What? Solo Italian Restaurant and Bar

Where? Raffles Dubai

Price? Starters range from AED 45- AED 120

Mains from - AED 65- AED 185

Dessert from - AED 15- AED 60

First Impression - The vibe is fit for a stylish dining yet boasts a relaxed atmosphere with warm-eclectic feel, perfect for date nights. Service matches the vibe: friendly and welcoming wait staff. Executive chef Doxis Bekris matched the decor with his quirky persona and deep passion for cooking Italian food.

What to Order- Fritto Mistro (add 95) - for the love of seafood, order this appetizer

Mozzarella Di Buffala E Melanzane (AED 70)- Served with a variety of tomatoes and sorbets this is just the perfect palate cleanser between courses.

Risotto Al FunghI (AED 105) - For all the risotto lovers, this one is a special with flavors of mixed wild mushrooms and truffles standing out.

Tiramisu (AED 48) - Maybe not an authentic version but definetly noteworthy , honestly all of the dessert items on the menu looks inviting and convincing.

What could improve - The Menu can be overwhelming and you really need to seek help from the wait staff. For such an amazing spot I was disappointed it was not buzzing (we were there on a Monday night, let’s blame it on the Monday night blues)

Signet Ring Seals : The authentic Italian wood-firedPizza (Classic Margherita AED 60) - Portioned for three and as good as any I’ve had in Italy ; a thin crust, fresh sauce from pure tomatoes and just the right amount of cheese, crispy on the bottom and super gooey on the top. If you can't jet off to Italy to try a perfect pizza, just head to Solo. 

Zucotto (AED48) chocolate mousse with cherries and Amaretti Biscotti, a delicious beauty presented with theatrics as it was set ablaze. Will revisit just for this.

Would I go back? Dishes satisfied all of my cravings for authentic Italian cuisine from diverse regions of the country. I loved the fact that all of the menu items were made from scratch (dough, bread, pasta to sauces) using high quality ingredients sourced from Italy and regionally. If they keep on serving delicious homemade cuisine consistently, we will be dining here as often as the budget obliges.