Alici

Dubai’s best seafood restaurant 2020, offering super views and Southern Italian vibes
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Time Out Says

Around five million tourists make their way to Italy’s Amalfi Coast each year, coaxed in by beautiful scenery, bright sunny skies – and the wonderful food.

From fresh seafood to handmade pasta, regionally produced grape and renowned Amalfi lemons, there’s little wonder. But it’s not exactly a short drive from central Dubai – unlike Alici, on Bluewaters Dubai.

And as the sister restaurant of former two-time Time Out Dubai Restaurant of the Year winner Il Borro Tuscan Bistro, there are high expectations.
Set over two floors, the space is bathed in neutral shades and heaps of natural light, with citrus trees, beachy blues and white-washed wood. Take a seat and stare out to sea – either from the terrace in winter or from massive floor-to-ceiling windows from the upstairs dining room.

Translating as “anchovies”, Alici serves up many dishes containing the ingredient – marinated, fried, in pasta – and there’s loads more seafood on the menu, too, which is shipped in daily from Italy.

Try the polpo alla griglia – a plump tentacle of perfectly grilled octopus. Gone are the traditional potatoes, it’s instead accompanied by rich lentils, which adds more texture.

Seared scallops with roast cauliflower make for a fanastic flavour-texture combination, too, but the star of the show is the spaghetti alla ‘chitarra’ con ricci e ricciola. If you haven’t tried sea urchin – do it now. This indulgent pasta is a rich, salty seafaring dream – and one topped with raw, diced amberjack at that.

Round off your meal with a tangy lemon cake for ultimate Amalfi coast vibes and you could almost be on holiday – but within a taxi ride of home.

13 Apr 2020

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Payment OptionsCash, Credit Card
CuisinesItalian
12:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM / 7:00 PM to 11:59 PMMonday: 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM / 7:00 PM to 11:59 PMTuesday: 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM / 7:00 PM to 11:59 PMWednesday: 12:00 PM to 3:30 PMThursday: 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM / 7:00 PM to 11:59 PMFriday: 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM / 7:00 PM to 11:59 PMSaturday: 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM / 7:00 PM to 11:59 PM
Show number 04 275 2577
Dubai, Bluewaters, Bluewaters Island - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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