It’s horrible to even think about but the next time I’m craving Italian food I might have to go to Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj.
The décor is run of the mill and not particularly committed to any particular kind of ambience or style. There really isn’t much more to say but what can you expect from a restaurant in a mall, anyway.
I made the mistake of turning up at La Tagliatella very, very hungry and so ordered way too much really good, really heavy food. Maybe gluttony is the sin I’m best suited for. Unfortunately, I don’t regret it at all.
The restaurant charges for its bread basket and if you’re a fellow carb lover you can’t miss this. Strips of bread dotted with chunks of olives, tomatoes and slivers of onion. Served with a splatter of different oils and vinegars, I could probably put away 2 of these all by myself. Try also their calzones, which are very different from the folded over, stuffed pastry shells I’m used to. They’re actually very, very thin crust, crispy bases topped with cheese, meat and vegetables. If you have a taste for truffles, I recommend the pungent Tartufo E Funghi (Black Truffles Cream, Mushrooms and Assorted Cheeses) – overflowing with flavorful cheese and the unapologetic aroma of black truffles.
For meat lovers, the Sorrentino (Pasta stuffed with Parmigiano cheese, Iberian ham and sausage) with walnuts and gorgonzola cheese is unique. Soft pillows of pasta and meat punctuated with the crunch of nuts and the tang of cheese. There’s no such thing as too much of a good thing.
La Tagliatella is seriously decadent, creamy Italian cooking and though you could probably pick through the salads and lighter pastas, I’d recommend you go with a raging appetite and unabashedly make your way through the menu that has so much to offer.