New Delhi, March 24 -- Avocado toast is getting some serious competition on millennial Instagram feeds-and it's not a hipster food fad. It is something any Italian nonna (grandmother) would approve of: fat ringlets of hand-cut pasta glistening in cheese with a sprinkling of coarsely ground pepper-simple, hearty and messy food. Hashtags like #girlswithgluten are slowly beginning to do the rounds, bringing pasta and pizza back to food conversations.

The trend seems to be taking shape in Mumbai too. Last year saw the opening of a clutch of fine-dining Italian restaurants that are taking the focus back to home-style regional Italian food.

A Sunday brunch is under way at CinCin in Mumbai's Bandra Kurla Complex. Sunlit tables in the alfresco ...