Area: Dubai Marina, Dubai
This is a great place to watch the sunset and savour a little Italy in Dubai. Bentornato!
Bussola offers one of the best loved Italian culinary experiences in Dubai, and has been certified by the Italian Cuisine Academy. The double decked layout means diners can savour a more formal dining ambience downstairs, while the open exterior of the upper level pizzeria provides a relaxed and casual family atmosphere. It also has the added bonus of stunning sea views where customers can chill out to the ambient vibes of the resident DJ every Saturday while they sample the complimentary Italian canapés at Aperitivo sunset lounge.
The kitchen merges influences of the Mediterranean as well as Southern Italy. Beef Tartare, Orange Martini Scallops and a delicious Cuttlefish dish are favourites on the menu, alongside hand made pizzas and of course, the ever pleasing Tiramisu. The service is warm and friendly, the cocktails are great and there is an extensive list of fine Italian vintages on offer.
Price rating: $$$