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Bussola, The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi
Nominated for Best Italian
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Bussola is a restaurant that can cater for your mood. If you fancy a casual pizza with friends, then head upstairs to its dedicated pizzeria. If you’d rather indulge in some fine dining, then downstairs is the place for you. Whichever venue you choose, beautiful sea views are on offer, and the outdoor terraces make this a top spot during the cooler months. The staff complement this casual setting with their easy going manner, which effortlessly puts you at ease. Seafood features heavily on the menu, but you can also find some traditional meaty dishes. Fans of the sweeter side to Italian cuisine should certainly go for Bussola’s signature molten chocolate concoction; the warm cake oozes chocolate sauce, with a pear sorbet offsetting the richness perfectly. Make sure you set aside plenty of time to visit Bussola, not because the service is slow, but because you’ll want to unwind in the relaxing atmosphere.
Fine dining open daily noon-2.45pm, 7pm-10.45pm; pizzeria open Sun-Thu 5.30pm-11.45pm, Fri-Sat noon-11.45pm. Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Umm Suqeim, (04 511 7136).

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