Restaurants don’t get much more romantic than Capana Nuova. With its beautiful, welcoming interiors and views overlooking the iconic Burj Khalifa and pristine waters of the Arabian Gulf; this waterside Italian restaurant presents a breath taking dining experience in Dubai like no other. Diners can choose to dine inside amongst the cosy wood interiors with its orange and pink hues that lend to a warm and friendly ambience, or outside on the terrace with the sound of the lapping water and twinkle of fairy lights. Whether you come to enjoy some refined classic Italian food, or just a sundowner cocktail on the patio, Capana Nuova never fails to impress.
From the antipasti starters Alaskan crabmeat with fresh avocado, cherry tomatoes, lemon herbs and rocket is a popular choice, as are the grilled scallops with buffalo mozzarella served on a bed of shredded radicchio dusted with pistachio. For those not keen on seafood other options include beef carpaccio with rocket salad and Parmesan shavings; and an olive paté bruschetta served with capsicum and Pantelleria capers.
From the selection of homemade pasta highlights include a classic spaghetti marinara with mussels, clams, calamari and shrimps; tagliatelle with wild porcini mushrooms served in an innovative Parmesan basket; and Rubirosa dumplings with gorgonzola and black truffle.
Seafood is particularly popular and an apt choice for the waterside setting. Diners can choose from the likes of baked lobster covered with filo and served with spinach and bisque or baked sea bass in a white fennel sauce with mashed sweet potato and vegetables. If meat is more your thing, don’t miss the signature lamb chops with mint infused mashed potatoes, garlic rosemary sauce and pistachio dusting.
Finally for something sweet, diners can choose from a selection of classic Italian desserts including a traditional tiramisu; selection of homemade gelati; or a torta mimosa – an Italian sponge cake spiked with citrus liquor.