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[Mumbai] Del ItaliaViews: 1410
Jan 26, 2009 10:32 am[Mumbai] Del Italia#

Mayuri Sharrma. Writer. Tarot Card Reader.
Opp Juhu Beach, Juhu Tara Road, Mumbai 400-049.
Tel: 022-26184050/26184040

Ambience:
Using a rustic décor as a theme has allowed the people at Del Italia an excuse to use faded upholstery, badly laid wood flooring and barely a lick of pain on the walls. The seating is uncomfortable, to say the least. The lighting was a tad too dim as well.
What appalled me the most was that the glass fronted side of the restaurant, that hugs the corner and faces Juhu Beach, wasn’t sound-proofed at all, as I had assumed it would be! The result; blaring traffic noises and pedestrians looking in at you like you are a species in a zoo. A very distracting, and unpleasant experience. If that wasn’t enough, some crazy, tuneless music began blaring out of the speakers, suddenly in the middle of the meal, startling us.

Service:
The waiter attending our table looked spaced out. To top it he had a heavy vernacular accent which made it very difficult to understand what he spoke and the Sunday traffic cacophony outside added to the confusion. After much hand gesturing, pointing to the menu, straining our ears and trying to read lips we managed to place our order and hoped that’s what we would get on our table.
The staff is slow and seemed rather unenthusiastic, untrained and ill-informed.
And we were the 2nd of the only two tables that were occupied in the entire restaurant, on a Sunday night. The service was S.L.O.W.

What we ate;
Tetrazzini (Rs 310) The sauce was unnecessarily rich and heavy.
Sautéed Mushrooms (Rs 250) The caramelized mushrooms were delicious!
Woodfried Chicken (Rs 210) The chicken was dry, almost leathery and the sauce was insipid.
Pesto Gnocchi (Rs 310) Once again, the sauce was unnecessarily rich and heavy. The dish could pass off for a new fangled version of palak-paneer.
Mushroom and Onion Rotolo (Rs 280) Strictly okay! The pasta was overdone and dry.

For an Italian themed eatery, and the prices charged, their serving sizes are surprisingly small.

Dessert was;
Pannacotta with warm wild berries (Rs 150) Airy, creamy and just perfect! Btw there were exactly 4 ‘wild berries’
Mascarpone Torte ( Rs 150) Really good!
Chocolate and Grappa Torte (Rs 180) The best dessert! Gooey chocolate layers with a hint of coconut laced with a generous amount of grappa.

The desserts were the best part, and the saving grace, of this disastrous and overpriced meal.

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Jan 26, 2009 2:24 pmre: [Mumbai] Del Italia#

SOEB FATEHI
thank you for the write . . . saves me the trouble of trying this one out . . . .

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Feb 18, 2009 5:21 amre: [Mumbai] Del Italia#

Anaggh Desai
Mayuri - You have been appreciative; found it worse.

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Feb 18, 2009 12:36 pmre: re: [Mumbai] Del Italia#

Mayuri Sharrma. Writer. Tarot Card Reader.
Anaggh: I have been appreciative, it was worse than this:)

Would love to read your experience at this (in)famous, highly publicised restaurant.

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Mar 02, 2009 3:49 amre: re: re: [Mumbai] Del Italia#

Anaggh Desai
Okay Here Goes....

Went on a working day.

Slumbering is the word to be used.

Laziness, Attitude, problems with pronunciation (not that I am any good) but it looked I was speaking italian & was being responded in hungarian.

Service was extremely slow - good if it were my wife - but Dostana we were not.

The accompaniments had to be reminded. And then the classic clincher

"Sir, some of these boys are new" Brilliant so are you giving me a discount?:)

No way are you getting me there any time soon.

For more such good or bad http://mumbai.burrp.com/user/Lashkar

Cheers

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Mar 26, 2009 6:54 amre: re: re: re: [Mumbai] Del Italia#

Inez.
I had dinner at Del Italia on the 21st of this month. I agree that the lighting outside could be brighter (or the menu could be printed with luminous colours).I brought that to the notice of the management.

But I liked the food. I had artichokes, boncconchini and sundried tomatoes as a starter. My main course was tiger prawns served on a bed of pasta.
I enjoyed both immensely....and the portions were good.

As for the noise, I wasn't aware of it (Was it the company/conversation that was so interesting that I didn't hear anything else?)

The waiters were pleasant and understood everything I said (did I go on a day when they were off Prozac?)

For those who've crossed it off their lists without actually trying it, do give it a chance. Tastes are personal and you might have an experience like the one I did!

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Mar 26, 2009 9:37 amre: re: re: re: re: [Mumbai] Del Italia#

Mayuri Sharrma. Writer. Tarot Card Reader.
Hi Inez,

Glad you had a completely different experience than mine.
I guess it could also be that they read my review and decided to pull up their socks;-D

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Mar 26, 2009 10:07 amre: re: re: re: re: re: [Mumbai] Del Italia#

Jhumur Ghosh
Yup Inez, I agree with you. When I went there the first time...I might have been tempted to agree with Mayuri's take on the place. I was in the non-AC section - the one that she mentioned and yes, they were understaffed and the food came way too slowly. However, my visit to them some two weeks back changed all that. We booked a table in the AC section, next to the terrazzo, a day in advance. And everything, from the music, to the service, to the food and the recommendations from the staff - made for a fantastic evening :).

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Mar 29, 2009 11:05 amre: re: re: re: re: re: re: [Mumbai] Del Italia#

Inez.
@ Mayuri - glad Jhumur and I were the recipients of a good experience post your feedback. At least they took it :)

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Mar 29, 2009 5:11 pmre: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: [Mumbai] Del Italia#

SOEB FATEHI
sigh . . . will have to change my mind now . . .

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Mar 31, 2009 2:07 amre: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: [Mumbai] Del Italia#

Inez.
Don't go in 'Sighing' Soeb :)

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Mar 31, 2009 7:37 am [Mumbai] Del Italia#

SOEB FATEHI
and inez what then will be the preferred state? whewing? hmmphing? whining?

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Apr 01, 2009 6:09 amre: [Mumbai] Del Italia#

Inez.
None of the above Soeb - all negative!

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