What a delight ! Ancila is one special lady and ?Mammas? cooking ! Loved our experience there today ! Was strange a first without a menu because she specializes your meal to your tastes ! Definitely will become a regular !
We tried the chicken takatak, Mutton Karai and Paneer tikka masala. All the three dishes were finger lickin good! Each had their own distinct and separable flavors which really made me indulge my taste buds in the particular dish. Ancilla is a very warm and welcoming person! Really felt at home when I was at the restaurant. I will definitely recommend Ancila's for those looking to submerge their tastebuds and senses into fine Indian food!
Stopped in for dinner and were happy to have the restaurant to ourselves. As anticipated based on previous reviews, we were questioned about our level of spice tolerance, preferred veg and non-veg choices, and then a delicious meal was proposed for us. Our meal was a Goan coconut-based shrimp curry with lots of fresh curry leaves in it, a lamb curry that was full of tender pieces of meat, and a fried okra dish with onion and tomato. Even our kid who normally avoids onions and tomatoes loved it. There was butter and garlic naan on the side and we also tried a delicious mango lassi. We said no to rice as we eat it a lot at home and one of us eats lower carb, but should have taken it too in order to better soak up the amazing sauces. The food was amazing and obviously freshly prepared by the chef after our menu was selected. She really knows how to cook! The dishes complemented each other well, but were all different enough to make for an interesting meal. Service was fast and friendly. We had no idea what prices would be like there was no menu, but to give you a ballpark, we paid $73 including taxes for the above dishes. We will definitely be back and will be spreading the word about this gem of a restaurant.
If I could give 10 stars for a review I would cause that's how much I want to rave about Ancila's food. Her meticulous care to make delicious Mangalorean food transports you to having a home cooked meal made by your mother or grandmother. She's very accommodating and can make items not on the traditional menu. If you miss classic Mangalorean food or craving Indian food in Indian you gotta stop by and indulge!
We sat down and there was no menu. The cook, who was like a happy mom,came out and asked what we would like. No we dont have menus. I am cooking for you. So we discussed many options with the chef and made our choices. Lamb Korma, Coconut Curry Shrimp, and Chicken Tika and accouterments. Delicious! The food was stupendous and best of all it felt like we were eating a home cooked meal made just for us. A feeling you never get in a restaurant Thank you Ancila.
Ancila's is such a hidden gem the food is exquisite (coming from an indian) and the ambiance is quite comfortable. Ancila will not usually give a menu but ask what you are in the mood for which was an excellent change
Hands down our favorite date night spot! The food is amazing and the experience is like nothing we've experienced anywhere else. There are no menus. The chef comes to your table, discusses your food preferences and then whisks off to create a custom meal for you. Ever time my husband and I have eaten here Ancila has been spot on with her recommendations and exposes us to flavours we might not have thought to try otherwise. I can't wait for indoor dining to open again so we can get the whole Ancila experience again.
In short : Great place to taste some original Indian taste. Must visit. Food was very traditional and flavour was customized as per ordered (Went alone for Friday lunch). Everything is freshly prepared and cooked pretty well. Garlic Butter Naan was great. Mango lassi was also good. Rice could be little better if more fluffier(maybe I like that way). Mutton Khadai was very aromatic and delicious. Spices reminds about authentic Indian food(Back in India). Having a big seating area along with lot of car parking to arrange big parties/get-together. I would Have given five stars if services were bit faster.
If you love indian and you live in Mississauga then Ancila's Indian Cusine is the place for you. Call (905) 593-9982 to learn more about us and our tasty seafood, which is made fresh everyday.
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