Three roads in south Bombay, in what is known as Colaba, are named after the Italian bread-pasta.
Because around the time of World War II some Italian prisoners of war, after end of WW II and their release from detention, settled here and set up bakeries making pasta, savouries and cakes!! For reasons not known now they left after a few years, but their legacy of creating Pasta and other bakery products in India lives on.
Few people know the biscuits, cakes, and savouries available now at Bakeries in Mumbai and Pune, run by the newly arrived Zoroastrian Iranis (from 1900s), with quaint excotic names for these bakeries- Sassanian, Kyani, Bastani, Yazdi, Kermani, George, Britannia, etc. had the knowhow from these Italians, the art of making fresh bread and cakes.