Bringing a true taste of Italy on your plate.” Dino’s Bistro Italiano

Finish off the working week in style with a Thursday night brunch filled with tasty Italian flavours at Dino’s Bistro Italiano.

Dino’s, located at the Pearl Rotana Capital Centre, is a casual restaurant on the hotel’s ground floor. The decor embraces the tricolour Italian flag, with flashes of green, white and red prominent throughout the space that also houses a lounge/bar area. Entertainment is provided by the pizza chef spinning wheels of dough above his head in the large open kitchen.

The à la carte brunch can be paired with either alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages. The majority of dishes are served to the table, except for at the antipasto and cheese selections where, due to social distancing practices, you choose your favourites at the station with a chef. 

There’s certainly plenty of choice, course after course of authentic Italian classics such as pasta, pizza, seafood and desserts. Notable dishes include the colourful seafood soup, healthier options of kale & baby spinach salad and mozzarella & vine tomatoes and the freshly prepared pizzas straight from the restaurant’s pizza oven. Five main courses include chicken parmesan with pomodoro sauce, fresh pasta with chicken & mushroom, rago di manzo and our choice of piccata style salmon and the risotto, served in authentic style from a huge wheel of parmesan by the chef’s at the table.

Dolci Della Casa’ aka the assortment of miniature house desserts are served to the table and include a tiramisu, creme brulee and panacotta. Also included in the three-hour brunch package is Dino’s signature bread with dips, spreads and cheese as well as a choice of coffee, Caffe Caldo (hot) or Caffe Freddo (cold) and teas.

It’s definitely an enjoyable and hearty way to kick start the weekend. The staff are friendly and accommodating, the food is appetising and well presented and who doesn’t love a brunch with free-flowing beer and wine! Can’t make the Thursday evening brunch? No problemo, there’s also Dino’s Friday and Saturday family style brunch available every weekend from midday.

Dino’s Bistro Italiano

Location: Pearl Rotana Capital Centre, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street, Abu Dhabi Capital Centre, Abu Dhabi

Telephone: 02 307 5555

Website: www.rotanatimes.com/pearlrotana/dining

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When: Every Thursday 6:30pm – 11pm (choose your 3 hours between these times)

Cost: Thursday Evening Brunch with cheese & antipasti station – AED 190 including, mocktails and beverages or AED 250 with signature cocktails, ‘Planet of the Grapes’ and bubbly (children between 6 -12 years are 50% off and 5 years and under dine for free).

Read more about the Pearl Rotana Capital Centre in previous posts HERE

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