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Can a genuine Italian restaurant work in a country where 'Italian food' means pizza and pasta? The success of Vetro shows that it can but only at the very top end of the market. The restaurant runs with the assistance of Rome's celebrated Hassler Hotel and though the Hassler's Michelin-starred, much-celebrated Imago restaurant does modern (Japanese-influenced) Italian, Vetro sticks to fine dining Italian. The pasta dishes are the sort you would find in Rome --- the pasta is the point not the sauce --- and the meat dishes are cooked to the highest standards of authenticity.
We generally avoid Vetro since most dishes are with Mushrooms/ Truffle- which I am allergic to- but the Chef came personally to ensure that we get our choices! The Burratra and Beetroot Ravioli was superb! The Asparagus Mile Fuelli was ok ok- not so great. The Tiramisu was good!
Went to the Vetro Italian restaurant, where the concept and food were fantastic, but we did not like to witness the open disagreements among staff at the counter; the semifreddo was served too late (melted). Maybe the staff was stressed because of the special menu and presence from chef D’Angelo from the Belmond Villa Sant’ Andrea, or all the ‘accolades’ did make our expectations rise a bit too high. It can be a bit cold (airco); bring a shawl.
Chef Francesco's vision can be very well seen on the palette. Went here for lunch to celebrate my birthday. Tried their degustation menu. Everything right from amous bouche till the dessert were amazing. Special mention to the mushroom broth with scallops and the NZ lamb loin.
Great Italian food which is tough to find in India and i guess the authentic cooking and wine list come courtesy of an Italian influence but really great food, excellent wine list and a lovely ambiance. Very attentive waiting staff and a 10 out of 10 for me
I always eat here at least once when visiting Mumbai. The food is amazing and chef Francesco can give you recommendations if you aren't sure what to order! Always amazing.
A very impressive wine cellar may alone hold attraction enough for regulars at ‘Vetro’ but to be fair it’s more than that. Not only the restaurant is authentic Italian, it is reputed and very swanky. Housed at The Oberoi, Mumbai, Vetro breaks all stereotype notions that Italian is just pizza and pasta dominant cuisine. Vetro is a genuine fine dining restaurant of the highest order where the upper crust frequent the establishment religiously. You will find the clientele primarily of well-travelled punters who have acquired taste for authentic Italian fare and can differentiate between their wines. The restaurant is run by the help of Rome’s popular Michelin star Imago and Hassler hotel which brings originality to the menu. All these credentials guarantees the sophistication that comes with it. You will be pleased to find the interiors contemporary and edgy updated with the times.
The chef like to interact with his patrons and will be glad to help you choose your preferences. The staff is well informed and very courteous. They will guide you through the menu so take their suggestions under consideration. As your first course you will be served, pan seared tuna with mixed herb pesto, chicken & truffle ravioli, saffron risotto, san daniele ham, vetro garden salad, white onion soup, truffle filled potato gnocchi, yogurt & white chocolate soup, lamb with verbena essence, eggplant polpette, fresh burrata with wild mushrooms, minestrone soup and amatriciana risotto. If you choose pasta as your first course then you will not be disappointed with the selection. You will get to taste some unique pairings such as, squid ink crab fazzoletti, puttanesca ravioli, lamb fagotelli, carbonara ravioli, whole wheat porcini & taleggio ravioli and angel hair with garlic olive oil chillies parsley. The pasta dishes are cooked as you would find them in Rome. The hero is the pasta not the sauce.
Take advantage of Vetro’s grilled menu. You will find the beautifully prepared dishes like, chicken alla diavola, lamb chop scottadito, black cod with fish reduction, calamari skewers with pumpkin puree and lobster with lemon dust. For their heartier fare consider, bekti alla pizzaiola, chilli crusted Chilean sea bass, aubergine alla parmigiana, pancotto, polenta with wild mushrooms, baked onion, honey glazed pork belly and clay baked lamb rack. Italians make mean desserts so don’t leave without tasting chocolate olive oil cake, tiramisu, homemade ice creams and vanilla panna cotta. Celebrate Vetro with your chosen wine and compliment the chef.