An Italian restaurant over 10 years old in Dubai!?

I’ve lived in Dubai a little over 4 years but the amount of restaurants I’ve seen open and close within the span of one year alone is plain heartbreaking. I mean gosh it must be hard in this saturated market to stay relevant when there’s over 10,000 restaurants in Dubai to eat at. You could literally eat at a new place everyday and not even get bored.

Props to Trattoria Toscana. It’s survived the ups and downs in the F&B sector and has still remained a popular place for diners. Maybe it’s their ideally located venue perched on the corner of Madinat Jumeirah or perhaps it’s to do with their consistency when it comes to service and food that has kept them afloat. Whatever they’re doing, it’s working.

It’s admittedly my first time visiting and I’m there for lunch with friends. We order some drinks and settle on an appetizer platter to share.

The platter has many different flavors and textures to choose from but the meatballs were a favorite among the table followed by the crunchy arancini balls for me.

It was when our drinks arrived with pasta straws that we were really impressed by the restaurants initiative to be more sustainable and help to save our environment. Bravo!

For mains we shared a mix of pizza, pasta and protein.

Although the gourmet Burrata pizza with shrimps was nothing to look at it made it up for it in taste.

The seafood pasta was also impressive with perfectly al dante pasta with clams but it was the seared sea bass with baked artichoke that stole the show for me. The crispy skin against the soft flesh and the pistachio oil was just a dreamy combination.

The restaurant manager came over to our table and introduced himself and told us about the recent refurbishment the restaurant underwent. During the Summer time they open up the glass doors for al fresco dining over the Madinat canal.

We finished off our dining experience with an affogato and shared a really good tiramisu.

I’ll definitely visit again.

Bookings recommended: 04 366 6318

Trattoria Toscana Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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