Vivaldi by Alfredo Russo is a fine dining Italian restaurant located at Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers at Baniyas. I was overjoyed when I got an invite to visit this place as it was on my list of must-visit restaurants in Dubai.
The location is very accessible and easy to find. I always feel that the older part of Dubai has some of the amazing and best restaurants.
Vivaldi by Alfredo Russo is a big and spacious restaurant with the gorgeous and unmatched view of old Dubai. The ambience is exquisite, it gives you a breathtakingly beautiful view of the creek and skyline.
Vivaldi by Alfredo Russo is a restaurant, lounge and terrace. The interiors of the place is elegant. It is very classy, subtle and sophisticated . I loved the white theme. The big glass windows look amazing. The lighting is bright and beautiful. The set up is very impressive and romantic. I totally fell in love with the place.
This is a perfect place for a romantic dinner or for a casual lunch with friends or business lunch. The lounge/bar is a nice place to relax and enjoy pre-dinner drink or post- dinner cocktail.
The menu has lots to offer,both drinks and food. They have an enormous wine selection. They also offer other varieties of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. They also serve hot beverages like coffee and tea.
We started off with a bottle of Red wine. The complimentary bread basket has freshly baked and delicious bread. We felt like finishing the whole basket, but had to stop ourselves as we had a three course meal waiting for us.
The olives which they served were very good. We had our bread with olive oil. There were some four varieties of the olive oil from Italy. We felt very relaxed, there was soft music playing in the background. The view in front of us was magnificent.
The food menu has a variety of antipasti/starters, pastas, salads,soups, secondi/main course, pizzas, sides and desserts.
We had parmigiana di melanzane, that is the eggplant baked with Parmesan, mozzarella, tomatoes and fresh basil. It just melted in the mouth. It was awesome and a definite must-try. We had this salad made with red lettuce,sliced beetroot, Gorgonzola ice-cream, walnuts and 15 years aged Balsamic, this was the first time that I tried a salad like this. It was very unique and amazing. I would say one of the must-try salads in Dubai.
Our culinary experience in Vivaldi by Alfredo Russo had been wonderful so far. It was time for our main course and our expectations were high after having such delicious food.
We had Ravioli di Magro, it is spinach and Ricotta Ravioli. It was excellent. We also had the penne pasta with smoked cherry tomatoes and cream of mozzarella. This was also exceptionally good.
We had Tiramisu in due Consistenze, that is 2 variations of tiramisu. It was the regular tiramisu and tiramisu ice-cream. It was very good, well made and tasty.
The other dessert which we had was not on their menu. It was recommended by the staff. It was the chocolate Fondant with chocolate ice-cream. It was so delicious that I started eating very slowly, because I didn’t want it to finish. I wanted the taste to linger in my mouth for a long time.
Everything we had was perfect, delicious, tasty, well made and excellent. Eating our meal was a joy. Authentic Italian cuisine at it’s best. We had a memorable time at Vivaldi by Alfredo Russo.
The selection on the menus is composed by Michelin-starred Chef Alfredo Russo. It spoils you with amazing choice. The service was excellent,efficient and helpful. The staff is knowledgeable ,they help you to make excellent choice if you ask them.
The portion size is good. The pricing is a bit on the higher side, but it is totally worth it. They do have reasonable meal deals like their business set menu. Chef Fabio is always around and does a great job with the food.
I highly recommend Vivaldi by Alfredo Russo to everyone. If you want to impress your guests or your partner or celebrate a special event, then Vivaldi is the place to go. Magnificent view, excellent food,great service and beautiful ambience. It is perfect.
Disclaimer-I was invited to Vivaldi by Alfredo Russo for a tasting session but my opinions and reviews are straight from the heart and unbiased.