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Upstairs Italian Restaurant
Ranked #87 of 992 Restaurants in Kochi (Cochin)
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed June 30, 2013

Very solid Italian food and friendly staff. Good location. Thomas is well traveled and talkative. While a higher priced resturant the imported ingredients justify. All very well done and good location.

Thank wanderingmid
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

Had been traveling through India for a month, really love Indian food, but was very much craving some cheese other than Paneer. Noticed the restaurant as we walked by, thought we'd give it a try. Honestly, does not seem like much at first, but some other backpackers on their way out gave us raving reviews. Turns out the guys who run the place import most of their ingredients, so to have real mozzarella, parmesan, chorizo, PIZZA, LASAGNE, well, it was terrific, and we ate there two nights in a row. Will always remember, due to my own medical issues, I had a sugar crash and passed out during dinner our second night, the manager was quick on his feet, helped me to feel much better, if I'm ever in the area again, will definitely eat here again.

Thank Tye W
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

After reading all the reviews, especially hearing about the awesome experience provided there courtesy Thomas, we decided to try out the place...it took some finding...but thanks to google maps we got there in the evening without having to stop on the way to ask for directions..after we reached there, the experience was a memorable one...my family and I thoroughly enjoyed the place and the food too...with some melodious songs playing in the background and an ecelctic crowd comprising foreign tourists as well as several Indians there and poor Thomas running all over the place since his staff were either on leave or taken ill, it promised to be a long wait, however we were served without any delay....we started off with a lemon mint crush, mango pulp juice and grape pulp juice and it set the tone for the evening with all the said juices being outstanding! Thereafter we had a chicken pizza (pollo something), beef lasagna and chicken arabiata...all of the said dishes were simply outstanding...we ended the meal with a lovely pannacotta with strawberry sauce and chocolate sauce...to top of the pleasant experience, there was a Malayali family there celebrating the sixtieth birthday one gentleman in their midst and after cutting the cake, they went around and offered a slice of the said cake to all the people sitting in the restaurant. we ended the sublime experience with a promise to Thomas to return to the place again....thanks to all the reviewers we ended up going there, for otherwise we may well have never either heard of this place or even gone there...

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Thank rohitmammenalex
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

this is simply the best restaurant in kochi and not only....Thomas is a super prepared chef with a outgoing personality and a years long experience in italian food matured mostly abroad. it is enough not even to taste the food but to sample a juice to understand that the quality is different from any other place. i am italian and nowhere else in India i have tried anything even close to this quality. the food is not expensive. it happens that, if you want to have quality you have to invest into ingredients. so, if one want to pay for a good dish the same of a pharota it is obviously not the choice. bit if you want to taste something authentic in taste a in good quantity, well, you cannot find the same anywhere else. i am a strong admirer of his food because i am a chef too and not a ' foody'. I work with food and do not chat about it. you are the best Tommy,keep going like that!!

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Thank fabiobattistetti
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

The food here is amazing! Our favorite restaurant in Fort Cochin. We were on our honeymoon and the owner Thomas really made us feel special and welcome!
We heard many people recommending the Pannacotta but didn't try it ourselves. We can definitely recommend the mango juice- undoubtable the best in India!
Thanks Thomas x

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