If there is a top 10 Italian restaurant list in Dubai, Roberto’s will be certainly on that list. Dubai has a huge number of Italian restaurants both big and small. But only a handful of Italian restaurants offer a little slice of Italy, and Roberto’s can be included among them.
Located in the business hub of DIFC in Dubai, Roberto’s is an Italian restaurant, lounge and bar with a terrace offering spectacular views of the Dubai skyline. Roberto’s also has an outlet in Abu Dhabi.
The concept of Roberto’s:
Our world-class team blends an admirably Roman devotion to food with Venetian hospitality and Milanese flair resulting in a unique and homegrown reinterpretation of Italian cuisine that we are proud to share with our city. Roberto’s is a culinary affair that marries signature Italian authenticity with Dubai’s renowned gastronomic scene.
Roberto’s doesn’t have a typical decor like other Italian restaurants in the city, it has a contemporary and chic atmosphere. With floor to ceiling windows, fresh flowers in the vase, tables dressed in white linens and tea light candles everywhere, the venue looked stunning in the night.
Roberto’s is a perfect venue for romantic dinner. When we visited them on Thursday evening for dinner, it was busy and buzzy. Prior reservation is highly recommended.
After being seated, we were offered complimentary basket of Bread and Dips.
Before delving into their food menu, we ordered their signature cocktails- Summertini and Roberto’s Bellini. Both our cocktails were perfectly handcrafted and tasted great. Their drinks menu offers an extensive list of cocktails, mocktails, wines and other spirits. They also have a sommelier, who helped us with his suggestions while ordering wine.
Their menu features a variety of antipasti, soups, salads, pastas, risotto, mains and desserts along with a raw bar that operates in the evening. Being vegetarians, we were not disappointed by their vegetarian options.
Below is the list of dishes that we ordered for our dinner:
- Caprino which has breaded goat cheese with beetroot carpaccio, asparagus and caramelized walnuts was crunchy and delicious.
- Burrata was super fresh and moreish, it was served with Sicilian Datterini tomatoes.
- The White Asparagus with raw Artichoke Salad was one of the standout dishes that we tried. It had a very refreshing taste.
- The Rucola salad was quite bland and lacking in flavor.
- Homemade Tortelli filled with spinach and ricotta in a light cream sauce was topped with black truffle brunoise. It was a rich and delightful dish.
- IL Bosco is their wild forest and portobello mushroom risotto with shaved black truffle. The flavors of the mushrooms really stood out. A must-try for all risotto lovers.
- Tiramisu, the classic Italian dessert was good, but not extraordinary.
- Frutti Di Bosco was the other dessert that we ordered. It had a selection of mixed berries with yogurt sauce and raspberry yogurt ice cream. Frutti Di Bosco was cool, light and utterly tasty.
- We ended our evening with a cup of Italian coffee.
Good food and drinks in a beautiful ambience with flawless service, that sums up our dinner experience at Roberto’s. But it is not a place for quiet dinner as it can get noisy with boisterous diners. Roberto’s must be on the calendar of all Italian cuisine loving foodies in town.