Restaurant Review: Bussola, The Westin Dubai

It’s impossible not to be swept away by the views and food
Tuesday , 08 May 2012
We recommend getting a table on Bussola's terrace
We recommend getting a table on Bussola's terrace
Marwan at Bussola
Marwan at Bussola

Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Jumeirah, Dubai
Tel: 04 511 7136
Dress code: Smart-casual
Cuisine: Italian
Times: Noon to 2.45pm and 7pm to 11.45pm, daily
Price Range: $$

It’s impossible not to be swept away by Bussola. It not only strikes the right mix between casual and gourmet dining (high-end ingredients served in rustic, sharing-sized portions), but its location overlooking the twinkling lights of the Palm Jumeirah is hard to beat. While the restaurant is split over two levels, with a more formal section downstairs, we recommend the terrace above, which is as close to al fresco pizza heaven as you’ll get outside of Italy.
It’s pretty difficult to pull off authentic Italian fare without dispatching a swine or two, and the starter platter of antipasto di salumi misti didn’t disappoint, incorporating generous swathes of speck and salami. The main event here, however, is the pizza. Served with thin crusts straight from a wood oven, they are regarded as some of the best in Dubai. Be prepared to overindulge – we bet you can’t walk away leaving a single slice on your plate.

Food for thought, Marwan, Dubai one TV Presenter and DJ
“The pizza in Italy may be good but it can’t beat having a pizza on the beach with one of the city’s greatest views at Bussola”

On the Menu

Bresaola salad, Dhs60
Antipasto, Dhs56

Pizza with tomato, mozzarella, Parma ham, rocket leaves, parmigiano cheese and cherry tomato, Dhs78
Pizza with tomato, mozzarella, shrimps and zucchini, Dhs78

Chocolate mousse, Dhs70
Three-scoop ice cream, Dhs36

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