In the vibrant landscape of India's culinary retail experience, Aglio Pizzeria and Deli emerge as a beacon of culinary excellence, promising an elevated pizza encounter that transcends the ordinary. With a delectable fusion of authentic New York-style pizzas and deli sandwiches, Aglio introduces Mumbai and Pune to a gastronomic journey that transports taste buds to the bustling streets of Manhattan.
Founded by culinary maestros Nirvaan Thacker, Jai Sarvaiya, Anuj Solanki, and Advait Agnihotri, the same visionaries behind the acclaimed Lebanese brand Za’atar, Aglio was born during the 2020 lockdown. Recognizing a void in Mumbai's pizza market, the team set out to create not just pizzas but a gastronomic experience – a simply good pizza. Originally named Mozza, the kitchen quickly gained popularity on platforms like Thrive, Swiggy, and Zomato, expanding its reach to Pune in 2022.
Aglio's distinctiveness lies not only in its name but in the meticulous crafting of each dish. Topped with mouthwatering garlic butter and served with a signature garlic chili oil, every pizza and sandwich is a symphony of flavors. The unique blend of melty mozzarella and cheddar, coupled with freshly baked pizza bases, ensures a light and flavorful experience with every bite.
Chef Nirvaan Thacker emphasizes, “We source the finest local and imported ingredients to offer Mumbai and Pune an authentic New York-style pizza and deli experience unlike any other. Since the pandemic began, we've been delighted to share our passion for real pizza with the city, and we look forward to continuing to deliver slices of joy for years to come."
What sets Aglio apart is its commitment to variety. From classics like 'Little Flame' to gourmet delights like 'Manhattan,' Aglio's menu caters to diverse preferences. Noteworthy options include 'Waikiki' with grilled pineapple, sundried tomato, pickled jalapeno, onion, garlic confit, cheese, and buffalo mozzarella, and 'The Tuscan' featuring spiced chicken, onion, cherry tomato, cheese, buffalo mozzarella, and fresh basil. The sandwich selection, including the Aglio Grilled Cheese and Spicy Eggplant Marinara, adds to the culinary journey.
The menu's uniqueness extends to baguettes, served as a delightful side. Options like the 'OG Aglio Baguette,' 'Gourmand Aglio Baguette,' and 'Pork Pepperoni Aglio Baguette' complement the pizzas and sandwiches, offering a diverse range of flavors and sauces to elevate the overall dining experience.
In essence, Aglio Pizzeria and Deli redefines the pizza landscape, delivering not just a meal but an authentic New York-style culinary escapade to the comfort of your own space.