Alla Bella Mozzarella- the Newest Italian Bistro in Kolkata that brings the Original Flavours of the Wood Fired Oven

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Alla Bella Mozzarella located at Ballygunge Place is the newest food joint in the city. The feel good dining space with an open kitchen separates the light and cozy rear dining room.  The fireplace, high ceilings, soft lighting, glazed beige walls, and soft music add to the inviting ambiance. This 30 seater Italian Bistro, boasts of an impressive menu, featuring a range of dishes which embrace the flavours and simplicity of authentic Italian cuisine.

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Co-proprietors, Naman Dhandhania and Raghav Kapur, fresh out of college, during one of their trips to Pushkar found authentic wood-fired Pizza and realised that this is what Kolkata missed. Thus, they came up with Alla Bella Mozzarella, meaning ‘the beautiful mozzarella’, which actually sums up the taste and flavour of cheese. Alla Bella Mozzarella promises deliveries until 4am and this caters to those individuals who want tasty food at wee hours of the night.

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The interiors imitate a medieval tavern with the wood-fired oven in the background. Serving up the very best in tasty Italian food and using only the finest and freshest ingredients, Naman and Raghav along with their team have developed a brand new menu bursting with hearty Italian classics, combined with a hint of creativity and zest.The menu serves European soups, salads, appetisers, a host of pasta, wood-fired pizza and dessert.

Salads include Caesar-veg/smoked chicken (iceberg lettuce tossed with Caesar dressing, croutons, lime juice and shaved parmesan), Uovo Di Spinaci (hard-boiled egg and spinach tossed in vinaigrette and limejuice)

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Under the appetiser section, they have Mozzarella in Carrozza (deep fried mozzarella with sun-dried tomato pesto), Patate Fritte in Arrabbiara/Alfredo (potato wedges tossed in sauce of your choice), Focaccia-plain/Mozzarella (home-made wood fired focaccia bread), Beer Battered Pesce Fritto(deep fried fish in beer batter with garlic mayonnaise) and Calamari(deep fried squid rings served with marinara/pesto).

Pasta consists of Spaghetti Aglio Olio e Peperoncino( garlic, extra virgin oil and red chillies), Fettuccine in Alfredo( creamy parmesan sauce, Italian herbs and mushrooms), Penne in Pomodoro( fresh tomato and basil sauce), Spaghetti Bolognese(an Italian classic traditional meat sauce), Spaghetti Di Pollo( spaghetti with minced chicken in a light garlic butter sauce), Ravioli in butter and sage or celery and cream mushroom/parmesan/seafood (fresh tomato and basil sauce).

Delicious pizzas offered include Quattro Formaggio(mozzarella, parmesan, ricotta and a hint of cheddar),Pizza a La Corleone (bacon, jalapenos, mozzarella, red chillies)

The Italian main-course options consist of Lasagne, Risotto Al Funghi (Arborio rice cooked in a creamy button and porcini mushroom sauce), Pollo Di Mascarpone (grilled chicken in mascarpone cheese with mashed potatoes and vegetables), Gamberoni Alla Griglia (grilled prawns in lemon butter sauce served with mashed potatoes and vegetables).

Desserts consist of the Wood fired chocolate fondant (our signature molten chocolate cake made in our wood fired oven), to Tiramisu (a coffee flavoured Italian classic) and Fragola Pannacotta (homemade strawberry flavoured Italian custard), the Alla Bella Mozzarella dessert menu offers something for everyone.

Open from noon to 10.30 pm, a meal for two will cost Rs 900 plus.

Priyanka Dutta

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