Sapori di BiCE

Decent Italian eats in Dubai’s busy City Walk shopping district
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Time Out Says

Hungry residents and tourists alike are drawn to this increasingly popular part of town, and Sapori di BiCE is a strong choice for those after an Italian meal in City Walk.

Pitching itself as “casual chic family dining” is pretty spot on. Interiors manage to pull off that tricky blend of upmarket yet not overly fussy, ensuring it appeals to families and couples alike.

There’s a lofty, bustling feel to the eatery and it’s busy on our visit.

An Italian bread basket of olive and cherry tomato focaccia, arrives first, served with olive oil and balsamic vinegar containing dabs of goat’s cheese and an incredibly moreish homemade basil pesto. Next up, it’s calamari fritters accompanied by tempura-style courgette and mushrooms – the calamari is tender enough but lacking a little in seasoning, and not as enjoyable as the vegetables.

Don’t miss the traditional lasagne Emiliana, which is rustically presented in a mini cast-iron pan and is voted by our group as delicious as home-made would be (unless you’re an Italian grandmother, that is).

Despite the Italian-twist, paella is packed full of seafood and fresh herbs, it somehow lacks the real punch of flavour expected from this sort of dish.

Desserts are authentic and tasty, so opt for the salted caramel pecan pie for a treat. Plump for scoops of intensely-rich black cherry and pistachio ice cream on the side, which work surprisingly well.

Dishes are mostly well thought out and tasty, but there’s room for improvement in some areas. With the amount of top-notch restaurants popping up in the area, will this continue to be a family favourite? We’ll see.

The bottom line
Worth a visit if you’re in the area and craving lasagne.

By Time Out Dubai staff  | 24 Jul 2018

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Dubai, Jumeirah, Al Safa Road - City Walk - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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