Matto restaurant is located in the Lobby Level of The Oberoi in Business Bay. We made our way over to sample some regional Italian cuisine and were simply blown away! The food was so fresh and delicious we literally went crazy or Matto as they say in Italian 😀
The beautiful setting of the place is something you will appreciate as well. There is loads of light flooding in through the glass windows onto the all wooden furniture accentuated by colourful pots & bottles alongwith loads of quirky art on the walls.
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Begin your meal with some fresh Vegetable or Fruit salad. You can pick and choose your ingredients after which the Chef personally tosses them with the desired dressing to create your dish. They also have a counter with fresh breads, cold cuts, burrata and a couple of traditional hot dishes like Parmigana, Lamb Shanks, Lasagna and Baked potato for you to dig into. Once you’re done sampling these preparations from the live stations, you can move on to order pizza and pasta served fresh on your table from a selected menu.
If you are a die-hard pizza fan, you are in for a treat! They make the freshest pizza with the simplest of ingredients. We tried the Parmigiana and Tartufo but there’s loads more! The first one has fried eggplant and fresh rocket leaves while the second is flavoured with loads of black truffle and green asparagus. These were made to perfection and an absolute winner for us!
We ordered the Spinach & Ricotta ravioli that was a fantastic option. Filled with a wonderful stuffing, the ravioli is tossed in a flavoursome tomato sauce. Deliciously scrumptious! Overall it’s the ingredients that shine in the end with fuss free preparations and simple plating.
They have a dessert counter with mixed treats for a sweet ending. You can try Italian delicacies like the Tiramisu, Cannoli or Raspberry mousse.
The staff is quite friendly and will cheerful pop in from time to time to check on you. We even had drinks served to us by a server in a donkey head gear…seemed like A Midsummer Night’s Dream moment 😛 (If you has Shakespeare in school, you’ll get that reference). So basically you can expect a relaxed setting and some really-friendly service over a comfortably wonderful meal!
Pay a visit on Fridays and you can enjoy their brunch from 12.30 pm – 4.30 pm starting for AED 180 per person or Monday nights where you can enjoy unlimited pizzas and one drink for AED 80 per person.
Where: The Oberoi, Lobby Level, Business Bay, Dubai
Meal for two: AED 300 approx, Friday brunch AED 180 with soft drinks, AED 250 with Draught beer & House wines, AED 320 with Pouring spirits, cocktails & Prosecco