The Ginza Group has announced the opening of Simply Italian, an authentically charming Italian eatery. Located in trendy Club Vista Mare on The Palm Jumeirah located next to Abyat restaurant, it is one of seven new eateries to open on the beachfront.
Chef Mauro Altea, Head Chef at Simply Italian and a native of Sardinia on the Italian coast, credits the distinctive menu to a secret family recipe. The menu pays homage to his Nonna (grandmother); “The inspiration behind our menu came from watching my Nonna in the kitchen as a child. It is through her teachings that I perfected the Gnocchetti Sardi Al Ragu Di Agnello e Pecorino; gnocchi with braised lamb perfectly simmered for three and a half hours before being enveloped with Sardinian Pecorino cheese”, says Chef Altea.
Ensuring that Simply Italian reflects the diversity of the Italian culinary tradition, the menu includes dishes from various regions of Italy. Another signature dish is the Spigola Al Cartoccio, whereby the sea bass is cooked in parchment paper. Chef Mauro promises, “This results in a moist, succulent fish that we hope will offer Dubai residents a fresh perspective on preparing seafood alongside a truly genuine Italian dining experience”. The Tagliatelle Al Sugo Di Coda Di Bue combines hand-crafted egg-dough tagliatelle with slow cooked beef oxtail. As for dessert, the Cannoli Di Ricotta is among the most sought after.
Staying true to its name, Simply Italian promises the humblest, most genuinely Italian dishes this side of Italy. On a daily basis the restaurant puts together a diverse range of Pizza and Pasta using freshly kneaded ambrosial dough, with the Pizza in particular baked within an in-house wood-fired oven.
Boasting an outdoor seating area overlooking a private beach, restaurant goers are offered free access to the waterfront upon presenting their bill, thereby facilitating a perfect weekend outing for friends and families alike. Simply Italian offers a fully licensed bar with a wide array of beverages to patrons alongside a generous list of mocktails. Subtle Italian folk music in the background sets the scene of a rustic coastal village; the likes of which has made Italy synonymous with old-world charm.
About Simply Italian:
Founded in 2016, Simply Italian revisits the key dishes native to various parts of Italy, bringing a truly rounded Italian experience to the shores of Dubai. As part of the Ginza Group, the restaurant is located in the Vista Mare Club, by the Shoreline Apartments on the Palm Jumeirah. Simply Italian is open 7 days a week; Sunday – Wednesday from 12pm – 1am, and Thursday – Saturday from 12pm – 2am. For reservations call: 04 55 88 354