Most often restaurants that are part of a chain or a franchise do not get a special mention. In the past year , I discovered much to my surprise that not everyone frequent ,one of my favourite eating places ! “Little Italy” . I think it should definitely figure in the list of places to dine out . not only for the people living in Coimbatore but for the out of towners as well.Why is it one of my favourite places to eat in? Let’s see now….
1. Consistency in quality
2. Hygiene (no upset tummies to speak of !)
4. Authentic ,in the use of herbs and spices….I have never encountered ,green chillies,ginger ,garam masala or any other indian spice in any of the italian dishes !
5. Thin crust pizza bases that never disappoint !
It is tucked away in a rather nondescript part of town. The location is nothing to rave about ,neither can it be called scenic. The place however is clean and unpretentious ! The staff have been there long enough to be familiar with your likes and dislikes and are a cheerful lot. The management has changed hands a couple of times and that was and is evident in the decor and layout. But,it is commendable that the taste and quality of the food has remained unchanged. I disagree when folks skip a place for other reasons and then complain that nothing sustains in small towns…
Not that we need foreigners to validate what we are ourselves aware but still,it helps ! My family enjoys the food here so much ,that once we took with us foodie friends from Germany and the US. Not only foodies but great cooks as well. Initially I was somewhat nervous about taking them to a place which served neither non vegetarian food nor an alcoholic beverage !!! I was delighted that they loved the food . They were repeatedly incredulous that Italian ,vegetarian food, could taste this good !!!
There are a few things on the menu that we like to vacillate between . We always think to try something else but end up ordering much of what we crave for ! I can eat their pizzas week after week and not get tired of it ! A few months ago ,they did cater for us ,at an outdoor event and we were so pleased with the quality and cleanliness of their service. Their manager Sashi is a bit soft spoken but very capable and has a happy demeanor.
The yummy tobasco pizza..zingy with sundried tomatoes and capsicum bits and tobasco !
I wish I had taken more pictures ,every time we visited but I unfortunately did not do so ! The other things we like to order there are ;
Quattro formaggi risotto
lasagne (where the smell and taste of the basil dances with your tastebuds)
Melanzane parmigianna (for the eggplant fans)
I would like to add,that the many friends and family that have accompanied me here over the years,of all age groups,have always come away ,completely satisfied with their meal !
My kids ,would be mad if I failed to mention their favourite desserts here;
chocolate bomb , blueberry cheesecake and creme caramel, mango panacotta…all eggless as well !
I just wish more families would patronise this place,because the food is really tasty . It’s not often that one gets to be sure of what they’re gonna eat. They also started out with a lovely wood fire oven ,which lies unused ,due to shortage of customers. Such a crying shame !!!
The tables come well stocked with olive oil and balsamic vinegar to mop up with your bread,if you want to try their starters . The rains seem the perfect time to indulge in a hot ,thin crust pizza…don’t you agree ??! Call them at 4516159 and satisfy those italian taste buds 😉