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La Lola, Lower Parel, Mumbai Italian Restaurant

La Lola, Lower Parel, Mumbai Italian Restaurant

Restaurant Name: La Lola, Lower Parel, Mumbai
Phone: 022 50646778
Address: L3, Trade View Towers, Kamala Mills, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Time: 12:00 Noon – 3:30 PM, 6:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Meals for two: Rs. 2,000
Cuisines: Italian, Bar Food, Beverages
Facilities: Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar Available, Free Parking, Indoor Seating, Table booking recommended, Smoking Area, Valet Parking Available, Live Music, Free Wifi, Serves Jain Food

La Lola, Lower Parel, Mumbai: Decor

‘La Lola’ replaces ‘Thalaiva’. But of course, its totally different black and white chequered flooring, white brick walls, and brass accents make it into an elegant space. Mirrors add a dimension of space. A piano tinkles in one corner.

La Lola, Lower Parel, Mumbai: Food

The star of the show is the Artichoke and Palm Heart Salad, sparkled with a honey mustard dressing, a masterpiece in delicacy of texture, flavor and presentation. Dreamy creamy heady with truffle cauliflower soup. Many a choice pizza topping. The crust has a delicious bite and the Diavola topping of pepperoni and jalapeno delights. Even though fries don’t fit into an Italian menu, they’re made more addictive by being sparkled with Italian parmesan. Risotto is tasty with saffron, crispy spinach and mascarpone. Tiramisu with the perfect kiss of coffee passes with flying colors.

Minus Points:

Though the room is pretty, it is not sound-proofed and can get very noisy. Too noisy. Overcooked pork belly, a plate of dismal tasteless cold cuts. That the baked cauliflower is stodgy is bad enough but it is also over salted. Overcooked Seabass. Lackluster coffee creme brulee. Over sweet gooey chocolate cake. All indicating how unevenly the kitchen performs.

My Point:

I got to know about La Lola from my Chembur #foodieblinddate Rachi Gupta. She informed that it’s owned by the 21-year-old Ayush Sahani. And that got me curious, later I was informed that La Lola has been inspired by an Italian girl named Lola, a figment of restaurateur Ayush Sahani’s imagination. La Lola serves up delectable pizzas, an Artichoke Palm Heart Salad to kill for, but falters on many a dish. That it still manages to be impressive, and at times immensely enjoyable, says a great deal about the seriousness which the 21-year-old owner and his chef bring to it.

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