Are you looking for a piece of authentic Italian food culture without leaving the country? If yes, then head to Bella Cucina, a classy restaurant known for serving authentic Italian food in Delhi-NCR. Located in Le Meridien Gurgaon, stepping into Bella Cucina feels like stepping into a classic Italian restaurant in an Italian city suburb with wooden tables, white and gray furnishings, low lighting and open kitchen which serves both pizza and mains. It is elegant without being pretentious and the outdoor living room with a stunning garden view is perfect for a romantic evening. For an Italian food lover, the mark of a good Italian restaurant is one that gets its classics just right. Until that time, Bella Cucina is a must-visit.
The restaurant’s new menu, curated by Head Chef Monica Talwar, is extensive and reflects authentic Italian culture. This is one that will make you keep coming back to try their special dishes as I am sure you will not be able to do it all at once.
We started with minestrone soup – a Rome-style soup with seasonal vegetables and a generous dollop of delicious pesto; This soup is perfect to start your evening. Next, we moved on to Grilled Prawns with Ginger Gel and Citrus Salad, and Seabass with Porcini Mash and Caper Butter Sauce. Both the salad and the fish were an absolute delight. The salad was full of different flavors that complemented each other.
In the main course, we had Gnocchi alla Sorrentina and Pizza ai Fungi. Gnocchi is a real crowd-pleaser; This Italian dish was a simple bake of potato dumplings, cheese and tomato sauce. A perfect dish to order if you’re a vegetarian and still want something real Italian! The pizza had delicious tomato sauce over mushrooms and gooey cheese – it was too good to resist. We ended our meal with Classic Tiramisu with Mascarpone and Cinnamon Cream, Savoyardi Biscuit, Espresso Coffee and Cocoa.
The overall vibe of Bella Cucina is interactive, lively and trendy. So, next time if you want some delicious Italian food in the city, Bella Cucina in Le Meridien is the perfect place. Bon appetto!