On my business trip to Bengaluru, I had a chance to dine at Shangri-La Hotel, Bengaluru’s Italian restaurant Caprese. Dressed in subtle shades of beiges and browns, the restaurant offers an ideal environment for business lunches and social gatherings.

Headed by Italian Chef Lorenzo, the menu of Caprese offers a grand variety of authentic Italian fare in the Karnataka capital. This is spread across piadina (Italian flatbreads), bruschetta, antipasti, salads, zuppa (soup in Italian), pasta, pizza and mains along with an array of desserts.

I picked grilled prawns with arugula, chilli and red onion salad to begin my meal. The shrimps were delicious with the spice adding a nice kick to this course. Next, I chose tagliata di bufalo, sliced grilled tenderloin served with truffle potato galette, roasted shallots and a cabernet reduction. A steak aficionado, I was impressed at the quality, presentation and taste of this dish. The cabernet reduction attributed the smokiness of the steak which went well with my choice of drink — a gin and tonic.

To finish, I couldn’t help myself to an indulgent tiramisu. Perfectly silken in texture and decadent on my palate, I chose to up the caffeine quotient in my last course with a side of espresso.

Verdict:  The go-to place for a hearty Italian meal in the Garden City.

Hours: Lunch – 1200 to 1500 (Tuesdays – Sundays); Dinner – 1900 to 2230 (Tuesdays – Sundays)

Price: Upwards of ₹850 (for a main)

Contact: Caprese, Shangri-La Hotel, Bengaluru, No.56, 6B, Palace Road, Abshot Layout, Vasanth Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560052, India


Ravi Lalwani