Italian cuisine is noted for its diversity and simplicity, which means most of their dishes have only four to eight ingredients. The food relies on the quality and freshness of these ingredients. The Italians take their wine, cheese and coffee very seriously. For food that is fresh and served with great elegance and simple flavours, Mumbai is nowhere behind in dishing it out for you. So get your forks and knives ready, to enjoy your meal the Italian way.
Romano- JW Marriott (Sahar)
A well known place if you wish to feast on authentic Italian cuisine, in Mumbai. Great place and beautiful seating with a nicely crafted menu at Romano’s is bound to make you fall in love with the essence of Italy. Apart from great Italian food they also have Vegan options and dishes cooked on special requests and all of this in a harmonious aura of Italian music. If you happen to come in large groups they have special offers too. It is at JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar, IA Project Road, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Sahar, Andheri East. Cost for two around 4000 INR approximately.
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It is the best place in town which offers a glorious pair of Italian food and wine. Their best picks include Mediterranean Pizza, Spaghetti Aglio Olio, Prosciutto and Seamorza and Portobello Mushroom and Brie. It is located at Powai and Khar. Cost for two around 1500 INR approximately.
It claims to be a truly Italian restaurant in Mumbai with its home-style cooking and traditional recipes which are presented with a modern approach. The interiors here are contemporary and simple and showcase a wood-fired pizza oven, rotisserie and charcoal grill – all built into its show kitchen designed by Molteni of France. Their gourmet pizzas are a must try which invade the place with its mouth watering aroma. It is at Grand Hyatt, Off Western Express Highway, Santacruz East. Cost for two around 6000 INR approximately.
Italian food has no barriers and at Quattro Ristorante one can indulge in some delicious vegetarian Italian dishes which have been adapted to suit Indian tastes. The place has an earthy ambience and a live kitchen that allows customers to see for themselves the high standards of hygiene maintained. It is at 7, Janta India Estate, Senapati Bapat Marg, Opposite Phoenix Mills, Lower Parel. Cost for two around 1400 INR approximately.
Salt Water Cafe
This place truly creates a symphony of timeless Italian flavours for which their customers keep coming back. The main element of this place is their delectable breakfast spread. The food and drinks served here live up to the highest expectations. Their in-house deli and bakery showcase some finest flavours. Their bar is furnished with some of the best spirits and wines in the country. It is located at Churchgate and Bandra. Cost for two around 1600 INR approximately.
Long & Short-Intercontinental
This place is one of a kind GastroBar with creative and fun dining as it appears from their cool decor with a mix of live acts and DJs spinning some groovy tunes. A place with the best of Italian brunch options and well designed location definitely deserves a visit. It is at Intercontinental, Marine Drive, Churchgate. Cost for two around 2200 INR approximately.
This one is among the many new restaurants which are coming up with digitized services. You can call your attendant at the press of a button! For those wanting to eat authentic Italian food with a modern style dining experience, this is your spot. It is at Inch by Inch Body Temple, JP Road, Off Yari Road, Panch Nagar, Near D Mart, Versova, Andheri West. Cost for two around 1200 INR approximately.
Spesso Gourmet Kitchen
Spesso is known for offering the best of classic Italian cuisine with fresh, seasonal ingredients, authentic preparation methods, innovative twists and tweaks, and a single-minded passion to delight its customers with each dish. They create a wholesome treat which soothes not only your palate but also your visual senses. It is at Ground Floor, Regent Chambers, Jamnalal Bajaj Road, Nariman Point. Cost for two around 1200 INR approximately.
Relish-International Veg Cuisine
This is another addition to satiate your taste buds with simple yet elegant vegetarian Italian cuisine. Their Four Seasons Pizza is highly recommended for its spectacular blend of flavours. It is at Prem Court, J Tata Road, Churchgate. Cost for two around 1200 INR approximately.
Mia Cucina literally means ‘my kitchen’. It is an Italian Bistro which offers casual dining with fine quality of food and excellent service. It is an ideal place to hang out with your friends or have a quick bite of some delicious Italian options. With an exquisite vintage decor it is a great place to indulge in authentic Italian food. It is at G3, Transocean House, Lake Boulevard Street, Hiranandani Business Park, Powai. Cost for two around 2000 INR approximately.
Trattotria- Vivanta by Taj President
This one’s a Mumbai favourite for its stylish decor consisting of wooden floor, maple-veneered furniture and potted plants. They also have a vibrant portrayal of Italian festivities on a wall. The addition made here is their open show kitchen where a brick-based oven bakes oak-flavoured pizzas. It is at Vivanta by Taj President, 90, Cuffe Parade. Cost for two around 2500 INR approximately.
Vetro- The Oberoi
This luxurious restaurant presents a fine range of traditional and modern Italian cuisine encompassed with a strong creative element. The adjacent Enoteca is a glass-encased wine cellar with 1200 bottles of the finest Italian wines. It is at The Oberoi, Nariman Point. Cost for two around 4500 INR approximately.
Like the name suggests, they serve fine Italian food paired with detailed wine collection which woos their customers. They offer some lip smacking range of pizzas cooked in their wood fire oven. It is at 6, Mangal Bhavna, Corner of 14th & Khar Pali Road, Khar. Cost for two around 2000 INR approximately.
Maritime by San Lorenzo-Taj Lands End
It is a restaurant which draws inspiration from Lorenzo Berni’s family recipes. It is a place which pays homage to true, rustic Italian gastronomy. They have a balance menu with non-vegetarian, vegetarian and vegan options. It is at Taj Lands End, Bandstand, Bandstand, Bandra West. Cost for two around 6000 INR approximately.