Pizza is not just a food, it is a sentiment that lifts you up when you’re feeling blue and Pasta is not just a quick serve dish, it is rather an amalgamation of the simplest ingredients that come together to create a stunning change of flavor for your palate. Yes, Italian food may have originated in Italy but it has comfortably established a strong foothold on our plates and most importantly in our hearts too.
Interestingly, there is so much more than just Pasta and Pizza in the world of Italian Cuisine and thankfully in our own city of Noida, there are many restaurants today that are serving the best offerings from Italy on the vintage Indian Plate. In this feature at What’s Up Noida, we are listing down 8 such astounding Italian restaurants in the city.
Dios – The Neighbourhood Bistro
Situated on the ground floor of Express Trade Towers, Dios will instantly remind you of small little eateries on the streets of Italy. The restaurant has subtle and sophisticated interiors and while the seating space may be small, the menu at Dios is vast and has enough substance to give even the most established restaurants a run for their money. The vegetable Au Gratin is divine and so is Chicken Ricotta Cannelloni, the Pasta Piri Piri, and Pepperoni Pizza are also the highlights of their menu. All in all, the restaurant is a must visit for everyone who loves Italian.
Where: Express Trade Towers-2 Ground Floor ETT 2 B-36, Noida-Greater Noida Expy, B Block, Block A, Sector 132, Noida.
Cost: INR 1500 for two.
Italian @ Chili’s
A stunning restaurant located on the third floor of the famous DLF Mall of India, Chili’s is a popular restaurant that serves a variety of cuisines such as Mexican, American as well. However, the highlight of the place is the Italian dishes that the restaurant has managed to ace and deliver every time with perfection and finesse. Their signature dishes such as the five-cheese pizza, southwestern chicken pizza, and classic California pizza are simply exquisite while their other offerings such as spicy smoked pasta are divine too.
Where: 3rd Floor, DLF mall of India, Noida, 201303
Cost: INR 1800 for two.
For a long time, the residents of Noida thought that Dominoes and Pizza Hut were the example of true-blue Italian Pizzas. Enter Pizza Express at DLF Mall of India and food lovers truly realized what they had been missing out on all these years. Pizza Express is in fact, the most Italian restaurant in Noida that serves authentic Italian Pizzas without tampering them with Indian flavors. Their offerings like Bruschetta Originals, Ramira Al Forno, Risotto’s and Signature Italian Pizzas are a real treat for foodies who have never experienced traditional Italian cuisine with unfabricated flavors.
Where: 3rd Floor, DLF Mall of India, Sector-18, Noida.
Cost: INR 2000 for two.
La Brezza is a fine dine Italian restaurant situated at Jaypee Golf & Sp Resort in Greater Noida. The restaurant is a perfect example of all good things in the form of food, music, hospitality and ambiance coming together to create a spectacular experience for customers here. In terms of their menu, their Antipasti dishes are a must try and so is their Ossobuco. The menu here is completely Italian so we advise you to know what you are ordering from the waiter beforehand.
Where: Jaypee Greens Golf & Spa Resort, Surajpur, Block B, Jaypee Greens, Noida.
Cost: INR 3500 for two.
Crème Castle is an interesting bakery cum café in Ansal Plaza that serves Italian, Fast Food and Desserts and other similar cuisines. The interiors of the café are tastefully done and even though their offerings in Italian cuisine may be few but their thin crust pizzas are a refreshing change from the usual Punjabi Pizza’s we are served at big food joints. While you are there you also must try their Vodka Pasta and Veg Lasagna too.
Where: Pari Chowk, GF-28, near Reliance Footwear, Ansal Plaza, Near, NRI City, Omega II, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201310
Cost: INR 600 for two.
ChaoBella is the staple Italian and Chinese themed restaurant at Crowne Plaza Hotel Group and they are pretty impressive on their offerings too. We particularly loved their Spaghetti AL primavera, Vegetable Ravioli, Gnocchi and Wild Mushrooms Pizza. The restaurant is extravagantly priced however and you can expect the billing to easily cross INR 3500 for a moderate meal for two with all those government taxes in place.
Where: Crowne Plaza Greater Noida, Surajpur Chowk, Institutional Green 1, Delhi NCR, Greater Noida.
Cost: INR 3500 for two.
Not so much a fancy Italian restaurant but Pizza Plus is a humble little food joint in Ghaziabad that is hugely popular for their filling and delicious pizzas. The joint has a simple one-page menu that offers varieties like Double Cheese, Veggie Crunch, and Super Veggie Pizzas, all of which are a perfect 10 on 10 in taste and quality.
Where: Shop No.1, Sec -10D/155, Vasundhara, Ghaziabad.
Cost: INR 300 for two.
Much like other restaurants in the city, Haristo too serves a wide variety of cuisines for customers to choose from. However, what makes them worthy of our list is the fact that unlike others they understand Italian cuisine and truly managed to surprise us with their amazing Tomato & Basil Bruschetta and Wood fired Oven Pizzas. Their most premier offerings such as Pesto Pasta, Cheese Kicker Pasta, Kiss of Dragon and Italian Gourmet Pizzas are a must have too.
Where: AG 19, Aditya City Centre Mall, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh 201014
Cost: INR 800 for two.