A brand-new trattoria has opened up in DIFC – and pasta lovers, you’re in for a treat.
Ravioli & Co, which aims to feel “just like home”, has set up camp in Burj Daman, DIFC and is now officially open.
The restaurant is a home-grown concept, founded by friends who share a love of “easy, yet wholesome” Italian meals.
The décor is traditionally rustic, with wooden tables, antique accessories and an open kitchen, plus there’s an outdoor terrace for cooler weather. The eatery specialises in, of course, pasta, but there’s also home-baked Italian breads (think focaccia and grissini) and more.
Head Chef Eros Brambilla hails from Northern Italy and has created an exciting sounding menu. Produce is sourced from Italy, with specialities on the menu including ravioli al nero di seppia (black ravioli stuffed with cod, potato and lemon zest), tagliatelle al ragu’di fassona (tagliatelle with fassona beef ragout), gnocchi alle melanzane (aubergine gnocchi, asiago cheese, cherry tomato sauce) and filetto con porcini (beef fillet with porcini sauce).
Desserts include a delightful sounding Nutella tiramisu and millefoglie.
“We wanted our customers to feel comfortable, as though they are at home,” says the team behind it. “Comfort food is not only about the dish itself, it’s the way you share it with your family and friends and create memories that last a lifetime. Italian food is not all about pasta and pizza; you can travel for an entire year from North to South and taste a different dish every day, which is what our menu aims to do; highlight every aspect of Italy. We hope our customers get a taste of Italy through every dish.”
That’s our weekly pasta-fest sorted.
Open daily noon-midnight. Burj Daman Building, DIFC (04 241 1616).