About Us

Other than the Italians it is us

who take Italian food seriously!

Having been in the business of spreading the love for  Italian food for almost three decades, the brand, Little Italy is synonymous with amazing food. It exudes the same home-like warmth and distinctiveness that is reflective of how the world perceives Italy.

Our journey began in 1989, in Pune. when our founder Mr. Raj Mehta realized the need for a vegetarian Italian fine dining format in India. In the last three decades, Little Italy as a brand has blossomed beyond everyone’s expectations, with 50 outlets across 20 cities in 4 countries! and Now entering the UK and USA Market

Inspired by carefully-guarded secret recipes that eventually became family heirlooms, and lovingly prepared by chefs, the food at Little Italy is not designed to satisfy cravings and appetites, but to woo hearts.

A stroll down our kitchens...

La Pizzeria opens in Pune
Little Italy opens in Juhu
Started our own cheese factory
First international outlet in Dubai
New franchising formats introduced
Introduced the brand La Pizzeria
Introduced the brand Akss
Introduced Tutto Bene

Meet The Leaders

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Founder & Managing Director

An alumni of Food Crafts Institute (FCI) Pune, Raj is responsible for strategic leadership and has taken the brand from strength to strength.



An active part of the organisation since 2011, Amrut oversees the Operations, Marketing, and R&D. He is responsible for the conceptualisation of new dishes on the menu, as well as inception of new brands under the parent company.

Our Brands

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Little Italy

India's finest vegetarian Italian restaurant, Little Italy has a legacy that travels through three decades of bringing the very best of Italian cuisine across a multitude of cities.

Currently present in India, Nepal, and UAE.



Founded on the principles of molecular gastronomy, Akss brings you all your favourite Indian delicacies in a new style. Akss is India Reimagined!

Currently present in Surat, Bengaluru, Pune and Dubai.


Little Indian

Little India is Little Italy Group of Restaurants' homage to Indian cuisine. Available only in Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Nagpur, we offer a plethora of Indian delicacies, handcrafted to perfection, and ideal for your events and parties.

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La Pizzeria

From our travels across Little Italy, we bring you the finest Italian specialties, with a contemporary touch. Established in 1989, La Pizzeria was the first restaurant under Little Italy Group of Restaurants.

Currently present in Pune.

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Tutto Bene

With Tutto Bene we bring to you a neighbourhood gathering Italian cafe where, like its name, everything's good - be it in our fine pastries, aromatic Italian coffees or in it being a part of the daily routine and feelings of connection we bring about in a community. 

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At the core of Little Italy Group of Restaurants' brand philosophy is the tireless effort to continually innovate and bring the finest Italian cuisine, both traditional and contemporary to all our patrons. And in doing so, over the years, we've won numerous awards and accolades. Here's just a short list of our achievements.

  • Times Food 'Best Italian: 2008, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 

  • Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence: 2012, 2014, 2015

  • Burrp 'Most Indulgent Italian Place': 2009, 2010



  • Best Italian

  • Best Wine List

  • Best Veggie Friendly

(2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)

  • Preferred Zomato Gold Partner 2018

  • Users' Choice for Italian & European, Pure Vegetarian & Sunday Brunch: 2013

Little Italy Spotlight

Times Food Guide Awards ' 14
Veggie Talkies : Dubai
India Food Franchise
Mid Day
Pune 365
Hungry Forever : Bengaluru
News Franchise India
Page 3 : Nashik
Hrithik Roshan's Italian Adventure
Sign News : Ahmedabad