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“Adequate, it was better before”
Review of Diva Restaurant

Diva Restaurant
Ranked #331 of 12,639 Restaurants in New Delhi
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Greater Kailash II
Warwick, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Adequate, it was better before”
Reviewed 27 November 2013

I had been to Diva before in 2011, and that visit was excellent with value for money, good portion size and ambiance. We decided to come again after hearing the place had been refurbished but were severely disappointed.

The decoration and ambiance is still very good but the prices have been dramatically increased for food and beverage whilst the portion sizes have been dramatically decreased so value for money is extremely poor. The food is no doubt tasty but it is nothing spectacular especially compared to the first time we visited.

The place seems to be resting on its laurels and taking advantage of its reputation and previous awards as aside from the price issue the staff were not overly attentive and were not in a position to recommend any dishes etc. Raising the prices is not an issue but at least ensure that customers leave you satisfied. We spent double what we would have if we had gone elsewhere, were not satisfied and had to eat again when we got home...

We will not be back.

  • Visited February 2013
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Avellino, Italy
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Very good”
Reviewed 21 November 2013


I often visit Delhi for work and I have to admit that the Diva is definitely the restaurant where I ate'' Italian''

  • Visited November 2013
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Manila
Level 6 Contributor
169 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Trendy.. but that's about it..”
Reviewed 18 October 2013

Had lunch with some friends- food was just ok.. nothing spectacular- had a variety of food. parmigano, lamb, beef and tuna (which was fishy). desserts saved he day although was dissappointed since the place projected itself as a top celebrity chef run place.. anyway live and learn...

Visited October 2013
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Thank Kundiman
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New Delhi, India
Level 6 Contributor
141 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Return after few months rewarded”
Reviewed 4 October 2013

It was a return visit after a couple of years .I used to be a regular at this great restaurant but fallen apart lately because of mundane experiences lately.This time we sat upstairs ,designated for fine dining now.It was a big surprise for all of us. The service flattering,the ambience great and food awesome.Everything this time was simply amazing.Veggie platter was really good.A ring of mozzrella cheese with veggie stuffing was i had never tasted in any Italian eatery so far. John Dory was perfectoly cooked.Food decoration is very appealing.Prices for a food of this quality was pretty reasonable.It was quite evident that the chef has put his best in all dishes we tasted.We will be back soon.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Sundoll2013
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New Delhi, India
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“It was awesome 2 years back, it is poor now-give it a miss”
Reviewed 25 September 2013

Diva is no longer what it used to be. It's fallen prey to chalta hai attitude that plagues most of this country. 2 years back it was awesome with great food, good portions, great service, personalised touch owing to the owner who is a celebrity foodie, chef and traveller Ritu Dalmia taking keen interest in every table occupied by guests. We were thoroughly disappointed this time round when we decided to chose it as the place to celebrate a relatives birthday. Here is what has gone wrong: the portions have become minuscule, the staff is over eager to serve you better but very immature and hence makes a comedy of it self, it seems that the right hand does not know what the left is doing, very limited choice of main dishes and finally a meal for 4 would still set you back by 7.5k odd. Where is the value in it I ask? Hope Ritu Dalmia takes this comment seriously and corrects it soon, or else Diva is going south like everything else owing to chalta hai and chai that has destroyed this country. Hope she can save it coz Diva once was a fine dining place with a to die for duck dish, which now is hopeless. Yes they serve a very very bad duck dish. Give this place a miss.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank tripathianupam
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