An elegant Italian eatery in the heart of Abu Dhabi’s downtown
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Time Out Says

Few things cause a dinner table disagreement as often as how a good slab of meat should be cooked. But no matter where you stand, you can be sure that Spaccanapoli will come up with the goods.

This Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi eatery is soaked in Mediterranean charm.

First, a bread trolley comes to our table, giving us the chance to handpick from some really tasty homemade options.

The fresh burrata and mixed tomato carpaccio then gets us underway, and we really enjoy the combination. The creamy cheese is a delight, while the fresh vegetable concoction gives it a tangy kick.

For us, there’s no question how we want our main course, the beef charolaise, cooked – medium rare, with charred, firm edges giving way to a softer, pink middle.

Our faith is in good hands with the expert chefs, who prepare a truly delicious fist-sized slab of meat with gorgeous garden vegetables.

Now, regular readers of Time Out Abu Dhabi can probably guess what we choose to round things off with for dessert.

Listen, there’s a reason why we just can’t say no to a good tiramisu and we’re excited to see how Spaccanapoli’s version turns out.

But we’re a little underwhelmed, we must admit, with the sponge sadly a little drier than usual and we can’t taste much of the necessary coffee flavour.

But it’s not enough to cast a shadow on what is a great meal at a great venue.

08 Jan 2019

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Payment OptionsCash, Credit Card
CuisinesItalian, Pizza
Dress CodeCasuals
12:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM to 11:00 PMMonday: 12:00 PM to 11:00 PMTuesday: 12:00 PM to 11:00 PMWednesday: 12:00 PM to 11:00 PMThursday: 12:00 PM to 11:00 PMFriday: 12:00 PM to 11:00 PMSaturday: 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Show number +971 2 616 6261
Abu Dhabi, Al Markaziya, Hamdan Bin Mohammed St

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