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“Tasty curry in downtown Verona”
Review of Elefante Blu

Elefante Blu
Ranked #160 of 1,342 Restaurants in Verona
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Elefante Blu serves Indo-Ceylonese dishes. All of them with recognisable "Indian" names although the charming and helpful owner, Ernest, and his kitchen staff are from Sri Lanka.

The flavours and spices are totally fresh and authentic.

This review is solely based on the one lunch I had there; lamb vindaloo with basmati rice. It was extremely good. I asked Ernest to make it extra spicy which his kitchen delivered to perfection. The dish came hot and tasty. No fat on the lamb chunks. Real basmati rice; hot and fragrant.

Not sure of the portion size I held back ordering a second "main" and asked for 2 poppadums as a starter. These came, crisp and fresh, along with a 3-boat tray of mixed hot pickle, mango chutney and mint chutney. I love it when they do that and you don't have to ask.

Very impressed with this place and rather odd to find it in a place like Verona.

But when you just can't face another plate of pasta...

Highly recommended. And Ernest is a sweetie.

Total cost for lunch, including 1 litre of sparkling water, €17. Very reasonable.

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Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Food average, lacking subtlety and layering of favors that usual comes with Indian food. Dal undercooked and lacking spice, for example. Portion sizes of main courses and appetizers are small, allowing for tasting so not a bad thing. But 4 euros for a small side of rice on a plate (not bowl to keep heat), a tad high given also the portion size for what is the main accompaniment. 2 euros each nan. Service was very slow given also that the restaurant was half full. A long wait for starters and a longer wait for main courses, which I would assume were prepared in advance and not made to order. Decor nice. Staff nice. Perhaps they are playing to an unadventurous Italian audience but they can definitely up their game. The basics are there.

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Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Very good Indian food. The waiter (owner?) and waitress were professional and useful. The chicken tikka was one of the best I ever tried. We sure are not experts in wine, but also the bottle suggested by the waiter tasted very good (something not so common in ethnic restaurants)

I had better Dal in other places, but then every family in India has its own recipe, so maybe it's just a matter of personal taste. Anyway, well above average.

Hard for us to find something negative.

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Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

I was invited by a friend and in all honesty felt skeptical about eating Indian in Verona. I am from London after all where Indian food is a pure delight, therefore my skepticism..
What a pleasant surprise this turned out to be. The food is good and authentic, the place really nice, and the service very friendly.
Highly Recommended.

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Reviewed 26 October 2015

I enjoyed the food it was really good, as a place was just ok. For me the how the restaurant look is important and I probably wouldn't go there for a elegant dinner, it's fine for lunch. I could recommend it.

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