I could see 59 different types of Pizza and Pasta in the take away menu given to us besides 15 types of submarines. There were other items as well like Risoto, Calzones, Salads, Garlic Breads and Deserts. With options galore, we spent nearly 10 minutes going through the ingredients before finalizing the order.
I did try asking staff for some guidance but could not get much so ordered on my own instincts. We ordered for ‘Imperial’ Garlic Bread (Rs 79) which was served with Creamy Tomato/Chicago Dip. Among the Pizzas, we chose their Double size (Medium size) pizza called ‘Everyting on it’ (Rs 189) with 8 toppings on it having Garlic, Cilantro and Black Olives besides the usual. Pasta choice was simple, a ‘Single’ (small) portion of ‘Tomato & Basil’ (Rs 99) Pasta with Pomodoro sauce cooked in Sicilian style.
|Imperial Garlic Bread|
|Tomato Basil Pasta|
The garlic bread came first and we were pleasantly surprised by the long and soft buttery garlicky bread pieces that tasted fresh and the dip that came along added to the taste. Though, I didn’t like dip being served in a small styro-foam plate, but it was an enough indication for us that the outlet was more into delivery. Similarly the Pasta was served in a takeaway container. We took a bite and were hit by strong taste of basil and tomato in it. The sauce had become too sour to enjoy although the Fettuccine in it was nice and soft. Then, came the Pizza which looked inviting and smelled nice. Alas, that’s all it was. The toppings on it weren’t up to the mark. It had too much of tomatoes, the capsicum and other ingredients were bland which left a lot to be desired from the Pizza experience we wished for. I tried my best using chili flakes and black pepper to put some life into tasteless Pizza but we could succeed only that much.
I think the Slice of italy remained only a ‘slice’ of what Italy has offered the world in form of it’s cuisine. They will have to work upon improving the quality of their dishes to ensure a revisit.
Meal for Two: Rs 500 | Alcohol: No | Credit Card: Yes
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