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Apicius: Far, but surely worth a visit

india Updated: Apr 20, 2012 17:30 IST
Shalvi Mangaokar
Shalvi Mangaokar
Hindustan Times
Hindustan Times

A roof top restobar, that’s what we heard about Apicius even before we went there. The restaurant, which recently opened its doors to Mumbaikars, is to say the least, definitely worth a visit — even for those who aren’t well versed with suburban geography.

As we enter, the expansive space opens up to aesthetically designed interiors and a neat bar. We knew right then that there would only be dim chances of being disappointed. And we were right. Glancing through the menu, which offers Mediterranean cuisine, we knew just what to order. For appetisers we chose the Carpaccio Di Salmone (Rs 380). The Carpaccio was well made and not too sweet. The tinge of mustard gave it the right punch, and to give it our final thumb’s up, its quantity was generous too.

From the bar menu, we choose from their signature cocktails. The Apicius Signature (Rs 350) and Apicius Key (Rs 350). The drinks were decent and went well with our meal. Moving on, for the main course we opted for a Giardiniera (Rs 370), a pizza with mushrooms, capsicum, zucchini and mozzarella cheese along with other vegetables. It tasted good and was sufficient for two people.
We also ordered a Lasagna Di Pollo (Rs 490), which was made with layers of pasta and chicken, mixed with mozzarella and parmesan cheese and was deliciously cooked. It had been a while since we had lasagna this well made.

The restaurant was a refreshing break from the usual hangouts, though they need to work hard on their painfully slow service. Given that it’s new, we hope to see them pick up on this department shortly.

What: Apicius Kitchen & Bar
where: 8th Floor, Blue Wave Building, Off Link road, Opp Hometown Cafe, Andheri West
Call: 26734337
What’s on the menu: Mediterranean cuisine
Drinking: Yes
Smoking: Yes
What we like:Décor and ambianceGenerous portions
What we don’t like:Slow service
Rating: ***