the Linguine Alla Siciliana, bursting with briny umami thanks to capers, anchovies, garlic, and shrimp. The Rigatoni All’ Alfonso, meanwhile, has shrimps and rigatoni in a creamy tomato sauce, with chili flakes for just the right amount of heat.

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    7. Pier at Clawdaddy’s

      Location: B6, Bonifacio High Street, 9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City
      For all things seafood, you can count on Pier at Clawdaddy’s. Their menu offers a wide range of comfort food that uses shrimp, crab, squid, and mussels in different ways—and that includes pasta! Their Shrimp Pasta Diablo is perfect for those who don’t mind a bit of spice in their pasta, thanks to a spicy tomato-cream sauce, while the Shrimp Pomodoro keeps things classic with garlic shrimp and linguine in tomato sauce.

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    8. Mary Grace

      Multiple locations
      Aside from their best-selling ensaymada and cheese rolls, Mary Grace also offers pasta for your next tita-han sesh. Those craving shrimp can go for the Spicy Lemon Scampi, with lemon chili adding brightness and heat to the dish of prawns, linguine, and garlic. If you want more seafood in your pasta, have the Seafood Pasta, with a medley of clams, mussels, cream dory, and prawns.

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    9. Francesco’s

      Location: BGC Corporate Center, 30th Street Corner 11th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City
      San Juan’s homey Italian restaurant has now branched out to BGC—and with Chef Francesco Rizzo, who used to be the resident Italian chef at EDSA Shangri-La’s Papparazzi, still at its helm, you can still be sure you’ll get excellent pasta and pizza. The Linguine is the pasta for shrimp fans, with al-dente linguine and shrimp tossed in basil pesto.

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    10. Wildflour Italian

      Location: G/F The Finance Centre, 9th Avenue corner 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City
      Whether you’re a fan of popular brunch spot Wildflour or just into quality Italian food, you should check out Wildflour Italian. The Mafaldine keeps things simple with basil and tomatoes but that just means the al-dente mafaldine or a flat wide pasta with ridged edges, and shrimp can shine more.

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