In the past few years, Italian fare has moved from the staid pizza-and-pasta variety, to a range of innovative dishes true to their Italian roots. From pasta to pizza to antipasti, we bring you a list of our extensive library of Italian cafes which offers the best of this authentic Mediterranean cuisine after hunting down the best ones in North India.
Mia Bella, New Delhi
Mia Bella or ‘my beautiful’ in Italian is one of the finest places located in Hauz Khas Village with stunning view of the serene lake surrounded by the greens and the ancient monuments. The interiors are contemporary and are decorated with interesting mirrors and wall clocks. The place offers a diverse culinary experience with an authentic range of delicacies from across the world. Some of the popular dishes include sticky chicken, mint mutton shank and a Lebanese platter.
Virgin Courtyard, Chandigarh
While establishments in the city still struggle to master the art of a good pizza base, Virgin Courtyard hit the nail on the head and monopolised the attention of serious pizza-eaters. Their pastas too, are well-matched in terms of ingredients and flavours. The ambience is calm albeit jovial, the food’s a hit, the wine list is extensive and the prices are justified.
Bistro Flamme Bois, Ludhiana
An ideal hangout, it has become a perfect niche for the city’s youngsters. Wood fire pizza is delicious item of this place. It is suitable for any type of meal, coffee break. The food is very fresh. Best known for continental food, you will never get disappointed ordering anything.
Bakes and Beans, Amritsar
Tired of non-versatile food? Silencing the demands of taste buds for the day, experiment the welcoming new International cuisines of this quirky café with open arms. Diversifying in food and giving the foodies more options, the café has signature menu which includes a considerately put together selection of Italian staples; from pastas and risotto, to ravioli and grills.
Love Italy, Jalandhar
This specialty Italian café is enthralling with its menu options and cordial ambience. With the freshest ingredients, in-house bakeries and regularly-changing menus, this restaurant has found permanent space on Jalandhar’s culinary map continuing to evolve with every passing year. Headed by experienced chefs and run with the utmost attention to detail, they have garnered glowing reviews from both locals and tourists, and promise an authentic Italian experience right in the heart of North India.
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