Homely restaurant serves up fantastic food with a warm welcome
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Time Out Says

When the head chef of a restaurant gives you his culinary recommendations while personally taking your order, you sit up and take notice.

Ricetta’s kitchen supremo, Alex Sebastianutti, who was born not far from the canal-lined city of Venice, adds another layer of authenticity to a venue that is brimming with rustic Italian charm.

With its red and white chequered tablecloths and brick pizza oven burning brightly in an open kitchen, dining in Ricetta feels more like eating in old Italy than Old Dubai.

Set in the historic heart of the city, at Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai, this newcomer’s flair for the traditional touch blends in well with its surroundings.

That feeling of being in Italy conjured up so beautifully by the setting thankfully makes its way onto the menu, too. You’ll find an array of pasta dishes and pizzas – with the option to build your own with a choice of toppings – as well as a sizeable selection of seafood favourites to choose from.

Won over by the warm welcome, we go along with the insider tips from Sebastianutti. Our starter, bruschetta, is generously topped with tomatoes and provides a light and bright beginning. We follow it up with another Mediterranean staple, calamari. The deep-fried squid dish is cooked perfectly, with the crunchy coating giving way to all of that chewy goodness inside it.

The main course of salmon zucchine proves the highlight of the evening. It’s fresh, tender and full of flavour. There’s barely enough room for dessert after a hearty feed, but we don’t regret the delicious strawberry-topped frogola tiramisu. It caps off a fantastic dining experience at a restaurant successfully bringing Italian inspiration to the city.

The Bill (for one)
1x bruschetta Dhs25
1x calamari Dhs30
1x salmon zucchine Dhs70
1x fragola tiramisu Dhs30

The bottom line
Terrific taste of Italian cuisine.

By Time Out Dubai staff  | 14 Feb 2017

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Dubai, Khalid Bin Al Waleed, 132 Khalid Bin Al Waleed Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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