The Mascarpone cafe is a one of those romantic getaway restaurants that offers both great food and a great ambience. Its a pretty good spot not only for couples, but also for families/friends(5-6 people) to come and spend some time to have food and chill !
The Location and Ambience :
This restaurant is located on the side of the East Coast Road.It is on the left side of the road while travelling from Chennai to Mahabalipuram/Pondicherry. The restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating.The indoor isn’t much to talk about. Its just a closed room with a capacity of 6-8 people maximum. But the outdoor seating is amazing! You can either choose to sit in the open and dine on the grass in the outdoor,or you can get your own cottage seating (for 2-4 people) which offers you good privacy (Perfect for a candlelight dinner 😀 ).The area isn’t all that big,but they make it look spacious with the arrangements.They have soft covers of all the latest pop songs being played in the background. The service is quite friendly and courteous. They make sure to give their guests privacy and yet get you the food on time!
Being a weekday, there wasn’t much of a crowd. And according to the management, peak time is usually during the weekend evenings.
The Food :
Now moving on to the important part, the food. Since we already had a few starters from the Moonrakers,Mahabalipuram, we couldn’t eat a lot. But that didn’t stop us from trying. We decided to try their Honey glazed chicken and the Spinach Ravioli. The honey glazed chicken was a bit sweet, crunchy and tasted pretty good. The spinach ravioli was bland. It tasted how it should, but was a bit too bland.(Authentic Italian!) I enjoyed the dish, but maybe they should consider spicing it up a bit for the Indian foodies xD. Now finally we decided to order the famous Mango pannacota. It tasted lovely, it was soft, creamy and just firm enough to hold the cream together. Also had a great mango flavour. For all mango lovers, this would be a treat!
The prices were a bit on the higher side, but I felt the quantity for the mains were pretty good. The dessert, was delicious and tasted as good as it looked.
Overall, good food to go along with the great ambience. And If you are searching for a place to eat, away from the hustle bustle of the city with a date, I would definitely recommend this place! The Mascarpone cafe gets a foodfella rating : 4.2/5
-Happy fooding 😀