One of the popular restaurants in Vigan along Calle Crisologo is Cafe Leona, which serves fusion dishes of local and Western cuisine. When night falls, customers who enjoy seeing the famed cobblestone street’s splendor with all the lights and the rustic charm of the nearby Spanish-built structures fill the cafe’s outside seating area.
A statue of Café Leona’s proprietor, renowned Ilocano poet Leona Florentino, is located next to the café. Ilocano meals that are expertly infused with Japanese and Italian tastes add to the cafe’s cool atmosphere. The cafe serves a variety of regional specialties, including Pinakbet, Vigan Longganisa, and Bagnet.
With sashimi and sushi rolls, Bagnet-Bacon Maki is the highlight of their Japanese menu. This unusual Ilocano-Japanese dish includes crunchy bacon strips and bagnet, or crispy pig belly wrapped in seaweed nori. Their woodfired Pinakbet Pizza with Vigan Longganisa is another delectable dish with a distinct Ilocano and Italian flair.
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