I remember being very satisfied with the food when I had dinner with my family at Andiamo! for my birthday three years ago; so having come from a tiring walking activity in the morning, I was really looking forward to our brunch that day.
As my family and I walked down the hotel steps and approached Andiamo! the first thing we saw was the bright red Vespa parked in front; and as you might have guessed, Caila and Sophie excitedly scrambled on and pretended to drive it. If they could, I'm pretty sure they would have ridden it all around the hotel ☺
Upon entering the restaurant and once I gave my name, we were shown to our table just near the desserts. I would have preferred sitting outside on the terrace, but unfortunately the weather wasn't cooperating (it had been raining in the morning, followed by strong and sandy winds which lasted throughout the day). Anyway, no biggie. At least we had easy access to the sweets ☺
The Antipasti (appetizers) alone were very tasty and filling...there were so many to choose from, with a separate area for pork. There were also Fritto Misto (a mix of fried seafood: calamari, prawns and red mullet with guacamole dip), Ostriche (oysters), and Formaggi Freschi (fresh cheese) including my new favorite: the melt-in-the-mouth Burrata cheese. These are just a few of what we feasted on:
|These lamb chops were amazing! Perfectly cooked and absolutely delizioso!|
Caila only likes to eat cheese pizza, so she devoured two slices of those one after the other.
|The breads and the cool mosaic-decorated oven|
This portion isn't much because I specifically asked the chef for a kid-size serving.
To be honest, I was already full when I ordered this, but I just had to try and see if it passed our
taste buds. As you can tell, my kids and I loved it.
|I just love these butterfly accents made of edible chocolate. So pretty!|
|Don't these little happy faces just make you smile?! ☺|
Being an Italian restaurant, you can expect that there was creamy tiramisu, coffee panna cotta, and ricotta canolli...all of which we savoured before trying out the other colorful and beautifully presented desserts.
After we had our fill, we checked out the terrazo. I'm sure on a perfect (sunny and sandstorm-free) day, the tables would be set-up and occupied with guests who preferred to eat al fresco. Unfortunately that day, the tables were covered in dust and sand brought about by the strong winds.
Ciao for now! ☺
The La Dolce Vita Friday Brunch takes place between 12:30pm to 3:30pm.
Prices are Dhs199 with soft beverages and Dhs299 with free-flowing beers and wines.
Disclaimer: We were invited to try the La Dolce Vita Friday Brunch as guests, and although I was not obliged to write a review, I wanted to share our experience on my blog. All views and opinions are my own.
Grand Hyatt Dubai
Oud Metha, Dubai