Il Borro Tuscan Bistro is an award winning Italian restaurant that is famous in Dubai for its romantic ambience and excellent Tuscan cuisine. Top quality organic and seasonal ingredients sourced directly from the Il Borro’s farm in Italy and authentic Tuscan recipes make Il Borro truly special.
Ambience at Il Borro Tuscan Bistro
Located in Jumeirah Al Naseem Hotel at the Turtle Lagoon, Il Borro is elegant and spacious and is perfect for romantic dinners or special celebrations. The interior is modern and sleek and is realised in beige and white colors. You can choose between sitting outdoors to enjoy the view and the pleasant weather in Dubai at this time of the year or opt for one of comfortable tables indoors.
The head chef is Fulvio Opalio who just won the What’s ON Chef of the Year 2019, a very prestigious award in Dubai. He was born in Turin, Italy and has worked alongside Italian Michelin starred chefs like Enrico Bartolini, Marianna Vitale and Pasquale Palamaro among many others.
The menu at Il Borro Tuscan Bistro features many classics like Burrata, home made pasta and crispy pizza as well as the signature Florentine steak. There are many vegetarian options to choose from as well as completely vegan dishes so everyone can find something to indulge on.
Burrata di Andria con tartufo nero
I love this take on the traditional Burrata starter as the black truffle adds a rich flavor to the plate, making it a true work of art. Fresh rocca salad and cherry tomatoes make it a nice healthy antipasto to get you ready for the main course.
Carciofi marinati in casa
As the season for artichokes begins, the new item is added to the menu and Marinated grilled artichoke wedges are definitely a great pick for someone who appreciates this edible flower. Artichokes have a very delicate flavour and are a perfect antipasto to share.
Pizza al tartuffo
The truffle pizza is a bestseller and I could literally see it on every table next to ours. Crunchy and full of flavor, this pizza will make your mouth water from the first bite. If you are a true gourmand, you will appreciate this traditional pizza with black truffle and buffalo mozzarella. Did you know that some chefs call truffles “the diamond of the kitchen”?
Tortilla con zucca e tartufo
Homemade tortelli filled with pumpkin and topped with black truffles will take you on a short trip to Tuscany to enjoy one of the most traditional plates. Pasta ripiena, or stuffed pasta is very popular in Tuscany and we are lucky to be able to enjoy one of the most authentic dishes without leaving Dubai.
Filetto di Branzino
Seabass is a healthy option for a main course. If you have a good appetite, you can opt for a whole fish cooked in salt which is good for two people. Meat lovers should definitely consider la Bistecca Fiorentina, or Florentine steak known across Italy and abroad for a special way of cooking.
Desserts are an important part of an Italian dinner and Il Borro offers many options ranging from the traditional Tiramisu to vegan desserts to the freshest gelato or a digestivo.
Torta al formaggio fresco
The cheesecake is one of the most popular desserts at Il Borro as it is light and fruity. the size is quite hearty so can even be shared.
Torta al Cioccolata vegana
Vegan chocolate tart with raspberry and caramelised banana ice cream is perfectly balanced and not overly sweet. An obvious choice for vegans, it will delight anyone who wants to indulge on a delicious sweet and avoid dairy.
To sum it all up, dining at Il Borro Tuscan Bistro is a beautiful gastronomical adventure to the hills of Tuscany, where you will be offered authentic Italian dishes and the best Tuscan wines. It is perfect for a romantic date or an important celebration.
Visit the official website of Il Borro Tuscan Bistro for bookings http://www.ilborrotuscanbistro.ae