“Introducing an exceptional evening for pizza lovers!” Dino’s Bistro Italiano
Calling all pizza lovers, Dino’s Bistro Italiano has introduced a twice weekly experience celebrating the much loved Italian dish. Diners can indulge in a selection of toppings and bases along with an antipasto starter, a soup course and a sweet treat to finish, the Dino’s signature tiramisu.
The new pizza nights, held every Tuesday and Saturday from 6 – 11pm, can be paired with either alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages and all courses are served to the table. Drinks and Dino’s warm focaccia style bread with a sundried tomato dip are served first followed by the sharing antipasto platter. Expect cold cuts of wagyu beef, marinated olives, Grana Padano & Gran Moravia cheeses, mini bocconcini & cherry tomato skewers and crispy charcoal pizza dough triangles with a pungent truffle dip. The second course is a zuppa (soup), a homemade cream of tomato soup.
The star of the show is the ‘as much you can eat’ fresh pizza made to order and cooked in the restaurant’s wood-fired oven. Each pizza, on either regular thin crust or Dino’s charcoal crust, can have up to three toppings of choice. We sampled a custom vegetarian option on a charcoal base topped with half Margherita and half Campana (buffalo mozzarella and basil). Our second pizza was a thin crust creation with three toppings. Veal ham with mushroom, corn-fed chicken with artichoke, olives and sun-dried tomatoes and a third option of green peas, fava beans and asparagus topped with a fried egg. We didn’t try the more unusual topping of octopus with roasted black garlic and saffron aioli. I’m pleased to report there wasn’t a single chunk of the controversial pineapple topping anywhere to be seen.
The meal finished on a sweet note with the classic tiramisu, individual pots of delicious creamy coffee goodness. Diners can also enjoy coffee, Caffe Caldo (hot) or Caffe Freddo (cold) and teas that are available to accompany dessert.
Award winning Dino’s Bistro Italiano is a large restaurant and bar located on the ground floor of the Pearl Rotana Capital Centre. While it may not be your traditional trattoria the interior does fully embraces the Italian theme with pops of red, green and white throughout. The staff are very friendly and attentive which is always a bonus. Fresh pizzas and a menu filled with authentic Italian flavours paired with indigenous wines and beers make this a tasty experience.
Dino’s Bistro Italiano
Location: Pearl Rotana Capital Centre, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street, Abu Dhabi Capital Centre, Abu Dhabi
Telephone: 02 307 5555
When: Tuesdays and Saturdays from 6pm – 11pm
Cost: AED 140 with soft beverages or AED 165 with 2 house beverages
All views are my own. Unless otherwise stated, all photos on this page © Jo Brett 2021. All rights reserved. Featured image used with courtesy of Pearl Rotana Capital Centre