Ciro Pomodoro - 3.5



A Tasty Meal for the Less Conscious!

As we drive through Croatia's beautiful terrain I remembered this review sitting in my drafts. So here's something to chew on till I'm back with some delicious stories!
Ciro Pomodoro hasn't been easy to understand. People have either loved it or hated it. A fairly sophisticated cafe, floor to ceiling glass, natural light flooding in, it was just the kind of place I would like to lunch at; though their sprawling, sexy, black and white marble bar and talked-about cocktails Vdo tempt for an after-dark visit. The added laughter and chatter floating made for a fun ambiance. Every wall is a shrine to Ciro and all his many celebrity guests that have frequented his outlets worldwide.
Photo By: Zorawar Shukla

Yes, for those of you who do not know – Ciro Pomodoro is a chain of restaurants. Everyone from the owner Amit Manchanda, to their operations manager Rajat Grover were on the ball – observing, learning and responding. The staff too was refreshingly attentive and comfortable with their customers. Ciro himself was present in all his glorious tattooed and bejeweled splendour. A vivacious and passionate personality, I would call him a lover before a businessman, though his nine outlets worldwide may argue otherwise. Ciro Pomodoro is yet to launch its full menu and as Manchanda explained they are wisely taking this time to adapt and strengthen their product before going all out.
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In order to enjoy Pizza Pomodoro you have to, a) leave the elitist coat and your "well-travelled" passport outside b) keep the meal in perspective – this is not fine dining, and at the end of the day is a "chain". It is an Italian menu that you are likely to see at any "Little Italy" neighbourhood around the world. Italian food that has been dumbed down and made more mainstream. Nothing wrong with that and it certainly doesn't mean it can't be tasty.
Photo By: Zorawar Shukla

Photo By: Zorawar Shukla


Photo By: Zorawar Shukla


Photo By: Zorawar Shukla


Photo By: Zorawar Shukla

Photo By: Zorawar Shukla

Photo By: Zorawar Shukla

Budget: Moderate to Expensive 

Alcohol: Yes

Outdoors: Yes

Contact:

Ph: (011) 41731035

1, N Block Market, GK 1



* Originally Published in the Sunday Guardian - http://www.sunday-guardian.com/a/14315 *

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