Basic mid-price Italian at Dubai Festival City Reviews

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From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2011

One of the many restaurants by Festival City’s canal walk, Scoozi sets itself apart by being unexpectedly unique. You’d think, from the name and indoor décor, that this restaurant serves up pastas, pizzas and other Italian fare…it does, along with sushi. Interesting. Food-wise, the Italian trumps but the Japanese isn’t bad either. Orders of California maki and chicken yakitori are good, at best. The bruschetta is nothing to write home about, the the complimentary bread with olive spread is actually better, but the spaghetti diavola – spaghetti in tomato sauce with shrimps lightened the mood. The portions are satisfyingly large too. There’s a good range of desserts to choose from and the torta mella (hot caramelised apple) is the star of the night. Almost like a mini apple pie, it isn’t too sweet, the apple is soft and mushy and you can taste cinnamon and caramel in it. Delicious. While the food is hit and miss and the service isn’t stellar, its location by the canal, menu variety and overall vibe means Scoozi just about delivers.

By Time Out Dubai staff
Time Out Dubai,

Time Out reviews restaurants anonymously and pays for meals. Of course, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or independence of user reviews.


  • Location: Dubai Festival City Mall, Festival City, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 232 9595
  • Travel: Al Rebat Street

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Posted by: elle on 22 Feb ' 10 at 14:04
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I prefer the branch in The Dubal Mall for the ambience. Love the outdoor view overlooking the Burj Khalifah.

Would go back for the good mela portions and taste.

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