Isola Ristorante: Bringing the Italian Riviera to Dubai

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Devoted to the culinary traditions of Sicily, Sardinia and Capri, Isola Ristorante celebrates stripped-down, coastal Italian cooking. Married with Mediterranean-style hospitality and nestled in newly renovated Jumeirah Islands Clubhouse, Isola is picture-perfect with hints of timeless Italian charm. Complete with jade lounges, calming deck views of a streaming ravine, a marble-white bar and floral aesthetics, the upscale space is elegant yet sentimental.

The dining menu, available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, features modern classics like ‘La Parmigiana di Melanzane’, eggplant parmigiana, ‘Orata alla griglia’, grilled sea bream with Sicilian dressing, ‘Scaloppine di vitello al limone’, veal sirloin with a zesty lemon sauce andSpaghetti alle vongole e bottarga’, cooked to al dente perfection, accompanied with clams and Sardinian bottarga (a delicacy of cured fish roe). And for dessert, the timeless, coffee-flavoured heritage favourite tiramisu, sets the ending of an overall satiating meal. Chef Francesco Bagnato credits his Southern Italian upbringing to his signature approach of blending Mediterranean and Italian ingredients and flavour profiles.

Cool, inviting and filled with natural light, Isola’s service matches the interiors’ sunny demeanour. “Our aim is to associate Isola Ristorante with a freeing sense of comfort”, said Lorena Guerrero, Isola’s General Manager. “With a setting that evokes the look and feel of the Italian Riviera, it’ll be as though our guests have found a replica of the Italian coastline, right in their own backyard”.

Along with creative specialty cocktails like the Isola Rossa and the Capri Spritz, Isola boasts an extensive selection sourced from the best wine producing regions in Italy.