Cuisine is definitely a very important aspect of Italian culture. Italian food is highly famed:greatly loved and tirelessly imitated the world over, it has been a source of endless pleasure and joie-de-vivre in countries far and wide. And everyone knows how a tired, depressed individual will react if they come across a sign for Italian dining in the midst of a busy, industrial city anywhere in the world: their hearts will quite simply will glow!

Italian cookery is exceptionally varied, nutritious and healthy; traditions have been handed down from one family to the next over the centuries, and are associated mainly with country life in that dishes are directly linked to what the Earth produces over the changing seasons: in other words, wholesome cooking whose goodness depends on all-natural ingredients.

Most ingredients used in Italian cuisine are easily available in India, now. For the last many years, the 3rd most popular cuisine in India has been Italian after Indian and Chinese. We have many restaurants serving nice Italian food in every part of the country. We are lucky to be in Gurgaon as its melting pot of many cuisines and people are well travelled and know what is authentic and what not.
One of the best Italian restaurant chains in the city is “Italiano”owned by the most passionate Mrs. and Mr. Puri. In our conversation, he told us that he never liked Indian cuisine which finally led him to open “Italiano”

It was a lovely Sunday afternoon, when we were here for Lunch at the Cyberhub outlet.The ambience is really inviting with outdoor as well as indoor seating options. We sat outside and ordered our food. The first to arrive was the bread basket that was served with butter that had a prominent flavor of oregano. The bread was not very soft. Then we were served with the Bruschetta (tomato, basil and mozzarella), very refreshing and very tasty. We ordered a pitcher of Virgin Sangria which was again very well made with all the authentic ingredients like celery and wooster sauce being used well. I ordered the Caesar Salad (chicken) which is my favourite and was not disappointed at all as it was really well made with the right amount of dressing. We ordered Italiano platters both veg as well as non veg. The veg platter had the Veg Tart, Mushroom and Bell Pepper Panzarotti and Cottage Cheese skewers which were served with the Wood fired Bread, Salsa Verde, Aioli and the Spicy Peanut Dip. Looked really appetizing and vegetarians really relished the tarts and the skewers. I personally loved the Non veg platter which had the Crispy chicken strips, Olive Panzarotti and Pesto chicken skewers served the bread, salsa verde and the peanut dip. The best item was the crispy strips of chicken. Other items were a little dry for me.

They have a nice variety in main course too. I tried the Grilled Fish fillet with braised red cabbage and mashed potatoes, topped with dill sauce. The fish was done nicely but the sides lacked flavors and texture. The vegetarians tried the Cottage cheese stuffed ( steak like) served with buttered veggies and paprika sauce. The thin crust wood fired pizzas were served both in veg as well as non veg toppings. I was full so did not even try them, but they really looked very nicely baked and totally inviting.

Everyone was longing for desserts when we were served with the Tiramisu Cake and the Blueberry Cheese cake. the Tiramisu was still tolerable but the cheesecake was not the NY cheese cake at all , it was just a simple cake.

Overall, a very nice and beautiful place to have hearty Italian food with friends and family. They should work on their Desserts a bit. Rest all is fine , and I am visiting them again soon.

ITALIANO, Cyber Hub, 1st Floor,
DLF Cyber City, Gurgaon

Coverage By : Vickrham (vicky)
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