If you were of the opinion that fine dining doesn’t exist in a shopping mall, think again; The Dubai Mall’s new Fashion Avenue extensions offers so much more than just shops. Case in point? Gia, the stylish, all-Italian eatery - and Bazaar’s favourite new lunch spot.
Amidst your Friday afternoon of retail therapy, make a pit stop at Gia Dubai, on the ground floor, to indulge in a lunch menu full of quintessentially Tuscan dishes, authentic Italian coffee and panoramic fountain views outside on the eatery’s stunning terrace.
The space is airy, modern and bright, imbued with contemporary-yet-homely fittings, pops of light colours and chic, glass finished. The simple touch of the open kitchen adds the personality of an Italian home, bringing every area of the ristorante together.
Chef Fabio Tramontano has created a menu of standout dishes that are nothing short of exquisite. Every option boasts fresh ingredients, with some imported directly from Italy.
Bazaar’s must-tries were undoubtedly the bruchetta, fritto misto di mare (crispy shrimps and calamari), pomodoro e burrata (burrata pizza), tagliolini al tartufo and, of course, Italian classics, the affogato and cannoli di ricotta.
The ristorante offers both breakfast and dinner – we’ve got our eye on the uova strapazzate al tartufo aka truffled eggs, and the cornetto semplice, Gia’s take on a Nutella croissant.
As if we needed another reason to hit up the Fashion Avenue this weekend…
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