This way for yummy grub

May 30, 2012, 06:49 IST | Ruchika Kher

The second outlet of this Italian eatery manages to hold its own in Andheri's bustling Link Road, thanks to reliable food and spacious interiors

Despite its location — right in the middle of an area crowded with eateries — finding Alfredo’s was easy, thanks to a large, brightly lit sign-board welcoming hungry diners inside. We were pleasantly surprised by the sheer size of the second outlet, which is larger than its Juhu counterpart and also boasts of more tasteful interiors.

They don’t scrimp on the cheese in the Nachos, which makes for a great starter for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike.

The wooden furniture and walls crammed with photo frames contribute an old-world charm to this dimly lit restaurant that relies on a blue, white and beige colour scheme.

The restaurant includes an al fresco dining section, but as the weather didn’t permit for us to eat outside (read: humidity), we chose to sit instead in air-conditioned comfort. Having comfortably seated ourselves, now was the time for the real deal: the food. We began our eating sojourn with the Vegetarian Nachos (`200) and a plate of Cajun Spicy Chicken (`275).

Service was quick, and before we knew it, our order had arrived. The nachos were dressed in cheese, olives, jalapeños and beans, and just melted in the mouth, while the moderately spiced chicken was lip-smackingly good.

 The second outlet of Alfredo’s is roomier and also includes an al fresco dining section. Pics/ Rane Ashish

Satisfied with our first round, for Mains, we called for the Black Pepper Chicken (`375) and Two Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms (`225). Again, the speed of delivery surprised us, pleasantly. Portions of both dishes were generous. The grilled chicken was served with stir-fried vegetables and was perfectly cooked. The mushrooms were stuffed with cheese and spinach, and deep-fried. A treat! Alfredo’s manages to impress on all counts — whether it’s the ambience, the food, or service. Judging by the packed house that night, whatever it is they’re doing, seems to be working in their favour.

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