If you’re looking for Italian cuisine served in a lively Italian atmosphere, look no further than The Oberoi Hotel’s Matto. The venue may be located in Dubai’s Business Bay, but thanks to its team of Italian staff, not to mention the menu, you’ll be transported straight to the heart of Rome.
Matto is a home-grown brand based on classic Italian food with a side of mischief. With the word ‘matto’ meaning ‘mad/crazy’ in Italian, the restaurant “aims to recast the archetypal Italian dining experience”. And that it certainly does!
The food is quite frankly out of this world. You know an Italian restaurant is the real deal when it can take simple classics, like margarita pizza and fried meatballs, and turn it from ordinary into magnificent.
Order bits and bobs to share, so that you can experience as much of the menu as possible. The truffle fries with parmesan shavings deserves a shout-out, as does the beef bresaola carpaccio with goat cheese, black truffle, cherry tomatoes and baby spinach.
No trip to an Italian eatery is complete without some pasta. While the menu has an extensive list of unique options, try the slow-cooked lamb ragu. It’s soft, flavoursome and downright delicious.
Location: The Oberoi Hotel, Business Bay
Contact number: 04 444 1335
The truffle fries served in a crispy parmesan basket–absolutely delicious!