The smell of melted Parmesan on a spoonful of penne and the sight of Mozzarella oozing out from a pizza can instantly tantalise your taste buds and make you crave for some Italian fare.
If you are on a lookout for places that offer a delicious Italian meal, steer no further, because we bring to you 8 places in Lucknow, which will satisfy your hunger pangs with their elaborate Italian menu.
1. Sahib Cafe
Sahib Cafe in Vivanta by Taj is one of the most versatile and beautiful cafes/restaurants in Lucknow, set in the grandeur of Taj, the multi-cuisine restaurant is a must visit. The pizza here is exceptional, the bread is soft and has a good stretch, the sauce is fragrant with a great blend of spices, and the cheese brings it all together with its melty and gooey texture. The pepperoni pizza is to die for and the Caesar Salad an absolute delight.
2. Vintage Machine
Vintage Machine in Patrakarpuram, is a one stop shop for food lovers. The cafe offers a great selection of Italian cuisine and cannot be missed if you say Italian and Lucknow in the same sentence. They serve pastas, pizzas, lasagna, crostini, risotto, and many more Italian dishes that are widely loved by the people. Especially their luscious Alfredo pasta that has pasta tossed in a bed of cheese and Italian herbs .
3. Free Spirit Cafe
Try the white sauce pasta at Free Spirit and be ready to experience a taste so rich you’d have never tasted it before. The pasta will call you, it will make you want to come back to this place again and again. The garlic bread here, comes in a variety of options including jalapeno cheese, corn cheese, paneer cheese and chicken cheese. It is a must visit for pasta lovers.
4. Cappuccino Blast
Everything at Cappi, is worth the hype, from a basic iced-tea to original falafel, everything can rightly be called perfect. So when it comes to Italian, there is no way, Cappi fails to impress you! Chicken Lasagna, Fettuccini Alfredo, Spaghetti Bolognaise, are so yummy that you burn your tongue in the haste to eat the steaming hot food, while you chill with a book. Eat-Chill-Love.
5. Cafe Mocha
This rooftop restaurant located in Gomti Nagar is worth a visit, and not just because the decor is colorful and quirky, but because of the awesome food. Even though you get to chose from a wide range of pastas and pizzas at Mocha, you can also create your own by choosing the ingredients yourself. Nothing beats the taste of their thin crust Pizza, and at Mocha you can enjoy two in the price of one. So, don’t wait to order your pink sauce penne, three cheese margherita and bruschetta right away!
6. Pebbles Bistro
When you are at the city’s most precious cafe, do try their famous Italiano margherita pizza and bolognaise pasta made in traditional minced mutton sauce. A cheesy exotic bruschetta will add to your Italian experience at Pebbles, a place that offers a beautiful ambiance, both indoor and outdoor. They offer an elaborate menu of Italian dishes to chose from that will sure transport you to the streets of Rome.
7. Cafe Infinity
Cafe Infinity is a haven for pizza lovers, the pizzas are thin crust and have great cheese to sauce to bread ratio, plus they are absolutely mouth watering. Be it deep dish infinity style or chicken seekh kebab, their pizzas are yummy enough to satisfy all your cravings. They also have great authentic pasta, the basil pomodoro and spaghetti agli-E-olio is especially good.
8. The Cellar
The Cellar is a rustic Italian restaurant located at Gole Market and you really need to visit this restaurant if you love Italian food. The restaurant specializes in cheesy lasagna and delectable pastas that are a perfect al-dente, you especially need to try their basil pesto and pasta-ala-romo. This quiet restaurant provides a peaceful and quaint Italian experience.
Make sure to visit these places for an indulgent Italian experience.