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    AA�charming little artisan bakery-cum cafe, Onesta is in the perfect setting of wide avenues and cute houses. Ita��s the quintessential neighbourhood pizzeria the locality was missing. So we headed there one Saturday to find the place packed to capacity. Designed like an Italian deli, the al fresco area is charming, complete with a water fountain, walls sprouting potted plants, cheery red windows and matching chairs, and cobblestone floors. With the sun beating down, we chose to sit indoors, where the theme carries on.
    Bakera��s delight
    The menu offers a decent selection of six-inch pizzas, desserts and beverages, keeping it simple with ample options for both vegetarian and non-vegetarians. We tried the vegetarian three cheese with mushroom and the classic pepperoni and prawn and pesto for some extra protein. The pizzas take a minimum of 25 minutes to arrive, as each one is made from scratch and hand-rolled, wea��re told. The wait can be long, but the bakery section will keep you occupied with a variety of both savoury and sweet breads and buns. We went with the potato and cheese bun, while we waited. Warm and pillowy with an oozing filling, it whetted
    our appetites.
    Oven fresh
    The three cheese and mushroom pizza with an Italian crust arrived first and it was perfect, right from the word go. The flavours from the homemade cheeses (mozzarella, cheddar and smoked cheese) blended beautifully with the fresh, earthy taste of the mushrooms, making this one a huge hit at the table of hardcore non-vegetarians. Prawn and pesto too did not disappoint with the freshness of the pesto marrying well with the meaty prawn, which was white as chalk on the inside. Lovers of the classic pepperoni will not be disappointed with the tangy, salty pizza, served here with a sprinkling of chopped parsley.
    Desserts are also spot on and perfectly portioned, specially after a carb heavy meal. We chose the tiramisu and vanilla cheesecake. While the cheesecake was runny (we were warned it hadna��t set yet), the flavours were all there. Tiramisu was everything we were expecting and more, with the bitter coffee, sweet filling and crunch from the lady finger, making it a decadent affair, a great end to a great meal.
    Rs.400 for two. At 4th block, Koramangala. Details: 49653572
    a��Rashmi Rajagopal


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