Looking for a one-stop place to groove and dine in Mumbai? This may be an optionfashion and trends Updated: Jan 19, 2018 17:37 IST
The lounge area at Casa Vito Bar & Cafe, Bandra (Mumbai).
Where: Link Corner building, 3rd floor, above Starbucks, KFC Lane, off Linking Road, Bandra (W)
Call: 099673 90695
What’s on the menu: Indian, Italian
Food quality: Excellent
Service: Very good
Price for two: Rs 4,500 (without alcohol)
When we visited Casa Vito on a weekday, we were surprised to see several people (couples only, the place has a no stags policy) waiting to get inside the eatery cum nightclub. The place has two sections, one of which is a lounge that houses a huge dance floor, a well-stocked bar, Chesterfield sofas, bar stool seating and a huge screen where live sports events are telecast. The in-house DJ plays English trance and techno music till 11pm,
post which Bollywood hits take over. Post 8pm, the lighting arrangement changes too.
The second section, which is an open air rooftop seating, is where we settled for the evening. Surrounded by Bandra high-rises, the area has comfortable sofa seating as well as high stools. Hookah is also
served here. Our first order comprising Fish Aajoni Tikka (Rs 699) and Chicken Seekh Kebab (Rs 350)
were served in minutes, considering the place was packed. While the fish chunks in the former dish, marinated with yoghurt and garlic paste and flavoured with ajwain, were fresh and tender, the latter was succulent, and the taste stayed with us long after.
Impressed by the kebabs, next, we ordered the Non Veg Kebab Platter (Rs 799) consisting of assorted varieties such as fish tikka, malai tikka, reshmi kebab, pahadi kebab, chicken tikka and tandoor kebab, as well as Fish Finger (Rs 599). The platter was as good as our first dish in the taste department, and the Indian Salmon fish item was cooked in less oil and was crispy. Next, from the pizza section, we ordered Veg Mexicono (Rs 300), a mixed vegetable pizza and Chicken Mexican Pizza (Rs 375). The pizzas were a cross between Italian and Mexican flavours blended to suit local palates. Our last dish, Garlic Prawns (Rs 699), which are garlic prawns tossed in butter and garlic, is not meant for the health conscious, but was the winner of the day; there wasn’t an overdose of garlic and there was no dearth of prawns in the delicacy.
Casa (house in Spanish) Vito (derived from the Latin word Vita, meaning life), is the brainchild of 26-year-old restaurateur Aniket Waghmare. Situated in a busy part of Bandra (W), the place seems to have become popular among the younger lot. One of the reasons for this could be the pocket friendly alcohol prices (some of the drinks are available on MRP), which is hard to find in the queen of suburbs. The restaurant staff is attentive and the food delivery prompt. Overall, the joint is ideal for someone looking to dance the night away, and then chill in the cool terrace breeze or vice versa.
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