Italian cuisine has truly revolutionisedthe Indian palate by introducing some of the freshest and exotic flavours. Dating back to 4th Century BC, Italian food has undergone several transformations and casts a great influence on popular cuisines today. It is also revered for its simplicity of preparation and regional diversity. The much-appreciated wine-and-cheese culture also emanated from Italy. Ranked by CNN as the Best Cuisine in the World in 2013, Italian food has made way into the hearts of most Indians today. Following are some of the best Italian restaurants in Bangalore:
Spaghetti Kitchen and Bar (Koramangala)
No Italian restaurant list in any Indian city is truly complete without the inclusion of Spaghetti Kitchen. With plush wooden interiors exuding warmth, calming candle lights, and elegant ambience, Spaghetti Kitchen and Bar is solely dedicated to provide you with the finest dining experience. This lovely restaurant with its proficient chefs serves authentic Italian delicacies cooked to perfection. You cannot miss out on their signature dish, Penne with Vodka. Club this with some exotic wine, a la Four Seasons, and conclude this gustatory excursion to Italy. Yes, the desserts too are quite divine.
PS: Do not fail to try some fresh Italian coffees. Their Espresso deserves a special mention.
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Little Italy (Indiranagar)
Often viewed as a premium chain of fine-dining Italian restaurants, Little Italy is patronised by all Italian food buffs in Bangalore. The swish décor is striking, with green interiors perfectly harmonizing with the only-vegetarian food offerings. The menu here is clad with pictures of Italy?s quaint little streets and landmarks, giving you a virtual trip into the country. The outdoor area is ideal for a romantic rendezvous. The Zen Pizza, Bruschetta Al Pomodoro, Ravioli, and Crostini Rustici are mouth-watering dishes that will bring a burst of lovely flavours in your mouth. They also have a comprehensive wine collection and a wide array of refreshing mocktails to choose from. The Choco Bomb is not something you can easily get over.
PS: Reservation recommended.
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If you are scouting for an Italian restaurant for a leisurely dining experience, Chianti is exactly where you should be. The wooden furniture bathed in warm yellow lights is complemented well by the striking red-and-crystal chandeliers and glass panelled ceiling. The make-your-own-bruschetta with cherry tomatoes, bread, garlic, olive oil, and basil will add a little excitement to the experience. The Bread Basket with Herbed Butter, Pollo in Salsa Di Vino, and Spaghetti Agilo Olio Frutti Di Mare are must-haves. Serving only wines, Chianti boasts of an extensive wine bar. The desserts are quite impressive too. The Chocolate Mud Pie with Ice Cream would be perfect to conclude this fine-dining experience.
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