Ten-Second Takeaway

Bright, cheery and pretty as a picture, Amici Café in Defence Colony makes for a great late Sunday lunch, and serves up excellent thin crust pizzas, antipasti and icy coolers.

Must Eat

Image courtesy: Bikram Bindra

Image courtesy: Bikram Bindra

The pride of the place is their hand tossed, wood oven fired, thin crust pizzas and you cannot go wrong with them. I sampled two classics – the Margherita and the Pepperoni, and both were stellar. The Margherita actually worked better for me because it had the added flourish of garden fresh rocket leaves. I would also recommend the Smoked Salmon Platter – the salmon was perfectly pink, and served with cream cheese and Melba toast.

Must Drink

There is wine and beer on offer so you could pair a Bira or a glass of red with your pie, but I chose the Spremuta Al Zenzero which was a tall glass of fresh lemon, soda and ginger.

What We Loved

A warm and comforting vibe, and eclectically done up interiors. The window displays on higher floors pair delivery cartons with cushy sofa sets and other bric-a-brac.

What Didn’t Impress Us

The service on a weekend afternoon was a bit of a miss for me – there were too many people, and too little servers. Also, I ordered a portion of grilled vegetables in pesto which had way too much cheese for my liking.

What Is The Best Time To Visit?

A late lunch to beat the crowds on any day of the week.

Anything Else?

The first floor makes for a more intimate dining experience, so make the effort of walking up a bit. Ask for the specials menu as well; there is almost always something new that gets introduced. And, Citibank card holders get a discount.

Where: 8, Defence Colony Market, Defence Colony {also in Khan Market, Saket, Cyber City Gurgaon, Vasant Kunj and Vasant Vihar}

Nearest Metro Station: Lajpat Nagar

Contact: 011 45572003, +91 9999742999

Price: INR 1,200 for two

Timings: 11am – 11pm

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Featured image courtesy: Bikram Bindra