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Nominated for Best Italian
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BiCE is a sophisticated restaurant. Tables are neat and clean, glasses clink and chatter between guests provides the backdrop within the large dining room. Staff are very pleasant and helpful, while the menu is reasonably clear and dishes are described simply. It’s a typically Italian way of doing things and is all the better for it. Try the buffalo mozzarella salad to start, the huge ball of milky cheese sits on a bed of expertly sliced tomatoes with a clean peppery olive oil complementing the dish. The crab cake on a bed of avocado tartar is cooked perfectly, crispy on the outside, with sweet, delicate crab inside. The green avocado looks great and is a great match. Pasta dishes are also excellent, a simple penne arrabbiata couldn’t be improved and the ricotta and spinach tortelli, with creamy white truffle sauce is rich, filling and delicious. There is also seafood and meat in the ‘secondi piatti’ section, all cooked well and accompanied with excellent ingredients and flavours. Bellissimo.
Open Sat-Thu 12.30pm-11.30pm, Fri 1pm-11.30pm. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort, The Walk, JBR (04 318 2520).

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