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Best Italian Restaurants In Dubai That Should Be In Every Foodie's Bucket list

Whet your appetite at these EazySafe+ certified best Italian restaurants in Dubai

20 Jul, 2020 by Gargi Bisht

Whet your appetite at these EazySafe+ certified best Italian restaurants in Dubai

It’s no secret that Italian fare is wildly popular globally. With simplicity and use of fresh seasonal produce being the essence, Italian food has proven itself to be a drool-worthy haute cuisine. The tiny cheese bubbles, the long stretches of mozzarella, and the sun-kissed flavors are all typical characteristics of quintessential Italian recipes that are adored by avid foodies all around the world. Dubai being the land of gastronomic delights has a fair share of some great Italian restaurants that are regularly frequented by the aficionados of the cuisine; and with relaxed lockdown norms these beloved eateries are finally opening up once again to serve their patrons with all the necessary measures in place. To further strengthen the safety of diners, EazyDiner’s EazySafe+ initiative is going the extra mile to ensure a stronger end to end control on food quality and hygiene by implementing a comprehensive set of protocols on select partner restaurants in Dubai that adhere to strict guidelines.

So, get ready to indulge the foodie in you with these EazySafe+ certified good Italian restaurants in Dubai:

Broccoli Pizza & Pasta, Jumeirah 3, Jumeirah

If your resolution for this year is to eat clean stay healthy then Broccoli Pizza & Pasta needs a spot on your bucket list ASAP! This restaurant offers a range of freshly prepared Italian food and personalized meals for a health-conscious community. With a focus on fresh ingredients, this Italian restaurant in Dubai prides itself on providing a variety of great-tasting healthy choices at affordable prices.

Must-haves: Shrimp Pizza, Mexican Chicken Fettuccini, Meat Lasagne, and Chicken Caesar Salad.

Cost for two: AED 80

Golositalia, Cluster C, Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT)

Started by two Sicilian men, the café is a coffee bar and one of the best Italian restaurants in Dubai. Whether you need to meet friends or enjoy some 'Me Time' alone, Golositalia is the ideal place for you. One side of the café has a display counter of pastries and the other side has an Italian Trattoria style seating space for people. Their menu features authentic preparations including Italian coffee, food, and the daily fresh-baked delicacies.

Must-haves: Sebastiano's Coffee, Pasta Carbonara, Chantilly Cream Croissant, and  Panna Cotta.

Cost for two: AED 150

Perfetto Pizzeria, Dubai Marina, New Dubai

This Italian pizza restaurant boasts of an extensively eclectic menu that features an assortment of delicious Pizza variations along with a mix of some Arabian and American delicacies. Located at the Marina Walk this quaint pizza place has a loyal customer base. Besides serving quite a delectable grub it also enjoys the benefit of being located on a prime location overlooking the picturesque view of the waterfront.

Must-haves: Perfetto Special Trio Of Cheese Pizza, Classic Pepperoni Pizza, Chicken Shawarma Sandwich, and Vanilla Panacotta.

Cost for two: AED 120

Pizzeria Pulcinella, Barsha 1, Barsha

A quaint joint serving authentic Italian delicacies from Naples, Pizzeria Pulcinella, has simple, minimalistic décor. Hands down the best Italian restaurant in Dubai, Pulcinella is run by an Italian family from Naples who follow the traditional regional style of cooking with the aim to preserve the flavors and fragrance of fresh ingredients that are sourced from Europe, thereby maintaining a focus on simplicity rather than sophistication. 

Must-haves: Margherita Pizza, Risotto Ai Fungi with Arborio rice, Grilled Calamari, and Pastiera Napoletana Dessert.

Cost for two: AED 120

The Vintage Room, Jumeirah 1, Jumeirah

The Vintage Room offers the best of both worlds by serving authentic Italian delicacies along with a smattering of quite a few well made Indian options. The interiors are done in soft hues of beige and black, giving the entire space an elegant look. Their breakfast spread is fabulous and features an amalgamation of Italian classics and popular Indian preparations. Their food presentation is on point and service staff is also prompt.

Must-haves: Bruschetta Al Pomodoro, Crostone Caprese, Gnochi, Scampi Risotto, and Hara Bhara Kabab.

Cost for two: AED 350

Per Te, Bay Avenue, Business Bay

Per Te is a good Italian restaurant in Dubai that doles out an extensive range of Italian delicacies and mouth-watering desserts. They use fresh ingredients in all their dishes and their creative plating further enhances the charm of their delectable food. Per Te is a cozy restaurant with an urban chic cafe vibe. They also have a bakery and retail section from where you can buy a selection of quality Italian products like chocolate, olive oil, organic jams, and more.

Must-haves: Sautéed Spinach with Pine Nuts, Linguine with Spicy Cherry Tomatoes, and Pannacotta with Blueberries.

Cost for two: AED 260

Casa Da Venice, Cluster C, Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT)

Casa Da Venice is a small family-run restaurant serving modern Italian fare. The restaurant is gorgeous and done up in a way that it resembles the Gondola’s (Rowing boat) along the canal of Venice in Italy. The restaurant has a Venetian feel to it, which extends even to the alfresco terrace by the lake. The restaurant only offers vegetarian and vegan dishes, with Jain options also available. 

Must-haves: Bruschetta, Naples Pizza, Maple Pumpkin Risotto, and Tiramisu.

Cost for two: AED 150

Pippin Hot, Ibis Styles Hotel, Dubai

A cozy little restaurant near the Ibis Hotel, Pippin hot offers a wide variety of cuisines to choose from but its the selection of expertly done Italian delicacies, especially their pizzas and brochettes that take the prize home. The place has a cheerful vibe with bright green upholstery used in contrast to the smoky grey walls giving the place a fresh lift. 

Must-haves: Risotto Di Funghi, Lasagna Bolognese, Napoli Pizza, and  Classic Tiramisu.

Cost for two: AED 170

Dinamico Restaurant,DIFC, Financial Center

Situated in the Sky Garden Building in the Dubai International Financial Centre this restaurant is done up in classic black, white, and beige décor. The name means ‘Dine with friends’ and the relaxing ambiance is perfect for that. It makes up for a great chic place to dine and the authentic Italian flavors make this the perfect place for Italian food lovers.

Must-haves: Roasted Chicken, Risotto with Porcini & Truffles, Calzone, and Apple Pie.

Cost for two: AED 120

Ottimo, Oud Metha, Bur Dubai

This gorgeous restaurant located at the Trade Centre Area serves Italian as well as Mexican delicacies. An absolute treat for vegetarians, they are popular for their genius fusion preparations. The staff is well trained and quick to run you through the menu and house special recommendations.

Must-haves: Ottimo Special Pizza, Nachos El Classico, Lasagna, and BBQ Cottage Cheese with Burnt Chilli Sauce.

Cost for two: AED 120

Written By

Gargi Bisht is an event copywriter/conceptualizer turned writer currently working with EazyDiner Pvt. Ltd. Compulsive eater, book hoarder, dog lover and pop culture enthusiast with an innate love for storytelling. Usually the quietest person in the room, Gargi is an introvert who loves her own company. When not eating, can be found in front of her laptop watching movies. Knows a thing or two about art and literature.

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