This article was written in 2021.
Italian cuisine is one of the most popular cuisines around the world. You will find restaurants serving authentic Italian delicacies in almost every major city. Along with the growth of food culture in India, authentic Italian cuisine is starting to become one of the most eaten cuisines. This cuisine is such a hit that every restaurant nowadays serves Italian dishes on their menu.
Kolkata appears in the list of those cities where Italian cuisine is demanded. You will find great restaurants and quite a few cafes that serve amazing Italian cuisine.
You'll find Italian dishes perfect for all sorts of occasions, be it a family dinner or an afternoon of catching up with your friends and especially if you want to take your significant other for a date since Italian cuisine is known as the most romantic cuisine!
Below is a list of restaurants that serve the best and the most authentic Italian cuisine in town!
Top Italian Restaurants in Park Street, Kolkata
1. Fire & Ice Pizzeria, Park Street
Fire & Ice is an authentic Italian restaurant in Kolkata that has a reputation for serving delicious food If you're in town and have a craving for some of the best pizzas, you have to try Fire & Ice and their thin-crust pizzas! One bite of their pizza and you'll find yourself in Venice, sitting by the canals, enjoying your pizza! One of the best pizzas you'll find in the city. Along with the pizzas, you should also try their pasta, they are an absolute delight. Their must-try dishes include: pepperoni pizza, meatballs, and Alfredo ai Funghi pasta.
INR 2000, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
2. The Bridge - The Park, Park Street
If you are ever planning on taking your significant other on a date and want to impress them, you should definitely head to The Bridge, this restaurant by the Park lives up to its reputation for being one of the best fine-dining Italian restaurants in Kolkata. The chef of this restaurant prepares some of the thinnest pizzas that just melt in your mouth, leaving you craving for more. They prepare some of the best thin-crust pizzas in their wood-fired oven. They use fresh herbs and ingredients in their dishes to give authentic Italian cuisine flavor. This restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating arrangements. The décor is very minimalistic, yet elegant. Their Pollo wood-fired pizza and arrabbiata pasta are the most popular dishes.
INR 3000, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
3. Hakuna Matata, Park Street
Park Street is one of the most happening places in Kolkata. Hakuna Matata is one of the most popular establishments in the Park Street area. This 75-seater establishment is really spacious and always full. Although it a full-vegetarian restaurant, the menu will not disappoint anybody! You have plenty of options to choose from to satisfy your taste buds. You'll find both authentic Italian dishes and Italian dishes with a little bit of fusion of Indian flavors and desi tadka! This is a must-go place if you want to spend an amazing night with your buddies! The vibes you get from this place on the weekends are something else entirely! You must definitely visit this place and don't forget to try their: pizza puttanesca and Ai Funghi Risotto.
INR 1000, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
Best Italian on a budget in Kolkata:
4. Hope Cafe, ballygunge
For all the students and bachelors who love experimenting and want to have tasty and authentic Italian cuisine is out of the question because of budget constraints, Hope Cafe comes to your rescue! This small, cozy little cafe in the bustling streets of Ballygunge is the place you need to go and savor some amazing Italian delicacies without worrying about your pockets! This is a small cafe, nothing fancy if you go by the looks, but there's a different vibe you get when you visit this place. As soon as you enter the cafe you'll see a giant colorful paper tree on the wall on which you can write whatever you wish to. You'll definitely have to try their penne pasta and mousse!
INR 300, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
5. Simple Simon, Hindustan Park
If you ever want some "Me time", away from everybody and just want to keep to yourself, whilst enjoying good food and good books to read, do head to Simple Simon, on the busy streets of Hindustan Park, you'll find this not so big Cafe, which isn't exactly a bad thing, this cafe is very comfortable and cozy. It serves really tasty pasta, pizza, and lasagne, along with a great cup of coffee! You also have a lot of books to choose from, which you can just pick from the shelf and start reading. The overall ambiance of the place is very calming and soothing. You'll find this cafe the best place if you just want a relaxed weekend, doing nothing and just enjoying your own company. Do keep in mind that the service here is a little slow, which is a good thing if you ask us, more time to enjoy that book with your coffee! And moreover, the wait is worth it because the food is mouth-watering!
INR 600, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
6. Mugs & Shots, New Market Area
Mugs & Shots is an establishment where you can go and enjoy some of the best Italian dishes in the city without worrying too much about your pocket. It's the perfect place to go with your friends and have a good time. You'll find a variety of drinks and hookahs at very considerable prices. You can head to Mugs & Shots with your group and have a blast there. You not only find good Italian food but cuisines from all over the world! The interiors and ambiance are just perfect for a get-together with your buddies and have fun. Some of the must-try dishes are their special crostini, pesto chicken pizza, and four cheese pasta.
INR 700, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
Most Authentic Italian Restaurants in Kolkata:
7. La Cucina - Hyatt Regency, Salt Lake
For all the foodies who love authentic Italian cuisine, La Cucina is the place to go! La Cucina is the only fine-dining Italian specialty restaurant in the city. The center of attraction of their extensive Sunday brunch menu is the Italian food section. The ambiance, interior, and décor are very elegant, which gives you the ultimate fine-dining experience. Since this is an authentic Italian restaurant, you'll obviously find a wide array of wines to choose from, which they proudly flaunt in an open, glass wine cellar. This is the perfect place to take your family out for a delightful dinner or also to take your significant other for a spesh occasion. You should definitely try their pepperoni pizza, chocolate mousse and gnocchi.
INR 2500, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
8. The Corner Courtyard, Bhowanipore
The Corner Courtyard is one of the most colorful, vibrant, and picturesque establishments in the city offering authentic Italian cuisine amongst other cuisines from all over the world. Italian food dishes usually have very complicated names, confusing the customers, luckily here in the Corner Courtyard, the menu is quite descriptive for the customer to know exactly what they are ordering, and the staff would always be happy to assist you while ordering. This establishment has both indoor and outdoor seating arrangements available. The service is also quite decent. You also have a lot of options for both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes on the menu. Their signature dishes include Arancini Risotto balls, ravioli stuffed with beetroot, and mashed potatoes.
INR 1700, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
9. Capella, Salt Lake
This rooftop restaurant in Kolkata serves some of the most authentic Italian dishes in town. Capella has quite the reputation of being one of the best fine-dining restaurants to serve cuisines from all over the world. Their Italian menu, although not very extensive, but very rich in flavor! Their pasta dish is prepared to perfection, some of the best in the entire city. Capella is probably the best place to take your significant other on a date, with the amazing view from the top of the 20th-floor building, overlooking the city skyline combined with the mouth-watering food. It will be a perfect date.
INR 2500, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
Best Italian Restaurants for Delivery in Kolkata
10. Ovenstory Pizza, Salt lake
There are times when you don't feel like getting all dressed up and going out to have good food. At times like these, establishments like Ovenstory Pizza come to your rescue! If you love pizzas but want to enjoy them at the comfort of your home, Ovenstory pizza offers some of the best Pizzas in town. They have a wide range of options to choose from, they have authentic Italian-style and flavored pizzas to please your taste buds, but if you're in the mood for something a little desi, they have numerous options that offer you that Indian masala and spicy flavors that we all love. Their USP is their packaging and delivery. They make sure your pizza is delivered to you hot and fresh. The packaging is also impeccable, leaving no scopes for complaints. All of their pizzas are a must-try, but those who like a little Indian twist to their pizzas can try their keema and sausage pizza.
INR 300, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
11. Serafina, Ballygunge
Another gem in the city of joy where you are served really good Italian food. They have both a dine-in and a takeaway option. Serafina is known for its thin-crust pizza and the use of authentic Italian ingredients which really enhances the flavor. Their delivery is quite fast and they make sure your food is delivered to you while it's hot and fresh for you to enjoy to the fullest. They have one of the cleanest and most-hygienic packaging we have ever seen. The box in which the food is delivered is of a considerably strong material making sure your food is safe and secured. You must definitely try their gnocchi, spinach ravioli, and any of their thin crust pizza.
INR 1500, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
So there you have it, this is a complete guide for the best Italian restaurants in Kolkata, the city of joy. Go ahead and visit your favorite restaurant from this list and enjoy delicious Italian food!