One restaurant I often frequent is Café Mangii in Mumbai. Situated in the Khar and Powai suburbs of Mumbai, Café Mangii is my favourite restaurant when it comes to satisfying my palate for Italian cuisine.
Before I go to the actual restaurants and cuisine, here are a few interesting facts about Café Mangii. Café Mangii is a more concise model of the fine dining restaurant Mangii Fera. Quiz the managing Director Prashant Chaudhury of the Mangii Fera Cafés Pvt Ltd, the group that promotes Café Mangii about the name and he will tell you, it all started with a mango, or rather a mango tree and the names just popped out of that one mango tree in the front patio. Today Café Mangii is a part of the Mirah Hospitality Group, with 4 outlets in Mumbai, 2 in Pune and 1 in Goa.
Coming back to the actual restaurant, I have been to 4 Café Mangii outlets
3 in Mumbai and 1 in Goa and the first thing you notice about the restaurant is their signature white washed walls that adorn the exteriors of the restaurant, giving it a serene look, even in the chaos of the crowded Khar lane or the chaos of Powai. Whats more, each outlet has a distinct, elegant look, with extremely tasteful interiors lit in welcoming and romantic yellow lights. Another endearing thing you notice about Café Mangii is the fact that they have wood fired oven, which is always ready to serve hot pizzas. It almost takes you back to the smaller Pizza joints in the by-lanes of Rome where you are often welcomed in to the smell of burning wood and a pleasant Mio Caro
benvenuto alla pizzeria!
However, Café Mangiis pizzas are not their only specialty. In fact, during my last visit to Café Mangii Powai, I completely skipped the pizzas and tried their other exotic delicacies. Heres what we picked:
 Cream of Exotic Mushrooms - Thumbs up
 Lobster Bisque - Thumbs down, the flavour too strong!
 Red Wine Poached Pears crumbled feta arugula and walnuts in balsamic dressing - MUST TRY
 Woodfire Oven Baked Lasagna with Veg ragout - Vegetarian's delight
 Risotto Carneltini: Meat Lover's delight!
 Chargrilled Rawas Steak: Dish concept good, fish was stale... so smelly
 Brazilian Tenderloin Steak: Loved it!
 Chilean Seabass: Good
 Cocolate Fondue: To die for