Cafe Milano

A stylish and sophisticated Italian
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Time Out Says

The beauty of Italian food has to be its simplicity. Sure, you can make a dish as complicated as you like, but winning combinations such as basil, tomato and mozzarella and the perfection of a good pesto, will always prove that simplicity is best.

Cafe Milano is inarguably sophisticated but the focus is on making unfussy, delicious food.

When we arrive early evening it’s quiet but the eclectic dining room, with platinum albums on the wall and sculptures hanging from the ceiling, soon begins to fill as the night goes on. Plus, with views like these looking over towards the beautiful city skyline it’s not hard to see why the terrace is getting busy.

We start with the burrata, tomato and basil salad that looks as beautiful as it tastes. Basic but brilliant. The grilled calamari, is tasty, but is definitely on the chewy side.

Now, and we don’t say this lightly, the pizza is easily the best we’ve had in the city. The crust is perfect, bubbled and lightly charred, and the ratio of toppings is spot on. The bresoala version, with peppery rocket and parmesan shavings, is wonderful but the salami one, with creamy mozzarella and fiery red chilli is a love letter to Italy. It’s flawless.

Based on the pizza alone we’ll be back and for our money we don’t think you’ll find a better slice anywhere else in the city.

A stylish and sophisticated Italian

Name a better pizza, go on, we dare you

By Time Out Abu Dhabi staff  | 24 Oct 2019

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