Dino’s Bistro Italiano is one of the newest Italian restaurants to launch in the city. Located at Pearl Rotana Capital Centre, Dino’s is our dining destination for this evening.
Dino’s is an authentic Italian restaurant serving modern cuisine in a lively and casual setting. Dishes range from pasta, meat to fish, all are made from the finest and freshest ingredients, bringing the true taste of Italy to your plate.
As we enter Dino’s we feel like we have been transported back in time to the 1960’s streets of Rome. Intimate tables are covered with red and white checked tablecloths, glass bottles dripped in candle wax and an open pizza station all set the mood. Although Dino’s has its traditional Italian touches the back-lit wall and digital waiter name tags make it cool and contemporary.
When it comes to taking our order, our waiter writes it down on the paper table topper ensuring that the order is correct but also adding some fun to the evening, later we are given crayons to draw as we please.
We look through the menu and select our dishes. For appetizers we order the Buffalo Mozzarella, Vine Ripe Tomatoes with Kalamata Olives, Rocca and Pesto alongside the Roasted Prawns wrapped in Italian meat with Chili, Garlic and Lemon Butter. The Buffalo Mozzarella dish is extremely generous, so much so we are unable to finish the serving, despite the fact it tastes delicious. The Roasted Prawns are divine the Chili, Garlic and Lemon Butter add a mmm to every bite.
For our main course we order the Lasagna Al Forno which comes in two options traditional Beef or Vegetarian. We select the Vegetarian option, made with Squash, Spinach and Broccoli my dining companion opts for the Fettuccine Alla Bolognese, a traditional Fettuccine with Bolognese sauce. As we are sat opposite the open pizza oven, the smell of freshly made pizza becomes too much to resist, so we order a Margherita Pizza made with Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella Cheese and Basil.
The mains are enjoyable but it’s the freshly made pizza that is the star of the show. From the thick base to the chunks of tomatoes and the perfectly melted cheese, we may have just found the best pizza in the city. Later we discover that the team at Dino’s use a secret ingredient when making the dough which contributes to its unique and tasty flavor.
Having slightly overindulged, for dessert we decide to share the Fresh Strawberries with Mint Gelato. The strawberries have been soaked in elderflower and lemon giving them a floral taste, a wonderful way to conclude our dining experience at Dino’s.
Overall Dino’s Bistro Italiano serves good homemade Italian food at an affordable price. The service is warm, and the setting is relaxed.
Be one of the first to try Dino’s newly launched weekend brunch. Enjoy authentic dishes at a new a la cartè style brunch with a choice of unlimited starters, mains, pizzas, sharing dishes and desserts served right to your table. Brunch is held every Friday and Saturday from 12.00noon to 4.00pm. Packages start at AED 165 per person for soft drinks and mocktails to AED 215 for grapes and bubbles. Children will enjoy a 50% discount on the brunch price and interactive activities including pizza making sessions and more.
Dino’s Bistro Italiano, Pearl Rotana Capital Centre, near ADNEC, 02 307 5591