Best Italian Restaurants In Dubai You Must Try This Year

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
by Vaishnavi Venkataraman 745

If there’s one cuisine that’s comfortable on the tummy and tasty on the tongue, it’s got to be Italian- after all, nothing can go wrong about bread and cheese we feel. Luckily, Dubai has a lot of places where you can satiate your pizza/pasta craving. Here are the best Italian restaurants in Dubai 2019. They bake the yummiest pizza and pasta- just the way your mommy does!

1. Certo

If you live in and around Media City, Certo is one of the best Italian restaurants to try! From soups to signature pastas, pizzas, lasagna, risotto, seafood and lamb chops- there’s very little you won’t here. The best part is everything about the restaurant is simple, yet special. Pick a table near the kitchen and you can even get a glimpse of your meal getting cooked.

Where: Ground Level, Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Media City, West Tower, Dubai Media City
What To Eat: Pizza, Tiramisu, Risotto, Wine Cellar,Pesto Pasta, Chocolate Fondant, Lentil Soup
Timings: 12noon – 3:15pm, 6pm – 11pm
Cost: AED 380 for two
Contact: 04 3669187, 04 3669111

Credits: Certo Dubai Facebook

2. Le Dune Pizzeria

Speaking of Italian cuisine, the list would not do justice without a mention of Le Dune Pizzeria at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa. Although this is one of the best Italian restaurants, the journey might cost you a bit. But, we’re sure you won’t regret it. The food here is as appealing as the setting, so don’t miss this out. If you’re looking at pizzas, opt for the vegetarian option. Loaded with veggies, this one’s a meal that will leave you full yet light. As for the pasta options, try the creamy carbonara if you’re up for a heavy carb meal.

You can pick an outdoor seating if you wish to soak in the desert air or simply opt for the indoor seating if you want to experience dining in an Arabic setting. Whatever the choice, we’re sure you won’t regret!

Where: Level 1, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, Al Qudra Road, Al Qudra
What To Eat: Veg Pizza, creamy carbonara pasta
Timings: 6pm – 11:30pm
Cost: AED 380 for two
Contact: 04 8096194, 04 8096100

Credits: Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa/ Facebook

3. Segreto

These guys call themselves the one of the best Italian restaurants in town, but we’ll let you decide that! However, frequenters vouch for their poached lobster pasta, the king crab and the prawn salad. Also, don’t leave the premises without trying the Wagyu beef carpaccio. Also, the restaurant is located in The Souk Madinat Jumeirah- romantic enough for a perfect date!

Where: Ground Level, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Madinat Jumeirah
What To Eat: Pasta, Mushroom Risotto, Wine,Bruschettas, Coffee, Tiramisu, Gnocchi
Timings: 6pm – 11:30pm
Cost: AED 450 for two
Contact: 0800666353, 04 3666125

Credits: Segreto /Facebook

4. Roberto’s

For a lavish, fine dining experience that will instantly transport you to Italy, Roberto is the best bet. One of the best Italian  restaurants in town, this one gives a contemporary twist to traditional Italian delicacies. Roberto’s has an impressive menu ranging from gluten-free seafood pasta to the chargrilled Wagyu beef. Pizza lovers must try the Musti’s’ pizza- a crispy base smothered with burrata cheese, Datterini tomatoes and rocket; too delicious to resist! Dessert lovers must also try the handmade delights.

Where: First Floor, Beside Four Seasons Hotel, Gate Village 1, DIFC
What To Eat: Pasta, Risotto, Cocktails, Pizza, Wine,Tiramisu, Profiterole
Timings: 12noon – 2am
Cost: AED 545 for two
Contact: 04 3860066

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Credits: Roberto’s Restaurant & Lounge/ Facebook

5. Solo 

Lived in Dubai and haven’t eaten at Solo Bistronoma? Sorry to say, you’re missing out on one of the best Italian restaurants in twon! Docked inside Raffles hotel in Downtown Dubai, this restaurants whips the best pizzas and pastas in town. Start your meal with Bruschettas, and make your way into a cheesy-gooey Margherita Pizza. The restaurant also lets you create your own pasta. All you need to do is pick your choice of pasta or a filled pasta and toss it up with a sauce of your choice.

And if you need a little more to feel extra loved, head over to their signature wood fire oven specialities.

Where: Raffles Dubai, Wafi City
What To Eat: Tiramisu, Pasta, Margherita Pizza, Bruschettas, Wine, Mushroom Risotto,Salmon
Timings: 12noon – 2am
Cost: AED 420 for two
Contact: 04 3149720

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Credits: Solo Dubai/ Facebook

6. Armani Ristorante

The list would be incomplete without a mention of Armani, one of the best Italian restaurants in Dubai. Armani Ristorante, the traditional Italian restaurant whips the best spaghetti, Branzino and risotto dishes. Begin with the classic Burrata or dive straight into their signature degustation menu. The decor is stylish, with a chic bar complimenting the whole set up. Furthermore, the impressive city views seal your evening in the most romantic way.

Where: Armani Hotel Dubai, Lobby, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai
What To Eat: Pasta, Spaghetti, Tiramisu, Salmon,Cocktails, Steak, Chaat
Timings: 7pm – 11:30pm
Cost: AED 900 for two
Contact: 04 5260050

Credits: Armani Hotel Dubai Facebook

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