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The Best Italian Restaurants in Dubai

10 Restaurants
Indulge in Dubai’s range of Italian culinary charm with a fabulous selection of must-try restaurants.
Updated on 12 February 2024

Whether you’re looking for a romantic place for a date or craving some authentic Italian pastas, Dubai has a beautiful collection of Italian restaurants worth a try for any occasion. From artisanal pizzas to freshly-made pastas, cohesive tasting menus to rich flavours, discover the list hand-picked by our famously anonymous MICHELIN Guide inspectors.

Il Ristorante-Niko Romito
Bulgari Resort Dubai Hotel, Jumeirah Bay Island, Jumeirah 2, Dubai
$$$$ · Italian

At this internationally renowned brand in the Bulgari Resort Dubai, fine dining meets urban, cool Italian design at every corner. Beautifully simple dishes adorn the menu but pack complex, authentic Italian flavours. Its tasting menu will surely impress with its cohesive and modern plates put forward by the talented chef Giacomo Amicucci and his team.

Armani Ristorante
Burj Khalifa, 1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Dubai
$$$$ · Italian

Nothing says Italian glamour like Armani Ristorante located in the Burj Khalifa’s lower floors, in the Armani Hotel. This one MICHELIN star restaurant boasts stylish and elegant interiors, with a menu showcasing precise and modern Italian cooking. Delve into those flavourful and colourful dishes, and for that full Armani experience, opt for the tasting menu!

Torno Subito
W Dubai Hotel, The Palm, West Crescent, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
$$ · Italian

From the brilliant mind of chef Massimo Bottura, this one MICHELIN star restaurant’s interiors are as vibrant as its menu. With views overlooking the Palm Jumeirah’s skyline and blue coast, this eatery celebrates the Italian Riviera in the 1960s with its lively atmosphere and warm service.

SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences, 70th Floor, Marasi Drive, Business Bay, Dubai
$$$ · Italian

Stunning views and fun twists on traditional dishes are what you can find at this Bib Gourmand. A female-run kitchen, Fi’lia, meaning daughter, celebrates Italian classics passed down through generations of mothers. Come here for artisanal pizzas and contemporary pastas!

Gate Village 10, DIFC, Dubai
$$$$ · Italian

Classic Italian elegance finds itself in the heart of DIFC at this MICHELIN-selected restaurant. Experience fine dining with all the usual favourites from pastas to risottos to pizzas and a smartly dressed staff. This popular place also serves up Cipriani signatures in a vibrant setting, so get ready for a good time.

Il Borro Tuscan Bistro Dubai
Jumeirah Al Naseem Hotel, 906 Jumeirah Street, Umm Suqeim 3, Dubai
$$ · Italian

Chic and understated are just a couple words to describe Il Borro Tuscan Bistro. Warm interiors in neutral tones and traditional Italian dishes transport guests from Dubai to Tuscany in matter of a few bites. The charming staff also creates the hospitable environment well-known to Italian culture.

Chic Nonna
DIFC, Gate Avenue, South Zone, Dubai
$$$$ · Italian

Another hotspot in DIFC, Chic Nonna is the place to experience Florentine elegance in the main dining room, while the comfortable and vibey lounge upstairs is perfect for a few after-dinner drinks. Opt for the cavatelli cacio e pepe and Florentine crespelle, alongside a range of Italian classics.

Jumeriah Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeriah, Dubai
$$$$ · Italian

Sitting at the end of its own pier, with views of the sea’s waves splashing beneath you, this Italian restaurant is the destination for a romantic outing. Savour in a mix of traditional and contemporary Italian plates paired with a beautiful setting.

L’Olivo at Al Mahara
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah - Jumeirah Street, Dubai
$$$$ · Italian

Guests will be transported to a nautical Italian dream at this restaurant located in the iconic Burj Al Arab hotel. In true Dubai fashion, this fine dining experience is perfectly complimented by the hotel’s aquarium. Enjoy a selection of signature dishes hailing from its mother kitchen in Capri, as well as its own unique creations with an original twist.

The Artisan
Waldorf Astoria Hotel, DIFC, Dubai
$$ · Italian

Home to all things ‘la dolce vita’ and fresh pasta, this Italian gem in DIFC serves authentic dishes covering different Italy’s regions. Guests can indulge in flavourful and generous plates in a warm, welcoming setting, well-known to Italian roots.