I have a thing for rooftops. Especially in a city like Bangalore, with the amazing weather most of the time, the soft subtle breeze has a romance of its own. A good weather, ideal lighting and delightful food make it so much easier to fall in love. For me, an ideal date kind of includes rooftop restaurants(in case someone who wants to ask me out is reading this, Just saying!). Little Italy on Sarjapur road is one such pretty place.
Little Italy is a very popular Italian fine dine restaurant chain in India. Despite being a vegetarian restaurant, it has managed to win over Indian crowd, even the hardcore non-vegetarians. I have personally visited Little Italy multiple times, and this time I joined a bunch of lovely blogger ladies for a very lovely rooftop dinner on an invite in the outlet on Sarjapur road. Like always, I loved the food, but I was blown away by the beautiful ambience. Recommending the place for a family dinner as well as a date night.
Amongst beverages, we stuck to mocktails, but Little Italy has a good collection of wines. We started with a cocktail called Morning Sunrise. The drink added a lot of freshness to the meal without taking over the food and was a great thing to back to after every course.
We warmed our tummies with Pomodoro minestrone soup, which is basically a tomato-based soup with vegetables and a hint of basil. Good execution for such a legendary soup.
I recently discovered that Little Italy prepares dishes with home-made cheese, which was surprising but also explains the zing in their dishes. We started with Nachos with Cheese and Bell peppers. Plain simple delicious dish. In-house prepared Nachos chips, which were beautifully crispy and home-made cheese with a sprinkle of bell peppers. Verdure crostini was another appetiser which I completely adored. Garlic bread topped with tomatoes, olive oil and cheese in just the perfect amount. Caesar salad was loaded with Parmesan cheese and olives and was quite good.
Amongst Pastas, Ravioli is a must try here. The spinach cheese filled Ravioli was just the perfect thickness and right amount of flavours. The sauce was creamy and went very well with the pasta. Barbaresco pasta is basically red sauce pasta with sauce in a drier state. I personally like more saucy Pasta, but this was tasteful with strong enough flavours. We tried Aglio olio pasta as well, which I like with tad bit more burnt garlic than what was served. I was disappointed with the risotto here, though. The rice was very hard and did not hold the dish together very well. But on the brighter side of things, there was a flavour of bell peppers which enhanced the richness of the dish.
Amongst Pizzas, we had half and half pizzas which are a boon if I tell you. Each gets their own flavours without the awkwardness of eating Pizza of someone else’s choice. We had Mellino pizza, Fantasy pizza, Sicilia pizza and Rustic pizza. All were pretty good.
Moving on to my favourite part of the review, Desserts.! My all time favourite in Little has been Choco Bomb. This beauty is a very chocolatey Lava cake served with Ice cream and is a must try. Amongst others, we tried blueberry cheesecake which was good too, would have liked it to be a bit more creamy. Tiramisu was quite average according to me, needs a bit stronger flavours to pull it off.
On and all, I loved the dining experience here and would continue to be a Little Italy’s recurring customer.
My rating 4.2!