Treat Your Mom to a Culinary Tour of Italy | Mother’s Day in Galle Fort
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Treat Your Mom to a Culinary Tour of Italy | Mother’s Day in Galle Fort

May 6, 2022
Italian Cuisine

Forget the hassle of booking flight tickets and applying for visa, instead, drive down to Galle Fort, Sri Lanka and embark on a delicious culinary tour of Italy with AQUA Forte. Treat that special woman in your life be it your mom, the mother of your kids or a maternal figure to a special day with us.

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Whether a table for two or for the whole family, call us or reserve your table online. With Mother’s Day occurring on Sunday May 8th 2022, you can spend the whole day in the Galle Fort or even treat her to a special Mother’s Day weekend getaway with the whole family. The walls of our restaurant are adorned with the famous paintings of Walter Valentini. The artist was known for his etchings, where each piece was defined by its geometry and rhythm. His most famous work, which you will notice on our walls depicts elements of the ‘Ideal City’ from the Renaissance period. Read more about Walter Valentini.

Lunch at AQUA Forte

Embark on a culinary tour of Italy with your mama on Mother’s Day. AQUA Forte offers a variety of dishes to choose from that highlight the very best cuisines from Italy’s regions. Each of our dishes are paired with a glass of wine that complements the flavours of the dish; so make sure you try them out! If you’re unsure, our staff will be happy to assist you.


Antipasti – Prosciutto San Daniele E Papaya, a perfect started of San Daniele ham and fresh papaya, best paired with Alois Lageder Sauvignon Blanc.

Primi – Gnocchi alla sorrentina, which is potato gnocchi with tomato sauce, mozzarella, and parmigiano cheese au gratin. Best paired with Baglio del Sole Nero d’Avola.

Secondi – Pesce del giorno alla mediterranea e rosti di patata – catch of the day served with potato rosti, olives, confit tomatoes and capers. Enjoy this dish with Villa Antinori Bianco Toscana IGT.

And finally, a sweet treat for a sweet lady – our classic and customer-favourite, Tiramisu.

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    What to do in Galle Fort

    After a delicious meal at AQUA Forte, walk around the Galle Fort to explore the historic attractions and beauty of one of the oldest living forts in the world. Start with the Maritime National Museum, so you can enjoy a slow walk back in time, then head into the Galle National Museum for a bit more history. If you’re still eager to learn more about Galle Fort’s historic buildings, read this blog.

    You could also do some light shopping with your mama, with a number of boutiques to hop in and out of, you’ll find plenty of places to shop in. Check our blog on ‘Exploring Galle Fort By Foot’ for more fun things to do here.

    Dinner at AQUA Pizza

    As the sun sets, walk to the Galle Lighthouse and catch a stunning sunset from the ramparts. When dusk settles in, the lighthouse awakens, shining its bright light over the horizon. Grab a bench overlooking the glistening waters of the Indian Ocean and enjoy a surreal, quiet moment with the maternal figure that has helped and guided you through the years.

    After a whole day of exploring the Galle Fort, you’re probably famished and ready for a quick meal before heading back home. Drop into AQUA Pizza, for a slice or two of authentic Neapolitan pizza. AQUA Pizza is located a hop, skip and a jump away from AQUA Forte, so it’s very easy to find your way to us!

    Book your table with us at AQUA Forte. Call us now to make your reservations.

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