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“Excellent Italian Cuisine in Karachi”

Pompei Italian Restaurant Karachi
Ranked #16 of 284 Restaurants in Karachi
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent Italian Cuisine in Karachi”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

Pompeii by far is the best Italian place in the whole of Karachi, if not Pakistan....authentic Italian cuisine...so delicious ..you'd be tempted to lick your fingers at the end of the meal...If at Pompeii, do try their chicken with mushroom cause it is simply to die for!
You simply can't miss Pompeii if in Karachi! Great food,Great ambience...great crowds....!!!!!

  • Visited August 2012
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
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English first
New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
142 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Wonerdful!”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

Pompeii has an excellent ambiance and it feels magical as son as you enter the landscaped lawns. There is valet service available.The restaurant has both indoor seating and elegant outdoor seating arrangement. Reservation is advised. The menu is extensive: pasta are delicious,loads of apitizers. Soups are a must try.Steaks are also great. Excellent food and service. They are extremely nice and really care about their customers

  • Visited December 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
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“Good for Karachi”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

Entering the compound where Pompeii sits is quite a breath of fresh air considering the headache it takes to actually get there. The restaurant has a mezzanine style design and a nice patio to enjoy in the winter months. Your eye goes toward the massive tree that is still part of the original landscape which is now "growing" through the restaurant itself.

The food experience is definitely a nice change from the existing Karachi restaurant scene. Their initial bread selection is quite nice and their menu has quite a few options on it. A little more than I would care for, since a sign of a good high end restaurant is a small menu done well, rather than a large menu trying to cater to every single Tom, Dick, and Harry.

Their pastas a little overcooked, although I can't hold it completely against them as it seems that every restaurant in Pakistan overcooks their food, but the flavors are still very nice. Nevertheless, a restaurant trying to charge "high-end" prices should know what al dente.

Desserts were decent but as Karachi standards go overly sweet and nothing original.

I would recommend people going here for a nice evening out with a relaxing atmosphere and decent food. Definitely the better option from other mainstream restaurants currently popular in Karachi. Is it worth the price? Not really, but when you don't have many other choices, I guess you can't be picky. Just make sure you go in the colder seasons so you can truly enjoy the outside patio.

  • Visited July 2012
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Karachi
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Solid food”
Reviewed July 3, 2012

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

Visited May 2012
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Karachi, Pakistan
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“Orgasmic !”
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
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