Menu here – New Punjab Menu
Situated on the busy SS13 in Fontanafredda, Ristorante New Punjab is a bustling Indian restaurant specializing in curries and tandoor cooking. The Indian food here is a great respite from the endless pasta/pizza fare you get in Aviano. Spice gives this restaurant an edge over neighboring food palaces in the area.
I had the Lamb Vindaloo, lemon and coconut rice, garlic naan, and a mango lassi. The Vindaloo is a spicy lamb curry with potatoes. Vindaloo itself is supposed to be BLAZING hot but at New Punjab it is about a 2/5. I asked the waitress to really put some heat into it and it came out pretty spicy, about a 4/5(making me sweat a good amount). The lemon and coconut rice is of the basmati variety and it created a earthy coconut aroma at the table. The Garlic naan was a quartered warm flat bread that only hinted of garlic. To calm my heated tongue, I nursed a lassi, a thick yogurt drink infused with mango. All the food was great, albeit somewhat expensive. I paid 23 euros for all that and a beer.
Overall, this place is really a treasure to the area’s food scene, mainly because of how different the cuisine is. It’s only 15 mins away from Aviano town center and there’s a pretty good gelateria across the street. Highly recommended.
+39 0434 565616
Via Pontebbana, 2, 33074
Fontanafredda PN, Italy