-By Swati Sucharita
Despite its vegetarian only tag, Little Italy remains the favourite for most Hyderabadis, when it comes to Italian fine-dining. The exhaustive menu (plenty of wood-fired thin and thick crust pizzas, antipastis or starters, pastas, risottos and desserts), courteous service and a neat ambience, act as great appetite enhancers. The décor is modern and simple, with glass windows on all sides, and allows you a great view of Jubilee Hills and beyond, there are a few alfresco covers too. Try Funghi Alla Trapanese (roasted mushrooms topped with an olive oil, garlic,lemon and parsley dressing) or Spinach Salsa, (spinach leaves tossed in butter mixed with special creamy cheese sauce), served with thin crispy toast, both are bestseller starters. The Mediterranean Pizza is a good option, and so is the spicy Sicilia, (topping of mozzarella, mushroom, garlic,pickled onion and sun dried tomatoes, all marinated in chilly oil). If you like risottos, try Corn Aspargi, its served with asparagus, melted in white wine and parmesan cheese. Pasta Barbaresca is another all time fave, in a creamy sauce with broccoli,tomatoes, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, and parmesan cheese. For sweet endings, Dolci Dello Chef, a tiramisu sponge cake soaked in rum and coffee, topped with vanilla creme custard and sprinkled with chocolate powder is a must!
Review posted within last 6 month
This is one of my all time favourite restaurants - everything about the place right from the food to the ambience to the service has always been spectacular. The variety of their menu and options available in each section are great. Everything on their menu is numbered, so placing an order becomes easy for someone who isn't familiar with the cuisine and the names of the dishes. I love their pizzas, especially the Margherita - sort of reminded me of the pizzas I had in Italy. If you have a taste for Italian food and don't mind all vegetarian fare, then this place is a must visit. And even if you aren't familiar with Italian cuisine, it is a great place to get started.
Favorite Dishes / Drinks: Jalapeno Salsa, Margharita pizza, panacotta
Review posted more than 6 month ago
Little Italy is a veg specialty restaurant yet its menu is impressive with so many items to taste and admire. I do not come here regularly but whenever I am here I like to indulge in their awesome and lip smacking dishes like Antipasti, pastas, bruschettas and so ona dn so forth. In Pizza, Mediterranean Pizza is a must try and Spinach Salsa is lovely. The desserts and piping hot coffee is other subtle attraction of Little Italy. This restaurant is not only good for vegetarians but as a non vegetarian also I love the food in here.
Review posted more than a year ago
Search for some quick Italian food made me to end up at this restaurant - which is rated 3.75 by Times.
However, the experience was something different.
This experience of mine on a weekend should make u cautious.
Be prepared for endless waiting, when you opt to go here over a weekend. This place attracts decent but large crowd over and above its capacity. So, better make a booking in advance. Though I did the same, I had to wait for nearly 40 minutes to get my turn.
Once you make an order, be ready for the surprises like haphazard serving.
I had to break the order and eat the main course first and then the starters.
Food is definitely something that you would love. The menu is very extensive. And the prices are reasonable.
However, for me the bruschettas I ordered weren't up to the mark. And the food not being served properly, has totally taken away the fine dining experience.
The decor is pretty decent. All the tales are candle light. And its very cozy and suitable for partying with a group of around 10. For couples who want some privacy, there's dining place in the balcony, open to the city and the surrounding park and the cool and calm environs. However, avoid a rainy day if opting for this.
Over all this is my rating considering my experience.
Food: 2.00 Service: 1.00 Decor: 3.00
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