(Sorry about the horrible quality of photos! My camera betrayed me at the last minute, thus had to use my cellphone!)
After hearing a lot about Olivetto, me and my sister decided to try it out. So we landed there on a Friday, late afternoon and I must say, it's quite an impressive place. I fell in love with it as soon as I entered the Lounge and saw all the books around me. Beautiful interior - black sofas, black book-shelves laden with treasure, lit up with spotlights. At the end, you could see a mini bar. The mirrors used in the room were utilized well, giving the entire lounge a classy look. We asked for the menu and we decided to go for the All-Day Lounge Special. A drink, entrée and a dessert for Rs.539 (exclusive of taxes). My sister went for a Beef Burger, Bread Pudding and Mint Shikanjbeen, me, on the other hand ordered a Smoked Chicken Pizza, Crème Caramel and Mint Shikanjabeen. We were served with the drinks first, and never in my life have I ever had such an amazing Shikanjbeen. It was perfect. The mint was not over-powering, and there was a perfect balance between the sweetness and the sourness in the drink. It was just so good! And then, on it's way was our food! I rubbed my hands in glee and couldn't wait to try out the food. The pizza looked so scrumptious and beautiful! Yes, beautiful. Chunks, literally chunks of smoked chicken, olives and mushrooms. One way to measure the quality of the food is by freshness of the ingredients, and Olivetto here, did not use canned mushrooms; the mushrooms in the pizza were fresh button mushrooms and they tasted out of this world! The pizza's crust was perfectly chewy, thin crust, and was topped with the yummiest mozzarella cheese. I loved the pizza, and the waiter looked at me wondering how a not-so-fat lady eating an entire pizza. Yes, I finished it The beef burger was The Beef Burger. It was a big, juicy patty, topped with a slice of cheese and it was, A BEEF BURGER! Yes. Delicious as well. We were then served with the desserts. The creme caramel was creamy, and had a beautiful caramel sauce. The bread pudding's amazing taste cannot be defined by any set of words. The toffee sauce was finger-licking good; the warm pudding was served with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream. My sister really could not resist wiping the sauce off the plate with her fingers! All in all, it was a trip absolutely worth our money. The ambiance, the quality of food, the worth for money, the service, the taste - impeccable.
Also, I would like to congratulate the team of Olivetto for completing a year serving mouth-watering food to Karachiites. Hope they stay consistent with the quality of the food. It is a place I am definitely looking forward to going more often (and maybe intern too after I've completed my F&B Production Diploma *winks*). If fine-dining has a name, it is definitely Olivetto. No other restaurant has ever pleased me with their food and service as much as Olivetto has. We were also met by Afroze, who was an amiable person to meet. Olivetto was quite a pleasurable experience.
Quality of food: 9.5/10
Value for money: 8.5/10
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