Italian Food Cravings
With due respect of globalization, people are becoming more and more connected with each other, it appears as if the whole world has got compressed. The specialities of any platform are found in every country. If one is foodholic then one can relish the food of different countries even being in the native country. People these days are after Italian food, so no need to go to Italy for Italian food cravings. One can relish Italian food across India itself.
Fare in Delhi has moved from the sober pizza-pasta variety to a truly gastronomically range of authentic Italian over the past few years. So if one is looking for the best Italian restaurants in Delhi, look no further. With local Italian ingredients, evolving menus, in-house then let us have a look to 5 restaurants in Delhi promising a foodie journey in the heart of the city.
Best Italian Restaurants 1 Spago
This restaurant is located in the busy N-block market of Greater Kailash-I, Spago crackles up tasty Italian food with its original taste. The restaurant has recently been renovated, and a pleasant aura has been created with dim lighting, floral accents, wooden furniture and a cafe style vibe. Though the food is exceptional, especially their Grilled King Prawns in a Spicy Harissa Olio, Saltimbocca, Grilled Artichoke Hearts stuffed with walnuts and Parmesan, and Lasagne Alla Bolognese – Their complimentary in-house bread basket is a sure shot winner. It is cooked in olive oil and vinegar and spruced up with pesto. It appears as if one is in Italy with every bite. One should not forget to taste their boozy Tiramisu and baked Torta Royale – the king of desserts.
Where: N-Block, Greater Kailash-I
Open: 12:30 pm to 12 am
Price for Two: Rs. 2000
Best Italian Restaurants 2 Artusi Ristorante e Bar
Located in Greater Kailash-II, this genuine dwelling generously celebrates the region of Emilia-Romagna. As soon as one steps into Artusi, one senses the paradise. It is the perfect place for a romantic Italian dinner – candlelit with soothing music rifting through the air, an extensive wine list and truly culinary delights on offer. One can order, Burrata Maestro Fellini (Burrata cheese with aged Prosciutto de Parma, caramelised figs and balsamic vinegar), Pappardella Faraona (home-made pasta with a ragu of chicken and herbs), Gamberoni alla Griglia (jumbo prawns served with mashed potatoes and a small salad of tropical fruits) and The Lamb Chops. And their eggless Panna Cotta spruced up with sweet figs and almonds are the best.
Where: M 24, M-Block Market, GK II
Open: 11:30 am to 1 am
Price for Two: Rs. 3000
Best Italian Restaurants 3 Travertino
If one is in search of a truly fine dining and authentic Italian food, Travertino is just the one. The restaurant is designed in such a way that the wine cellar opens into the dining area, and their collection of cheese is awesome. One can order, the Homemade Fettuccine plated with Crab & Asparagus, Wild Mushroom Risotto and scrumptious Minestrone Soup. If one is fan of gnocchi or ravioli, one has to come here for the real Italian relishing. Most of the ingredients are imported straight away from Italy which just adds to its genuineness.
Where: The Oberoi, Dr Zakir Hussain Marg, Lodi Road
Open: 12:30 pm to 3 pm, 7:30 pm to 11:15 pm
Price for Two: Rs. 6000
Best Italian Restaurants 4 Tonino
This restaurant looks more like a Tuscan villa, which is ideal for a romantic dinner, as well as a tasty meal with the family. One can enjoy meal with the fresh air in their lounge area which is like a heaven living room, but the garden area is the favourite – welcoming and beautifully decorated gives perfect aura for the healthy meal. One can order, their mouth-watering Costolette Di Maiale, Mushroom Ravioli, Con Crème Di Aglo E Erbe and Tiramisu. Moreover, the best Bruschetta Pomodoro E Basilico and date night blemish in the town.
Where: 76/27, Near Andheria More, Mehrauli
Open: 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm, 7 pm to 12:30 am
Price for Two: Rs. 3000
Best Italian Restaurants 5 Big Chill
Wow! Stunning decor in shades of all green, pale cream and bright orange, Hollywood posters scattered all over, popular for creamy pastas and decadent desserts. Big Chill is by far the most popular hangout in the capital city. It consists of all things yummy so it’s difficult to pick a favourite dish, but here’s one can order, Penne a la Vodka with Prawn, Chicken in Red Wine Sauce, Pepperoni Pizza, meaty Lasagna, Blueberry Cheesecake and Chocolate Decadence. The flavours are awesome and yet perfect in taste like directly landed from Italy. After meals one can give a final touch with their Lemon Iced Tea or Ginger Ale and go straight to foodie heaven.
Where: Kailash Colony, Khan Market, DLF Place Mall, DLF Promenade
Open: 12 pm to 11:30 pm
Price for Two: Rs. 1500