A casual Italian joint in Business Bay (just next to the Steigenberger Hotel), Tortellini lives in a glass annex next to the Blue Bay Tower.
It’s unassuming from the outside, with a cute terrace that will no doubt be popular in cooler months.
Indoors, however, you’ll find red-chequered tablecloths, candles and a street scene mural – it’s been designed to look like you’re outside. Of course, it’s a fairy tale version of an Italian street, but it has a certain charm.
Staff are very keen, but with good intentions.
There are three menus, one with starters, soups, mains and desserts, one for tortellini and one for pizzas. We try grilled scamorza cheese and carpaccio to start. The cheese is best while still hot, but the carpaccio is nothing to write home about. In fact, we suggest maybe skipping this menu altogether and sticking to the pizza and pasta dishes.
Tricolore tortellini, stuffed with spinach and ricotta and drizzled in melted butter (which would have benefited from sage) is super, and the aubergine pizza is thin, crispy and tasty.
Maybe not one for a special occasion, but this little eatery is nice enough.
The bottom line Cute, good value, top tortellini.