Ginoginelles Review by Sadaf Farooqui
Ginoginelles is not an unknown name in the food takeaway and delivery scene of Karachi.
In fact, I think this company is one of the pioneers in food delivery, having been around since years and years.
Their Defence outlet is situated on main Khayaban-e-Mujahid near the old "Deltons"/Khadda Market area, just before you descend the slope in front of a huge masjid on the left.
The ground floor is reserved for takeaway and delivery. A carpeted staircase leads to the floor upstairs, while a nice and beautiful chandelier lights up the stairs.
Recently, Ginoginelles has also started a dine-in restaurant on the floor above, much to the joy of its regular customers who have been using its food delivery - particularly pizza and Chinese food - since many years (such as yours truly) and as far as the ambience goes, The dim lighting and red brick walls give the place a cozy look, but the tables are placed relatively apart, i.e. without compromising on the diners' privacy by throwing them too close together.
A bar is also present to prepare (halal) drinks. And the menuis quite colorful indeed. So at first we ordered garlic cheese bread, the slices were larger and the cheese quantity on them was more ample than the garlic bread I have had at e.g. Arizona Grill or Copper Kettle, after that, some regular fries came our way for Rs.80(please check the prices again), and if this was not enough we also ordered chicken lasagna for Rs.380(prices may have changed, please re confirm), This was delicious - hot from the oven, creamy and oozing with cheese and white sauce.
Verdict:Well, we had fun. I would highly recommend this place to anyone, not just for the overall nice experience we had, but also because the staff (the manager as well as the few waiters) were polite and prompt in fulfilling our requests.
At the end of the day, what matters most at a restaurant is that the food and drink are good value for money.