Once a little army outpost, Pune has evolved into a city steeped with influences ranging from the culture and heritage of Maratha empire to colonial-era British charm. Following 90?s globalisation, the city received its own ?modern? character that was deeply imbued with traditional values. Rarely do we get second takes to make the first impression. Therefore, if you wish to make a lasting impression, a great deal of attention needs to go into your first date. The longevity of most relationships depends on how well the first date goes along. Following is a list of exquisite restaurants in Pune which, according to us, would make for a perfect a romantic rendezvous. Olive Bistro (Bund Garden Road) Definitely a contemporary version of a bistro, this place exudes all virtues of a perfect romantic dining experience. Located in a 124-year-old Victorian Era bungalow, Olive Bistro is renowned for its cosy, quiet, and calm ambience, stone and brick walls, restored wood pavilion, and magnificent courtyard. Chef Mayank Tiwari, along with his cohort, is set to rejuvenate your dining experience with his homemade crusty bready, fresh flavours, and delicious broths, all reflective of his genius. Open only for Poona Club members and their guests, it also serves brilliant cocktails such as Sangria Seniora, Lemon Grass Martini, Breakfast Martini, and Mandarin Mojito. Do not leave without trying the OB Minestrone (Italian soup), Red Wine Poached Pear Salad, and the Wood Fired Pizzas. The Tiramisu Jar is heavenly and perfect to conclude your lovely evening.
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Dario?s (Koregaon Park) One of the very few well-known restaurants that serve only vegetarian food, Dario?s has an interesting story to it. Started by Dario Dezio, who charmed his visitors with his simple yet authentic homespun Italian dishes 20 years back and later helped the The Little Italy franchise and Intercontinental Hotel Group grow, the food here is prepared with utter humility. The indoor-outdoor seating arrangement merges beautifully in the backdrop of a perfectly manicured garden. Nestled around the Sunderban Hotel, it sits on a strategic location. The Crepes Al Cioccolato, Torta Pipolino, and Crema Di Spinaci are worth a try. Pair delicious Italian cuisine with one of the finest wines, a la Four Seasons, and clink your glasses to this mesmerizing experience.
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Copa Cabana (Wakad) With gorgeous outdoor seating in the verdant green garden on one hand, and stylish wooden décor indoors on the other, Copa Cabana seems to be a conception straight from your dreams. The dim candle lights will allay all your apprehensions and the silence that wears this place is ideal to slip into a romantic conversation. Cabana offers an array of delectable cuisines, including Japanese, Continental, Mexican, Italian, North Indian, and Chinese, for your palate. On the whole, Copa Cabana makes for a sublime wine-n-dine experience.
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