Thin-Crust wood-fired pizzas! The two names in Pondicherry that come to my mind are Tanto and Cafe Xtasi. I have been to Cafe Xtasi a few times during my previous visits and wanted to take my family along as kids wanted to have thin-crust wood-fired pizzas. The place is located on Mission Street, and since I have been here a few times, knew the location well. Decided to go to this place for dinner on Day 1 of our Pondicherry Trip.
Effect of Covid, two major changes here – They do not serve beer here anymore, and they do not have the rooftop open. Though I haven’t been to the rooftop, I have heard it used to be good. The first floor dining isn’t very exciting, but okayish! We settled in one of the tables. The good thing was almost all of the tables were full in about 30-45 minutes after we entered. That restored the faith we had in this place and it was satisfying to see an almost full house.
The service started a bit ‘cold’ and improved as time passed. Perhaps the waiter was just starting to get into the groove. He definitely seemed better during the course of the dinner. We ordered a Vegetate Medium Pizza, a Chickenet Party Pizza, and a Mushy Alfredo Pasta.
Taste-wise, absolutely no complaints. Both the pizzas were good and tasty. It did seem a bit expensive as the medium was 599 and Party was 849 bucks, I think. Well, they’re a popular name in Pondicherry, and good things come with a price. So I’m not complaining at all. Pasta tasted better than how it looked.
We paid about 1.8K in all, good tasty pizzas. An evening well spent ! I still have a feeling I liked Taka Pizza better!