Olivetto Restaurant Review by Tehniat Aftab
After hearing a lot about Olivetto, me and my sister decided to try it out.
So we landed there on a Friday, late afternoon and I must say, it's quite an
I fell in love with it as soon as I entered the Lounge and
saw all the books around me. Beautiful interior - black sofas, black
book-shelves laden with treasure, lit up with spotlights. At the end, you could
see a mini bar. The mirrors used in the room were utilized well, giving the
entire lounge a classy look. We asked for the menu and we decided to go for the
All-Day Lounge Special. A drink, entrée and a dessert for Rs.539 (exclusive of
taxes). My sister went for a Beef Burger, Bread Pudding and Mint Shikanjbeen,
me, on the other hand ordered a Smoked Chicken Pizza, Crème Caramel and Mint
Shikanjabeen. We were served with the drinks first, and never in my life have I
ever had such an amazing Shikanjbeen. It was perfect. The mint was not
over-powering, and there was a perfect balance between the sweetness and the
sourness in the drink. It was just so good! And then, on it's way was our food!
I rubbed my hands in glee and couldn't wait to try out the food. The pizza
looked so scrumptious and beautiful! Yes, beautiful. Chunks, literally chunks
of smoked chicken, olives and mushrooms. One way to measure the quality of the
food is by freshness of the ingredients, and Olivetto here, did not use canned
mushrooms; the mushrooms in the pizza were fresh button mushrooms and they
tasted out of this world! The pizza's crust was perfectly chewy, thin crust,
and was topped with the yummiest mozzarella cheese. I loved the pizza, and the
waiter looked at me wondering how a not-so-fat lady eating an entire pizza.
Yes, I finished it The beef burger was The Beef Burger. It was a big, juicy
patty, topped with a slice of cheese and it was, A BEEF BURGER! Yes. Delicious
as well. We were then served with the desserts. The creme caramel was creamy,
and had a beautiful caramel sauce. The bread pudding's amazing taste cannot be
defined by any set of words. The toffee sauce was finger-licking good; the warm
pudding was served with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream. My sister really could
not resist wiping the sauce off the plate with her fingers! All in all, it was
a trip absolutely worth our money. The ambiance, the quality of food, the worth
for money, the service, the taste - impeccable.
I would like to congratulate the team of Olivetto for completing a year serving
mouth-watering food to Karachiites. Hope they stay consistent with the quality
of the food. It is a place I am definitely looking forward to going more often
(and maybe intern too after I've completed my F&B Production Diploma
*winks*). If fine-dining has a name, it is definitely Olivetto. No other
restaurant has ever pleased me with their food and service as much as Olivetto
has. We were also met by Afroze, who was an amiable person to meet. Olivetto
was quite a pleasurable experience.
Posted by Tehniat Aftab on April 18, 2012