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text Martina Olivieri

December 10, 2021

The best Italian restaurants in Dubai

Where to savour the best of ‘Made in Italy’ gastronomy surrounded by wonderful views

Italian cooking fascinates and enthrals food lovers from all over the world. Its homely, authentic and genuine flavours make it one of the most loved and lauded national cuisines well beyond its own borders. Dubai is no exception. 

Once a small fishing village in the Arabian Gulf, today it is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. It is home to nearly 200 nationalities, and offers a truly memorable experience to all its visitors. Whether from the banks of the Creek, or atop the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, Dubai lives and breathes a sense of possibility and innovation. With its unrivalled coastline, beautiful desert, and magnificent cityscapes, it stuns its visitors, even those wanting to seek out a bit of the Bel Paese in the United Arab Emirates

Indeed, many top Italian chefs have flown to Dubai to bring it some of their philosophy, knowledge and gastronomic culture. Today, there are ever more Italian restaurants in Dubai, surrounded by dreamlike landscapes, and fascinating panoramic terraces that look just like picture postcards of paradise. From the restaurant Cipriani, which has imported the most authentic flavours of Venetian culinary tradition to the city, to Alici, which allows you to enjoy the flavours of the Amalfi Coast against the breathtaking backdrop of the Jumeirah Beach Residence and the sparkling Arabian Gulf, or Armani/Ristorante, where you can breathe the essence of Italy and a passion for the finest ingredients, combined with the most exquisite pairings of flavours. Not to mention Bella, at the Grand Millennium Hotel Business Bay, where you can savour the finest traditions of Italian cuisine as the sunset blushes over Dubai’s sparkling waters, and the last rays of light are reflected in the bluish windows of the tall skyscrapers. 

The Italian culinary excellence at all these restaurants is matched by personalized service that offers customers a truly unforgettable experience. But how can you find the very best ones? In Dubai, you can find refined restaurants with gourmet and high-class cuisine in touristic places, but also places where the greatest care and attention is taken to make you feel at home, where dishes are cooked in a genuine way, simply but with outstanding quality. 

From contemporary restaurants, inspired by the cities of art and culture of the north, to the freshest ingredients that you will find in restaurants on the southern coast, that bring the food and beverages culture and typical atmospheres of the restaurants of southern Italian seaside resorts right into the heart of Dubai, with food and beverage offerings that are authentic yet modern and lively at the same time - here, we have collected together some of the best Italian restaurants in town

Let’s delve into them together, and keep your phone handy to book your unforgettable dining experience in Dubai.

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