Brand-new Italian eatery opens in JLT

Visit Via Vita in Dubai’s JLT for pizza, pasta and more

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Pizza lovers in JLT – you’re in luck as there’s a brand-new Italian to hurry along to.

Via Vita is now open in Cluster V, offering up all your fave Mediterranean dishes.

Inspired by the streets of Southern Italy, “Via Vita brings Nonnas traditional cooking and authenticity straight to your table by presenting great Italian food made with love,” say the team behind it.

There’s an extensive menu packed full of treats, from salads to pasta (think veggie lasagne, risotto with mushrooms, Sorrentina-style gnocci et al) and a selection of tomato and white pizzas.

Dishes range from Dhs39 to Dhs85, with all pizzas coming in at under Dhs50, making it perfect for a quick dinner or lunchtime break.

We love the sound of the Bruschetta Bar, too, where you can tuck into the daily bread selection paired with toppings such as cherry tomatoes, beef bacon and blue cheese, roasted pumpkin and goat’s cheese or wild mushrooms and taleggio, from Dhs26.

There’s also a deli counter with a wide selection of traditional cheeses and cold cuts of meat. Dishes include three Italian cheeses for Dhs44 or a selection of cheese and charcuterie for Dhs65.

The venue itself boasts a Mediterranean-inspired interiors full of turquoises, light blues and pale greens dominate. The restaurant even has its very own olive tree and a real Vespa for a taste of Italy.

Prices vary. Open daily 11am-11pm. Cluster V, JLT (800 842 8482).

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