This classy Italian works with ingredients supplied by the original estate in Tuscany, and this is reflected in the taste and quality. Simple, yet delicious, the fresh produce does the talking in the dishes here, all of which are served up in an upmarket, yet unstuffy environment. Inside boasts white tablecloths and olive trees, while outside you’ll enjoy views over the Turtle Lagoon. We’ve waxed lyrical about the stunning burrata on many an occasion, but there’s nothing that doesn’t impress here. Go and see for yourself. Open daily 12pm-3.30pm, 7pm-1am. Jumeirah Al Naseem, Madinat Jumeirah (04 275 2555).
This Italian is always busy and consistently good. With an upmarket vibe and grown-up Italian dishes, head here for a date that’s sure to wow. Open daily noon-midnight. Gate Village 10, DIFC (04 347 0003).
This venue draws on the rich gastronomic traditions of Italy. The dishes are a stunning mix of traditional recipes and modern interpretations. Dhs500+. Licensed. Open daily 6pm-midnight. Armani Hotel Dubai, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3666).
Traditional rustic dishes with a modern twist at this contemporary Italian eatery. Dhs250-350. Licensed. Open Sun-Thu 12.30pm-3.30pmm 7pm-midnight. Fri-Sat 12.30pm-midnight. The Oberoi, Business Bay (04 444 1335).
This three-Michelin star chef offers a fine dining experience at this premium restaurant on the Palm. It’s often fairly quiet, however, the food is good. Dhs500+ Licensed. Open daily 7pm-11pm (closed Sun). Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah (04 818 2222).
An elegant dining room at Palazzo Versace housing a fine-dining Italian restaurant. Doesn’t quite draw in the crowds as it should. Dhs500+ Licensed. Open daily 12.30pm-11pm. Palazzo Versace Dubai, Al Jaddaf (04 556 8820).