Went there for dinner on my son's birthday and had a nice quiet evening. The ambiance is rich, the service is personal (the celebrity chef took the order himself), the food is yum and the bill is killing!
I mean, I am happy with everything and it was just as expected in a restaurant inside a (what is it) 7* hotel, but why can't they have a good printer to print the bill?! I could not read a thing on it and only found, after reaching home, that they had over charged me for an extra bottle of water that we never had!
The actual Italian stuff (you know, the pastas and pizzas) are not very expensive but we ordered "American' tender loin and that blew a hole in the bill. I suppose that was the 'celebrity Chef' showing his disapproval. But the food was yum. And the portioning was just exact. All three of us had our fill and there was no food wasted (or was it small and we just made up with what we had!). But the waiter was not fussy and redistributed the single items we had ordered into our plates in smaller portions (however my wife says she saw a frown on the 'celebrity chef's' face!)
The chef (who incidentally my wife and son had seen on TV - he just brushed it off as 'long time ago') is a very enthusiastic guy and when we told him we did not want any seafood, he made it a point to let his Chef's know by loudly shouting 'no seafood!' (they have an open kitchen right in the middle of the large room). He passes on all the orders loudly to this kitchen just like in any Udupi or muniyandi joint in Madras! But then I suppose Italians are just as loud as us!
But really, I liked the place and enjoyed the evening. They gave my son a nice chocolate shoofly too.