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Celebrating Christmas with an Authentic Italian Dining Experience

Celebrate Christmas with a touch, and of course a taste of Italy.

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*This post is brought to you by AQUA Forte. 

Italian cuisine has a soft spot at the bottom of our hearts (and bellies). On our quest for the most authentic Italian food in Sri Lanka, we hopscotched along the cobblestoned streets of the Galle Fort and found one. 

AQUA Forte is an authentic Italian restaurant deeply rooted in the heart of Galle, Sri Lanka. A charming restaurant set on Leyn Baan Street invites travellers and foodies alike to embark on a gastronomic journey around the boot-shaped nation hallmarked for its food, wine and history. 

An Italian Christmas in Sri Lanka? Yes, please! 

With less than 15 days to Christmas, AQUA Forte has the perfect gifts that truly spell out ‘Italian’. 

The team at AQUA Forte guided by Head Chef Roberto has prepared the classic Panettone to celebrate Christmas and New Year in Sri Lanka and it’s available for sale! Panettone is a sweet Italian bread that’s traditionally served during Christmas and New Year time.  

If you’re looking to treat yourself with this Italian delicacy or gift it to your friends or family, here are a few options to consider. 

Classic Panettone

The classic artisanal Panettone is available for purchase at AQUA Forte and at authorised vendors for LKR 5,700. Deliveries are available to the Western & Southern provinces, at an additional delivery charge of LKR 300 for an order of up to 10 Panettones.  If you order 10 or more Panettones, the restaurant arranges free delivery + a special 10% discount. 

  • Price – LKR 5,700

  • Weight of Panettone - 750g

  • Delivery to Western & Southern provinces only

  • LKR 300 delivery charge for orders up to 10 Panettones. 

  • Free Delivery + 10% discount for an order of 10 or more Panettones. 

  • Best consumed within 50 days if stored in its package

Call us on +94 91 454 9650 or send us a message on Facebook or Instagram (@aquaforte.galle) to place your order

Panettone & Prosecco 

The Panettone & Prosecco package includes a bottle of Bottega Gold Prosecco DOC Spumante Brut, imported from the region of Veneto in Italy. You can also substitute the prosecco for an alternative wine if you prefer; however, this is based on availability, so check with the restaurant first. The delectable Panettone and Prosecco is available for purchase at AQUA Forte for LKR 15,000 or get this delivered to your doorstep. The restaurant offers free delivery to Western & Southern provinces.

  • Price- LKR 15,000

  • Weight of Panettone - 750g

  • Free delivery to Western & Southern provinces

  • Best consumed within 50 days if stored in its package

  • Call us on +94 91 454 9650 or send us a message on Facebook or Instagram (@aquaforte.galle) to place your order

  Gift Vouchers

If you’d rather treat your special someone to an Italian dining experience instead, grab one of their gift vouchers that make for the perfect gift. You can either choose from a pre-existing value or the restaurant will add one based on your budget too. 

Call us on +94 91 454 9650 or send us a message on Facebook or Instagram (@aquaforte.galle) to place your order.

What do we love about AQUA Forte? 

AQUA Forte is charmingly nestled on a quiet cobblestone street in Galle Fort, one of the world’s only living forts.  From the moment you step into the restaurant, you’re immediately transported to a modern restaurant in Italy itself! The arched doorways highlight the essence of European architecture, the etchings on the walls by the famous Italian artist Walter Valentini are the perfect conversation starter, as you dive into a menu of Italian flavours. 

Each of the dishes is prepared with the finest ingredients imported directly from Italy or sourced fresh from local markets in and around Galle. Each meal comes with a wine pairing suggestion to truly heighten your dining experience.

The entire list of premium wines is imported directly from Italy. Originating from various vineyards in the country that produce the best wines, from Veneto to Piedmont. 

Enjoy the elegance of an authentic Italian meal right here in Sri Lanka. 

Christmas Menus

To celebrate the season, the restaurant offers an exclusive Christmas Menu with a 4 course Italian meal. Each dish is prepared with love for Italian cuisine and using the finest ingredients that are imported from Italy. 

The special Kids Menu is perfect for families looking to celebrate away from their homes. Should you wish to enjoy an Italian Christmas in Galle Fort this year, inform AQUA Forte of your reservation with advance notice of 24 hours. 

The Christmas menu will be available from 17th December 2020 to 10th January 2021.

Special Packages

If you wish to celebrate a special occasion like your birthday or your anniversary, head over to AQUA Forte or call us on +94 91 454 9650 or send us a message on Facebook or Instagram (@aquaforte.galle) to place your order. The special packages will include table décor for the occasion, a cake and flowers too, if needed. Surprise that special someone with an elegant, fine dining experience in Galle Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Whether you’re interested in buying a Panettone or gifting an Italian dining experience to someone you care about this season, visit for more details.




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