Friday, September 26, 2008

Del Italia

Rest: Del Italia
Loc : Opp Juhu Beach
Meal : dinner
Del Italia is a Juhu based Italian eatery, very well located right opposite Juhu Beach. Apparently it used to be a place called 11 Echoes or something but has lately metamorphosed into Del Italia.

The space itself is designed to mimic the feel of a Mediterranean house, it works on some level but parts of it are tacky, overall it ends up looking like a poor mans Olive (but it works)

There is an air conditioned inside portion and a level up but we sat in the outside portion as it was relatively cool.

The menu is expansive, i am not very impressed with the menu layout as it can be confusing. However they have plenty to choose from for everyone. there are some interesting dishes and soups, so the menu is def one of the better ones i have seen of late.

I was going to get soup but i forgot, went straight for the appetizer which was the bruschetta (good) peppers with fresh mozzarella (absolutely fantastic) the latter was so good i had another helping WITH my entree.

The entrees were good but not as good as the appetizers. The Margherita was light, the sun dried tomato risotto was good, the artichoke and goat cheese was above average. The spinach and goat cheese ravioli was okay, the taste wasnt intense enough. Plenty of imagination went into these dishes & they have the potential of being even better.

The service was good, the dishes are made on order so it can be slow but they are fairly friendly (maybe coz i walked in with 3 women??)

Overall, the food is great, i will be back here very soon. Only complaint is the European size portions, which i wish they warned you about.

Sorry no pictures of the food, i was just too busy eating...

Food : 9/10
Service : 8/10
Damage for 4 without drinks 3000

6 comments:

Kapil said...

European sized portions and 3000 bucks w/o Drinks. That's expensive, I believe. Unless of course the food is exceptionally tasty like a Da Vinci

Gaurav said...

While Da Vinci is not bad, this is far superior. The pizza was great, the pasta not so bad but the appetizers are just beyond anything i have had in a long time. give it a shot.

Shaheen (Coco) said...

I've been meaning to try this place, but it seems ridiculously expensive for tiny portions.

Gaurav said...

Shaheen,

quality over quantity, the appetizers were just ridiculously good.

i paid damn near 4000 for a below par meal for two at Vetro, so i dont really mind paying half that for a much superior meal.

Shaheen (Coco) said...

Oh I absolutely agree with paying for great quality food, but I guess I didn't pick the feel in post. When we want to go for a nice meal, Indigo wins hands down.

And it's prob just me, but all the places that have opened at that spot haven't really impressed me so I'm a little weary about going there.

Gaurav said...

well after the TREMENDOUS appetizers the entrees were not the same... but i think its definitely worth a try.

Indigo is great but they have been off once in a while.

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