The diversity of foods served in Italy can be surprising to those who aren’t familiar with regional cuisines. Northern Italy uses less olive oil and more butter, with a focus on grains such as polenta and rice for risotto. Southern Italian dishes make heavy use of tomato sauce and handmade pastas. Italian cuisine is characterized by its simplicity, with many dishes having only four to eight ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation. Ingredients and dishes vary by region.
The number one imported processed food item from India is of course pasta! Italian pasta is loved and consumed around the world. In Mumbai, even though it is still a relatively small export market for Italian pasta producers, the rates are fantastic: 23% year on year growth. Penne, spaghetti, fusilli, farfalle, whole grain pasta…you name it, Mumbai now has it all. Along with the pasta, the Indian consumer can find Italian sauces and mixed seasonings. Italian restaurants in Mumbai are engrossed with different varieties of pastas and many other varieties of Italian food.
The Indian palate is evolving and the Indian consumer is more inclined to try new flavors and food products and dishes from around the world, with the Italian cuisine in Mumbai taking a top position just after the Chinese. The increasing demand for Italian food is not only met by imports, but also by locally produced Italian style products. Macchiato was the first restaurant to be opened in Navi Mumbai only for Italian food. According to the restaurant’s website, it is a casual dining restaurant, where they intend to serve authentic Indo-Italian food within the budget of the Middle Class.
There are many others Italian cuisines all around Mumbai which will fulfill your craving for Italian food. Name any of the Italian food and you would find one in any part of Mumbai you want. Mumbai has developed itself to own many excellent hotels for Italian food after Chinese food. Also in Navi Mumbai, many Italian Cuisines have been opened. Check for the best cuisines and try it once, Buon Appetito..guys!!