Italian is a well-loved cuisine all over the country and by all means, its Italian restaurants stand ahead in the race. With a whole lot of exquisite and offbeat eateries, exploring the cuisine in this city is an adventure in itself. I remember having visited Mumbai quite a few times and with Italian being one of my go-to cuisines, there would be at least one day when I would indulge in its delicacies.
Most of my visits to Mumbai were due to the work purpose and therefore, the first thing every time I did after reaching, was to look for hotels near me for stay. There is no dearth of affordable and luxurious hotels in Andheri and some of them offer excellent hospitality. After I checked into my room, the next task that I did was get ready for an Italian lunch at one of the best restaurants in the city and resume work post-lunch. I also discovered how to get restaurant gift card discounts for the best of these treats. If you too want to indulge in soulful Italian dishes prepared by experts, then delay no more. Get your tickets to Mumbai and refer to my recommendation and get your hands on amazing delicacies of Italian cuisine. Listed below are some of those places you must check out while in the city:
Located in the Raheja Towers of the Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai, CinCin is a beautifully decorated exquisite restaurant serving some of the finest Italian delicacies in the city. The interiors, menu and live kitchen recipes have been curated with utmost expertise and perfection. CinCin translates to ‘cheers’ in Italian and the restaurant’s wide array of premium wines and liquors will allow you to delve into the joy of it. Gourmet pizza and in-house prepared pasta are two of its crowd pullers and for justified reasons. The menu contains dishes which through them, bring to you the very core of Italian places like Tuscany and Marche. You can end your sumptuous meal with the classic tiramisu, or their speciality, the ‘tre latti’, which is an indulging milk cake to savour.
One cannot afford to miss out on this heritage eatery in Goregaon East. Prego is one of the oldest existing restaurants in the city and serves delicious Italian dishes like none other. The ambience has been set in a manner that exudes an old-world vibe to the place, while the slow, low music in the background adds to the charm. Food at Prego is an elegant affair and the place serves wonderfully made 12’’ and 21’’ pizzas with both vegetarian and non-vegetarian toppings. The place is a spacious one and houses two showcases that hold a fine collection of imported liquor while the other holds Cuban cigars for the interested guests. Prego ensures that you get to have an experience worth remembering.
Cellini at the Grand Hyatt is an exclusive Italian diner located in the heart of Mumbai. Needless to mention, the Italian served here is one of the bests, considering that the finest chefs of Hyatt are behind the curation of the menu and the dishes. The area is adequately spacious with a live interactive kitchen right at the centre of the serving counters. For the boarders at Hyatt and even for those from the outside, Cellini is more of an experience than a mere restaurant. A light grandeur is added to the charm of the place thanks to its exquisite decor, lights and furnishing. Every little thing about this place is going to leave you curious yet satisfied. Some of its specialities include the lamb Bolognese lasagna, chicken truffle risotto, barbecue chicken pizza with customizable toppings and the primavera.
Quatro Ristorante has been serving the Mumbaikars with authentic Italian for quite some time now and has earned its name for the same. Quatro is a vegetarian diner and is an elegant choice for hosting family and corporate dinners. The rustic setting, aristocratic furniture and yellow lights add to the charm of this place, lending a sophisticated aura to it. The menu has been curated with much more than the regular kinds of pasta and pizzas and goes to the extent of experimenting fusion of various dishes. For those who are tired of the same vegetarian options, Quatro Ristorante offers a selected menu of fine vegetarian delicacies to make you come out of your comfort zone to try something new and exciting.
Like Mumbai’s famous Juhu Beach, one cannot afford to miss out on Marriott’s Mezzo Mezzo that overlooks the coastline of Juhu. Being a part of the Marriott legacy, you can expect Mezzo Mezzo to be a posh and upscale Italian diner serving fine delicacies of the cuisine. The prices are slightly on the higher side, but the taste and quality of food are going to leave you wanting more. Mezzo Mezzo offers exciting economic deals on its lunch and dinner buffet and if you are willing to try the dishes out, then this is the best option. Popular delicacies at this restaurant include chicken stroganoff, gourmet vegetarian and non-vegetarian pizzas, and house-special lasagna.
Located in the Juhu Tara Road, Little Italy is a famous chain restaurant serving authentic Italian delicacies at pocket-friendly prices. The setting has been designed to exude a laid-back ambience to the place and all these factors contribute to making Little Italy a perfect choice for dining with friends or family. Thanks to a wide range of Italian dishes on its menu and the reasonable rates, this place is rapidly gaining eminence and popularity among youngsters. While you are here, do not forget to try their gourmet pizzas and red-sauce pasta. The lasagna and risotto are also two of their several crowd pullers.
Thus, these are some of the best Italian eateries which you must visit while in Mumbai to devour your favourite Italian dishes and get lost in their incredibly flavourful taste.