-By Rashmi Uday Singh
Go on. Wipe that snooty smirk off your face, South Mumbaikers! We can never match the youthful exuberance and newness of the fleetly evolving whirl of the suburbs. I love to eatabout and hangabout here. Like today, with the great fun and well informed two some: Malaya Pradhan, who not only loves to cook but has a take on most everything and Mrinalini Khanna who admits to a more low maintaince take when it comes to food. Both love seafood in general, while Malaya is one of the senior creative forces, Mrinalini is the key development & sales head of gigantic Endemol, the worlds largest TV and film content provider known in India for their superhit addictive shows. They lead me to "Apicius", which is very close to their office and where they've eaten before.
Zoom up to the eight floor of a nondescript office building to be pleasantly surprised by the sprawling, grey slate-walled space, chandeliers, al fresco lounge and large bar. Tastefully done.
Never mind that it's name Apicius derives from fifth-century Rome, it serves the predictable falafel, pasta and pizza.Except for the above par John Dory enlivened with capers and mellow with parsley butter, the rest of the fare is strictly average. Be it the Mezze with its lackluster hummus and labneh or the soggy Ceasers salad. Okayish Pizza pepperoni, overcooked Portobello mushroom, smothered in cheese Melanzana here. The other two exceptions are, well made Shish taouk sparkled with lemon ginger garlic and prawns with cognac.
We all agree, that though appetizingly presented the portions are too small. The food average, the desserts too sweet (umm ali, baklava) and the coffee served cold.
As Malaya and Mrinalini point out this definitely is "the most tasteful" of Andheri's restaurants and they would come back for the seafood too. The rest of the Mediteranean fare is average, portions small, service attentive. So,would I make a special trip from Sobo to Apicius? Yes. But only if Mrinalini and Malaya join me.
Review posted within last 6 month
the main attraction about apicius is the open air seating and the view. situated on the 8th floor it gives a picturesque view of the suburbs. Also, when i visited the place with my husband, we got a corner seating, ideal for two. the food was great although in small portions and a priced a little on the higher side. But my husband had booked the table through an online portal URBANRESTRO and so we ate dinner at a discounted price. it was a beautiful experience for me. the restaurant is one of my top picks to dine.
Review posted more than 6 month ago
Amazing place!! It’s a must visit for all the Italian food lovers…the pesto pizza and arancini were absolutely delectable…my personal favourite is the pesto pizza.. luscious and a perfect taste…and finally the mango mojito is heavenly.. a fantastic ambiance, an open bar and a great service this place.....:)
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