On the number of recommendations, we finally decide to go to Chianti.
Three things that you'll note once you are in:
1. Everyone's got a smile. All the time!
2. The interiors are very well done. Gives you a rich and an elegant feel. (Us guys in shorts and tees made us feel under-dressed)
3. The interesting looking bottle on the table that had vinegar and olive oil.
We sit, the menu arrives, we read..., well, try to. The names of all the dishes were in Italian (I'm guessing), we had noo idea how things were pronounced! Seeing the expressions on our face a gentleman comes to us and explains the whole menu and suggests us food. We place our order which is :: Gamberi Alla Grigilia (Grilled Tiger Prawns), Pizza di Pollo alla Grigilia (Chicken Pizza), Pizza Proucito Ai Funghi (Bacon Pizza), Pollo in Salsa Di Vino (Beef Steak), Tagliata di Filetto (Chicken Steak) and a Tiramisu. While confirming the order, the waiter actually reads back the italian names making us ask him a couple of times to confirm the order..., in english.
Estimated time's around 20 minutes. While the wait, we get some bread, and some fresh veggies on the table. We then start to munch on the bread and then they place a "Make your own Chianti Bruchetta" note. Quite an interesting past-time I must admit, though we sucked at making the bread last in 1 peice till it was prepared, we did have fun and yes, our Bruchetta was better than the best :]
Once that was over, enter, the Bread Basket. Couple of soup sticks and some really soft flavored bread and a mayo dip. I'd asked for a garlic mayo dip and they served some weird dip which had no garlic in it though, not that I died, so it's cool).
They, then get us our order, starting with the tiger prawns. (I'm sorry, re-typing the whole italian names are a pain and hence I refuse to do so!) Serving portion is 4 prawns. Huge prawns, beautifully served, seriously soft meat and it was yum!
Next, the pizzas, 10 inch diameter, thin crispy crust, topped with adequate amount of chicken, bacon etc, and then the extra oregano, chilli flakes, olive oil etc, makes it all the more awesome
Beef steak, again, another 'beautiful' looking dish, each slice served to everyone's plate. Initially, kinda felt dry but then they brought the extra sauce and made it tasty as well. Seeing the beef steak, one of us (who can't have beef) wanted to try something similar and hence the chicken steak.
Enter, chicken steak. Mistake. Shouldn't have ordered is what we realized. The meat was kinda rubbery and tasteless. (It is the breast though, you cannot expect anything more)
Next was our dessert. Now since we've ordered quite a lot and we do not have such kinda money, we decided to order 1 Tiramisu. Small in size, ok in taste. Nothing great.
And we are done.
Goods :: Ambiance, taste, pleasant people around you, beautiful presentations and the Brushetta.
Bads :: Poor serving portions(the beef steak was soo small and so was dessert!). They should use the generic 'english' names as well. While confirming the orders and also in the final bill.