A slice of Italy in Bengaluru

A slice of Italy in Bengaluru

RITZ drops in at Ottimo, the very popular Italian restaurant at ITC Gardenia, Bengaluru.

Ottimo, which translates to ‘excellent’, is the signature Pan-Italian dining experience at ITC Gardenia, that celebrates quintessential Italian dishes prepared using fine local and imported ingredients.  It is a unique offering of modern and contemporary cuisine while ensuring the traditional elements of Italian cuisine are not compromised.

If one looks around, they can take a trail to the mountains, valleys, farms and coasts of Italy from a specially compiled menu that is complemented by an impressive wine and grappa library, all combined with the heart-warming aromas drifting from the oven at the centre of the show kitchen.

Smoked Salmon and Panzanella with Poached Quail Eggs

The menu boasts of thoughtfully composed appetisers, soups, pastas, risottos, pizzas and main courses that showcase inverted specialties from Rome, Florence, Parma, Milan, Livorno and many other characterful areas of the country. The dessert section seals the case for Italian culinary mastery.

Ottimo revels in interesting ingredients. Olive Oil Ice Cream, Frozen Honey Drops, Indian Naan Khatai all come together for sinful delights, with a twist of contemporary Italian.


Nature peeps in through all corners at the restaurant, like the “Terrariums” which are micro gardens in jars and the Ottimo Coat of Arms represents their affair with rustic herbs and woody essences.

Address: 1 Residency Road, Bengaluru

Phone: +91 80 2211 9898