Best Italian Restaurant in Dubai
If you’re looking for great Italian cooking in Dubai – you certainly won’t want to pass up the Ronda Locatelli restaurant. This locale has just been named the most authentic Italian restaurant in the Middle East and Africa.
An Italian restaurant set within an opulent resort on a man-made island has been named the most authentic Italian restaurant in the Middle East and Africa. Rated by the World’s 50 Best, the restaurant was taped as being the best place to find Italian fare in this area of the world.
Ronda Locatelli was opened by the Italian chef Giorgio Locatelli and is modeled after the London restaurant of his called Locanda Locatelli. Located in Dubai’s Palm Atlantis resort on Palm Jumeirah, the menu includes family-style pizzas, fresh breads, al forno and oven baked dishes. The head chef, Alessandro Bottazzi said that,
“…[P]izza and pasta dishes are traditional but delivered with panache and flavor; the filet of poached beef in salsa verde and rosemary-infused roasted potatoes elevated to mouth-watering heights; classic Italian desserts executed to sweet perfection.”
Criteria for Judgment
The restaurant opened in 2008 and will certain gain some extra buzz from this recent review. The restaurants in the running for this coveted award are evaluated based on their use of authentic, Italian ingredients and based on their nod towards tradition. The judges also look for a chef who is accessible and available to help guests and they look for a restaurant ambiance that is informal and lively.