Piazza Vittorio Emanuele and the neighborhood surrounding it are infamous for authentic, multicultural cuisine. Krishna 13, tucked away in a side street of the piazza, certainly does not stray from this reputation.
Inside, Krishna 13 is nothing short of enchanting. Laden with cultural artifacts, from bronze statues to colorful artwork, the restaurant oozes with traditional Indian decor. Dimly lit, the space is intimate, warm, and inviting. Entering it is just the beginning of a cozy and satisfying meal.
Krishna 13 has the staples of a good Indian meal down to an art: think buttery, creamy sauces, flavorful spices, and fresh ingredients. The staff is happy to recommend dishes to you based on your preference. Be sure to mention if you like your food on the spicier side, because they will kick things up a notch to serve you truly authentic Indian food.
Krishna 13 offers great food at great prices. They have an excellent offering of meat and fish dishes as well as a full vegetarian menu. They also have an enticing dessert menu. My favorite items of the evening were the fresh lime soda (try it salty if you’re feeling adventurous!), gulab jamun (a delicious dessert with fried balls of dough soaked in sugar syrup), and, of course, the mango lassi.
You will not walk out of Krishna 13 dissatisfied, and you will definitely not leave hungry. When you need a break from Italian cuisine in Roma, make a quick stop in Piazza Vittorio, and seek out the gastronomic gem that is Krishna 13.
Via Foscolo, 13 (Piazza Vittorio Emanuele)
Open daily from 12pm-3.30pm; 7pm-12am