Highly Commended Best Italian 9 Comments
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Everything about this Ritz-Carlton Jumeirah restaurant oozes class. An elegantly designed dining room means all tables have an intimate feel, but if the weather permits, step out through the patio doors onto the pretty garden terrace. Surrounded by shrubbery and with discreet yet friendly staff, it provides the romantic setting the food deserves. Traditional and à la carte menus are available, with the restaurant’s real highlights to be found on the latter. Our goose with white pear starter was intensely flavoured and an interesting alternative to the usual carpaccio. Similarly, the duck breast served with ricotta cheese was a welcome variation on a standard meal. No pizzas are available – Splendido sees itself above such inventions – but the traditional menu does serve time-honoured pasta and risotto creations. Desserts are creamy and stylish, and Splendido’s Italian cheese selection is excellent. Expect to pay heartily for a meal here, but be assured it really is splendid.
Open daily 12.30pm-3.30pm, 7pm-11pm. Ritz-Carlton Dubai, Dubai Marina, www.ritzcarlton.com (04 399 4000).
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