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Little Italy
EDITOR RATING
8.5
Food
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Good for date/family
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Easy parking
NA
Long waiting
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The Scene
It's hard to miss Little Italy. Okay, actually it's not so hard. Oh heck, it's easy - which is why they even give a map in their takehome menu. But not too many in this neighbourhood need it - this is one of the popular restaurants of not only Jubilee Hills, but all of Hyderabad.

While Little Italy is no hole in the wall, you are unlikely to gaze awestruck if you were passing by - you need to keep an eye out for it, despite the fact that it is located right on the main road. A fairly spacious indoor/outdoor eatery with smoking and non-smoking sections, this expensive restaurant is characterized by plush seating, and constant loud chatter if you go on a day when some company in the vicinity is celebrating something here (and that could be just the weekend).

Indeed, it's the denizens of the many opulent software companies dotting the posh Jubilee Hills neighbourhood that crowd Little Italy. And yes, most days are crowded. The ristorante is a popular choice for a sponsored office outing, or for dining upmarket visitors. Or for basically good food, for whoever can afford it. Located at Film Nagar, the place also has its share of Tollywood stars for clientele - it's as easy to run into Allu Arjun here as at Subway nearby.

The Food
The undoubted USP, which lets them get away with almost illegal prices. A meal for two at Little Italy can cost Rs. 1,000 - without alcohol - and for most, is well worth it.

The menu is super-elaborate - for example, there are 25 appetizers and 38 pasta sauces. And 32 different pizzas. In a purely vegetarian Italian restaurant. You can almost give up on ordering yourself unless you're a connoisseur of Italian cuisine, or have lived in Italy sometime in this or a recent birth - you can hardly understand any of the names.

And did we mention the dishes all taste good?

If you are one of those who thinks Italian meant bland mayonnaise, cheese and pasta, Little Italy will deliver a knockout punch. Many customers would delightfully opine that the pizzas are better than any Domino's or Pizza Hut whip up, and hyperactively recommend the Sicilia Pizza. There's no shortage of spicy dishes - you just have to hint it to the head waiter, and he'll gleefully perform a fox trot.

The menu has about 25 "Antipasti Starters", with all the popular Italian ingredients like mozzarella, avocado, aubergines, capers, parsley, farmer's bread, olive oil, oregano, mayonnaise, crostini, artichokes, asparagus, olives, mushrooms, capsicum, garlic and, of course, cheese.

17 salads and 10 soups later, you hit a 2-tiered main course menu, consisting of, of course, pastas (lasagnas) with a range of sauces, and brown rice dishes (risottas). Tagliatelle, Spaghetti, Penne, Fusilli, Gnocchi and Ravioli form the pasta core, and 38 sauces form the wardrobe. There's a Mexican sub-menu too, with all the staples - nachos, tacos, salads, onion and capsicum rings, baby corn longs, enchiladas, quesadillas and mashed potato based dishes.

Tiramusu is the only exotic dessert - the rest are chocolate brownies and ice-creams. Several liquor-based ice-creams dot the dessert section. Plus, you have an elaborate wine list, and 30+ juices, to choose from if you are looking for something to wash it all down.

The Verdict
With its food, Little Italy is a class act. Pardon them the long waiting time and rather sloppy service at peak times - they've earned it.
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  • Address
    550 F, Road No 92, Near Apollo Health City (Second Gate), Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad - 500033
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  • Telephone
    2355-8001, 2355-8002, 2355-8003, 93467-36741
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    Click here
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  • Distance
    6.5 km (Maps & Directions)
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  • Website
    http://www.littleitaly-india.com
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  • Average Meal Per Couple
  • Recommended Dishes
    Funghi Alla Trapanese, Bruschetta, Spinaci Salsa, Zuppa Di Pomodoro, Zuppa Di Broccoli, Insalata Mista, Caeser Salad, Rustic Pizza, Sicilia Pizza, All'arrabbiata, Pasta Del Barone, Pasta Barberesca, Cannelloni Alla Fiorentina, Lasagna Alla Napoletana
  • Veg/Non-veg
  • Other Features
    Liquor, Free Home Delivery, Smoking, Catering
  • Year Started
  • Timings
    1000-1500; 1800-2300
  • Closed On
    No Day
  • Payment Option(s)
    Cash, Credit Cards
  • Closest Bus Stop
    Apollo Hospital
  • Closest MMTS Station
    Ameerpet
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Easy parking - Yes
Long waiting - No
Anurag on 19th Nov 2010, 4:18pm | Permalink
Food is decent(unfortunately only veg), but service is not much to talk about

Pros: decent
Cons: service
RATING
6
Sam on 25th Oct 2010, 8:07am | Permalink
A perfect blend of food and ambience. I was looking for an evening to treat my friends from abroad and I must say, it was just great. Food is superb.

Pros: Superb food and ambience
Cons: no non-veg
RATING
9
Suraj on 27th Feb 2010, 5:52pm | Permalink
Its a great Italian restaurant. Very authentic. A little expensive. I visited it and then noticed that there is now a deal going on at www.dealivore.com (About Rs300 off)-which would have made the food easier to digest! Must try once

Pros: Great Authentic food
Cons: A little expensive
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