Italian cuisine is my favorite cuisine and I’ve visited most of the Italian restaurants in Dubai. However there was one place which I was planning to visit from a long time and finally I visited it yesterday. The name of this restaurant is Solo.
Solo is a homegrown Italian restaurant and bar located in the 3rd Floor of Raffles Dubai. Solo serves authentic, fresh and quality Italian food in a warm and cosy atmosphere.
What I liked about Solo is that, it is not stuffy as other fine dining restaurants. It has a very welcoming and friendly vibe. The restaurant is spacious and offers various kinds of seating arrangement.
Solo has a blend of rustic and contemporary decor. We loved the terra-cotta brick walls, dim lights and wall decorations. Brightly colored buffalo heads adorning the walls of the restaurant gives it a cool and quirky look.
Whether it’s a date night or a family dinner or catching up with friends-Solo is a perfect venue. It also has outdoor dining space.
Here’s what team Solo has to say about their concept:
Solo is a homegrown Italian restaurant and bar, serving a true taste of Italy in a vibrant and convivial atmosphere. Signature dishes of fresh meat, seafood and pizza are baked to order in the authentic Italian wood-fired oven, the centerpiece of the stylish dining area.
Solo delivers quality Italian food, excellent service and innovative beverages, and is the ultimate destination for food enthusiasts in Dubai.
After being seated in the main dining area, we were served complimentary Basket of Bread and Dips. The bread was warm and freshly baked in-house.
For drinks, we ordered Wine. Their beverage menu offers a good selection of wine from different regions of Italy and other countries. Apart from the wines, they also serve handcrafted cocktails, mocktails and other spirits.
Coming to the food menu, we were spoilt for choice. Their menu is extensive and offers a range of soups, salads, appetizers, mains, pizzas, pastas and desserts. Whether you are a vegetarian or a non vegetarian, you’ll have good options.
Mozzarella Di Buffala E Melanzane is a light and refreshing salad. It had fresh buffalo mozzarella, Roma tomatoes, eggplant with basil sorbet. The addition of basil sorbet gave it a unique taste and flavor.
Bruschetta Della Casa was one of the favorites that stood out. It consisted of wood-fired oven baked Carasau bread, cherry tomatoes, onion confit, buffalo mozzarella, tomato pesto, rucola, parmesan cheese and balsamic reduction.
Bufalina Pizza is their signature pizza and it was handcrafted to perfection and baked in their wood-fired oven. It was a double delight for us, as we could watch our pizza being made and then devour it.
Asparagi Risotto is new in their menu and we absolutely loved it. The creamy Asparagi Risotto was packed with flavor and tasted incredibly delicious. A definite must-try for all risotto fans.
We loved the fact that there was a healthy yogurt based Panna Cotta for dessert. It was served with Morello sour cherries.
Dolce Degustazione is a dessert platter where you can select three of Solo’s desserts. And our platter consisted of classic tiramisu, flourless chocolate cake and chocolate salami. All the three desserts had distinct flavor and tasted deliciously different.
Overall, we enjoyed our dinner at Solo. The food, the drinks, the service and the ambience was excellent. Solo is definitely, one of the top five Italian restaurants in Dubai. A must-visit destination for all Italian food lovers.
For reservations or enquiries:
Phone: 04 370 8999