Just a second visit to PE, first being at Vivian Mall, Thane, and I am becoming strong believer that PE sets a benchmark be it food, food presentation, ambiance, cleanliness and service.
Location: The just turned one outlet is right on the middle of the street where food options are a plenty. Getting parking is a challenge and not sure if they have valet parking but the nearby Ventura Pay and Park serves the purpose.
Ambiance: Marble tables, checkered floors, contrasting colored items on tables and picture perfect setting complements the classy ambiance.
Food: A perfect blend of taste and presentation. We tried a 4 course pre-fixed menu booked from WowTables.com and choose Bruschetta Originale, Cipolla Caramellata con Noci pizza, Penne Siciliana pasta and Tiramisu. Bruschetta and pizza had well balanced taste and use if great ingredients. Taste of pasta was marred by the presence of eggplant (we were duly informed about that so no complaints). Tiramisu was a perfect end of the meal and is a must try. Far better than many goof Italian restaurants in the vicinity.
Service: Friendly, quick, hygienic and transparent!
VFM: All these comes at a cost and makes the wallet noticeably lighter but would still rate it high on VFM chart.