Sometimes, the urge to have Italian food strikes, and nothing satisfies until you get it. When that happens, count on 10Best to point you in the direction of Dubai's best Italian restaurants. We understand the desire to have a great meal, and we work hard to bring you the top places to eat in Dubai. We vet restaurants carefully for quality, and when we recommend popular eateries like Da Vinci's or tell you that BiCE Ristorante gets good reader feedback, you can believe it. We'll make sure you get - and eat - what's best.



A classic Italian dining experience awaits at this cozy eatery, with its carnivalesque atmosphere. Decorated with ornate theatre masks, classic worn-red walls, and intimate tables, this jewel of Jumeirah Beach is a favorite with couples seeking a romantic dinner. Specialties include gnocchi with fresh tomato and basil, risotto with sole, and spinach ravioli. Opt to dine al fresco, on Carnevale's garden patio, which offers sweeping views of the Jumeirah Beach Hotel's verdant gardens.

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Biella Caffé Pizzeria is a favorite with shoppers, who enjoy taking late-afternoon respites here in a relaxed yet upscale setting. The plain wood tables are arranged so that each offers a view of large picture windows – the perfect backdrop for an intimate conversation over a latte macchiato, frozen strawberry or apricot cocktail, or tiramisu. Those looking for heartier fare should opt to dine in the more formal main dining area, where the professional staff caters to your every need and the kitchen produces delicious dishes such as four cheese pizza, spinach and ricotta ravioli, and salmon with black olives and a potato tart.

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Renowned around the world for Northern Italian cuisine, BiCE provides a true cosmopolitan dining experience. The elegant interior is noteworthy for its contemporary design, white linens, and exotic greenery. The menu features dishes from each city in the BiCE family. Thus, alongside terrific Milanese cuisine that is the restaurant's signature, you'll also find offerings such as black bean-crusted lamb, salmon sashimi, and hot hammour carpaccio. Terrace dining offers enchanting views of the Persian Gulf.

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Da Vinci's

A perennial winner of awards, Da Vinci's serves up wholesome food at attractive prices. All your favorite antipasti, pizzas and pastas are here, and with the fresh bread baskets, comprehensive wine list and tasty desserts, you're unlikely to leave the premises hungry. The square layout cements the uncomplicated theme, and there are five booths at the back which are perfect for that intimate meeting or date. Its proximity to the airport makes it a handy refueling stop for departing passengers. A three-course business lunch is aed75.00 and if you dine before 7:30pm a 20% discount is offered.

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Located at the Towers Rotana Hotel, this popular Italian eatery has a comfortable, contemporary setting designed to appeal to Dubai's savvier sophisticates. The wood-burning oven in Teatro's open-plan kitchen allows plenty of delicious aromas to escape, beckoning to hungry diners and captivating the senses as easily as the setting sparks the imagination. An impressive wine list, featuring a wide variety of international labels, only serves to enhance the romantic mood, encouraging intimate conversation and offering the perfect accompaniment to an evening well worth remembering.

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Pizzeria Uno Chicago Grill, while quintessentially American in theme and cuisine, deserves particular recognition thanks to its fabulous thin crust and deep-dish pizza pies, which always tend to send the lunchtime crowds away full and happy. On the go? Check out their fabulous "Priority Lunches," which include everything from the Spinoccoli and classic Chicago pies to fish & chips and sirloin tips. If pizza isn't your bag, they also serve up a range of tasty sandwiches, burgers and pasta dishes.

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Another of the Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa's attractive culinary options, Capanna Nuova has fine Italian cuisine and an atmosphere to match. Overlooking the breakwaters of the tranquil Persian Gulf, the restaurant is an ideal spot to dine on expertly prepared meat and seafood pasta dishes, either in the upscale main dining room or on the enchanting patio.

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Don't be put off by this Italian restaurant's location in the Wafi Mall. The light, airy interior, shimmering drapery and open air terrace easily transport diners to another dimension. Expect a menu filled with incomparably rich dishes – tortellini garnished with strips of prosciutto, veal tenderloin, and for vegetarians, pesto gnocchi.

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