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Great Italian Restaurants In Abu Dhabi

Picture of Amanda Chain
Updated: 9 February 2017
Abu Dhabi, the innovative UAE capital with a spectacular skyline, boasts some of the best pizza and pasta creations outside of Rome. From quaint cafés to elegant and expensive restaurants, here’s our definitive guide to the top Italian restaurants in Abu Dhabi.

 

La Mamma

Enjoying a dinner at La Mamma is like feasting on a homemade meal cooked by your own family. A rustic, cozy and charming eatery offering arguably the most mouthwatering meatballs in the city, traditional dishes combine with an open kitchen to create a laid-back, comfortable setting in which to dine.

Address and Telephone: La Mamma, Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, East Corniche Road , Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates +971 (0)2 697 0224

Sardinia

In one of the most exclusive clubs in the country, Abu Dhabi Country Club, diners will find the sophisticated food spot of Sardinia, a high-end Mediterranean restaurant, popular with the expat crowd of the city. Prepare to be amazed here, as the joint is widely renowned as the best restaurant in Abu Dhabi.

Address and Telephone: Sardinia, Abu Dhabi Country Club, Al Saada Street (19th Street) Al Mushriff, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates +971 (0)2 657 7640

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Sardinia Fine Dining | Photo Courtesy of Abu Dhabi Country Club

Prego’s

Wood-fired pizzas, olive tapenade and refreshing, crisp wine abound here deliciously, making Prego’s a top spot for a casual dinner with friends in Abu Dhabi. Enjoy a taste of Italy on the spacious and airy terrace, a seating space which backs beautifully onto the beach, and a great place to relax and recline on the cooler evenings with a first-rate Italian dish.

Address and Telephone: Prego’s, Beach Rotana Tourist Club Area, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, +971 (0)2 697 9000

Cafe Firenze Al Zeina

This Italian food joint serves cooked breakfasts and hand-stretched pizzas generously topped with cheese, fresh vegetables and a tangy tomato sauce. The coffee is dark, rich and delicious, and the alfresco dining terrace here is quaint and intimate. Get here early on the weekends, as the place is always brimming with chattering customers who come to enjoy the great food and exceptional service.

Address and Telephone: Café Firenze Al Zeina, Al Zeina, Al Raha Beach, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates +971 (0)2 556 4643

Cipriani

Cipriani forms part of the dazzling Yas Marina complex, and boasts an extremely eye-catching design; smooth lines and striking colors characterize the interior, along with an intricately decorated, open and majestic terrace which looks out over the Yas Marina Circuit.

Address and Telephone: Cipriani, Building 1, Yas Marina, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates +971 02 657 5400