Connaught Place, being the most famous commercial centre in Delhi, is home to a wide variety of restaurants, cafes, bars. Whether your fancy is for a quick meal or a fine dine restaurant, this popular shopping hub has it all. If you are in the mood for some lip-smacking Italian cuisine, Connaught Place is just the perfect place for that. Connaught Place is a haven for Italian food lovers as it is home to some of the best Italian restaurants in the Delhi city. From fine dining Italian restaurants where you can savour delicious meal along with fine wines in an elegant and comfortable atmosphere to cool cafes and laidback restaurants, you will find it all in Connaught Place.
Here are some of the best and the most popular Italian restaurants in Connaught Place, you might want to check out:
San Gimignano: Named after famous Italian town San Gimignano, this is s one of the best Italian Restaurant in Delhi. The interiors are beautifully panelled with wood and the walls adorned by large sepia photos of the town of San Gimignano. Here you can choose dishes like risotto with fresh basil-and-tomato sauce, tagliatelle with a fresh herb sauce of minced duck and Parmesan cheese, sliced grilled tenderloin with grilled polenta and marsala sauce, grilled milk-fed baby lamb chop with grilled balsamic vegetables or wood oven pizzas and also a wide range of exquisite fine Italian wine. There’s also terrace courtyard where you can dine outdoors. Getting a reservation in advance is highly recommended.
Timings: 12:00 pm to 2.30 pm & 7.30 to 11:00 pm Average meal for two: Rs 4000.
Location: The Imperial Hotel, Janpath.
Cibo: This restaurant has two spaces, an open outdoor area and a dimly-lit indoor dining space. The much talked about interiors done by famous Indian designer, Rohit Bal, coupled with fancy innovative food concepts, makes this place a culinary must visit. Try the Insalata di Fagioli, Insalata di Polo and a wide range of thin crust pizzas.
Meal for two: Rs 2500
Timings: 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm & 7:00 pm to 11.30 pm
Location: Inside of Hotel Janpath
Caramelo: An Upmarket Italian restaurant, this place stands out for the superb authentic Italian food and the menu, which has so much variety to offer starting from soups to the desserts. You’ll be spoiled for choices here. Pomodoro e Mozzarella Alla Caprese, Roasted Lamb Chops with Rosemary Jus, Bruschetta Salmon, Blueberry Cheesecake, Tiramisu, Sangria and Bellini cocktails are worth trying out. This dainty Italian joint is a must visit if you’re looking for good Italian meal.
Avg cost: Rs 2200 for two
Timings: 11am – 11:30pm
Location: 15, Barakhamba Road, Hotel Hans Plaza
Aqua at The Park: Housed inside one of Delhi’s most prestigious hotels, the Park, this restaurant cum bar, has tables beautifully set by the poolside, with an atmosphere that makes it perfect for a romantic dinner. This is a multi-cuisine restaurant but you can find a good selection of Italian food and wine here like Potato gnocchi, lasagne Bolognese, fusilli with smoked chicken and asparagus and their delicious pastas and crispy pizzas to name a few.
Avg cost: Rs 2000 for two, VAT & Service Charges extra
Timings- 11 AM to 1 AM
Mist: Also housed at the Park Hotel, Mist basically serves Italian food like the wood fired pizza, pastas, risottos and an array of delightful desserts. You can enjoy your meal along with the fine wines that are available here. The spectacular decor here done in different shades of thematic light blue, lends a soothing and serene atmosphere and definitely a treat for the eyes.
Timing: 24 hrs. Avg cost: Rs 2500 for two.