Chennai Restaurant Reviews

Spaghetti Kitchen

An absolutely wonderful experience at Spaghetti Kitchen, Phoenix Market City, Velachery.
After a gap of 3-4 weeks, we decided to eat out today. Since we stay in Velachery, our first destination in mind was Phoenix Market City, and there are only a few restaurants which we have not visited here. Spaghetti Kitchen was one of them and it was in our list for quite sometime now. Called up around 7:00PM and reserved a table for four of us for dinner at 7:30PM. Β Β We arrived more or less around the time mentioned.
We were received with a pleasant smile and immediately were seated. Only about 3-4 tables were occupied at that time. Β The restaurant had a nice ambience, and the tables were well-set and neat.
We had a look at the menu and I should say, our prior experience of dining at various Italian restaurants in Chennai helped. πŸ™‚ The menu was not totally Greek and Latin, was just Italian ;). We were quite hungry and so decided to skip the soup. We already had in mind a couple of starters and the main courses we were going to order. My wife preferred vegetarian today and we decided to order accordingly.
We ordered ‘Crunchy Ciabatta Bruschettas’, which was a selection of 6, each one distinctly different in taste and aroma. It was wonderful ! We also ordered ‘Creamy cheesy garlic mushrooms’. This was the one that came first, and the cheesy mushrooms with a touch of garlic along with the puff pastry was truly yummylicious ! The plates were clean within less than five minutes.
Our main course arrived. Keeping in mind the balance between veg and non-veg dishes, we ordered a ‘Veg Lasagna’ and ‘The All vegetables pizza’ so that my wife could eat from that and a ‘Chicken pesto spaghetti’ for us. The spaghetti was wonderful in white sauce, and the chicken pieces were soft and tasty. Veg Lasagna was wonderful with a nice flavor, however the pizza was not quite the way we wanted. It was a thin crust, but too crispy. At least 2 inches of it was breaking, and not bending. πŸ™‚ We would have liked the crust a little less crisp, but it was good taste-wise and nothing to complain about.
Too full for a dessert each, just to taste, we ordered one pannacotta. It was with strawberry compote. Unlike other Italian restaurants, it was served in a glass, and not a plate. It was good. I had a black coffee, surprisingly lighter than the ones you get in flights :), but manageable.
Have to mention about the service. Β We were pampered to say the least! Right from the time we entered till we left, absolutely pleasant service. Β  In spite of the 10% service charge on the bill, I felt I had to tip. Β Normally when the bill includes service charge, I do not tip unless the service is extraordinary.
This dinner set us back by about 3K for 2 Adults and 2 children, aged 8 and 3. Β A little on the expensive side, but completely worth it. Β Next time, I would visit this restaurant for some special occasion and not a casual meal, just like that.
Overall, this dinner was very enjoyable, also because we were eating out as a family after 3-4 weeks after a strict diet plan at home πŸ™‚
Next outing will take some time I think.
Until then, cya πŸ˜‰

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