Tonino brings you love from Italy!
Posted on November 26, 2016 by Ghoomophiro
Tonino is a restaurant that makes you realize what would it really be like sitting in an Italian city, feasting on the best of the Italian meals. You wouldn’t really find a place like it in the entire Delhi NCR. Redefining class, the place is located in Connaught place, in the heart of New Delhi. You can spot it right near the Rajiv Chowk metro station, in the PVR plaza building. Although thanks to the metro, the place is pretty much under the reach of the Delhiites who crave some authentically native Italian meals along with some delicious Continental meals that would tickle your taste buds.
Tonino is a beautiful piece of architecture and it costs a couple of people about 1500 INR to have one good meal over here.
Laced with long winding staircases, the place is exquisitely designed to woo the average Delhi youth. The staircase along with the white painted walls produces a pretty romantic and chirpy ambiance. Although, it is quite obvious that the efforts had been made to make the place look somehow unique but the fine dine look of the interiors fails in the pursuit. That doesn’t mean it is any lesser in beauty, it’s a bit more stylistic, however clichéd. The giant window glass overlooking the road is quite artistic and well thought out. While the furniture, to the tiles used on the walls, will easily remind you of what Italian architecture actually means.
Overall, the ambiance is quite at par with some of the best places in the city, maybe even surpassing a few of them.
Let’s start with the drinks first. The restaurant hasn’t got a bar license yet but there are some refreshing and delightful mocktails and delicious cups of coffee to make up for that. The drink named Beet’s beauty is especially worth a mention.
Being a proud Italian eatery, one could expect that there would be variety of delicious pizzas. And the restaurant does exceed all the expectations of die-hard pizza lovers. From thin crust pizzas to arabita pastas they have everything to offer from the Italian menu. For starters, we ordered Arancini Di Formaggi which were cheese rice balls and definitely worth a try. Pizza Sana and Cafe Tonino Square Pizza served as a special treat to our taste buds. The thin crust and crispy pizzas retain a smoky taste that is surreal, thanks to the wood firing technique used to bake them. The pizza sandwiches are great as well and leave you stunned with the veggie fillings and the quality of cheese included.
Our meal culminated with the desserts in form of Arabian Honey cake and Tiramisu. Both were sweet and summed up a great experience perfectly well.
The world renowned chef Suman Sharma overlooks the menu of the restaurant and having such a huge name to its credit, Tonino is a great place to satisfy your love for authentic Italian food.
Being located in the most happening neighborhood in the city, the crowd is good, yet may prove to be too much for some. So book in advance and enjoy a great meal. They have their fine dining at MG Road as well and is very popular if you plan candle light dinner.