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Time Out Says
Set over two levels, each offering different – but equally stunning – views of the Arabian Gulf (and the occasional smattering of super-yachts), this Italian spot offers two distinct, separate dining experiences. Head to the al fresco upper deck for authentic (reasonably priced) pizzas and a more casual experience, or book a table downstairs and tuck into some Italian fine-dining. The lower portions of the venue are split into the restaurant and lounge bar, both best enjoyed during Dubai’s cooler months, when the indoors-meets-outdoors Mediterranean setting really comes into its own. Cosy, atmospheric and consistently busy, the food is elegant and well-balanced, and the mains are generously portioned. Try the wafer-thin octopus carpaccio, tender and petal-like, to start, before moving on to dishes including a beautifully rich Milanese risotto with saffron and ossobucco, and the taglioni allo scoglio – home-made pasta coated in a tangy tomato sauce, studded with cuttlefish, tiger prawns, clams and baby squid. Whether you want to kick back with a pizza or swoon over spaghetti alle vongole, it’s hard to beat Bussola.
By Time Out Dubai staff | 30 Apr 2017
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