Mon, Jul 24, 2017 | updated 12:22 AM IST

`I took a bill in Pizza`! Check-in at La Piazza for authentic Italian dining

Updated: Dec 13, 2016 19:27 IST      
`I took a bill in Pizza`! Check-in at La Piazza for authentic Italian dining

By Ashish Kumar Singh

New Delhi [India], Dec 13 (ANI): I was going to tell you a joke about Pizza, but nevermind it is too "cheesy."

Pizza is a serious business and in fact the entire Italian cuisine should be taken very seriously. And, the one who actually does that is upmarket Italian restaurant La Piazza in Hyatt Regency, Delhi.

Started in 1994, La Piazza is known for their wood-fired pizzas and lip-smacking pastas.

The dedicated Italian restaurant was also one of the first Italian cuisine restaurants with imported Italian products, as well as the first to introduce customers to little known Italian wines then.

La Piazza's reputation has been built on great food, equally complimenting wine list, friendly and gracious service and a quest to provide a warm, inviting atmosphere where guests always come first.

Located near the lobby of Hyatt Regency, the place is easily accessible for the hungry souls.

Dim lights, authentic Italian food, vintage wine and warm hospitality will give you a perfect welcome at La Piazza.

The place brings together the flavours of old-world charm perfectly balanced with the chic presentations influenced by the worlds fashion capital - Milan. The menu promises diners a fantastic Rome and Milanese food and wine journey while in New Delhi.

The fine dining restaurant is one of the few places who do not serve any other cuisines and are whole-heartedly focused in serving the extensively and pure Italian cuisine.

AMBIENCE/SERVICE

Since La Piazza is a luxury dining, you will love the dark ambience the restaurant comes with. As mentioned previously, the dim lights and warm hospitality will give you a relaxed feeling.

It is city's one of the first Italian trattoria style dining restaurant at Hyatt Regency Delhi and it also completes its 22 years of their service this year.

The restaurant is spacious and interestingly comes with an open kitchen where you can easily make endless conversations with the chef about Italian food and culture.

The staff is educated, polite, courteous, well-dressed and most importantly take their job seriously.

Throw them a question about anything from A la carte and boy, their confidence will shock you.

Chefs are friendly and count yourself in the lucky ones if you manage to dig out the secret ingredients.

Also, feel free to use the Wi-fi.

FOOD

Film-maker George Miller once said- "The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again."

Well, the above statement is 100 percent true. Their menu is extensive and authentic.

La Piazza has been the winner of the most prestigious food awards in the country, including the Times Food Award since 2006.

Flowing champagne, sparkling wine, cocktails and mocktails, pastas and pizzas to kill for, grills and mains to make you drool, and so much more that only makes your appetite increase by manifolds just by its mention.

Potato Salad, Stuffed Bell Peppers with cous cous, Chicken Roulade, Beetroot Apple salad, Smoked Salmon, Prawn Fennel Salad, Chicken Sausage Salad, Chicken Pie,Tenderloin carpaccio, cold cuts, an array of different kinds of cheese, a bread basket with the choicest breads are few of the choices you can kickstart your La Piazza experience.

The concept of mains at La Piazza is 'from pan to table'. Lovely tortellini stuffed with chicken in a butter sauce is a must try.

Let's of course not forget their wood-fired Pizzas and Pastas for which they are known for.

If you have little space left in your tummy then you should also order Risotto. A complete meal in itself, if nicely made, a risotto can quickly elevate your mood! The creamy risotto with a dollop of fresh burrata will be a delight for your taste buds.

However, the food can take as long as 10-15 minutes to reach your table.

Hyatt hotel has a range of over 120 wines across all restaurants but mostly Italian ones are found in La Piazza.

Coming to serve your sweet tooth now, Souffle' di cioccolato con gelato alla banana e salsa al caramello (Chocolate fondant with banana ice cream and caramel sauce), astigiano, vanilla al bourbon, briciole di amaretti (Bonet, bourbon vanilla dip, crashed amaretti), Mousse al cioccolato al latte e nero, meringa italiana, can easily be termed as "heavenly sinful."

LA PAROLA FINALE

The 4/5 Star luxury dining will cost you Rs. 4,500 for two people (approx.). VAT and service charges extra.

La Piazza is one of the very few interesting Italian restaurants that are dedicated to serve you the authentic Italian cuisine and take you through the indelible culinary journey.

Money can buy you happiness and it is called Pizza. (ANI)

Here's how Hyperloop tech will 'transform' transportation

Updated: Jul 23, 2017 14:33 IST     

Washington D.C. [USA], Jul 23 (ANI): Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk recently hit the headlines with his tweet about receiving verbal government approval to build an underground Hyperloop between New York and Washington D.C., with stops in Philadelphia and Baltimore.

Full Story >>

Stressed-out kids? Here are 'best' coping strategies

Updated: Jul 23, 2017 12:07 IST     

Washington D.C. [USA], Jul 23 (ANI): Between homework, schoolwork, exams and test anxiety, post-school activities and bullying, kids can be super stressed out, but now, a team of researchers has outlined which coping strategies work best.

Full Story >>

Yes, you can drown on dry land!

Updated: Jul 23, 2017 11:47 IST     

Washington D.C. [USA], Jul 23 (ANI): Turns out, drowning isn't always violent and chaotic - It can be unassuming and outside of a pool.

Full Story >>

This shoulder fix can help injured athletes return to play

Updated: Jul 23, 2017 11:31 IST     

Washington D.C. [USA], Jul 23 (ANI): Now, patients with irreparable rotator cuff tears may have a surgical option, according to a new research.

Full Story >>

Washington D.C. [USA], Jul 23 (ANI): Patients, who take opioids prior to Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) surgery, are 10 times more likely to be on pain medications longer, a recent study has found.

Full Story >>

This Monsoon, eat your way to a better health with these fruits

Updated: Jul 22, 2017 18:33 IST      By: Pallavi Aman Singh

New Delhi [India], Jul 22 (ANI): Monsoon is here! Whether you're dancing with joy or sulking at home to avoid the rains, it's that time of the year when a plate full of hot samosas and bhajjiyas is all you crave.

Full Story >>

Washington D.C. [USA], Jul 22 (ANI): A recent study has paved the way for new sex-specific treatments after finding that the causes of severe antisocial behaviour may differ between boys and girls.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], July 22 (ANI): The world eagerly anticipated the premiere of Game of Thrones season 7 but fans aren't waiting for winter to come to enjoy Seven Kingdoms-inspired vacations, as Hotels.com™ reports a dramatic hike in searches to the stunning destinations featured in the series.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], July 22 (ANI): Actress Sonam Kapoor effortlessly grabbed everyone's eyeballs by walking the ramp to present Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla's couture collection at a bridal event here.

Full Story >>

High-fat pregnancy diet risks offspring's mental health

Updated: Jul 22, 2017 10:29 IST     

Washington D.C. [USA], Jul 22 (ANI): Moms-to-be, you may want to put eating high-fat diet on your to-don't list as a recent study has linked it with health disorders such as anxiety and depression in children.

Full Story >>

Prince George looks adorable in fourth b`day portrait

Updated: Jul 22, 2017 07:00 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 22 (ANI): To mark his fourth birthday, a new image of Prince George has been released by his parents, Prince William and Duchess Kate of Cambridge.

Full Story >>

Here's how you can add lace, sheer fabrics to your wardrobe

Updated: Jul 22, 2017 06:30 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 22 (ANI): This year is all about '80s fashion - lace, sheer and ruffles. These fabric styles add zeal to the simplest of the outfits and make you look super chic.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], July 21 (ANI): A BharatMatrimony matchmaking survey to find out "What people expect from a life partner" saw a whopping 11,682 participants share their opinions.

Full Story >>

This monsoon, rediscover yourself amid misty hills!

Updated: Jul 21, 2017 18:35 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 21 (ANI): There are numerous ways to enjoy the rains but nothing can beat the thrill of going on a trek and rediscovering yourself amidst misty mountains.

Full Story >>

Is teen drinking okay if supervised?

Updated: Jul 21, 2017 13:37 IST     

Washington D.C. [USA], July 21 (ANI): Parents, you may want to not introduce your teenagers to alcohol as a recent study has found that rather than encouraging better drinking habits in adulthood, it could be doing more harm.

Full Story >>

Give your home a quirky look this Monsoon

Updated: Jul 21, 2017 06:43 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 21 (ANI): Monsoon means dull and gloomy weather but let it not stop you from having a bright and sunny home. Monsoons may seem to be the perfect time to get drenched in the rain, sit lazily by the window or balcony and watch the rain fall or simply, to enjoy a hot cup of ginger tea.

Full Story >>

London [UK], July 21 (ANI): Google Doodle, today, celebrates 106th birthday of Marshall McLuhan, the man who predicted the World Wide Web 30 years before it was invented.

Full Story >>

Apple cider vinegar helps with weight loss: Myth or fact?

Updated: Jul 21, 2017 05:07 IST     

Atlanta [US], July 21 (ANI): If you have ever searched the Internet for weight loss information, you would have definitely come across the following tip: Apple cider vinegar has been considered beneficial when it comes to keeping your weight down.

Full Story >>

Audi ad likening women to used cars backfires in China

Updated: Jul 20, 2017 16:31 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 20 (ANI): Oppression is a serious issue in our society, which has recently been portayed in a commercial of Audi in China.

Full Story >>

Brits more loyal to their hairdressers than their partners

Updated: Jul 20, 2017 16:01 IST     

London [UK], Jul 20 (ANI): Brits show the most loyalty to their hairdressers, a recent report has found.

Full Story >>