9 Guerilla St Marikina City

Traliccio Whisky Bar, Café and Restaurant has a homey feel whether you are dining inside its air-conditioned dining places (there are two – the main dining area and the coffee shop) or al fresco under a canopy of grape vines and surrounded by plants of the home garden variety.

Traliccio, Italian word for trellis (for indeed there are several of this structure outside for vines to climb and snake through), opened in December 2016 and is one of Marikina’s most popular fine dining places, though prices are affordable.

Traliccio serves Filipino and European dishes, inspired by the national hero Dr. Jose Rizal, who was among the most prominent Filipino intellectuals and writers who studied and lived in Europe during the Spanish Occupation of the Philippines. The menu is written mostly in Italian with English translation.

“With the popularity of the Internet, Filipinos are now more familiar with international cuisines and world-class dining places. They also want that experience here, even in Marikina. So that’s what Traliccio is bringing here, that world-class Euro experience. They can experience it in their own backyard,” says Eugene Claravall, one of the owners.

Bestsellers include: bone marrow flan (with crostini and balsamic reduction) for starters; vongole and carbonarra with truffle oil fusion for pasta; gamberi e calamari pizza bianca (shrimp and squid white pizza), tutto pizza de carne (all meat) and pizza margherita for pizzas; Italian meatloaf, callos, roast beef and osso bucco with gremolata, paella and pan grilled salmon with maitre d’ butter for the main course.

For desserts, dulce de leche and the sinful chocolate lava cake are among the most sought after. We tried both during earlier visits (days before the interview) and they are indeed perfect with Traliccio’s freshly brewed coffee.

Traliccio also has a breakfast menu (available from 9:00 to 11:00 in the morning only) such as baked meatballs, corned beef served with toasted bread, English breakfast and the Filipino favorites including beef tapa, longaniza recado, longaniza de Cebu, longaniza de Tuguegarao and pork tocino.

The restaurant also boasts of its own collection of fine whisky (Carlos 1, Chivas 18 years, Chivas 12 years, Dewar’s Scotch whiskey, Don Papa and a lot more) and wines. It also serves cocktail drinks including its signature Traliccio punch, and beers – both local and imported.

The spacious place is available for special family celebrations such as debuts, baptisms, birthdays and weddings, as well as corporate events such as client meetings and brainstorming sessions.

On Friday and Saturday nights, a band plays favorite hits from the 80’s, 90’s and the current tunes, the better way to relax and drive the stresses of the work week away.

Traliccio Whisky Bar, Café and Restaurant

9 Guerilla St, Marikina City 1900

(02) 635 6038

Tuesday to Thursday and Sunday – 9:00 am to 12 midnight

Fridays and Saturdays – 9:00 am to 2:00 am

For more about the restaurant, please check out its Facebook page:

It welcomes Marikina artists who want to display their artworks at its bare walls.

For Reservation/Inquiry. contact the MCTAO (Marikina City Tourism, Culture, and The Artist Office)

646 - 2360