Time Out Says
The new Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf looks, from the distance, like a fairly isolated destination, standing out on its own in a landscape of sand and highway. Despite that, within the hotel you’ll find the rather bright, spacious and attractive Merletto restaurant, which has a Venetian Italian concept. The menu offers a mixture of ‘cicchetti’ (the Venetian answer to bar snacks or tapas) and Italian classics such as pizza, pasta and mains. Starters appear attractively presented, such as a sliver-sized-slice of melanzane parmigiana – a lovely little dish of thinly and finely layered soft aubergine, plenty of cheese and sharply tangy tomato. Main courses, however, are less refined, in terms of both appearance and execution. Merletto is a pleasant, and accessible Italian venture. It is not, however, exciting enough to make it a must-try destination in its own right.
By Time Out Dubai staff | 26 Apr 2015
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