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“Good Pizza”
Review of Trattoria

Trattoria
Ranked #156 of 14,577 Restaurants in Mumbai (Bombay)
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Good Pizza”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

Being in Taj the property and service is very much expected to be excellent. . . . . . . . . . . . . . !! the pizza here is excellent too . . . . highly recommended for couples and a group of friends . . . . . . ! !

Visited May 2012
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mumbai
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“horrible food at trattoria on sunday evening 10th june 2012.”
Reviewed June 16, 2012

we advise all of you to avoid eating at trattoria, hotel taj president.. as the quality of the food has detoriated drastically.

  • Visited June 2012
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level 6 Contributor
66 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Truly excellent food, badly let down by a cafeteria-like ambience”
Reviewed April 16, 2012

No doubt about it, the food at Trattoria ("Tratts") has always been top-notch! Although assigned the 'coffee shop' tag, the Italian cuisine is superb and any choice can't go far wrong. Try the thin crust pizzas with bacon and pepperoni topping, grilled pork chops, yummy (but sinfully heavy) lasagne bolognese which I have on occasion even spotted Mr. Ratan Tata eating, spagetti carbonara, signature dark chocolate ice cream... the list is endless! And if you're craving junk food - even the hamburger is good!

Unfortunately, the ambience really lets things down. After paying a hefty 5-star packet for the food, the least you'd expect is something less like a noisy cafeteria with rather loud and confused interiors (doesn't even match the picture shown on the hotel website). Have yet to meet a Tratts regular who isn't nostalgic for the charmingly rustic Italian-style restaurant of yore - certainly a more calm, intimate and refined dining experience which was a far more appropriate setting for the superb cuisine.

During my most recent visit a few weeks ago, there certainly seemed to be a large number of waiters (possibly felt it more cause we were closer to one of the service stations) but we still didn't quite get the impeccable and discrete Tratts service and had to periodically look out for refills of water and to communicate additional orders.

In a nutshell, still the best Italian food in South Bombay that probably merits an 'excellent' rating rather than 'average' but without the ambience to go with it, it's unfortunately no longer the 'dining experience' that it should rightfully be.

  • Visited March 2012
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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“Kobe steak is excellent, a bit noisy and its not really kobe!”
Reviewed April 10, 2012

This is the coffee shop restaurant at the Taj President. Its open 24/7. The Kobe steak is fantastic and probably the best in Bombay. The other dishes are also very good.

  • Visited April 2012
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San Francisco, California
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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“Good but over-hyped....and confused!”
Reviewed March 25, 2012

A 24-hour restaurant in a Mumbai 5-star typically qualifies as a coffee shop for the locals, but Trattoria specializes in southern Italian cuisine, with prices that are certainly not coffee shop levels. The official site (http://www.vivantabytaj.com/president-mumbai/Dining/Trattoria-Restaurant.html) pegs the average check at Rs. 750 - which might get you a non-alcoholic beverage or one of the cheapest starters on the menu! There was a time when this was the go-to place for Italian cuisine in Mumbai, but there are better places now (and less pricey too). However it's not all gloom and doom. The Baked John Dory is sublime, as are the pizzas. The service is always impeccable - as you would expect at any Taj-branded property. The decor and ambiance rate a 4 out of 5. The final word - you could do better for that special occasion when you are feeling like an expensive and really good Italian meal....

  • Visited December 2011
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