Old-school Italian restaurant in Oud Metha
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Time Out Says

Solo might be an Italian restaurant, but it feels a bit more like a creative New York attic space – and, after falling off the radar for a while, it’s about time the city paid attention again. The Raffles Dubai eatery is all brick walls, high ceilings and ultra-modern lighting – with seating ranging from romantic outdoor terrace tables to casual stools positioned near the centrepiece open-plan kitchen.

The menu here is inspired by Italy’s diverse regions, from Lombardy and Tuscany to Campania and Sicily, meaning there’s a lot on offer across the five-page menu.

We’re in a carb-hungry mood, but there’s also a selection of meats, fish and salads. We start off with the Parmesan-stuffed ravioli di spinaci, which has a delicate hint of truffle and is presented with each pillow of pasta carefully placed on a bed of rich sauce.

The pizzas, which are baked in the restaurant’s wood-fired oven, are also a hit.

The calzone is packed full of a tasty mix of ricotta, mozzarella and spinach in a portion so generous that we struggle to finish it. The quattro formaggi, which is deliciously cheesy with a pungent blue kick, has a perfect base with a crust that’s thin but not overly crunchy.

The Parmesan is also among the best we’ve tasted, to the point that we have to restrain ourselves from eating it by the spoonful.

You won’t want to go to Solo solo – because the delicious portions are so big that you’ll probably want to share them – but we won’t judge you if you do.

Old-school Italian restaurant in Oud Metha

The deliciously indulgent carbs. And the Parmesan

By Time Out Dubai staff  | 28 Nov 2018

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5:00 PM to 11:30 PM
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Dubai, Oud Metha, Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha

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