What are the best Indian restaurants in Rome?

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Angela Corrias

As a perfect foodie haven, apart from Italian cuisine, Rome also boasts some excellent places where to enjoy scents and flavors from all over the world. As one of the most appreciated foreign culinary traditions, the city has a great choice of Indian restaurants.

One of my favorite is in Prati neighborhood, 68/70 Via Fabio Massimo. It's called Shanti and advertises itself as an Indian and Pakistani restaurant. Apart from the lovely, cozy ambiance that inevitably evokes the Subcontinent's tangy aroma and balmy melodies, their menu is a mouthwatering mix of tandoori, tikka masala, curries and vegetarian dishes, among which I never resist from ordering Palak Paneer, typical Indian fresh cheese soaked in a delicious spinach-based sauce, always able to bring me back to wild India.

The area that boasts possibly the highest number of Indian restaurants, though, is naturally the neighborhood sprawling around Piazza Vittorio, Rome's multi-ethnic heart. One good Indian eatery there is in 237 Via Principe Amedeo, Taste of India, offering also the take-away service, while in 11 Via Mamiani, near Termini station, is Janta Fast Food, simple and tasty eatery that prides itself as Rome's first Indian fast food.

If you want an Indian treat for dinner in Monti area closer to the city center, head to 4 Via Cimarra, off via dei Serpenti, grab a table at the lovely restaurant Il Guru and pamper yourself with specialties from Southern India. The owners of this restaurant also run a spice shop, Le Spezie del Guru, in 15 Via Lamarmora, near Piazza Vittorio, a place you might want to visit if you are a fan of Ayurveda medicine.

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