Saturday, June 25, 2011

Pune Dining: Zicomo

Prawn starters at ZicomoAs more high technology companies locate themselves in the Aundh-Baner-Hingewadi areas, the culinary scene in that part of Pune is beginning to show some signs of life! After Esca, which I visited recently, another new place opened its doors here: Zicomo on Baner Road. In fact, Esca and Zicomo are pretty similar places: small intimate dining place combined with a cool bar & lounge ambiance to draw in the younger crowd.

Zicomo Baner Road PuneContemporary chic interiors with mood lighting and multiple levels makes this place stand out. There wasn't much of a crowd during lunch time, but then were a little early - by Indian standards.

Zicomo Baner Road PuneWe ordered one of the interesting prawn appetizers - I think it was the Mauritian Creole Prawns followed by a Napolitana pizza. While the dishes were more inspired than original renditions of these recipes, I was happy with their overall execution.

Prawns at ZicomoThe prawns were fresh and the flavor and textures worked for me. The pizza base was thin and crisp and the toppings ample. I am sure this will be a great place for a drink or two in the evening followed by a dinner with friends. Try this place if you are in this part of town.

Pizza at ZicomoZicomo is located in the Focus building right on Baner Road near Balewadi phata. You can visit their web site here.

6 comments:

Virag J. Thakkar said...

I am surprised how come i have missed this blog and never knew about it until today. Amazing stuff you have, Thank you so much for information.

Shantanu said...

@Virag: Thanks for visiting and your comments, Virag.

UnR said...

Strange.. I stay nearby and dint know about this place :)
Thanks for the review, already added in To-Visit list!

Shantanu said...

@UnR: Let me know if you like the place.

Varun said...

hi,
i visited zikomo after reading ur blog. it was a real wonderful experience. excellant food,amiable staff and good ambience at very reasonable prices. a must visit!

Shantanu said...

@varun: Glad to know you enjoyed the visit. Thanks for sharing here.