As someone who lives in Manila, I always thought we had some pretty limited unusual dining options close to home. It sometimes felt like a pain having to drive all the way to Makati or BGC or Mandaluyong to chase good food. During one of my gym sessions, my gym-mate recommended Raffaele to me after having tried it with her friends. (We talk about food all the time while exercising hahaha!) So this was where we ended up for my mother’s birthday meal.