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“Return after few months rewarded”
Review of Diva Restaurant

Diva Restaurant
Ranked #420 of 12,708 Restaurants in New Delhi
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Greater Kailash II
Reviewed October 4, 2013

It was a return visit after a couple of years .I used to be a regular at this great restaurant but fallen apart lately because of mundane experiences lately.This time we sat upstairs ,designated for fine dining now.It was a big surprise for all of us. The service flattering,the ambience great and food awesome.Everything this time was simply amazing.Veggie platter was really good.A ring of mozzrella cheese with veggie stuffing was i had never tasted in any Italian eatery so far. John Dory was perfectoly cooked.Food decoration is very appealing.Prices for a food of this quality was pretty reasonable.It was quite evident that the chef has put his best in all dishes we tasted.We will be back soon.

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Reviewed September 25, 2013

Diva is no longer what it used to be. It's fallen prey to chalta hai attitude that plagues most of this country. 2 years back it was awesome with great food, good portions, great service, personalised touch owing to the owner who is a celebrity foodie, chef and traveller Ritu Dalmia taking keen interest in every table occupied by guests. We were thoroughly disappointed this time round when we decided to chose it as the place to celebrate a relatives birthday. Here is what has gone wrong: the portions have become minuscule, the staff is over eager to serve you better but very immature and hence makes a comedy of it self, it seems that the right hand does not know what the left is doing, very limited choice of main dishes and finally a meal for 4 would still set you back by 7.5k odd. Where is the value in it I ask? Hope Ritu Dalmia takes this comment seriously and corrects it soon, or else Diva is going south like everything else owing to chalta hai and chai that has destroyed this country. Hope she can save it coz Diva once was a fine dining place with a to die for duck dish, which now is hopeless. Yes they serve a very very bad duck dish. Give this place a miss.

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Reviewed September 15, 2013

I've traveled far and wide, sampled different cuisines from the far east, middle east, eastern and western Europe and Latin American. I had heard a lot about this restaurant from TV shows and magazines. Therefore, I was looking forward to a good fine dining experience. I visited in Aug with my sister-in-law and her family.

Ambiance: well done interiors, however the seating was poor. The tables were too small and didnt have enough room for a comfortable seating.

Service: Not worth mentioning, the waiters were well dressed, inattentive.

Quality of Food: I would rate it below average.

Starters ordered:
Rotolo di mozzarella con carciofi e rucola con salsa di peperone
Antipasti misti (non veg)

The starters were a disaster with the mozzarella cheese being a tad old (it was sour).
The mix platter had cold cuts drizzled with too much of olive oil.

For the main course we:
Coscio di capretto con rosmarino e vino rosso
Fagottino di pasta “Phyllo” ripieno di carciofi e taleggio con fonduta di spinaci
Risotto con mela verde e salsiccie
Ravioli tondi con fonduta, salsa di funghi

Without exception, every single dish was poorly done.

The pasta was undercooked and the edges of the ravioli was sticking to the teeth (therefore, not al dente).

The plating of the dishes were done in a very shoddy manner. For example lamb shanks were served on a deep dish plate with the bones resting on the edges. Its difficult to describe how the risotto was plated - suffice to say that it was just ladled.

A complete let down, would not recommend.

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Reviewed August 25, 2013

Though I live in the neighbourhood, I had so far shied away from Diva (perhaps due to local buzz about 'high prices').
When visited on a Saturday afternoon, the place was empty, though some groups came in later. I found the ambience soothing, service was attentive without being intrusive.
The food was excellent; I and my friend shared the linguine with lobster (which was one of the specialities 'du jour') as well as the John Dory with polenta.
The former was very mildly flavoured, the linguine was done just right (ever so slightly 'al dente') and the lobster was tender. Arugula garnish was fresh & tasty, adding the right degree of zest to the dish. The John Dory was lightly crusted, yet flaky, and combined very well with the polenta to make for a very satisfying meal.
Unfortunately, we did not choose to go for the wine in the afternoon (but maybe next time).
To my pleasant surprise, prices were quite reasonable (say about Rs 1,000/- for an average dish). We refrained from the desserts as well, and left feeling satiated (but not stuffed).

Imbibers may like to remember that Diva adds a service charge to the bill.

I quite enjoyed my meal, and shall be back soon.

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Thank Trips56
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

While staying in Delhi, I heard about this well known Italian restaurant and decided to pay it a visit as i always like to compare my Italian wife cooking to other chefs. The food was very average which you could expect from any Italian restaurant around. Knowing a celebrity chef is behind this restaurant, one would expect an exceptional food. The ingredients used were of high quality but everything lack flavor and taste. Chefs need to learn that you can not replace the good taste with fancy decoration on the plate.

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Thank 1GM1
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