Travelling to Europe is a distant dream, but you can order a slice of Italy, literally, to your doorstep. Our favourite Italian desserts such as tiramisu, affogato and gelato are available in bakeries and eateries around Mumbai. From delectable treats that are almost too pretty to eat to innovative desserts made of the freshest ingredients, these are our top picks of the best Italian desserts in Mumbai.

Sicilian Orange Cake by Mag St Cafe

The team behind Mumbai’s The Table recently opened Mag St Cafe in Colaba. Their succulent Sicilian Orange Cake is a classic Italian tea cake, which is the perfect finish to a meal. This light and fluffy cake is made using fresh orange juice and orange zest. Its frosting is a combination of sweet butter cream and cream cheese.

Tiramisu ‘Pull-Me’ Cake by Bastian, Worli

The Tiramisu ‘Pull-Me’ Cake at Bastian, Worli is a lip-smacking coffee sponge cake enclosed by a see-through sheet. When you slowly pull up the sheet, coffee syrup, ganache, mascarpone mousse and coffee glaze crumble over the cake. We love that this aesthetically pleasing dessert is not too sweet and tastes as good as it look

Bomboloni by Tori

This trendy Bandra eatery’s culinary team whips up delectable Bomboloni, which are irresistibly light and delicious Italian doughnuts

These fried doughnuts are coated in granulated sugar, and are stuffed with rich pastry cream. If you’re a fan of savoury and sweet, make your way to Tori for their mouthwatering Bomboloni.

Millefoglie Sbriciolata by Gustoso

Millefoglie is Italian for ‘a thousand leaves.’ This dessert is a deconstructed puff pastry with custard and fresh berries. The dessert looks heavy, but is light and flaky, with an added freshness from the berries. Tangy and fresh, Gustoso’s Millefoglie Sbriciolata features so many textures in one perfectly balanced and fresh dessert.

Tiramisu at Monèr Bistro & Dessert Bar

This whimsical bakery serves desserts that are a modern take on the classics. Shaped like a coffee bean, Monèr’s Tiramisu has layers of mascarpone and espresso mousse, joconde biscuits soaked in espresso, 60% dark chocolate ganache and a chocolate feuilletine crispy base. Their Tiramisu has inspired many chefs across the country to try their own version of coffee bean shaped tiramisu.

Lemon Mascarpone Tart by I’M Wholesome

This delivery kitchen’s Lemon Mascarpone Tart is very popular! A sweet, crispy vanilla pastry crust is topped with mascarpone cheese, cream cheese, lemon zest, fresh lemon purée, ​​edible flowers and candied lemon peel. The tartness of the lemon is perfectly balanced by the sweetness of the mascarpone cheese.

Lotus Biscoff Gelato by Nova Gelato at The Shalimar Hotel

This creamy gelato is made using authentic lotus biscoff biscuits. Perfect for a hot day, their innovative gelato flavours are made in small batches using the freshest natural ingredients.

Affogato by The Bread Bar

The Bread Bar’s Affogato features a double shot espresso of their signature coffee blend poured over the house made vanilla bean gelato. They use locally sourced gourmet vanilla beans to make their small batch vanilla bean gelato, which is creamy, sweet and complements the nutty and chocolate notes of their special blend dark coffee roast.

Zuccotto by Villa Bistro, Della Resorts

Villa Bistro, an Italian fine-dining eatery, offers a decadent Zuccotto. Originating from Florence, Italy, this moreish dessert is served semi-frozen and comprises an almond sponge dome, which is filled with Italian meringue, white chocolate mousse and blueberries.