Little Italy at Ganeshkhind, off Model Colony, has been dishing out one of the best Italian fares in the city for the last 28 years. Little Italy serves a plethora of contemporary dishes with subtle twists and a whole new burst of flavours. We tried some of their culinary creations from the carte and here’s what we loved. For the first course, we ordered the ravioli crocante – a new entrant to the list of starters, this dish was a delightful presentation of fried ravioli stuffed with roasted peppers and cheese, roasted garlic salsa and spicy tomato dip. Another dish that we thought was absolutely splendid and a must-try during summer was the insalata con pere e noci – an Italian salad comprising sweet pears poached in red wine, caramelized almonds, mesclun, gourmet Parmesan with a tinge of citrus dressing.
Speaking of experimental flavours, we recommend you try the cappuccino al funghi selvatici – a beautiful blend of wild mushroom zuppe (read: soup) with pine nut cappuccino and lemon thyme foam. If you love the aroma and taste of roasted coffee beans, this dish must be on your bucket list.
A true Italian feast is incomplete without cheesy wood burn pizzas. Our recommendation would be to go for their charcoal pizza or as they call it, pizza bianca e nero. Topped with chilli tossed vegetables, mozzarella, cheddar, ricotta and Parmesan on a charcoal-black base, this pizza was made with perfection in creamy Alfredo (white) sauce.
We ended our dinner with the most scrumptious dessert of all time – the lotus cheesecake, made of mascarpone, lotus cookie butter with a slight hint of cinnamon to accentuate the flavours.