Time Out Says
Set in Le Royal Méridien, which is also home to British seafood haunt Geales and newcomer Indya by Vineet serving (surprise!) Indian fare from chef Bhatia, the restaurant enhances the diversity of dining options for hotel guests. And having a room booked somewhere in the building is perhaps the best reason for dining here.
La Strega’s cooking is decent, but it’s not going to give too many of its nearby competitors sleepless nights.
Service is earnest and friendly, and a starter of roasted octopus is well matched with the views out over the sprawling beach resort below.
Portions are every bit as generous as the vista. Pastas could easily be shared between two (particularly in the case of the rich gnocchi all’amatriciana), as can the pizzas. A capricciosa arrives piled high with slivers of meat, artichoke, mushroom and olives, encircled in a pillowy, pleasantly charred crust. Tasty, but wanting for a little more bite to the base.
For a chilled-out family meal in a licensed Italian, it’s not a bad shout – and prices are notably competitive for the area.
For a city-beating pizza in a vibrant setting, there are stronger suitors elsewhere in town.
WHAT IS IT...
Laid-back resort Italian with wood-fired pizzas
For a low-key bite with the family if you’re in the area
By Time Out Dubai staff | 28 Apr 2019
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