From Pasta To Bruschetta: These Restaurants Are Making Killer Italian Dishes

Shreya posted on 29 June

We’re all Elizabeth Gilbert when she says “I’m having a relationship with pizza.” And with that comes a love for all things Italian. Wondering where to get the best of Italian food in town? Here’s your guide to boun appetito that we love gorging on.

Le Vantage Cafe Bar

From the ambiance to the food, Le Vantage Cafe Bar in Jubilee Hills has got a lot of things right. Seemingly out of a Greek postcard, this place is airy and awfully pretty with plenty of natural light. Seat in the casual dining area, and ask for Spaghetti Aglio E Olio or Pasta Carbonara. Love your bruschetta with an Indian twist, find them here. You can also check out the delicious Ortolona Peri Peri pizza with assorted bell pepper and tangy peri-peri sauce. It also does breakfast from 8am, so walk in for a proper Italian brekkie.

Casual Dining

Plot 197-A, Jawahar Colony,Road 13, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad

4.3
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Flying Spaghetti Monster

Known for its Italian only cuisine, Flying Spaghetti Monster {in Banjara and Jubilee Hills} is a popular hangout spot among squads. The menu is engrossing, and the pasta here is a must. We thoroughly loved our Anglio E Olio and the Supremo Pasta with sundried tomatoes, chicken and ravioli was oh so exquisite. The pizzas are all thin crust, and with each bite, you will find a little bit of Rome in it. Our favourites are the Casa and Sicilla pizzas, and they do have a good variety of shrimp, bacon, fish, and chicken here. We’d reckon to go to the Jubilee Hills branch for its ambiance but both the places will entice you with their food, for sure.

Fine Dining

Plot 624-B, Lane Beside Neerus Emporio, Road 35, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad

4.3
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Olive Bistro

Olive Bistro in Jubilee Hills is another place where the continental food is made to perfection. A Mediterranean-themed restaurant with fantastic views of the Duragam Cheruvu lake. They have indoor as well as outdoor seating and great music for you to rejoice while you eat your pizza and sip on your wine. The Caprese Pizza always gets a nod from us, and we also love the classic mushroom risotto which is rich and creamy in flavour and served with mascarpone and puffed black rice. Their Sunday brunches are a hit amongst city folks and you can opt for brunch with unlimited alcohol too. Wohoo! Besides, the place gets pretty romantic after sunset when they light up candles. So check this out for a love struck affair.

Casual Dining

Durgam Cheruvu, Road 46, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad

4.3
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Jonathan's Kitchen

Jonathan’s Kitchen does brilliant brunches, but the Italian food here is spectacular too. Go here for the Tomato and Basil Bruschetta which is made to perfection with neither too much tomato or basil. and extra olive oil. Also, try the Fungi Trifoliate Calzone stuffed with mozzarella and button mushrooms. It’s soft, delectable, and filling. The ambiance of this place is impressive and their Japanese and North Indian cuisine is commendable too. Plus, their chef never shies away from experimenting with food. So, if you are there and you want to try out something that’s not on the menu, check with the kitchen, and you might be in for a surprise.

Casual Dining

Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Gachibowli, Hyderabad

3.9
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Heart Cup Coffee

With various branches spread across Hyderabad, Heart Cup Coffee is frequented for live music scenes and drinkies. However, if you’ve tasted the food here, you would know that they have amazing risotto, pasta and lasagne. Layers of such Italian goodness packed into one, explore the coffee and soups too. Get their classic Expresso Italiano, a strong black coffee that is refreshing. In the main course, we loved the Penne Verdure pasta the most and will surely be back for more.

Cafes

1179, Road 45, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad

4.3
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Viva Italia

With cutesy interiors and authentic Italian dishes on their menu, Viva Italia is a place you can go to even when you are on a budget. Though the restaurant is kind of on a street side, it will not disappoint you. Big enough to seat a small group, go here for Pasta on Pizza {their own creation}, which is a scrumptious pizza topped with white sauce penne, onions and bell pepper. This is also a place for quick bites, as you get hot dogs, burgers, sandwiches, eggs, and grills too. Plus, they are always experimenting with their choices of pizza and pasta, so you never know when you are in for a treat while visiting the restaurant.

Casual Dining

Plot 8-9, Achyutya Cooperative Society, Road 10, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad

4.2
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