Carino's

Italian-American themed restaurant in Dubai Festival City
$$

Time Out Says

From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2011
Tucked away in a corner of Festival Centre, it’s easy to just ignore good Johnny and walk over to one of the fine Marina Promenade restaurants, but you’ll be missing out on a sumptuous meal. Okay, it’s no five-star dining experience, but it has a rather charming décor that’s faux-rustic (but not annoyingly so) with walls filled with photographs and curios all over. You can sit outside for the alfresco feel, but the IKEA flags and views of the car park don’t exactly inspire, so sit in the booths inside. Appetisers are generous, and creations like the baked stuffed mushrooms are inspiring – three cheeses, spinach and onion all in the fungi, doused in a delicious lemon basil cream sauce – but try to leave room for the mains. We tried the spicy Venetian chicken with mushrooms, which was delicately spiced with cayenne pepper and came with a creamy alfredo sauce. Definitely one worth returning for. Service on the whole was friendly but there was a motivational staff meeting on, involving most of the servers at the time, who were told to ‘pay attention to the customers’. There we sat, with our hands politely up, case in point, and it took a good few minutes before we were attended to. We’ll still be returning though. You should too.

By Time Out Dubai staff  | 26 Mar 2011

Be the first to get all the latest Dubai news, reviews and deals into your inbox by signing up to our free newsletter, click here to sign up.

Details

Payment OptionsCash, Credit Card
Dress CodeCasuals
10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM to 11:00 PMMonday: 10:00 AM to 11:00 PMTuesday: 10:00 AM to 11:00 PMWednesday: 10:00 AM to 11:00 PMSaturday: 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Show number +971 4 232 5744
Dubai, Festival City, Mezzanine Level, IKEA Building, Crescent Dr

Recommended for you in Restaurants

The new pudding smashes just like the Greek restaurant’s plates

The Gbemi’s Kitchen serves up authentic Nigerian dishes

Unlimited maki, sashimi and more

Save money on brunches, burgers and drinks at with these top Eat, Sip, Save offe

Eat, Sip, Save your way around the city

Carnivore? Check out these top meaty offers