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“Solid food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pompei Italian Restaurant Karachi

Pompei Italian Restaurant Karachi
Shapes Health Club Compound, Old Railway Club, 139 Mc Niel Road, Karachi, Pakistan (Formerly Pompeii) (City Railway Colony)
+92 21 35219657
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Ranked #12 of 171 Restaurants in Karachi
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: City Railway Colony
Description: Fine dining Italian cuisine, using the very best local and imported produce, with an emphasis on contemporary interpretations of classic regional recipes
Karachi
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Solid food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Al fresco, wood fired oven, great steaks and refined comfort food

Visited May 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Karachi, Pakistan
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Orgasmic !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

Dear Pompei,

i had no idea what your name meant, untill the topic came up at the discussion on the dining table of 3 where me and a couple of my loyal friends were having dinner. this was our second visit and first time dining. yes, you have made and maintained the exclusivity of getting a reservation for the ultimate food experience.

i was not at all impressed by the menu, and similar was the case with my friends. maybe we were not fans of italian food, but we are fans of fine dining and you provided it superbly. the grilled mushrooms, and the orgasmic blue cheese souffle was probably the best starter i have had in a couple of years.

the steak, the marination of the tenderloins and the creamy mushroom sauce topped all but end treat of a choclate sort of cake. i loved it. every moment at pompei. it was a good night out and i will have another one pretty soon, with my family this time.

Regards
Haris Shaikh
Director Marketing
Naurus (Pvt) Ltd.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Karachi
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“The best Italian as well as the best steak in town!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

Apart from the location which is a bit out of the way everything else about this eatery is excellent. The indoor seating is really classy with a large tree going through the roof at one side of the restaurant and the outdoor seating is really great n the evenings with a great garden view. The service at this place is also really attentive and personal…they know how to keep a distance yet are on the look out if you need anything…... They have a great selection of appetizers ranging from simple items such as artichoke and spinach dip or bruchetta to more sophisticated choices such as black pepper prawns or beef with balsamic reduction. My personal favorite is the antipasti platter. They also cook a mean brick oven pizza if you like crispy thin crust pizza's. Their selection of imported steaks ranging from the new york strip to the filet mignon are all excellent!!! If you like fish the snapper is one of the best. Lamb chops and chicken tarragon are also great choices. In the dessert department the Chocolate fondant cake with vanilla ice cream, the italian bread pudding, and the tiramisu are a fantastic way to end the meal if you have a sweet tooth. All in all its hard to go wrong at this place:-)

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Karachi
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Italian Food that Italy would be proud of!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

Absolutely wonderful food every single time.

Creme Brulee and the Marinara are absolutely fantastic.

They do a fairly decent espresso too, though always leave some ground at the bottom of the cup.

Get a table outside, this is one of the few places in Karachi where you can sit outside and still feel safe.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
“Nice, exclusive restaurant in a secluded location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

While close to everything, this is in a relatively secluded place, away from the chaos of the city. Quite pricey but very good, high-end, Western food.

Visited December 2011
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