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The Most Popular Indian Restaurants In Rome

Indian Food In Rome

Rome is a truly international city that embraces tourists, immigrants and professionals from all over the globe. And although local Italians treasure their own heritage, the growing number of restaurants and bars that serve international cuisine has added a welcome metropolitan dimension to the city’s already fantastic restaurant scene.

So if you’re getting tired of pizza and pasta every day, then why not treat yourself to a delicious meal at one of Rome’s world-class Indian restaurants?

Himalaya’s Kashmir.

Widely considered to be the premier Indian restaurant in Rome, Himalaya’s Kashmir serves a wonderful range of vegetarian and meat dishes, biryanis and tandoori in a bright and friendly dining room. There’s outdoor seating for the summer months and the restaurant is just a few minutes walk from the Termini Station in central Rome. And with more than 5000 5-star reviews, Himalaya’s Kashmir certainly has the public’s seal of approval.

This well-loved restaurant specializes in all aspects of Kashmiri Indian cuisine with some of the menu highlights including the dal makhani, the biryani and the vegetarian curry with rice, all of which use authentic, freshly sourced spices and age-old techniques in their preparation. When it comes time for dessert you simply must taste the delicious gulab jamun or the kheer, both of which are the perfect way to finish a perfect evening in Himalaya’s Kashmir.

Ristorante Indiano Jaipur.

Excelling in Rajasthani curries and tandoori dishes cooked in a traditional terracotta oven, the Ristorante Indiano Jaipur serves top-quality Indian cuisine right in the heart of the trendy Roman district of Trastevere. Decorated with beautiful Indian wall art, the restaurant has a great atmosphere and is staffed by a team of friendly waiters who are always on hand to give you tips about the latest specials on the menu.

Some of the must-try dishes on the menu include the Jaipuri Special Murgh and Malai Tikka although if you’re not sure what to order you can always opt for the tasting menu option which will give you the chance to try a wide range of different flavors and curries. There are tasting menus that are suitable for both vegetarians and meat-eaters and every customer is welcomed with a complimentary glass of prosecco, just to help get your experience off to a magical start.

Open every night for dinner between 7 pm to midnight, and from Tuesday through Sunday for lunch between noon and 3 pm, the Ristorante Indiano Jaipur is great for a late-night dinner after a few drinks in the local Trastevere bars.

New Delhi Indian Restaurant.

This all-you-can-eat Indian restaurant is an excellent budget-friendly option that serves a fantastic range of delicious cuisine from all corners of India. Located just 2 minutes from the Roma Termini Station, the restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating and serves dishes that are suitable for vegans, vegetarians and meat-eaters alike, as well as authentic Jain food for practitioners of Jainism.

Open 7 days a week, the New Delhi Indian Restaurant is an ideal place for a group dinner because it offers an additional 10% discount for groups of over 9 people. Although if you’re planning to visit with a large group it’s worth booking in advance. The restaurant also provides a taxi service for its customers and there’s even free WiFi available while you’re eating your meal.

Ristorante Indiano Gandhi Roma.

After being welcomed with a free glass of champagne you can dive into the delights of the separate meat, vegetarian and fish menus, all made using an enchanting combination of traditional Indian spices such as ginger, cardamom, cinnamon and more. As well as the wide ranging tasting menu, you can also try some of the restaurant’s specialties including tandoori cooked in a terracotta oven, madras chicken, malai tikka and much more besides.

So whether you want a sweet or spicy dish, the Ristorante Indiano Gandhi Roma is just a stone’s throw from Ostiense station in central Rome and provides a delightful experience for its customers.

Maharajah Indian Restaurant.

Situated in the heart of historic Rome, near the Colosseum, the Maharajah Indian restaurant serves an amazing selection of cuisine including its famous Maharajah tandoori, a spicy marinated chicken cooked in a charcoal clay oven, the aromatic vindaloo lamb, and the makhani paneer, made with fresh cheese, vegetables and a peanut sauce. There are also lots of naan breads and rice dishes to accompany your meals and a delicious choice of desserts such as the kulfi, an almond and pistachio ice cream and the rasmalai, a milk-based sweet.

As well as the beautiful cuisine, the restaurant has an excellent Italian wine list and a price list that won’t break the bank. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Maharajah Indian Restaurant is ideally located in the city center and is a lovely spot to stop by for a tasty meal during your sightseeing of the Eternal City.

Saravanaa Bhavan.

Founded in 1981, Saravana Bhavan is one of the top global chains of Indian restaurants. With restaurants in over 60 countries around the world, its site in Rome is a favorite among Expats and locals in the city. Particularly specializing in Southern India cuisine, the menu offers an unparalleled gateway to the very best of India’s traditional dishes, often reimagined with a modern twist. In fact, in some cases, native Indian dishes have been adapted to better suit western palates, by reducing the level of extremely hot spices which many Westerners are not used to and can take away from the underlying flavors of a dish they would otherwise love!

So if you’ve been a bit hesitant to try Indian food for the first time or find that it’s often a little bit too spicy for your tastes, then Saravana Bhavan has a menu that you can explore to discover the amazing tastes of India. Open every day from 11 am to 10.30 pm, right in the historic heart of Rome, Saravana Bhavan is the ideal place to supplement your Roman diet with some authentic Indian cuisine.

Bombay Ristorante Indiano.

Serving super tasty Indian cuisine, Bombay Ristorante Indiano specializes in curries from all over India, tandooris and vegetarian dishes in a lovely atmosphere. The fully licensed and air-conditioned restaurant provides guests with a wonderful destination to enjoy special occasions together in the Tuscolana district.

There’s also a full range of beverages such as tea, coffee, juices, local wines and spirits as well as a diverse menu including tandooris, meat curries, vegetable curries, sea food, basmati Khazana, rotis, nans and lots of tasty desserts. With exceptional service, a delightful menu and a convenient location, Bombay Ristorante Indiano is one of Rome’s overlooked gems.

Saaz Restobar.

This trendy Indian restaurant and bar is an upmarket establishment that has spearheaded an innovative contemporary take on traditional Indian dishes. The creative approach to bringing the ancient heritage of India’s cuisine to Rome has proved to be hugely popular with locals and savvy tourists who find out about this unique hangout.

The menu includes everything from soups to starters, curries, rice dishes, vegetarian feasts and much more, all of which are carefully adapted from the original Indian recipes to a more international format. Saaz Restobar provides a wide range of services to its customers including a fully stocked bar, fine dining Indian cuisine, outside catering, private parties and leisure holiday catering – so it’s much more than your average Indian restaurant!

Sitar Indian Restaurant.

The Sitar Indian Restaurant is a big hit in the Roman Expat community and welcomes many diplomats and UN staff each night. Serving excellent Indian cuisine, with a fluent English-speaking team of waiters and chefs, the Sitar Indian Restaurant is undoubtedly one of the very best establishments in the city for anyone looking for an exemplary taste of India.

There’s a magnificent selection of freshly prepared dishes including vegetarian, meat, seafood and vegan classics. What’s more, the Sitar offers a complete home delivery service as well as a luxury in-house dining experience for its guests. Just remember, due to its huge popularity, it’s always worth booking a table before you arrive.

The Flavors Of India In The Heart Of Rome.

Indian cuisine is hugely diverse and is suitable for vegetarians, meat-eaters and vegans. Prices for a delicious meal are very reasonable and the style of food is perfect for sharing with a group of friends or your family. Packed with unique flavors, authentic Indian spices and lots of healthy ingredients, Indian food makes a wonderful change to the abundant Italian cuisine that you might be overdosing on!

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