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This Saturday Brunch Offers a Double Whammy: A Great Deal and the Best View in Delhi

By Shibanibawa

With an unobstructed vista of the lush Delhi Ridge, Ottimo at West View is easily Delhi's best restaurant with a view. And it's not just the eyeful of surrounding beauty, but even the food and service makes dining here a memorable experience! I, personally, have celebrated many anniversaries and birthdays here; and whenever I have recommended it to friends and family their experience has been similar. So, until now, Ottimo was always a special occasion place - this was also due to the fact that like any fine-dine it was also expensive.

Apart from romantic evenings, the restaurant has been known for one of the finest Sunday brunches in the Capital. With unlimited anti-pasti, extensive choice of grills and exquisite hand-made pastas, one could literally spend hours tucking into the delicious spread while enjoying gazing at Delhi's green cover. But so far I am only stating facts that you probably already know. So what's new, you'd be wondering?

I am happy to share that Ottimo is now also open for Saturday lunch! This means that they have doubled the opportunity of enjoying the gorgeous day-time views. But what's even better is that Saturday afternoons are lighter on the pocket. For Rs 1850, you can have unlimited soup, salads, cold-cuts and cheese; one pizza, pasta, and main each, and again, unlimited desserts. Although the grills are not part of the menu, the food is more than plenty and offers great choice. Almost everything is laid out buffet-style, the pizza and pasta can be ordered at your table along with the main.

Hand-made pastas include everything from spaghetti, risotto, tortelli and tagliatelle in a variety of sauces. Vegetarian options of mains include rigatoni stuffed with mascarpone and caponata or potato and artichoke lasagna with tomato and basil sauce. The non-vegetarian selection offers a choice of stuffed chicken breast, slow cooked lamb shank with mushroom sauce or John Dory with fresh, Mediterranean sauce. Drinks are chargeable and can be ordered from the beverage menu.

While you can extend this meal over a couple of hours if you like, it is also well-suited for an express lunch since service is rather quick. But even if you go here for a speedy work lunch, I would suggest taking out some time to enjoy the outdoor space for the fresh breeze and unparalleled view. Better still, at least savour your dessert in the alfresco space.

, Sardar Patel Marg, Diplomatic Enclave, New Delhi.

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