An Italian with great drinks deals and a worth-hanging-out-on sea view terrace but just passable food 20 Reviews
International beverages and the best of Italian flavours in an atmosphere of casual elegance. Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs299 (with house beverages) Timings: 12.30-4pm (Friday)
Rosso’s food ‘happy hour’
Diners can claim 25 percent off pasta and pizza between 6pm and 7pm on weekday evenings. Prices vary Timings: 6pm-7pm (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday)
Rosso’s Italian barbecue
The deal includes grilled fish and meat barbecued on the terrace, overlooking the Arabian Gulf. Dhs189 (soft drinks) Timings: 8pm-10.30pm (Sunday)
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Rosso is refreshingly lively thanks to an adjoining drinking spot with generous happy hours and a gorgeous expanse of sea-view terrace. The food, however, disappoints. The non-eventful service expresses very little passion for the food, and on our last visit staff misguidedly recommended the under-seasoned, under-accompanied (two sticks of asparagus do not a tummy fill) and over-priced sea bass (Dhs135 equals highway robbery). To be safe, opt for pizzas, which are a little too bready at times, with toppings a little haphazard (the mozzarella has obviously been frozen and defrosted in clumps). However, cold cuts like parma are high quality. For a night out with friends, Rosso has an enviable location and atmosphere; just don’t expect to be wowed by the food.
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