Italia @ The Park Pod

4 Sep

Italia Restaurant @ the Park Pod is away from the maddening Nungabakkam traffic in Khader Nawaz Khan Road.  It is right opposite to Wills Life Style Showroom but the restaurant is not visible from the front.  Look for “the Park Pod” sign board and drive into the driveway to locate the restaurant.

Ambience is good. Interiors too. You can check how the restaurant looks in this website –

Belonging to the Park Hotel group, it is definitely heavy on your pockets. Food meets the expectation, if not exceeds!
A Penne arabiatta easily costs you Rs. 400 plus. Health Cocktails (read non-alcoholic) costs anywhere between 300-450 Rs

If you are not familiar with too many italian dishes then stay away from trying new things…tried a Gnocchi with smoked cheese and mushrooms and the verdict is – you better have a different tongue for it!!! Not a normal person’s choice.

Menu has veg and non-veg items clearly marked…so safer options to choose from!  Dessert has Gelatos, Sorbetto and of course more.

If you are a vegetarian, possibly Pasta choices would be limited to 3 or 4.    Safe option is to have Penne Arabiatta; alternatively try their Bow-tied pasta with deep-fried spinach & zucchini.   The highlight of this dish is the deep fried spinach (we liked it…hope you do!)

We requested for a plate of deep-friend spinach alone and they were ready to get us…but we just opted out as we were already filled by then 🙂
Portions of main course is just right. So watch out if you decide to order starters and filling your stomach up before the main course!

Health Cocktails – check out “Naughty Dance” – a mix of blue curacuao syrup, coconut syrup, galangal and coriander leaves.

Bottom line – visit this place if someone else with heavy pocket is inviting you 😉   Place is most suited for the rich & famous!

Food: 7/10
Ambience : 8/10
Service : 7/10
Pocket Friendly : Wayyyyyyyyy toooooooo costly
Suitable for :  Casual dining, Couples dining, Family Dining et al.
Reservation Required? :  Preferred given the standard of the restaurant to keep up with decorum! 😉
Will I go there again?  :  Never Again (price is way too expensive)!

Additional Details:
FB Profile:
23/13 Khader Nawaz Khan Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai 600 006
T: +91 44 4295 5555
Landmark: Exactly Opp. to Wills Life Style
Note: Restaurant is tucked in from the main road – there is a small drive way to the restaurant.


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