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Artusi takes its Italian cuisine pretty seriously, though the portion sizes are not in sync with hearty Indian appetites. However, the fare served here is made with top-notch ingredients and does not compromise on the cooking techniques either. A good way to whet your appetite is by ordering the 'Burrata Maestro Fellini'. It is a dish that plays up the contrast between a melt-in-the-mouth burrata and a delicate 'Prosciutto Di Parma', that has been aged for 18 months. You also cannot go wrong with 'Raviolo Al Burro E Agli Asparagi', where square-shaped pasta pockets, filled with spinach, herbs and ricotta floats in a butter sauce. Cap off your indulgent meal with a silky 'Panna Cotta' that is paired with jammy figs and almonds.
Italian Cuisine is not difficult to find in Delhi, specially with every other cafe throwing in pizza and pasta on their menu. But those are all Indianised versions and the authenticity of this cuisine somewhat gets lost due to that. Apart from a few restaurants housed in five star properties, Artusi is one such place which has created a niche for itself and is being touted as one of the best and most authentic Italian restaurant in Delhi NCR. This prompted us to give them a visit and we planned a lunch here. The ambience is what you expect from a classic Italian restaurant which is very upmarket and formal. All the tables wrapped in white table cloth, light colour schemes, neither too dim nor too bright lights, fully carpeted floor and some beautiful paintings just sum up the overall ambience of the place and it is definitely gonna impress you. The overall set up makes it perfect for a romantic date or for even a business meeting. We started our meal with a “Sigari Croccanti” which were small cigar shaped phylo pastries stuffed with puree of spiced and sweetly roasted vegetables. The outer covering was so soft and flaky that you couldn’t stop yourself from finishing them in one go. Even the filling was brilliant and just melted in our mouth. Next came in “Tomino” which had some immensely soft cheese melting over a toasted bread served along with some sautéed mushrooms. The mushrooms were sautéed to perfection and the overall combination of cheese, mushrooms and bread worked wonders for the dish. We also ordered a “Caprese Frisella Salad” which had a combination of buffalo morzarella, fresh tomatoes served with a slice of frisella bread. The buffalo morzarella went well with the tomatoes and the bread and for a change this salad was more on the tastier side than being healthier. For the main course, we ordered “Strozzapreti with Aubergines” and “Patatine Rossini”. Strozzapreti was a handmade twisted ribbon pasta cooked in a aubergine & tomato sauce along with ricotta and was pretty good and different from the usual run of the mill pastas, however the patatine rossini which were supposed to be cheese loaded french fries were very simple french fries with negligible cheese flakes. Moving to their desserts section, we were totally blown away by their heavenly “Panna Cotta” which had a bit of caramel flavour and topped with almonds and figs. Their panna cotta was easily one of the best that I’ve had in Delhi. The “Chocolate Mousse” was pretty nice too and great for dark chocolate fans. The drinks accompanying our meal were quite nice and refreshing and “Virgin Bellini” deserves a very special mention. The non alcoholic version of the classic Bellini just won us over forcing us to repeat the drink. All the dishes had a very detailed presentation and were a treat to the eyes. The service is a high point of this place and they completely nailed with very minimal wait time for the dishes. The stewards were very courteous and their menu being very authentic, they were always there to help you out with the options available. Overall, Artusi simply blew us away with its pleasing ambience, authentic Italian food and impeccable service. It is easily the best Italian restaurant in Delhi hands down and you surely need to pay them visit to experience it yourself. Recommended!
simple, authentic and immaculately curated menu. wine selection is very good. it's a small seating space so not quaint.
This restaurant is very good location near metro station. Service and food quality very excellent but food is much expensive
I eat here with family for my birthday meal. It's the first time I've eaten at an Italian restaurant in India despite this been my third trip. (I usually stick to local cuisine in every country I visit under the assumption that is what they do best) I was pleasantly surprised at the authenticity of the food and it was as good as any Italian I've had in Rome, Venice or dare I say it back in the UK. The Lasagne was amazing and everyone of the party had similar feedback for their dishes. Prices were on the high side for Dehli but no different to what I'd normally pay for a good Italian at home. As M-Block is 5 minutes away from family, I'll defiantly be back when I next visit.
The food at Artusi was truly authentic and left a pleasant taste in the mouth. That said, however, it has very little Value for money as the portion size is too small for even one person. ..... We ordered the gnocchi pasta that was divine. Apart from that the grilled prawns (INR 1390/, picture attached) and the lasagne were just average and there are many other places in Delhi where these taste far better.