Tantalize Your Taste Buds With European Fare At Bandra's All New Mia Cucina
We'd heard a lot about Mia Cucina's Powai branch, but as luck had it, we probably were waiting for a branch to spring up near our vicinity. And when this Italian restaurant opened its doors at Bandra's Hill Road, we knew we had to gift our taste buds some authentic European flavors.
What Makes It Awesome
We entered through a canopy of green planters, to be welcomed by the courteous staff of Mia Cucina. The restaurant has a chic but homely vibe to it. The menu has too many droolworthy options, and that made choosing very difficult. But the head chef, Nehal Karkera, came to our rescue.
For starters, we ordered for a Ravioli Al Fungi Croccante, that comes for INR 285. They surprised us with the three varieties of in-house breads that they very generously offer. This complimentary deal has a whole wheat bread, an olive bread, and a focassia (Italian bread mixed with herbs, and olive oil) which was coupled with a few condiments and sauces. But what we absolutely enjoyed eating was their char-grilled chicken by the name of Pollo Al Griglia Con Salsa Balsamica. The smokiness of this dish, coated with garlic and Polenta (mashed corn) satiated our souls and how! This beautiful dish is for INR 565.
For desserts, we tried something very exotic, their decadence cake, which isn't just your usual flour-less chocolate cake. This recipe is whipped up with one of the finest chocolates available in the world. Its called Barricalebeut, and they say it is the best chocolate one can invest on. It is priced at INR 285.
Our tummies were almost bursting out after the hearty meal, but who misses out on a beverage, ever? They recommended a black soda and some watermelon martini. The former one is not your regular soda. It has chunks of fresh black current pieces fused with some local masalas. It helped in digestion and blessed our tummy for INR 105.
If you are craving some Italian food, trust Mia Cucina in Bandra, to blow your mind, heart and taste buds away.