Tuesday, October 25, 2016

First Bite: Chiara's

I have seen a handful of posts and reviews about this gelato place in Venice Grand Canal Mall. I got very curious when I found out that one cup of three scoops only cost PHP120. Three scoops of gelato for less than two hundred bucks? I was sold! But it took me a while to visit this place as the famous and green Grand Canal could be very crowded with… selfie sticks. But after having lunch at Nihonkai Tsukiji, we decided to hunt for more Pokemon and ended up in the newest tourist destination in Manila. Since we were already there, I figured that I should swing by and try Chiara’s.
Hello, Chiara’s.

The place was packed when I visited on a Sunday afternoon. The gelato store’s area is quite small and gets too crowded once five or six customers are inside. They do have al fresco area though in front of the store. I really wouldn’t mind dining outside if only it wasn’t so humid that day. 
After sampling a few flavors, I decided to go with a Small Cup (PHP120) with Pistachio, Strawberry and Hazelnut. It all made sense to me when they handed my order. It was a tiny cup with sorbetes size scoops. Nonetheless, you could not get three gelato flavors at this price. 
I went outside and quickly took snapshots of my cold treat. It was challenging to capture a nice shot of it as it wasn’t as photogenic as I pictured. 
After a while, I took a spoonful of each flavor. And sadly, none made a lasting impression. I vaguely remembered hazelnut which reminded me of Ferrero Rocher

Overall, despite it being affordable, I felt that I didn’t get my money’s worth. 

Chiara’s is located at Ground Floor, Venice Grand Canal Mall, McKinley Hill, Taguig City.

Chiara's Gelateria Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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