Looking For An Authentic Italian Cafe in Gurugram? Cafe Amaretto Is Your Best Bet!

In this blog post, I cover Cafe Amaretto, an Italian Cafe located in South Point Mall, Gurugram.


Multicultural and genuinely global in its essence, Gurgaon celebrates all festivals with unprecedented zeal and enthusiasm. Decked up malls and flashy window displays update you about celebrations well in advance. Loud music and even more ornate decorations scream of consumerism, however, leave the little philanthropist inside you in dismay.

My quest for a tranquil corner during Christmas in this over-the-top city led me to Cafe Amaretto.

Cafe Amaretto

Located at a seemingly quiet corner of South Point Mall in Gurugram, Cafe Amaretto offers a lovely ambiance, to begin with. Coupled with soothing music and a delectable spread of Italian-European cuisine, I truly felt welcomed as a first-time guest.

Cafe Amaretto

The simple yet elegant decor of Cafe Amaretto is further accentuated with vibrant paintings, offering the perfect backdrop for a quiet-cozy evening with your loved ones.

Cafe Amaretto

Cafe Amaretto

Cafe Amaretto

A chance meeting with Shayal Taunk, a gallerist from Jamshedpur who has conceptualized and designed this cafe, helped me further understand the concept behind this unique outlet.

Shayal Taunk

Shayal runs an online gallery to trade paintings. Her desire to have a quaint little cafe where buyers could physically explore art drove her to open this cafe.

For the uninitiated, all paintings displayed in the cafe are up for sale. Shayal wants to offer guests an indulging, interactive experience coupled with great food and drinks.

A Refreshing Salad at Cafe Amaretto

And talking of food in particular, Cafe Amaretto endorses authentic Italian cuisine, which perfectly compliments the theme of the restaurant due to its richness and parallelism to art.

Authentic Italian Cuisine at Cafe Amaretto

Each item on the menu can be paired with a classic wine or chilled beer. I choose the exquisitely crafted mulled wine to go with my meal and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Mulled Wine

The in-house chefs Hari and Chandra have done a remarkable job of tingling your taste buds with mouth-watering Italian delicacies.

Waffles

Shayal introduced me to the Italian phrase of ‘dolce far niente’ which literally means the sweetness of doing nothing. This could very well be the tagline for Cafe Amaretto. Shayal curates an entire experience for those seeking pleasure from simple things in life, enjoying life at a laid-back pace.

Food at Cafe Amaretto

Spanning across 800-square-feet (in carpet area), the cafe accommodates up to 36 people at any given point in time. The all-day cafe operates from 10 A.M. to 11 P.M., seven days a week.

The in-house bakery at Cafe Amaretto is another highlight, as it boasts of sumptuous fresh bread and a rich selection of decadent desserts.

Desserts

Start your epicurean journey at this casual dining restaurant with the Beetroot Carpaccio, made with warm goat cheese and rocket leaves. The versatile balsamic dressing renders a delicate balance to your favorite salad.

If you like seafood, go for the Pan-fried Prawns - prawns in garlic and chili herb lemon sauce, served with orange and rocket leaves.

Pan-fried Prawns

There are plenty of good food options for vegetarians as well, like the Baked Mushrooms stuffed with Feta and Red Peppers or Arancini with Mushroom and Goat Cheese.

The Chermoula Chicken with Couscous Salad is one of the best-ever party appetizers IMHO. Chicken marinated with mixed herbs served with roasted garlic yogurt and pita bread.

Chermoula Chicken with Couscous Salad

For entrรฉes, try the Butter Lemon Chili Linguine or the Roasted Chicken with Zucchini Tempura.

Butter Lemon Chili Linguine

Relish a combination of rich chocolate, salted caramel, and tiramisu with a hint of rum - all served as a beautiful dessert platter.

Panna Cotta

Tiramisu

The cafe is lit up differently during the mornings and evenings. This is done to offer you a distinctive, memorable experience.

Finally, Cafe Amaretto is sure to awaken your senses, offering you a quiet moment with yourself, far away from the maddening craziness of the world.

Cafe Amaretto Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato 

Comments

  1. Wow the cafe looks really authentic. I love Italian cuisine but it should be made well. Thanks for the suggestion.

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  2. It surely looks like a cozy place, food presentation is so artistic. Will visit this place as we love Italian food and what can be better than an authentic restaurant for it.

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    1. Looking forward to your visit to Cafe Amaretto. Hope you have a good time.

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  3. This place looks so good to hangout with friends and family I love the interior and food looks yummy ...perfect for Italian dining!!

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    1. Italian food has never tasted so good, trust me ๐Ÿ˜Š The food at Cafe Amaretto will remind you of Italy!

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  4. The ambience of the cafe sounds very peaceful. I am fond of Italian cuisine and I long to visit the cafe.

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    1. Yes, the menu is no fuss. I ended up ordering a lot of things ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  5. We had a relaxed Sunday #dinner at this laidback Italian cafe shyly tucked on one side of the ground floor of South point mall Gurgaon. Cafe Amaretto – it’s a discovery, we must say. Perfect for a simple meal with buddies or a cozy #romantic dinner date with your #special someone.

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    1. So glad to know that you had a great time at Cafe Amaretto ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  6. I had quit eating Italian in India after my trip to Italy because of the expectations. Now looks I have to try this place out.

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  7. Amazing and beautiful post. Cafรฉ Amaretto is one of the handful restaurants in Gurgaon that serve delicious Italian food. Loved the ambience. Great thoughts.

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    1. You're so on point about Cafe Amaretto's ambiance ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  8. I have been to this cafe, and it is one of my favourites; for authentic Italian cuisine, I am always up and "I am addictive and I just can't get enough"... :P

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    1. So glad to know that Cafe Amaretto is amongst your favourites ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  9. The cafe definitely looks a nice place to be. It has cozy vibes and the food looks amazing.

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  10. I am a salad lover and their salads look so delicious. This restaurant is next in my list in Gurgaon. Thank you for the recommendation.

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  11. This cafe has all delicious food, perfect ambience and beautiful paintings to adore. Thanks for the detailed review Rahul.

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