Tastes of the Capital: Five great dining deals to try this Tuesday

Get a top three- or four-course meal for as little as Dhs99 at these Abu Dhabi restaurants

Tastes of the Capital: Five great dining deals to try this Tuesday


Found at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort on the Corniche, this venue specialises in authentic Italian food. So if you’re dreaming of a getaway to Rome or Venice, now you can at least experience the cuisine of this vibrant country without leaving the capital. Choose one dish from the first and second courses for Dhs199. 

First course
Tuna carpaccio with yoghurt dressing, crashed hazelnuts and Rocca salad
Slow-cooked Italian veal and fresh tuna combo, mayonnaise, capers, anchovy sauce and vegetables

Second course
Paccheri, cherry tomatoes and buffalo burrata
Acquarello risotto, lobster bisque, shrimps, calamari and scallops
Veal escallops with sage and turkey ham, broccoli and mashed potatoes

The Bocca Tiramisu

Dhs199. Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort, Abu Dhabi, West Corniche (02 692 4247).

Filini Garden

This trendy Yas Island hotspot has an amazing air-conditioned terrace which offers great views over Yas Links. Head here early evening to watch the sunset, or stay on long into the evening to enjoy tunes from a live DJ. Here's what you can get for Dhs199. 

First course
Burrata pesto ruccola e pomodoro

Second course
Mushroom and ricotta ravioli
Beef fillet medallions with pink peppercorn and parmesan crust


Dhs199. Radisson Blu Hotel, Abu Dhabi Yas Island (02 656 2000).

La Mamma

Found at one of the capital’s veteran hotels, the Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, this traditional Italian restaurant is always super welcoming. The menu includes much-loved Italian classics, and you also upgrade your meal to include selected house beverages for Dhs199.

First course
Beef tartare

Second course
Paccheri pasta


Dhs99 (food only), Dhs199 (house beverages). The Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, Corniche Road (02 677 3333).


Found inside one of Abu Dhabi’s my luxurious hotels, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, this authentic Lebanese restaurant lets you sample Middle Eastern food at its best. You’ll find everything from hot mezze such as freshly made falafel and kibbeh, to grilled meat platters, fresh fish and more. Here's what you can get for Dhs199. 

Choose one option from each of the three delicious courses below.

First course (select three)
Moutabel shamander 
Baba ganoush
Warak enab
Qarnabit magli

Second course (select one)
Arabic lentil soup
Batata harra
Kebdeh dajaj
Kibbeh maklyieh
Roubyan magli
Fried calamari

Third course (select one)
Mashawee mshakaleh – mixed grill              
Mijana lahem meshui
Shish taouk
Kabab halabi
Roubyan meshui
Grilled fish of the day
Garden vegetables

Platter of fresh fruits and Arabic sweets

Dhs199. The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta (02 818 8282).

Si Ristorante Italiano and Bar

Found at Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas it serves up authentic Italian cuisine that’s presented with a modern twist. If you haven’t visited this swish hotel yet, this is the perfect excuse. Choose one dish from each course for Dhs199. 

First course
Red mazzara prawns, yellow tail tuna and smoked swordfish with lemon dressing
Angus affumicato - smoked Angus beef served with balsamic caviar and beetroot carpaccio

Main course
Costata di vitello - veal chop alla Milanese served with oyster mushrooms and truffle polenta fries
Scorfano al Forno - oven-baked scorpion fish, Sicilian aubergine caponata, fennel and basil

Tortino al pistacchio di Bronte - Bronte pistachio lava cake served with hazelnut ice cream

Dhs199. Until Aug 15 (Not available during Eid, restaaurant closed Sun-Mon) Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, Saadiyat Island (02 697 0000).

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