81 Reviews / 82 Ratings
Bad to worse!
This place used to be one of my favorite Italian joints at one point in time. But over the last couple of years, it has degraded like hell. Despite bad experiences, I visited them a few times, hoping that the last few bad times were aberrations. But they managed to consistently disappoint me and almost laugh in my face with even worse quality and service standards. RIP SPAGHETTI KITCHEN!
We had a very late lunch last Saturday..due to some other commitments, and by the time we were done it was past 3 pm. We entered the nearest place we found..and that happened to be Spaghetti Kitchen..
Spaghetti Kitchen is a specialty restaurant conceived to serve up a rustic and flavorsome Italian cuisine by Blue Foods Hospitality chain.
We skipped the usual entree and soups, because it was too late for the appetizing..and ordered a Lasagna Verde Con Pollo or the classic Chicken lasagne with bread basket and a Meat Extravaganza Pizza 9. The food came in 20 minutes later and we were finally eating! Both the dishes were well seasoned , I could taste the smoked sausages, and meat. In fact, the pizza was more flavorful.
This place also has a set menu option, where you can have an entire vegan or non vegetarian Italian fare, including your entree, mains, and dessert for a set price. To sit for a longer duration catching up with friends, this could be a great option.
For the dessert, I ordered from the specials, a Mixed Berry Pannacotta. The dessert was truly special, with real berries blended in. I loved it. In fact I loved the dessert the most.
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Spaghetti Kitchen is one of the few good Italian restaurants and a visit here was pending for quite a few days.
The restaurant is small with an open kitchen and as expected was full with customers. We were ushered in after a wait of 30 minutes and were allotted a table of the 1st level of Copper Chimney. A smiling manager apologized for the wait and equally smiling waiter [Manoj was his name if I am not mistaken] placed the menu card in our hand and left us alone for some time. It was a nice gesture on the waiters part to allow the customer to zero down on their pick from the menu.
We ordered the following:
1] Garlic bread with cheese Loved it a lot, hot crunchy bread served with almost melting cheese.
2] Parmesan Cream Cheese Baby Potatoes The menu card states its a MUST HAVE and indeed it is!
Baby potatoes cut into 4 pieces, oven baked with herbs and topped with creamy cheese. The cheese has the right viscosity required for enjoying this dish. I love cheese and this combination is a killer one.
3] Penne Vodka Its sacrilege not to have Penne Vodka @ SK atleast once. Penne cooked just right and mixed with a creamy tomato sauce. I requested it to be made a bit saucy and it was. Have it to believe it.
4] Tiramisu We were full after eating the above but the sweet tooth was craving and calling to be satisfied. Manoj suggested the Tiramisu and lo and behold it appeared on our table. We, who were thinking whether to order it or not; polished off the tiramisu in a jiffy.
Satisfied after having stuffed ourselves to the core, we called for the bill and it came to Rs.700 per head, absolutely worth every penny for the gastronomic experience we had.
Well, I am surely coming back soon for more .
Good Meal but too Expensive
Food - excellent but expensive. Tried the pizza and pasta both were good and the menu has a good selection of pastas different from the usual.
Service - waiters are a bit snooty could do with an attitude adjustment.
Ambiance - good, really comfy place to relax after a hectic day of shopping.
Overall good experience but dunno if I'd go again given the price.
The most monotonous italian food
nothing exciting about the food...
not that the food is bad... just that it is not innovative
very Americanized preparation and hardly authentic Italian
the preparation are not fresh , but more like being assembled
moreover very high prices
much better places in the vicinity for this price
basic food.. nyc place.. good for couples .. good ambience.. delicious food.. nyc fondue.. a bit dull place.. need to lighten up d place... basic food.. nyc place.. good for couples .. good ambience.. delicious food.. nyc fondue.. a bit dull place.. need to lighten up d place... basic food.. nyc place.. good for couples .. good ambience.. delicious food.. nyc fondue.. a bit dull place.. need to lighten up d place...
Nice but a tad over priced.
Been here a couple of times . Food is Excellent . Service is great. Ambience is nice. But on weekends it is really noisy!
I really liked the Formagio Fresco Picante. The pizzas are ordinary . But Spaghetti is awesome. The Smoked Tomato and Basil Soup is great too...
However - Its A Tad too overpriced for the Service and Ambience on offer.
Absolutely Love This Place
Been here twice and I have to say this is one of my favorite spaghetti places in Mumbai. So far I've had the aglio olio, spaghetti with meatballs, the carbonara ALL of which have been lip smacking! Yes, the place is a tad bit expensive but hey, it's totally worth it.
First of all, HUGE place. Looking at the entrance one wouldn't understand the how huge the place is. It smells classic Italian. The service was also decent and the waiters were cordial. All said and done, was a bit let down on the food part. The pasta didn't quite please my taste buds and the pizza too was not that impressive.
Tasty and Pricey
Been here quite some time ago when my delhi wale uncle was in town. He comes to town twice or thrice a year and takes his nieces out to dinner for the entire duration he is here (5-6 days). The rest of the year we try to burn off the calories we pile on by visiting copper chimney, delhi durbar, bombay blue etc. for the entire week (not that I am complaining!).
So we went here couple of months ago, at about 7.30 pm which was good because after 8.30 pm, it was really difficult to get a table and by 9pm the waiting time was in double digits. I think it was a saturday too.
This place is famous for being one of the 'authentic' Italian ones, not that I have ever been to Italy but I suppose that is true. The food was tasty, Service was efficient. As the night progressed, however, we did need to waive our arms around once or twice to get water refilled. Since mom and uncle do not love Italian food much, we ordered primarily for us two sisters and later went to copper chimney next door for the adults who love Indian food :)
We ordered Vegetarian caesar salad which was crisp and fresh. Then a thin crust crunchy pizza-I don't remember the name but it had mushrooms and sweet onions. As a rule, I don't like 'sweet' anything-sweet potatoes are one of my pet peeves and I was apprehensive about the sweet onions on this, but it tasted nice. Finally, we had a fettuccine pasta in creamy cheese (formaggio) which was delicious and yes, that I would definitely say proved that this is authentic Italian. The portions were okay, could be more generous for the high prices being charged. But I guess, the prices are fine according to the ambiance. It is indeed a classy place. Thus every dish is at least 400 plus and at the end, don't forget the goddamned taxes!!!
It is still not a place I would visit myself simply because for the amount of food that I eat, I would have to pay more than 700-800 per person! But if someone else is paying, I am game to revisit here :)
We tried the basa fish which was awesome (not sure if it was the hunger that made the taste feel so awesome). The Pizza we ordered was a little burnt at the edges and just okay.
The management asked us for a replacement pizza (we were quite loaded, so we turned down the offer).. However, they did not bill the pizza charge to us.
Good ambiance, very courteous staff... I must say exceptional customer service..
Easily the best food place on the Phoenix map
Go to spa key for the best range of cocktails that the staff will readily modify according to your taste. Try the chocolate martini if you like chocolate & martini! Their fresh fruit based alco combos are also lovely, especially the kiwi margarita.
Put your finger on anything on the menu & trust me it will be delightful. And if you love fish then any of the fish main courses are lovely - John Dory, Basa and Seabass.
Backed by the service of a very pleasant staff this place guarantees a great dinner or lunch experience
As promised, I'd be back to Spaghetti Kitchen and I was right there celebrating New Year's Eve at your restaurant. I must say kudos to your staff, especially Ram who was our server, he was superbly attentive, swift, courteous and made sure we had a delightful dining experience. Everything we ordered right from the Parmesan cream baby potatoes, Sicilian Garlic Chicken, Paprika Cream Sauce Pasta to the L'Ortalana Pizza was well cooked and delicious. Inspite of it being such a busy evening and having to turn around tables quickly, we were seated in 30 mins and all the food served was upto the mark, not rushed. It is extremely rare I must say, to experience great customer service and high quality food during rush hours but you've proved us wrong and done a fantastic job. Keep it up! Can't wait to come back again!
Best Veal ever
The ambiance is beautiful, the place not too noisy even though it was quite full, and the service is pretty neat.
The Veal that they serve is to die for, it's one of the tastiest meat that I've eaten in any of the restaurant in the city. While we even ordered the marina spaghetti which was quite at par with their plethora of nice dishes on the menu. I think this is one of those places where whatever you order would turn up to be nice.
Had a great dining experience at this restaurant. There were 4 of us who turned up without a reservation on a busy Saturday night and were told that we would have to wait for about 20-25 minutes. However, your staff was kind enough to give us a table within 10 minutes and we didn't have to wait that long.
The dishes that we ordered are as following:
1. Parmesan Cream Cheese Baby Potatoes: Tasted good, however could have had a bit more of sauce in it and perhaps some herbs too.
2. Smoked Tomato and Basil Soup: Excellent, it had the right tangy flavour to it and wasn't spicy or bland at all. Great to have on a chilly winter night.
3. Homemade Lasagna: Better than what I've had at other restaurants. I must say though that the sauce was kind of dry and I would have loved more of the bechamel sauce in it and if the pasta was also a bit softer.
4. Farfalle with Paprika Cream: I love paprika and the sauce was simply delicious!
5. Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli: Again too dry, needs more sauce and the fillings inside the Ravioli should have sauce too otherwise you can taste the bitterness of the spinach in your mouth.
6. 4 cheese pizza: This is the best part, I was wowed by the ultra thin crust of the pizza, almost wafer like and the authentic Italian ingredients that were used to make it. If you're looking for the regular cheese that is used here then this pizza is not recommended for you. Having travelled to Italy and tried their pizzas, I can safely say that this restaurant was perhaps closest to the authentic Italian food.
I am planning to visit again sometime mid December and would really appreciate it if you could work on the pastas and the sauces a bit more (hence the 4 stars)...and please do not try to change the menu or Indianize your dishes as it will take away the authenticity, which is your USP. I'm a big foodie and have been searching for the perfect Italian restaurant in India since a very long time!
Great work, courteous staff and brilliant ambience!
Finally 'Good' Italian food
I love the spaghetti kitchen at high street phoenix. If you take a seat somewhere down its really calm and peaceful. Quite a few people have said that you could order anything from this menu and it turns to be good. Its quite true. There's a beautiful starter something like potatoes parmesan and sour cream. The pasta's a delight. The pizza is the only one in Mumbai that's somewhat close to the ones I had in Rome. You could certainly visit this place without thinking twice
Been here quite a few times now. Order any dish on their vast menu and it wont disappoint you! Their pizzas are mind-blowing!
The ambience is nice and peaceful. The good thing about this place is that its very child friendly!
Want some good italian food? Don't think twice... just go for this one :)
I was here for dinner yesterday night. real good food. We ordered the parmesan cheese oven roasted baby potatoes, spinach & ricotta ravioli, spicy chicken cracker pizza & creme brulee. the potatoes were yummy, i could have had one more plate easily. the ravioli was also good... the pasta was a bit thick & doughy for me, i wish it was little thinner. The pizza was also good... little salty because of the mustard dressing on chicken but otherwise exceptionally nice. The steward was very nice & helped us to decide on what to order. Finally the creme brulee was awsome.. it was so gooeyyyy.. I have not mentioned anything about the ambience... as it is very similar to what you find at other SK outlets. Want to go again to try out other dishes.
Italian food at its best
Spaghetti Kitchen at Lower Parel happened out of curiosity. Had heard great things about this place and the Italian food lover inside me chose this place over the adjacent Copper Chimney.
The ambiance is very different from many places I have visited, different types of paintings and stuff all around. It is well lit and quite wonderful.
Since we were just two of us and not very hungry, we chose to go with only 3 dishes. Rosemary Potatoes were simply awesome and we could have licked the plate as well if that was permitted. But food etiquette follwers that we are, we kept that thought to ourselves without execution. Next came the pasta which was good as expected and lastly the dessert. We also had their iced tea which was good.
The staff seemed a little arrogant. Maybe because it was quite late and they were about to close or maybe they are like that itself.
I would definitely go back there for the food and food alone; although I must warn that it is a tad expensive.
food for every soul
love the food here. the cappucino soup is delicious! the salads are wholesome and yummy. the pizza also is just really thin and crispy and has the perfect amount of sauce. when my family cannot agree on which place to dine, we always end up here, because there is always somethign for everyone of us.
Spaghetti, wine & love for that special one
Spaghetti kitchen in Phoenix Mills Parel is the place for that very special date with that someone special...I say this cause the premium ambiance and choicest collection of pastas,stakes and wines comes at a price, but its worth it all the same. I for one am a big fan of the stakes available here and chicken pasta in white sauce with cracking spinach is exemplary. The Ratings are -
Ambiance - 4/5
Food - 4/5
Service - 4/5
Price - Expensive
Experience - 4/5
Good food but way way expensive...
The service is very good with great food. Besides this great taste, I would say it v.v. expensive compared to the quantity they serve. Once in a while visiting a place is fair enough but advisable if you are ina big group or want to throuw a party...else be prepared to pay :)
high end cuisine
this is an expensive one time a quarter visiting place, where a majority of the items are heavily priced.
in terms of ambience it is excellent. it has to be, considering the kind of rates for food it is charging.
in terms of taste of food, it is good.
in terms of quality of service, it is satisfactoy. i say this because it took a lot of time for my order to come, when i went there.
as far as ratings are concerned, ambience would get 5, food would get 3 and service would get a 2, out of a total of 5 points.
a once a quarter visiting place. only suitable for giving parties on special occassions
There are several other Italian restaurants that can compete on an equal level with this one, and yet surpass the customer's expectations. SK is decent, but too too expensive, and their portions are not great. The food is good, but I would get the same anywhere else too. Service is also decent.
this particular location is a bit claustrophobic ...but since it is in a mall...i wont dwell much on that.
But their service is way average. I had asked for some pasta with no spice for kids and a salad for me.
My son started screaming on the first bite of pasta.....when i tasted it it was too spicy for me let alone the kids.
I had to send the pasta back for a remake and the kids got way 2 cranky...
The remade pasta was good! but when a person is with kids and you are seeing the kids are not behaving well because the food did not get to them in time for your mistake then you need to do something about it than just remake it.
So for me this location is a pass!
It was the day of Mumbai Elections when we chose to go for a movie. And obviously a good brunch.. What Else.. The Name Spaghetti Kitchen always rings in your mind due to its fan list and extremely good location at the centre.
Ambience - 3/5 (Its just normal. For the price you pay, you expect a better seating)
Pricing - 2/5 (Too Expensive. The bill came to 4500 for 6 with just a 2 course meal (Starters and main Course)
Food Quality & taste -
Parmesan Cream Cheese Baby Potatoes - 5/5 - Most Loved Dish of the resto. Must Try
Vegeterian Caesar (2/5) - A normal Salad. Nothing great.
Sicilian Garlic Chicken - (4/5) - Juicy Chicken Breasts sauteed with Garlic. Tasty
Asparagus Risotto (4/5) - You go to a Italiano and dont eat risotto?? Parmesan cheese was extremely fresh and asparagus and rice perfectly cooked. TRY!!
Others were not worth mentioning.
Loved the food here.
Superb primavera pizza, wood fired and well done , which had olives, artichoke and sun dried tomato. Forgot the name of the pasta but it was a chefs recommendation - very unusual and yummy - small sabudana kind pasta balls but very tasty.
Service was warm and friendly.
I am surely going back for more here
January 8, 2012response from management at Panindiafoods:
Thanks for the compliments. Hope to see you soon at Spaghetti Kitchen
Very very good
If it's Italian, you're craving then Spaghetti Kitchen is probably the place to visit. On a recent visit, a friend and me ordered the Parmesan Cream Cheese Baby Potatoes, which to two extremely tired, hungry people was like sinking into a cloud of comfort and love.
For our main courses, my friend, a vegetarian, had the specials of the day -the Spinach Gnocchi, which she described as being excellent, idespite being a tad salty.
I'm a confirmed meat-lover, but I couldn't resist the call of the cheese fondue ravioli with shiitake mushrooms, which surpassed my wildest expectations and already has me planning a trip back for more.
Our meal ended on an even better note, when they gave us a complimentary slice of dessert which was some sort of cookie with raisins, if I'm not wrong.
The only downside, if any, was the service which was rather slow, even though we informed them that we were rather in a hurry. But they were always smiling and deferential and that smoothed over a lot of the roughness and makes it a place to visit again.
Has never let me down :)
The Garlic Milano prawns, wood-fired pizza (i hate Dominoes, or any other kind of pizza for that matter, except this one of course!!) and the infamous "Black pepper Chicken" is all I need to turn my day right back around :) One of the few restaurants, which hasn't managed to lose its charm over the years..Yes its expensive, but its also a 100% worth it
Finger Licking Food :)
I am a total food freak and love going to new restaurants and trying new cuisines. This time it was Italian at the newly opened Spaghetti Kitchen. The place was a little over crowded but I finally got myself a seat. The service was decent. I asked the waiter for his suggestions and on his recommendation, I ordered a thin crust pizza and penne ala vodka. The food was a delight to my taste buds.I would rate the food a 4/5 and the place a 3.5/5!
Although i love the food here... and that's the only reason that i keep going back to this place .. I must say the place is terribly unhygienic. I've visited this restaurant a bunch of times now, only to have new experiences each and every time i go there... Starting with the first time i went there.. i found hair in my soup, following which the next time around i spotted an ant running around my salad bowl... Hair again on my pizza the next time.. the next few visits were uneventful untill i went there last when i managed to chip off my tooth because there was a piece of plastic in my risotto...
The other outlets at Powai and the one at CR2 have been good ... Im pretty sure im not visiting the Phoenix Mills Outlet anytime soon..
great food..horrible service!
we trekked all the way from Thane to Phoenix mills in hopes of good Italian food...food expectations were met..we loved the minestrone soup,garlic bread and mmmmmm the risotto,also the thin crust pizzas but the mushroom cappucino was strictlyso-so.The pasta in vodka cream sauce was fingerlicking good.Now comes the bad part..the service was atrocious !we had 3 year old famished Twins with us and the waiters just refused to even give us the menu card for a start..for the entree no cutlery was provided ,to the extent that my husband told the waiter to point out the drawert and he would get it on his own..glasses were not topped up,plates were not cleared,and all our food was kept waiting on the nearby bar table to get cold..even before we finished with our soups! Paying the hefty service charge for this service was really a pain!
Finger Licking Italino
Nice place..good ambience...poor service.....but....though I am not much of a Italian eater... the PENNE VOKDA was simply awesome...rather made me fall in love with italian food...looking forward to vist next weekend to try some real italian pizzas... no doubt its a little expensive coz if you are hungry one pasta cant server two and 550 (incl.tax) bucks for one pasta...i guess is a little more...
Good food but expensive
Actually we'd planned a typical sunday lunch at our favorite place- Noodle Bar but it was closed for renovation so also the Bombay Blue next door. Spaghetti Kitchen was packed below so we were escorted to the first floor which goes through copper chimney. I'm not very find of Italian Cuisine but my family is. As it is they don;t serve Copper Chimney food there so I didn't really have a choice. We were advised well and ordered a Farfalle Paprika with chicken, a thin crust Pizza Pazza Pollo & Asparagus veg resotto with Mushrooms, Oilves, babycorn & brocoli.The resotto being in white sauce appeared a bit too sweet. Pizza was awesome- hundred times better than a Dominoes. Even the Fafalle Paprika with tomato & cheese sauce appeared just perfect. The place was absolutely packed & hence the service suffered but it's natural on a sunday afternoon. With 2 pints of beer & a Fresh lime soda, the tab was around 2500rs which I found a tad too expensive. Will I go again? Don't know. Unless I'm forced by my family members, I don;t think I will.
Great italian food & decent wine
The main entrance does not give you an impression of a fancy restaurant, although upper seating is more open and much nicer overlooking Copper Chimney :-)
Once seated, everything went uphill! The entire staff looked professional and well trained, our attentive server took care of orders. The food was downright perfect - the texture, temperature, al dente, sauce - everything! The merlot, as suggested by our server, went well with the food.
Just one mini-shocker, the taxes amounted to almost 25% of our bill ~ 2250 + 500 although service tax was included.
Bit pricey as expected but totally worth it, I am going back for sure!
Sweet.... sweet Italian food!
I've only been here once, but had absolutely no complaints at all. No stupid music, that's a plus. We were seated on the upper deck, which wasn't very fancy, but definitely good enough. The service was prompt, the food didn't take a very long time to arrive.
And good lord was the food nice... Had a couple pasta dishes.. they were delicious. The sauces, one tomato-based, the other, cheese, were perfect. The quantity was adequate. The thin crust pizza was fantastic, the toppings seemed very fresh, the bread crisp, and the cheese was lovely. My long island ice tea was mixed very, very well.. and they didn't skimp on the quantity or dilute it too much... it was very enjoyable..
I wanted to eat more! But my stomach can only accomodate so much food....
It is a little on the expensive side, but I felt the food was worth it.
Only been here once so not sure if I lucked out, but it definitely was a pleasant experience and I'd definitely consider visiting again if I'm in the area.
Great Service + Good Food !!!!
Hey guys. My gang planned out an amazing evening for me on my birthday last Saturday. They took me to Spaghetti Kitchen, an Italian restaurant located at Mathura Road, New Delhi. The ambience of this place was so astounding that to be quite honest, it took me time to get comfortable but after sometime,I felt at home. We all opted for the buffet, which had a wide variety of scrumptious Italian cuisines in it. The buffet consisted of crunchy salads, live pastas and live crust pizzas. I cant describe to you guys how tasty all these items were! We all were literally licking our fingers! Now for the delight of our sweet tooth, we had a lovely cassata, which was a part of the buffet. You know what the best part was; we had all these amazing things at the unbelievable low price of Rs. 349 per head! It was one of the best meals that I ever had.
THE lack of good restaurants for continental which serve lasagna too, has been a topic of grave concern since I moved here.
I sang songs in the memory of Sunday continental brunches at this club of mine. So today, when a friend mentioned that unlike Monde they serve lasagna, I landed in here after a gratifying retail therapy.
Spaghetti mounted an argument for staying close. Long and lean beneath a rough-finished wooden ceiling, with a handsome bar in front, it was serving a menu of haute Continental food food to a building crowd on a Wednesday afternoon.
With aesthetic antecedents it drew young parents, courting singles and groups of friends.
It succeeded in winning the hearts of my friends with an impressive bar, mouth watering pizza, pasta and quenching orange ice tea. Yup, it's one of those places which serves orange ice tea. But, somehow the chef managed to make my lasagna taste like an aloo tikki. A tasty aloo tikki though and they serve it without mashed potatoes and fries!
And desserts, while limited in number, offer a great joy among them.
A word of caution in the end, if you are planning to order pizza, I recommend thick crust as there thin crust is size zero of pizza world.
Okay, I have no qualms in shelling out money for decent service and food. But if you're going to charge me exorbitantly and then give me terrible service, I will strike back with vengeance. The boyfriend and I decided to eat at Spaghetti Kitchen post a wonderful show at The Comedy Club. Bad decision. We should have stuck to Indigo.
Anyhoo, when we got there, it was fairly crowded but we did find a spot. The ambience was so-so. I guess part of the reason is it's unattractive location smack in the middle of all the crowd and so I can let that be.
Onto the food. We ordered garlic bread, some sort of starter and a chicken dish for the main course. First of all, the price of the garlic bread...ouch! It isn't sprinkled with gold so why charge me that much for 4 measly slices with barely-there cheese? Next the waiter came in with the main course. The boyfriend and I are obviously confused and ask him what happened to the starter we ordered. We're informed that the starter wasn't ready so he bought the main course. Er, isn't it called a STARTER/APPETIZER for a reason? we ask him. He half heartedly apologized and took it back and came back with the starter, STILL grumpy even though HE was at fault. We were this close to yelling at the manager! If you've made a mistake, the least you can do is pretend to be apologetic.
The food was strictly okay. We probably would have enjoyed it more if we were treated better. Classic example of how bad service ruined an otherwise decent meal. Needless to say, I will not be visiting them again.
March 28, 2011response from management at Panindiafoods:
Hi, We thank you for taking time to share your valuable comments. Your suggestions have already been taken and implemented as we do believe in our customers. We regret being unable to give you a pleasant dining experience at our restaurant. Do visit us again to see the change.
P.S. - I was not aware that this place was recently closed because of renovation! Last time I went here was way back in 2007!
Spaghetti Kitchen(SK) and Copper Chimney(CC) belongs to the same group! Even though they have separate entrance, inside both are linked or rather its a one big place with partition. Copper Chimney has a much bigger space than Spaghetti Kitchen and am not sure whether you can order Italian in Copper Chimney section and vice versa.
We went there on a Wednesday afternoon. CC was jam packed(even their section on top) and very few tables were empty.
SK was reasonably empty, but people were keep coming and going. This is a good sign as the food is fresh...or so I assume. In Palladium hardly any places were occupied, which makes it very possible that you may be served stale food!
What we ordered(entirely veg, don't remember the exact names) -
2x4 - Tomato and Basil Soup (one piece garlic bread came along)
1 - Veg Caesar Salad
1 - Rosemary Potatoes
1 - Veg Pizza
1- Fresh Lime Soda
1- Chocolate Bomb Trevie
1 - Tiramisu
Total Tab - 2250
Everything was really good, Tiramisu had a high liquer content and became a bit bitter. Chocolate Bomb, was Chocolate Baked Pudding(can be called brownie. but baked)...and was amazingly good which was served with a scoop of Vanilla ice-cream!
Staff and Service was fast, friendly, efficient and attentive! (This is a huge criteria and contributes a lot to your overall dining experience in any place for food)
I really saw no faults with my overall experience and hence giving 5-stars!
Though it can be categorized in the moderately expensive as far as price range, its a nice place!
Give it a try!
March 28, 2011response from management at Panindiafoods:
Thanks so much for appreciating us. Patrons like you give us the confidence to get better. The upper section also serves spaghetti and not coppper and yes u are right we do not serve spaghetti in copper and vice versa. We appreciate you taking time to share your wonderful experience and would do our best to keep going this way.
SPAGHETTI KITCHEN? - ? - Today
Had an unfortunate Experience of visiting your Restaurant at INOX and found that the food was good but the QUANTITY served was very less.In fact the Pasta ordered came in a large plate and was half empty .When you charge almost Rs 500 per plate the least you can do is fill up the plate. In fact 5 Spice is more popular and you can send your representaive and check their Quantity. Would suggest this place to people who have money to BLOW UP
Niceeeeee!! One of my fav place..
My experience here has always beeeen gooood..the Italian food is nicely made: just the right amount of herbs added and no flavour overpowering the other..The thin crust pizzas are worth trying too. Best part about them is even after having a heavy thing like a pizza, you still don't get that stuffy or nauseating feeling.
The chocolate bomb dessert (i am not sure if the name is right but it was something with vanila icecream on the side and a freshly baked brownie filled with chocolate sauce) is must try..
I like the ambience as well: nicely light and well ventilated (though the entrance for copper chimney and spaghetti Kitchen is same).
Bit expensive but overall a good place!!
Good appearance, but bad substance !
Last time I was there I had a cracker wheat pizza and a thin crust pizza. The service was pretty fantastic as well and so was the meal. But was my second experience at SK as pleasant !!
We were a party of exactly 20 (including our Team Head). Just over with an extended first half of the day at office, we walked down into Spaghetti Kitchen (at Lower Parel ) eagerly looking forward to having a good time.
We were just deciding onto our soups and starters, when my friend happened to discover a dead cockroach in the garlic sauce. Presence of cockroach is a proof of unattended food left out in kitchen for long periods, dripping taps and accumulation of food remains under and behind objects. Moreover, presence of cockroaches during the day may indicate a large population being present at this place which is horrible !!!
Being Healthcare Professionals and knowing the fact that roaches carry and spread food poisoning germs and can cause serious risks to food safety, we immediately moved outta that place !
Although we dint have our meal but the experience left a bad taste in my mouth for this restaurant, and I'm sure my friends feel the same way.
So next time you think of having an Italian cuisine, please go for the other options available in town...
Staff courtesy (after the incident) - Negative stars
Cleanliness (with cockroaches !)- Negative stars
Would I go there again..? Absolutely not !
Recommendation: Please re-read my review ;)
Great food, great service
I absolutely love Spaghetti Kitchen (Phoenix Mills). I recently moved to Bombay from NY and I have to say, the Italian food here is better than any Italian I ate in NY (!!). The parmesan cheesy potatoes are YUM. They go well with the margherita pizza (if that's your thing). The cracker pizza (thicker crust) is super good as is the thin crust pizza. The cheese does not taste Indian (no offense), which was a big plus for me. Also, the spaghetti alla oglio is delicious as is the spinach ravioli. I've only been once (and have ordered take out - but it's not as good and the pasta portions are smaller) but I def plan on going more frequently. Also, the staff is excellent - very efficient and accommodating. Highly recommended!!!
Amazing Food and Service
This is definitely one of my favourite places to eat for Italian food in the city. Service is also very quick and a good option for office treats etc. as we easily get done in nearly an hour or so.
Recommended dishes in veg are:-
1) Foccacia bread with salsa - Takes about ten minutes to get prepared, but is worth the wait.
2) Parmesan cream cheese baby potatoes - Nice and creamy
3) Salad Pizza - Unique dish. Offered and available nowheere else. Healthy and super tasty
4) The All vegetables pizza in the cracker base
5) Penne Vodka - Chef specialty dish. Really good.
Definitely recommend this outlet. A little expensive but well worth it in my opinion
I did not like the Spaghetti kitchen at Nariman Point. But this joint in Phoenix totally changed my view! A bit on the expensive side, yes. But bang for the buck as well. The anti pasti was awesome, plenty of choice and depth. Main course of pepper chicken blew me away. The chicken risotto was just like how risotto should be made! We did not have room for dessert. Good service topped it all. Would recommend this branch atleast.
PATHETIC,HORRIBLE,THE WORST EVER!
Firstly the food, just ordinary nothing great at all, and for the prices they charge not worth it at all,
service - just think of a restaurant where you thought you were getting the worst service and multiply that by 100 and thats what you get there,
this place has nothing good to offer, i might as well have flushed my money,
to top it all when i asked them for a suggestion card they refused to give me one(as they knew they had done a bad job) saying they were over, and while leaving i could see him giving it to some other customer
A good place for Italian food!!!
This is one of the better places in Bombay to get some good italian food. There are loads of them around, but i like this place a lot and this is one of my favourite places to eat in Bombay. The starters are good, speacially the creamy potatoes. The garlic bread is something which can go well with anything you order here. For the main course, there is the black pepper steak and also the penne vodka. The penne vodka is one of the best if not the best pasta i have ever tasted. The wine collection is also decent. Overall a good place to go for lunch or dinner.
Decent Italian at a high price
Went there last weekend post a flik and some shopping (what else!). Was dog tired and hungry. Ordered a chicken starter and a pasta - both being their signature dishes. Interesting mix of herbs and sauces, but the quantity of pasta was indequate compared to the price.
Ordered for some garlic bread without the butter, midway, and got it at the end of the meal after 2 reminders.
Bill came up to Rs. 1,000.
Overall - not that great an experience. Service can be definitely more attentive (their Nariman Point outlet is better), and they should look at reducing their prices.
This place is good, but the service is a little poor. The dining area looks really great with the high ceiling. The sofa seating is a little uncomfortable, but the chairs looked more comfortable.
The food is quite good, nothing exceptional, but simple Italian cuisine. They serve really nice thin crisp Italian style Pizzas. If you are looking for the pizzas which will feel like a heavy Indian Meal, this is not the place. The Pizzas are the typical Italian ones, think and crisp and will not be very filling to the Indian stomach.
Go there for the fries not the italian
You know it is a bad start when your server brings you chilled red wine. (A walk upstairs confirmed that the red wine is kept in the same cooler as the bacardi breezer).
You know it is a bad end when the only things a party of six liked was the french fries with garlic aioli and the mashed potatoes.
Bruschetta was dry and tasted like cardboard, the shrimp was overcooked and the vegetables salty, the gnocci and chicken chicken were rubbery. We decided to pass on the dessert.
The server was enthusiastic. He wrinkled his nose at a few dishes when I asked him how they were. Thank heavens for that.
So all in all a very disappointing evening. We stepped out and went to the sports bar upstairs to wash the taste from our mouths with some ice cold beer.
A wonderful eatery
I've been frequenting Spaghetti Kitchen ever since its inception and it is undoubtedly one of the better dining choices in Phoenix Mills. Yes, some of the dishes may be 'cheesy and saucy' as one reviewer has suggested. But they neglected to mention that it's tasty too. I've sampled various dishes here besides the always dependable starters like the Milano Prawns and Parmesan Baby Potatoes as well as the Black Pepper Chicken, the Vodka Penne and not once has a dish gone wrong. On the off chance that your taste buds aren't appeased, the friendly staff will whisk it away and get you a new plate.
At the bar the other day, the bar keep even gave me a sample shot of a fresh kiwi martini and then after I tipped him he graciously sent over a tall glass of peach ice tea for my girlfriend, complimentary. The ambience is intimate and warm and the staff may not be the finest in Italy, but they are definitely the friendliest in India. You must give it a try.
An unexpected & welcome treat!
After leaving Spaghetti Kitchen last night, I found myself wondering how was it possible that I hadn't been there before. All the four dishes that I tried ( the three cheese garlic bread, the chicken pesto spaghetti, the chicken paprika pizza & the tiramisu) were outstanding! I kept closing my eyes in order to savor the food better, as I didn't want any distractions from all the succulent flavors. It was one of those nights when you feel enveloped in true bliss. The service was good, no complaints. I was surprised by the immense space in this restaurant. The bill came about to 1300 rupees & I honestly didn't even feel the pinch on the wallet after such an experience. Will have to go back over and over...
Most Authentic Italian ever.Damn the rumours.
Spaghetti Kitchen has proved to be one of the most aunthentic italian served.To be frank i don't agree with other reviews,no offense but very truly speaking if you think that fast food restaurant serves "tasty" italian thats really amatuer.Beacuse the most authentic italian is availabe here.The variety of italian dishes and the presentation of food is really worth it.Expensive is ok but if you really want to try than don't see your walet.I would personally go over there many times.If you are a food lover you will really enjoy.And don't dare to miss the chocolate brownie with flame.Because they actually set it on fire.And the best thing is that it is quiet so you can peacefully have a good time with your family and friends.Nice place for a change.I would suggest the food lovers and italian food lovers specially.When i ordered pizza margherita it was as good as i ate the actuall pizza in rome.So i can really not boasting about myself i can recognise the taste.So have a try and have a good time.
The not so Italian job
My review if written more than two years ago would have placed it fairly high in a list of must visit Italian eateries in Mumbai after my visit today, its been knocked off that list.
For starters (pun intended) the choice is just okay. The bruschetta has gotten progressively soggier by the day, although I would still like to maintain that it is quite tasty. Lots of extra virgin olive oil though. The dips that accompany the grizzini are very flavorful, worth a try. The soups hardly deserve a mention, and hence I wont.
There is a fair bit of choice for vegetarians, although it only covers the stereotyped definition of Italian food pizza & pasta. No polenta, linguini, gnocchi etc.
If a place is named such that people can judge the specialty of the place, it should have gone by the name of Pizza Kitchen. Then again, if you are one who likes the Dominos variety of pizza with the thick base, then you should stick to the not so good pasta. Confused eh? I dont think so; the waiters would beat anyone on that front. Most of them are clueless on what the dishes contain & the others try your patience in their attempts to explain what the dishes are.
The spaghetti aglio olio was far too oily even though the name of the dish translates to spaghetti with oil & garlic. Order any pasta with a tomato based sauce, and they all taste the same except with the variation of the type of pasta used. The pasta alla Siciliana is also just okay.
Ive always loved their tiramisu, which I will maintain continues to be pretty good, the pretty bad part is that the quantity has been reduced by half. Boo hoo!
Looking back maybe Ive given a scathing review, but my opinion I think stems from the fact that this place has gradually deteriorated over the two years Ive visited them.
Overall, an okay okay experience.
while roaming around phoenix mills i came across this restaurant and had a sudden urge to eat something sweet so my friend and i zeroed in on the tiramisu.....yup just the tiramisu !!
well the presentation was quite unique and the item itself would get the same description.it was very much on the bitter side which i personally don't prefer.though it was pretty good it came no where near to what i have eaten at some other places like brio's......also as it cost us something like 200 bucks for just 1 tiramisu it certainly isn't on the cheaper side so think twice before thinking of eating out here.....this place ain't for the faint of wallet !!
but still overall a good place to go....
After spending the better part of the day window shopping we decided to have a quick bite to round off our expedition.So we decided to step into Pheonix Mills' compound where the wide variety of food available makes it easier to choose what to eat.
Having eaten at the Bombay Blue and Noodle Bar and even Copper Chimney at Phoenix before, I have noticed that the waiters at these restaurants in are particularly bad . So I wasn't really surprised when Spaghetti Kitchen followed suit. Actually, considering the fact that the waiters in the Fort branches of these restaurants are normal, this ineptitude comes as a shock . Perhaps it is due to the fact that most people who come to eat here are not exactly looking for a dining experience - they just want food.
So, it came as no surprise when the waiter looked totally non-plussed when we asked him to explain the difference between the cracker pizza and the thin crust pizza. Perhaps it was the wine waiter we asked because he pointed to another waiter( in a black shirt this time) who unfortunately didn't fare any better. However, he did venture to point out the two different lists in the menu " This is the thin crust pizza and this is the cracker pizza" Thank you! We do know how to read, but what is the difference, we persisted perversely.
The poor guy wanted out so he said one is cracker and the other is thin crust. Are we dumb or what????? On prodding yet more, he volunteered that the thin crust was 19" while the cracker pizza was 17". Really? we didn't bother to verify as we didn't have a measure tape and only wanted to order one pizza and not do a comparative analysis of the two.
Our minestrone soup was good - not something I would go a hundred miles for, but considering we were also not really interested in a dining experience it was worth it. The thin sliver of bread was particularly worth mentioning - it was toasted just right and had the right amount of green ( I assume it was Pesto) sauce on it.
Then came our Margharita Cracker pizza. I must say it was good - crisp and with the right amount of flavouring.
The ambience was pleasant though I was a bit confused with all the black and white pictures of Elvis and other pop stars on the wall. Was there a theme I was missing? However, being a holiday afternoon, there were several ladies who were lunching and surprisingly even though no one was talking loudly, there was a general air of noisiness all around.
At Rs. 285 for a basic Margarita Cracker Pizza ( without tax) I would say this place is not cheap.
The soup selection also was disappointing - only two choices :minestrone and mushroom cappucino ( that sounded intriguing) and at Rs. 135 ( I think since I didn't pay the bill) was not exactly a steal.
However, considering how expensive even bananas are today, a simple meal for two ( especially when you split the pizza) does not exactly make a dent in your pocket.
Would I go there again? I don't know - may be only when I want to eat.............and nothing more.
p.s. What amused me most about the place was the fact that half the restaurant was serving Indian. Indian Pasta? Or Indian Italian? It think it strange that a place called Spaghetti Kitchen should also serve un-Italian food especially in Mumbai where every other place serves Indian food.
The blue foods group has been steadily going downhill though Spaghetti Kitchen has always been consistently acceptable and the odd time pretty top notch.
Last time i was there i had a pretty memorable meal, one of the better ones (not the most authentic but pretty darn good) The service was pretty fantastic as well.
So i returned to the kichen a few months later and it was fairly dissapointing. The place is spacious and airy as ever but the staff seems to have changed and so have the values.
We started off with the Capuccino of mushroom served with mushroom biscotti. Fairly average soup, no great shakes, though they have never done it above average so i guess its allright. The bruschetta is different from most places as they use tomato and mushroom and olive oil. Interesting but tired dish, they need to change it up a bit.
The entrees were the spaghetti in pomodoro (crap, it was undercooked) the lasagna with spinach (not bad but not great either) the crack wheat pizza was the saving grace. Absolutely fantastic.
I think the chefs have gone and started to precook dishes keeping them ready to dunk in hot water and then the sauce. it shows on the quality of the food, taste and texture. I am glad i didnt order a risotto would have been a disaster.
The service was reliable but no friendly suggestions and you had to call them everytime you needed them.
Overall i would say the quality of the experience has gone down by about 60% which is sad. The menu is also worn for use and needs change.
Damage was same as before 2000 for 3 without drinks.