Pune a growing city in the western state of Maharashtra is a melting pot of cultures. This is perfectly reflected in the vibrant culinary scene of the city. The city boasts of eateries that offer a mix of traditional and modern, local and international, and junk and healthy food. Not only known for serving mouth-watering delicacies these restaurants and cafes are also popular for the inspired and creative themes and décor that they exhibit.
With the variety of restaurants in Pune, foodies will definitely be spoilt for choice. We have put together a list of 15 restaurants in Pune that offer some sumptuous and flavoursome culinary delights.
Top 15 Restaurants To Visit In Pune
- The Greedy Man Pizzeria
- Mahlzeit- Berlin Street Food
- Savya Rasa
- The Flour Works
- Farzi Cafe
- Le Plaisir
- The Earth Cafe
- Vohuman Cafe
If you are looking for some mouthful of snacks, Chillis can be your preferred destination. Here, you can have skillet brownies, burgers, chicken wing, and some gooey cheesy delights. If you are looking for some desserts, you can get that too. What makes this family restaurant more inviting are its pocket-friendly prices. The food joint is located at Viman Nagar in East Pune.
2. The Greedy Man Pizzeria
This is a typical hole-in-the-wall family restaurant with just two tables but it is extremely popular. If you are a self-professed pizza aficionado, you need to visit this place. Pune people, who cannot do without their bites of pizza, flock to The Greedy Man Pizzeria for some sumptuous bites of pizza. It is just pizza all around with as many as twenty different toppings to choose from. The balance is perfect – ten vegetarian toppings and ten non-vegetarian toppings, though these combinations keep on changing every fortnight. So you can use it as a veg restaurant as well. However, they don’t change the classic items. The pizzas here are famous and some even liken them to the famed Neapolitan pizzas of Italy. If you are not feeling very hungry, yet cannot do without a bite, you can go for the quarter pieces or halves. With a crust that is neither too fluffy nor too hard, it offers just the right pizza slice. The piping hot, crusty, and juicy pizza can nudge your subdued sense of hunger and make you gorge on the offering. The most popular items available here are The Niki, Pork Chorizo, The Greedy Man, Supreme, etc. The food joint is located in the shop no. 104, Victoria Fort Aleza, Kalyani Nagar in Pune.
Bubsterr’s is yet another family restaurant that has been satiating the hunger of pizza crazy young men and women. It is a tiny restaurant, but the pizzas made here are impressive. Here you can get whole pizzas as well as slices of pizza. These are 10-inch pizza slices with a medium crust. But the crust is not so thick as to make you feel like you are eating a lot of dough. Apart from pizzas, the joint is also popular for its hot dogs and burgers, although their pizzas are heavenly. This restaurant is so popular that people travel quite a distance to get a taste of their heavenly food. The most popular items in this food joint are Cheesy Bacon’d Fries, Bubsterr’s Pork Overload, Bubsterr’s Garlicky Mushrooms, Chocolate Pizza, Bubsterr’s Porky Affair, etc.
4. Mahlzeit – Berlin Street Food
Mahlzeit is the German for ‘enjoy your meal’. This family restaurant offers a nice peep into German street food. It is owned by a part German, part Bengali man, who has endeavoured to bring Berlin’s street food to Koregaon Park. It is a restaurant where you can gorge on German street food. The most popular items here are Currywurst, Coilwurst, Bratwurst, Bratkartoffeln, Meatball Salad, etc.
5. Savya Rasa
If you are craving for some South Indian beyond their staple food items of idli, vada, and dosa, you need to visit Savya Rasa. This is a South Indian restaurant, which serves food from different South Indian states like Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, etc. It is a non-veg restaurant and includes almost all non-vegetarian specialties from South India. The iconic temple motifs along with the attractive Tanjore paintings enhance the look and feel of the restaurant. The most popular items here are – Appam, Chicken Chettinad, Sea Food, Filter Coffee Martini, Filter Kaapi, Neer Dosa, Mutton Stew, etc. The restaurant is located in Koregaon Park.
6. The Flour Works
This is one of the few restaurants, which are owned by women. But, this is a distinct place not only for its woman owner but for the vibe and the foods on offer. It is not just a restaurant; it is a family restaurant, a cafe, and a bakery. Whatever you get here is either made from flour or is a beverage. You can get exquisite quality pancakes, waffles, Hot Chocolate, Coffee, Minestrone Soup, Gnocchi, Pasta, Fish-en-Papillote, Feta Salad, etc. This food joint is located in North Avenue, Kalyani Nagar, Pune.
7. Farzi Café
This is a cafe by look and feel, but more a non-veg restaurant and bar by choice. It serves some authentic wine and excellent kebabs and tikkas. You can get to hear some unworldly names like Smoked Patthar Ke Kebab, Parle G Cheesecake, Delhi Belly Tikka, Malaya Prawns, Chocolate Dirt Pile, Bheja Fry, etc. Taste the items, enjoy the remarkable decor and gulp down the food with some authentic wine. Here, you can get some experiential Indian food that you may not have tasted or heard about before. These unheard of and uncharted combinations along with the magical cocktails available here can make up for the crowd and the buzz that you are about to experience here. The cafe is located in Fortaleza Complex, Kalyani Nagar, Pune.
If you are in the mood to indulge in a royal dinner, Paasha can be the perfect destination for you. The place where it is located offers an excellent view of Pune. The restaurant is a part of the famed JW Marriott hotels and is located on the 24th floor of JW Marriott hotel, on Senapati Bapat Road, Pune. The restaurant is popular for its mouth-watering kebabs and other Mughlai and North Indian dishes. You can satiate your craving for fine dining if you visit this place. They also serve some signature cocktails. However, compared to many other places it is quite expensive. The most popular items here are Taftan, Zaffrani Murg Biryani, Raan Sikandari, Gosht Pulao, Kakori Kebabs, Chatpata Jhinga, etc.
Tourists crave for different platters while away from home. If you think that you need to taste some Sushi while in Pune, Shizusan can well be your destination. This non-veg restaurant is situated on the Upper Ground Floor of Phoenix Market City in Viman Nagar, Pune. It is the first East Asian bistro in Pune. Moreover, it is affordable and has a warm ambiance. This is an award-winning restaurant serving a variety of food from different South East Asian countries like China, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, Malaysia, etc. You can get the whole platter of South East Asian fares here, which includes a variety of sushi, dim sum, and other items. Some of the most popular items here are California Roll, Dynamite Shrimp Sushi, Half Moon Gyoza, Golden Floss Pockets, Prawn Rolls, Spinach, Rainbow Maki, Prawn and Chive Dumplings, etc.
10. Le Plaisir
This is a patisserie-cum-bistro serves a mouth-watering dish of Spaghetti Bolognese. Some of the other popular items available here are Macarons, Creme Caramel Plus, etc. However, this is not the end of the food on offer at this restaurant. They also serve some delicious desserts. They are known for making authentic bistro food that you can get in very few places. With handwritten menu and simplistic decor, this place oozes the feeling of a homely, cozy, and warm place to have some great food. This bistro is located at Rajkamal on Prabhat Road near Deccan Gymkhana, Pune
11. The Earth Café
This cafe in Koregaon Park, Pune serves some great Japanese, continental, as well as North Indian food. While the cafe draws visitors with its simple, yet alluring interiors, the spread of platter makes sure that the crowds keep on visiting. The most popular items here are Tiramisu, Sushi, Broccoli Soup, etc. It is situated on the Upper Ground Floor of Power Plaza, Koregaon Park, Pune.
If all the cakes, macaroni’s, burgers, hot dogs and Japanese food have put you off, it is time to indulge in some great seafood. Nisarg is one of the best seafood restaurants in Pune. What makes this a unique place to eat and enjoy is that they cook almost everything that is available in the sea. They also have thalis, which cover a wide variety of seafood. Some of the most popular food items here are Fish Thalis, Crab Manchow Soup, etc. This non-veg restaurant is very popular in Pune.
13. Vohuman Café
If you are striving to get a quick and delicious bite before going off for sightseeing, there is every reason to go to Vohuman Cafe. The place opens early in the morning at around 6:00 for serving breakfast and closes by 6:00 in the evening. In between, the tables are always full. Their butter-soaked buns or bun maskas along with a double cheese omelette can keep you full and happy for a long time. After devouring the buns and omelettes, sip on the famous Irani chai, and you would have a complete and satisfying breakfast. The cafe has been serving Punekars since 1978. Bun Maska, Double Cheese Omelette, Irani Chai, etc. are some of the most popular items sold here. The cafe is located near Ruby Hall, Dhole Patil Road, Pune.
For some authentic North Indian, Chinese or European dishes, you need to visit Prem’s. The restaurant is located on North Main Road, Koregaon Park. This is a non-veg restaurant and is somewhat expensive. However, they serve really delicious food. In fact, despite being an old name in Pune, it is still catering to the taste buds of Punekars owing only to the delicious food. They don’t have fancy decor or theme, but they do offer a great homely ambiance and some finger-licking dishes. Some of the most popular food served here includes Paneer Tikka, Butter Chicken, Veg Au Gratin, etc.
If you want to enjoy a casual dining experience outside the city or at the outskirts of the city, you can go to Flechazo. This is a casual dining non-veg restaurant with a simple, but elegant ambiance. The restaurant serves a variety of cuisine from different areas of the world as well as the country. You can get Asian, Mediterranean as well as North Indian cuisine here. Perfection, authentic food, and lip-smacking taste are the USPs of this restaurant. The staff here is very courteous and makes sure that your dining experience is worth the money you spend here. This is a family restaurant located in Wakad in West Pune.
This list of restaurants in Pune will guide you in your quest for delicious and savoury local and international food. Visit these restaurants and get to sample food belonging to different cuisines such as idlis, seafood, pizzas, sushi, kebabs, and more. Pune’s eateries cater to different tastes and budgets. So when in Pune satiate your hunger with Hot Chocolate from The Floor Café, The Niki from The Great Man Pizzeria, Garlicky Mushrooms from Bubsterr’s, Meatball Salad from Mahlzeit, Neer Dosa from Savya Rasa, and more tasty fare.
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