“Italian food really reflects the people. It reflects like a prism that fragments into regions.”
Each of the twenty Italian regions has a distinct set of recipes and ingredients but get amalgamated beautifully when it comes to flavours. Pasta, Gelato, Coffee, Panini and Pizza are undoubtedly gourmet soul food. Italian cuisine remains a perfect symbol of simplicity yet rich food.
Here’s a glimpse of the finest Italian Restaurants in India:
Olive Bar and Kitchen, Mumbai:
Take a stroll through Olive and find yourself in the midst of a garden filled with herbs, young saplings and microgreens. An ever-changing experimental bar and an eternal friendly vibe is what has made Olive a go-to spot for some exquisite Italian dining. Be it Poached eggs and Asparagus for brunch or a plate of Mushroom Risotto for dinner, the food’s ambrosially delicious. Take a scoop of some Elderflower Pannacotta and enter into gastronomical heaven! They also have a range of appetizing Empanadas, Pizzas and Pastas.
With the best views of the city, Tiamo is apt for a Date Night. The restaurant is done like a rustic resort, overlooking the lake with infinity pools, creating a heavenly ambience. They don’t mess around with Italian Mama’s recipes and keep the food rustic yet gourmet. Mezze platter and Paprika chicken skewers to waken-up the tastebuds, followed by Minestrone Genovese with basil pesto and Sea Bass in traditional Grenobloise sauce are some of their must-haves. Raise a toast to the evening with Bellinis and satisfy your sweet-tooth with Tiramisu with a strong hit of coffee and Cannolis with ricotta and mascarpone filling.
La Cucina, Hyatt Regency, Kolkata:
Signature Italian Cuisine, exquisite Wine list and a luxurious fine-dining experience… it doesn’t get better than this. La Cucina is all of that, and a bit more. Their signature home-made stuffed pastas will teleport you to the cobbled streets of Italy. The Roasted Fillet of Tenderloin with Garlic Potato mash, Braised Cabbage and Rosemary Jus is something you don’t want to miss out on. Try the Classic Tiramisu with Kahlua, no matter how stuffed you are. A perfect place to spend a mystical evening with your loved one. Let them know it’s your date night in advance, and they’ll oblige with flowers and candles along with their sumptuous food.
Contributor: Asna Abdul Haq