Nestled in Jumeirah Islands’ clubhouse is one of Dubai’s best-kept secrets dishing up traditional Italian fare
There is something to be said for cosy, accessible restaurants where traffic need not be considered on the journey for delicious cuisine. In a bustling city, however, they can be hard to come by. Enter: Isola Ristorante. Not your average neighbourhood eatery, Isola Ristorante is inspired by Italy’s southern islands and dishes up authentic yet elevated Italian cuisine in the prestigious Jumeirah Islands community. Located in the new-and-improved clubhouse, Isola Ristorante is the perfect spot for a catch-up, sundowners or laid-back dinner with family thanks to its home-away-from-home atmosphere and inviting interiors. Think lemon-filled bowls adorning tables, towering olive trees and colourful tiled floors.
The beauty of Italian cuisine is its universally loved dishes, and Isola Ristorante’s menu is positively bursting with them. From risotto with porcini mushrooms to perfectly grilled octopus and Milanese style lamb ribs, every craving is catered to. Girls’ night out? Indulge in expertly mixed drinks and an extensive selection of Italy’s finest grape or pop down from 4pm to 7pm for bite-sized delicacies as part of the l’aperitivo and cichetti happy hour; tomato bruschetta, bresaola with figs and an eggplant tarte are all on offer.
Riding the wave of its well-deserved success, Isola Ristorante has recently launched a Friday brunch experience where diners can tuck in to a three-course sharing menu comprising antipasti, Isola Ristorante’s signature mains and quintessential Italian desserts, all washed down with unlimited beverages.
Isola Ristorante’s no-nonsense cuisine, buzzy atmosphere and stellar staff has not only won the hearts (and stomachs) of Jumeirah Islands’ residents but – much to their dismay – the rest of the city, too. Book now