Da Vinci’s is one of the longstanding authentic Italian restaurants in Dubai. It’s been around for almost 27 years and has still maintained the same good standards in terms of quality of food, service and atmosphere. No wonder, Da Vinci’s is so popular among the residents as well as the tourists.
I had visited Da Vinci’s many years ago and I had liked the experience. This time when I was invited for an Iftar at Da Vinci’s, naturally I was excited. It is not the regular Iftar buffet, but an Italian themed Iftar with Arabic dishes.
Located conveniently in Millennium Airport Hotel, Da Vinci’s is an Italian Trattoria with a stunning set up-from beautiful wooden furniture, low-lit chandeliers to beautiful art work and vintage Italian decor.
The spacious restaurant has a romantic vibe to it. I like the way they set up the table with candles. It oozes of old world charm. Da Vinci’s is a cosy space with comfortable seating area. It also offers private dining space.
For Ramadan, Da Vinci’s has come up with an Iftar set menu. The set menu is inclusive of traditional Ramadan drink, soup, starter, main course and dessert. The set menu is priced at AED 120 per person.
Da Vinci’s Iftar menu is simple and straight to the point. There are two choices for soup. We chose the Smoked tomato soup with Ratatouille Mille Feuille. This smoky tomato soup was hearty and a light meal in itself. It made a great combination with Ratatouille Mille Feuille.
For starters, there were two choices and we chose the Fattoush with eggplant and Halloumi cheese. Fattoush is a simple and popular Arabic salad made with mixed greens, roasted pita bread and eggplant. The flavor and taste of fattoush was enhanced by adding grilled Halloumi to it. This dish was crunchy and tasty.
The set menu offers three choices for mains. We opted for the Gratinated pasta roulade with asparagus and broccoli. This pasta was outstanding. Baked asparagus and broccoli was filled inside the pasta roll with creamy tomato sauce and topped with cheese.
There were two choices for dessert and we tried both of them- Mix nuts Khabeesa and Mafrookeh with qeshta. The Khabeesa had a sizzling mix of nuts in a creamy base. It tasted divine. I didn’t like the Mafrookeh with qeshta as I found the pistachio taste overpowering.
Overall, we had a wonderful experience. The food, the service and the ambience was great. The portion size was generous and the pricing is reasonable.
Iftar set menu: After sunset-11:30pm
Set menu: AED 120 per person
For booking call: 04 702 8811