A Taste of Italy in the Heart of Dubai
Located in the Four Points Sheraton in the heart of Bur Dubai, Ricetta’s authentic Italian menu brings the flavors of Italy to Dubai.
With a cozy, yet at the same time expansive interior, Ricetta offers tables and open booths and lots of homey elements like a window in the middle of the brick wall complete with checked curtains, a wall of photographs, and an open kitchen where the chefs can be seen preparing their dishes and tossing fresh pizza dough.
After tucking in to the crispy pita bread with accompanying olive tapenade and sun dried tomatoes salsa, we were served one of my favorite appetizers—a Frito platter which had crispy coated shrimp, calamari, and courgettes. Each of these was crisp-fried to perfection and merged nicely with the accompanying caper sauce.
We also enjoyed their fresh tomto soup which had a soft mound of creamed ricotta mousse in the middle and topped with basil. It was really comforting and warm and despite it being hot outside, was really satisfying.
Another authentic Italian appetizer we sampled was the bruschetta with the seasoned tomatoes, olives, and rocket leaves; this was fresh and crispy and thoroughly enjoyed by all of us.
For the mains, we opted for a bit from each of their pizzas, pastas, and main courses section of the menu. We shared the signature Pizza Diavola which was a thin, crispy crust spicy pizza topped with beef salami which was authentic in taste and flavors.
From the pasta, the kids sampled the dishes from the make-your-own pasta section of the menu and we tried the farfalle pasta with white sauce, mushrooms, and chicken with lots of grated parmesan cheese.
I opted for the grilled king prawns dressed with garlic, capers, parsley, chili flakes, and lemon sauce, served with carnival grilled bell peppers, and polenta chips which the server happily agreed to swap with French fries and mashed potatoes as per our request.
Now for my favorite part of the meal— dessert. We ordered the Italian blueberry pie with had a nice, flaky crust with a not-too-sweet filing of blueberries. The tiramisu was the best, with the subtle flavors of coffee and mascarpone cheese.
The Verdict: Ricetta is a family friendly restaurant that offers good quality, delicious Italian food that your entire family will really enjoy. With a really relaxed ambiance and service, you will right at home here.