The real taste of Italy isn’t found in a thirty-minute pizza and Coke. It’s found in the pasta. Have a look at our top picks for ‘The best pasta serving joints in India’.
People have been seen struggling here when deciding what to order. The Fettuccine al Salmone is said to be a crowd-favourite (vodka in cream sauce, folks), while the Tagliatelle Amatriciana’s spice packs the perfect punch of flavour.
2. Dario’s, Pune
The décor is as Italian as the food. The food is like a time-portal that comes alive once you bite into the Fusilli Stromboli or the Penne Sgambato. And we haven’t even poured the wine yet.
3. Artusi, New Delhi
Dedicated to the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy, the land which has feasted the world with the Parma ham, the Parmesan cheese and the Bolognese sauce, Artusi has deliberately landed Italy in India. And no one has ever complained.
4. Chianti, Bangalore
Lasagne Al Forno or Fettuccine Siciliana? Decisions, decisions, decisions. To help you get through Chianti’s extensive menu, we would suggest starting with Antipasti and a bottle of wine. We also suggest you try everything else!
5. Travertino, New Delhi
When the wine-cellar opens straight into the dining area, you’d wish you came here with a larger appetite. The homemade Fettuccine plated with Crab & Asparagus and the scrumptious Minestrone soup use ingredients which are mostly Italian. It’s a shame we can’t eat more than we can.
6. Mia Cucina, Mumbai
Mia Cucina or My Kitchen, whatever you want to call it, make sure that you try the Penne Arrabiata before leaving. Also, Spaghetti aglio olio, Tagliatelle con verdure, Ziti ai pollo. Call your buddies and order the Lasagna al Forno. For this one, you might need some help.
There you have it. Six of the very best pasta serving joints in the country. We would advise you to book in advance though. Seats run out almost as fast as the food does.