Tertullia in Mumbai is a must for delicious continental and Italian cuisine

The road to Ambedkar Memorial at Shivajipark might not be the road you would take to visit a quaint restaurant that serves delicious food. But yes… There is Tertullia on this road that you have to visit to eat delicious continental and Italian cuisine.

The restaurant is divided into two parts. One is a rustic ambiance of open bricks and pipes, and the other is a normal restaurant with tables, chairs, and sofas. Books and objects on the partitions and shelves enliven the space. Small flowerpots with delicate flowers add to the charm.

The restaurant is the brainchild of Imrun Sethi, who first opened a Tertullia in Pune, and focused on family-owned Shivajipark to open his first outlet in Mumbai.

Innovation is important to the chef, bartender and owner, whether it’s alcohol or food. Alcohol lovers can start with a G&T from TT — the good old Gin and Tonic with rosemary, cucumber strips and pomegranate pearls. Their Sunday Sangria pitcher is popular with regulars who spend Sundays here with their families. Smoked Picante, a tequila-based cocktail is for the spicy. And if you’re in an adventurous mood, go for the clichés. The wine and whiskey lists are also quite extensive.

The good thing about this place is that it opens early in the morning and has an all day breakfast menu. Salmon Benedict, Tofu Scramble are breakfast menu staples.

For healthy eaters, Avocado Toast on Homemade Sourdough, Kale and Quinoa Salad, and Roasted Pumpkin Spice (a new addition) are good options for vegetarians and vegans. The pumpkin pieces are perfectly roasted, sprinkled with garam masala and sit on a bed of Greek yogurt with cucumber slices and pumpkin seeds. A tasty meal for someone who is not very hungry.

Among the burgers and pizzas, vegetarians should surely have the Pizza Tertrulli-aah which comes with a good dose of scarmoza and parmesan cheese instead of the usual mozzarella. The arugula and spinach toppings make it more interesting. The Garden Zenwich, again made with homemade sourdough, is another tasty option.

Oh and yes, the surprise is the new addition – Karari Roti. It’s something you don’t expect in a restaurant of this style… but it doesn’t disappoint. Good companion to a rum and coke or a traditional cocktail.

Non-vegetarians need not worry…there are plenty of healthy and indulgent options. On small plates, the shrimp taco, salmon on toast, and crabmeat gratin take the bow as a starter. Soft crab shells filled with cooked crabmeat with a truffle fillet are a delicious option for someone with little appetite. Salmon on Toast also comes with a gluten-free bread option. TT’s Half Pounder served with salad and fries is perfect for a hungry child who likes the tenderloin between the bread.

Their main courses also come with healthy options. Most dishes are served with organic quinoa or black or brown rice. Their homemade ravioli stuffed with caramelized onions and served on a bed of gorgonzola sauce come highly recommended. The ravioli almost melt in your mouth. Their Zoodles are also worth trying. Lamb Ragout2.0 served with homemade taglireni pasta is a lamb eater’s delight. You can ask for black rice or quinoa if you don’t eat pasta. The sea salt grilled chicken with a red wine jus is delicious. The juice is perfect in consistency and taste.

Chocolate mousse pie is the perfect way to end a meal if you love your chocolate. The Belgian chocolate mousse also melts in your mouth. It is served with a raspberry compote and edible flowers. Avoid cinnamon and sugar French toast. Doesn’t do much for your palate.

All in all, a must-visit restaurant that lives up to its tagline – Eat, Drink, Love!

Price: Rs 2500+ taxes (minus alcohol) for two

Posted: Sunday, May 01, 2022, 07:00 IST

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