If you’re my friend or have been following my social media posts the last few weeks, you’d know that I’ve found a new ‘favourite’ place to hangout – Casa Vito, Bandra West! 😋
It was a rainy Sunday evening, when the bestie & I decided to meet. We knew it was month-end, but had multiple reasons to celebrate. A quick search on Zomato for a new, fun and affordable places, threw the option of ‘Casa Vito’ in Linking Road, Bandra West. The first thing you’ll notice when you enter Casa Vito is the huge seating area, dance floor & the bar. The best thing about this bar-cum-sheesha lounge is the ‘MRP (Most Reasonable Price) menu’ – yes you’re thinking right. A small Old Monk will cost you just Rs. 24, Blue Riband at Rs. 21, Antiquity Blue & Smirnoff at about Rs. 43 – 45. The prices were initially valid from noon till 10 pm only, post which the price increased. But Casa Vito is committed to becoming the most pocket-friendly party hub, hence due to ‘popular demand’ they’ve launched extended happy hours, making the MRP menu available till 1 pm everyday!
While Casa Vito has focused on getting us drunk, the place has not given too much importance to our tummies – the food is just okayish. What cuisine? They’ve not stuck to a particular cuisine. The menu is a mix of Chinese, Pasta, Pizzas, Indian and continental. The menu is affordable, but not very impressive. Casa Vito also serves Sheesha at Rs. 500.
Where do we get a lounge with a huge seating area – with other tables not on your face, a large dance floor and good music? Casa Vito’s ambiance is one thing that’ll make you go back.
Casa Vito loves Bollywood!
If you love Bollywood, this is one place you don’t want to miss. Casa Vito loves Bollywood and has something special planned every Thursday & Sunday, either through DJ, Karaoke or a Live Band. They also have a good lounge remix numbers, which is played on Fridays & Saturdays.
The Sheesha + Alcohol + Music combo
If you know what I’m talking about and love this combination, then Casa Vito is your place. Reasonably priced Sheesha, pocket-friendly alcohol and foot-tapping music.
What didn’t work?
Unlike the menu, Casa Vito’s staff is not very friendly. Infact not friendly at all. They don’t care a damn about how they talk or treat you. This trend starts right from the Bouncers, who’re at the entry asking you ‘Kidhar?’. This is one thing that I really hope that the management takes really seriously and looks into very soon.
I respect women safety etc., but will never agree to the stag entry system. Why would you stop anyone from entering a public place? While I’ve been always lucky to have a female go with me, but I have seen so many people not getting entry. Come on, you have so many Bouncers (that too rude ones) who could handle if the scene goes bad. Let the kids party, will you?!?!!
Like I already mentioned, Casa Vito has not focused too much on food. The menu options are very limited and I thought on a slightly higher side, compared to alcohol & sheesha. I remember once ordering Mongolian Chicken, which came with a strong ‘coconut oil’ flavor. Since then, I’ve always stuck to Crispy Chicken & Chicken Chilly – They haven’t gone wrong with this yet!
All in all, Casa Vito’s vibe is a combination of a bar and a cafe so it’s relaxed during the day and turns into a hub for party lovers at night. If you’re looking for a pocket-friendly place with good ambiance and music, Casa Vito is the place. The next time Janta is packed (Always is!), you know where to head. Remember the things that I’ve listed under ‘What didn’t work’, and you’ll be good. 🙂