Ideal for… a new chic & hip Italian restaurant in Dubai.
Restaurant name and location: Matto at the Oberoi Hotel in Business Bay
Atmosphere: Definitely happening, hip and cool.
What they say: At MATTO Italian Restaurant, we dare to be different, taking a stand against normality. True to the Mediterranean way of life, get ready to be immersed in a truly Italian experience unlike any other. Prepare to be transported to the busy streets of Italy as the sing-song of Italian words fill the air, paving the way for a gastronomically tantalizing meal created in a kitchen worthy of Nonna’s approval. Where modernity and history collide, MATTO offers a modern take on traditional cooking methods, presenting an exceptional dining experience without breaking the bank. From lunch breaks to dinner dates, whether for business or pleasure, MATTO fits the dress for any occasion, any day of the week. Serving a medley of classic Italian dishes with a side of mischief, you’ll be learning Italian one bite (and hand gesture) at a time. Expect one-of-a-kind service by our remarkably charming staff: a team that are MATTO by name and MATTO at heart.
What to order:
-Bresaola (a classic, and they do so well)
-Beef tartare (they got that smokey flavor just right)
-Gnocchi bolognese (loved the beef twist on this authentic Italian dish)
-For dessert, highly recommend the Striscette – which is dough strips with nutella.
Service: Such great service – our server, Stefano was super sweet.
What I loved:
-The interiors – the look and feel. Authentic Italian with a modern touch.
-I’m all about good coffee – and the coffee at Matto was pretty incredible. (They also make a traditional Corretto and Moka Martini)
-Quality ingredients that you can taste in all the dishes.
Bill for two: AED200