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Try These Not-So-Italian Pasta Dishes Before You Go-Go

By Trishi Dhingra

Updated - May 9, 202411 min read

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Tell us, when have you ever said NO to some cheesy, well-seasoned, scrumptious pasta? Drooling already? But wait for it...

You know, Pasta is like that one ex who you don't love obviously but have a little casual chat every now & then. So, you might not be in love with pasta per se, but you will definitely have a bite or two once in a while. 


Now let's depicture that monotonous image of this Italian treat in your head and take you through a brand new perception of pasta dishes which you can savour with the same fondness & emotions.



1. Spaghetti Pasta

Is it noodles? Is it a garment? Nooo its a kind of pasta guys. Spaghetti is one of the most versatile & elegant types of pasta. And we would really recommend you to find a nice place with good chefs who know their spices because this dish though simple can be ruined by inexperience. The best part of pasghetti (Yeah thats how your kids will pronounce it because it is a hard word. Cute right?) is that it's nice & steady at the first sight but as soon as it goes into your mouth you feel a tangy kick in your heart. Ah! Heaven.

Pasta Dish called Spaghetti Pasta

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2. Pasta Samosa

Next on our list is our beloved Pasta Samosa. Say whaaaa? Yes, this one is going on for a while because people got bored of the same Indian filling in a samosa and thought of innovating it with some Italian twist, ergo pasta samosa. It is as delicious as the original one, some say it's even better than the same-old aalo one. The pasta samosa is made by cooking the pasta separately and then filling it in the stomach of samosas. These days pasta samosa has become quite common & almost all the creative samosa-making outlets serve you this pasta dish with a smile!!

Pasta Dish called Pasta Samosa

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3. Pasta Dosa

Dosa is the pride of our extended leg to the south. You've probably definitely heard about plain dosa, masala dosa or even cheese dosa but pasta dosa? We are living in an era of fusion of clothes, cultures & food and pasta dosa is one of the most bizarre kinds of combination but it tastes super-aaeeyyoooo-yummy. The way you've accepted all the other kinds of dosa, just open your arms for this one too & you won't be disappointed. 

Pasta Dish called Pasta Dosa

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4. Mac n Cheese Pasta

Mac & Cheese stands for Macaroni & about 100 pounds of cheese (not literally). It's much easier to make at home but you don't have to because there are ample of places in town that now serve delightful Mac n Cheese. And you'll know its a real thing when it is creamy yet sticky with a parmesan aroma all over your face. 

Pasta Dish called Mac n Cheese

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5. Lasagna Pasta

If you don't already know this, we will sincerely inform you that a basic Lasagna has cheese, flat-pasta, marinara sauce & some more cheese. It is one of the best pasta dishes you can ever have anywhere. Although you got to find a good place to have lasagna because not everyone can create the ethereal magic of a thousand layers of cheese, pasta & marinara. 

Pasta Dish called Lasagna Pasta

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6. Pasta Salad

It isn't the healthy kind but it's a tasty kind. And how can we keep you away from the yummy treats with pasta-stic essence? Imagine a bowl full of green lettuce, red&yellow bell peppers, some tangy olives, chicken shreds (or cottage cheese if you are a vegetarian) & some sweet-some pasta. Did you feel the farm fresh breeze too? 

Pasta Dish called Pasta salad

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7. Pasta Sandwich

Sandwiches are known to be one of the most adjusting dishes of all time. You can literally make a sandwich of anything and everything. Hell, there's even a movie called Sandwich (A Hindi one with Govinda & all the confusion. Not very known but if you've seen it you'll know what we're talking about). Anyway, pasta sandwich tastes exactly the way you think it does. All the flavours & susceptibility of this dish depends on the cook who's preparing it. But if you haven't had a bite of this dish then we propose you to try it out at least once or make it at home, because why not!!

Pasta Dish called Pasta Sandwich

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9. Pasta Pizza

If pizza can go with pineapple topping then it can go with anything. And pasta and pizza are brothers from the same mother although with different attributes and they are allowed to collaborate to create a new dish, hence, pizza pasta. In most cases, the topping turns out to be mac n cheese but you can always find variety if you dig deeper.

Pasta Dish called Pasta Pizza

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Now that you've slobbered all over these ah-mazing pasta dishes it's the right time to show you the best places to have pasta in Delhi NCR. We know that pasta is a very common dish you get everywhere but if you are eating this Italian treat why not go to a joint that will serve you a perfecto pasta dishes!!

Here's your guide to locate the best outlet to have pasta. Note that this is what your favourite food blogger will also recommend if you ask them. 



Big Chill Cafe

Big Chill is super famous for its cakery but the people who familiar with their menu also knows that they serve the best pasta in town. The place is a little expensive than other joints but it is worth it. It won't empty your pockets if you have a peaceful meal once in a while with your date or BFF. And we highly recommend the plates of pasta & sweet delights of Big Chill.

Big Chill Cafe

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Check out their FB page: The Big Chill Café

Must Haves: Banoffee Pie, Tuna Melt, The whole Pasta Menu

Cost For Two: Rs 1,500

Timings: 12 noon to 11:30 pm

Address: 68-A, Khan Market, New Delhi (Get directions)



Artusi Ristorante In Piazza Horizon

What can you expect from an Italian restaurant? Ma..Maa..Mia culinary experience. And that is what they deliver along with an impeccable ambience & fine service. It is known to be one of the most preferred cafes to spend some quality time with your date. So while you are there don't forget to order your favourite pasta dish or even more.

Artusi Ristorante

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Check out their FB page: Artusi Ristorante In Piazza Horizon

Must Haves: Panna Cotta, Ferro salad, Risotto, Ravioli, Chicken Pate, Lasagna Bolognese

Cost For Two: Rs 3,500

Timings: 12 noon to 11:30 pm

Address: Plaza Level, 2 Horizon Center, Golf Course Road, Gurugram (Get direction)



Rose Cafe

It's a cutesy little cafe tucked in the corner with an awww-esome interior & pleasant food. The place is so pretty that you can have a thousand pictures of yourself and none of them will go wrong. Yes, it's that tasteful and so is their pasta & other Italiano snacks. Order anything you want but get a pasta dish along because you should and that's the rule!!

Rose Cafe

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Check out their FB page: Rose Cafe

Must Haves: Sangria, Pasta Salad with Cheddar, Waffles & Pancakes, Open Sandwiches, Spaghetti with Meatballs

Cost For Two: Rs 1,000

Timings: 12 noon to 11:30 pm

Address: 2, Westend Marg, Saidulajab, Saket, New Delhi (Get directions)



Diggin Cafe

All the Delhiites listen up if you haven't been to this place then we are sorry you shouldn't call yourself a dilliwaala. From South Delhi sophisticators to West Delhi's foodie crew everybody have had a bite or two here. So take along your friends, family or date to this place and try their creamy pasta with garlic bread. 

Diggin Cafe

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Check out their FB page: Diggin Cafe

Must Haves: Strawberry Mojito, Diggin Special Salad, Spaghetti Bolognese, Raviolis

Cost For Two: Rs 1,300

Timings: 11:30 am to 10:30 pm

Address: 10, Santushti Shopping Complex, Race Course Road, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi (Get directions)



Jamie's Pizzeria By Jamie Oliver

Fancy name alert!! It's a fancy place too. But the food is quite affordable & delightful. Their Aglio Olio Spaghetti Pasta is highly recommended for the people who take food-ing very seriously and for their diet-conscious folks can fork their way through some pasta salad menu.

Jamie's Pizzeria by Jamie Oliver

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Check out their FB page: Jamie's Pizzeria India

Must Haves: Garlic Bread, Ginger Beer, Tiramisu, Mutton Meatballs, Caesar's Salad, Mac n Cheese Pasta

Cost For Two: Rs 800

Timings: 11 am to 11 pm

Address: 3rd Floor, Ambience Mall, DLF Phase 3, Gurugram (Get directions)



Big Yellow Door

Do you know what happens behind the crooked yellow door? A flabbergasting culinary experience with a mouthful of food & room filled with laughter. Don't be surprised if you see someone licking-off the leftover from their plate because their food is that incredible especially their pasta dishes.

Big Yellow Door

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Check out their FB page: Big Yellow Door

Must Haves: White Sauce Pasta, Bomb Burger, Baked Nachos, Baked Pastas

Cost For Two: Rs 800

Timings: 11 am to 11 pm

Address: H-8, Opposite Venkateswara College, Satya Niketan, New Delhi (Get directions)



Mr Chill Out

If you went through our list & already know what pasta sandwich mean, this is where you got to go if you also want to eat it. Yes, Mr Chill Out is one such F&B outlet which has menu-full of sandwiches and one of them takes you to an Italian joy-ride. And you shouldn't miss the train which helps you discover foodstuff before your laid-back friends.

Mr Chill Out Cafe

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Check out their FB page: Mr.ChillOut

Must Haves: Pasta Sandwich, BC Pasta, Cheese Maggi

Cost For Two: Rs 700

Timings: 1 pm to 11:30 pm

Address: 46, West Guru Angad Nagar, Laxmi Nagar, New Delhi (Get directions)



Cafe Wink

Cafe Wink is a hub for the East Delhi peeps. And if you've ever been to that side of the city you'll know how important this place is. Their major part of the menu is Italian food and for the place that has some much cheesy stuff going on, you will by all odds love their combination of pasta and garlic bread.

Cafe Wink

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Check out their FB page: Cafe Wink

Must Haves: 3-Cheese Al-forno Pasta, BBQ Tikka Lasagna, Keema Pav, Kit-Kat Shake

Cost For Two: Rs 800

Timings: 8 am to 12 midnight

Address: G-1, Plot-9, Sikka Galaxy, Shreshtha Vihar, Anand Vihar, New Delhi (Get directions)



Now that you have the wholesome information about varieties of pasta dishes you can actually try out we will expect your opinions on the same on our app. From straight ones to little twisted ones, whatever kind you get your hands on let us know through our social media handle or on the app. 

Happy to help!!



Q. Where can we eat the best pasta in Delhi NCR?

A. Big Chill is highly recommended other than that you can always try out Diggin and Cafe Wink.


Q. Which place has the best Lasagna?

A. All the Italian restaurants have lasagna but the best ones are in Big Chill, Artusi and Jamie's Pizzeria