Cipriani is an Italian restaurant set in the heart of Dubai International Financial Centre which features an elegant blue and white nautical aesthetic, high gloss wood interior with polished steel finishes and signature brown leather chairs.
As we entered the place and saw the bar, we instantly had the feeling that we’re in a cruise ship. Imagine Titanic in the 1930’s where you have two levels, an enclosed terrace and it can accommodate up to 300 people. It’s very intimate, perfect for catching up with friends and for business meetings. We sat at the upper level and from here you can have a great view of the whole restaurant. The blown up framed pictures of female models on the wall are also very noticeable and are nice additions to the interior.
The menu offers a wide variety of mouth-watering appetisers and salads. They have a special everyday and so they to update their menu every single day. They also have soups, pasta, risotto and main courses that include a combined side dish and can be considered as full meal. We had the carpaccio, salad, burrata and the Cipriani special pizza margherita to start with. Some of these were new to me and I was kind of hesitant to eat raw meat but it actually tasted good. We liked everything that were served to us and I specifically have to recommend the baked tagliolini with turkey ham. It’s pasta, baked in a lot of cheese that made it crispy outside and savoury on the inside. It was tasty, it was excellent and everything that I wanted in a pasta.
You can tell that the products that they use are fresh and the dishes including the plate had the warmth of newly cooked food. The manager told us that the chefs carefully select the best quality ingredients every time. The restaurant also caters to all tastes by providing a large selection of the best wines including their most popular Bellini which is first served as soon as you enter. Some of which are pricey but definitely worth sampling.
The service all throughout the night was superb. From the moment we entered the restaurant up until we left, we were treated to a first class customer service. The waiters and waitresses made sure that we were taken cared of that they helped us slice the pizza and offered to put the salad on our plates. They were also very knowledgeable about the menu and suggested the perfect wine to pair with the pasta and the champagne to go with the beef. I would also commend their overall appearance as they all looked good in their white uniforms and their smiling faces.
To conclude, we unquestionably had a wonderful dining experience at Cipriani. Everything from the ambiance to the food to the service were impeccable and it’s one of those places where they make sure that you have a great time and enjoy yourself. I have learned that when in doubt, just ask because most of the time they know what to offer even to the most discerning clients. Although for the most part, we stayed with the safe choices and were adventurous with some of the dishes, the dining experience was still truly remarkable. I’m all praises for this restaurant and would definitely suggest and endorse it to all my Italian food loving friends and colleagues.
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