Il Faro Trattoria & Lounge
Pizza with a spectacular view. Il Faro means “The Lighthouse” in Italian and true to its namesake, this picturesque building offers the ultimate al fresco experience, with magnificent sea views from its circular terrace set directly on the water. Too hot? The calming interior of pretty blues and whites is just as remarkable, and houses a bar and pizzeria.
Go fine or go casual. Whatever dining experience you’re after, you’ll find it here. Split into two distinct sections, the lighthouse section offers more of a buzz and laid-back Italian fare, while fine dining in the Trattoria housed in the building opposite offers a more refined menu.
Make a reservation if you want to sit on the terrace. It’s a hot spot that is super-popular, even in the balmy months.
If you love cheese, go for the calzone which is a signature speciality. Stuffed with ricotta, provolone and mozzarella, it’s a dairy delight that will leave you incredibly satisfied without being overwhelmed.
Given its location, seafood is a predominant feature on the menu. The seafood skewers at the lighthouse are succulent and flavourful. Dining at the Trattoria offers a delicious mixed salad of calamari, prawns, baby octopus and mussels. The calamarata pasta is another winning dish for lovers of marine delights.
Location: Azure Residences, Palm Jumeirah
Tel: 04 568 3137
Timings: 12noon-12midnight daily
Taking that someone special on a date here. It’s designed to stir up amorous feelings.