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Low lighting combined with the restaurant’s dark brown and purple decor gives Roberto’s a formal feel ideal for talking enterprise. But accents of yellow keep the atmosphere from feeling austere, despite the fact that most who dine here during the busy lunchtime spell look like they’re here to either seal the deal, to celebrate a sealed deal or take a well-deserved break from negotiations. The menu is comprehensive and portions filling, with four starters and seven mains to choose from, as well as a surprise desert at the end. We particularly liked the burratina cheese starter and slow braised beef cheek with truffled mashed potatoes and green capsicum, both with delicate and subtle flavours. With such a flurry of guests at lunchtime, staff frenetically pace about the restaurant serving guests, but because of this, you may need to catch their eyes between courses as not to be overlooked, especially if you need proceedings to be speedy.
Dhs140. Open daily noon-3pm (lunch), 8pm-midnight (dinner). Gate Village Building 1, DIFC, www.robertos.ae (04 386 0066).
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