Abu Dhabi is a cultural city that has earned the title of the safest city in the world, “the city of the future.” It often surprises folks when they hear that this dessert-filled area is exceptionally famous for date desserts, and about 90% of its food is exported from Italy. This means that the best Italian restaurants in these areas are incredibly authentic regarding their ingredients and cooking style. The food industry market of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) had Italian food sales of about $3.6 billion, estimated to reach $4.5 billion in the next four years.

The most charming aspect of Abu Dhabi is the exquisite Italian dishes that you could die for. The best italian pizza restaurant abu dhabi aims to deliver authentic Italian dishes and a relaxed ambiance unmatched by contemporary cuisines and industry. They aim to satisfy customers and create a holistic novelty experience by tantalizing the taste buds with fresh out-of-the-farm ingredients. They bring ancient classic flavors to life and make you forget that you are in the best cities of Dubai in the first place.

This article will provide you with some of the best Italian dishes found in Abu Dhabi- so tasty that it will leave you hungry by the end of it!

Quattro Formaggi And Stagioni


Coming in first place is the staple of all Emirati Italian restaurants, the Quatro Formaggi and Stagioni. Loosely translated, Quattro Formaggi And Stagioni mean the “four seasons” pizza with four divisions, each having its toppings. The reason this gathers first place is the characterization of each authentic Italian restaurant because not every restaurant would choose the same as the other.

The ingredients are essentially the same as another outstanding dish called Capriccioso, which are the following:
● Red tomatoes
● Basil
● Mozzarella
● Mushrooms
● Prosciutto Crudo
● Artichoke
● Ham
● Olives

Filetti Di Pollo

Filetti Di Pollo

Filetti Di Pollo’s history dates back to the 1954 cookbook written by Elizabeth David. This classic dish is a butter-braised chicken breast, often served in multiples of three. Filettini Di Pollo earns its place for the simplicity and colossal amount of brown braised butter.

Fettuccine Cajun Alfredo


Fettuccine Cajun Alfredo is a classic Italian pasta dish that can make its way to the United States.

However, there is a subtle difference. The spices are substituted with authentic Cajun seasoning that significantly enhances the flavor.

Fresh fettuccine is cooked with a generous amount of butter and cheese, where the emulsification creates a smooth sauce-like consistency.

The history of this dish dates back to the mid-20th century at a memorable ceremony, with the dish named after Alfredo Di Lelio.

There are nearly 300 Italian restaurants spread across Abu Dhabi, contributing a whopping 11.3% of the GDP. Statistics show that the numbers are rising due to the non-restrictions of food products except pork and alcohol-based drinks.

According to reports published by the ITA, the scope for Italian food exports reached about 11%. The best Italian pizza restaurant in Abu Dhabi provides excellent signature dishes made with pure authenticity and experienced chefs. Every flavor aspect is made with strict hygiene protocols and a high-standard ambiance.

Panna Cotta

Panna CottaDid you think that Italian dishes are all about savory tantalizers?

Fortunately, you thought wrong. Panna cotta is derived from the Italian word “cooked cream.”

This dessert is a sweetened cream made with molded gelatin, and they come in a wide range of flavors, like coffee and vanilla.

Panna cotta reached the cookbooks in the 1960s and has become a fashionable dessert platter in the United States.


Italian dishes go beyond pizzas and portions of pasta. Top these meals off with the classic peach iced tea, and there you will have the recipe for a hearty meal. Abu Dhabi is known not only for the infamous Emirati cuisine but also for a number of authentic dishes from Italy with a Dubai twist.

Manousheh is widely popular as the pizza of Abu Dhabi. There is a dish for every occasion and season, like Oozies during Ramadan.

Abu Dhabi is the safest city concerning society and the quality of food ingredients used. The above dishes are certainly something you don’t want to miss out on your next visit to Abu Dhabi.



    With reference to your article I have the pleasure to tell you the history of my grandfather Alfredo Di Lelio, who is the creator of “Fettuccine all’Alfredo” (“Fettuccine Alfredo”) in 1908 in the “trattoria” run by his mother Angelina in Rome, Piazza Rosa (Piazza disappeared in 1910 following the construction of the Galleria Colonna / Sordi). This “trattoria” of Piazza Rosa has become the “birthplace of fettuccine all’Alfredo”.
    More specifically, as is well known to many people who love the “fettuccine all’Alfredo”, this famous dish in the world was invented by Alfredo Di Lelio concerned about the lack of appetite of his wife Ines, who was pregnant with my father Armando (born February 26, 1908).
    Alfredo Di Lelio opened his restaurant “Alfredo” in 1914 in Rome and in 1943, during the war, he sold the restaurant to others outside his family.
    In 1948 Alfredo Di Lelio decided to reopen with his son Armando his restaurant in Piazza Augusto Imperatore n.30 “Il Vero Alfredo” (“Alfredo di Roma”), whose fame in the world has been strengthened by his nephew Alfredo and that now managed by me, with the famous “gold cutlery” (fork and spoon gold) donated in 1927 by two well-known American actors Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks (in gratitude for the hospitality).
    See the website of “Il Vero Alfredo”.
    I must clarify that other restaurants “Alfredo” in Rome do not belong and are out of my brand “Il Vero Alfredo – Alfredo di Roma”.
    The brand “Il Vero Alfredo – Alfredo di Roma” is present in Mexico with a restaurant in Mexico City and a trattoria in Cozumel on the basis of franchising relationships with the Group Hotel Presidente Intercontinental Mexico.
    The restaurant “Il Vero Alfredo” is in the Registry of “Historic Shops of Excellence – section on Historical Activities of Excellence” of the Municipality of Roma Capitale.
    Best regards Ines Di Lelio



    Con riferimento al Vostro articolo ho il piacere di raccontarVi la storia di mio nonno Alfredo Di Lelio, inventore delle note “fettuccine all’Alfredo” (“Fettuccine Alfredo”).
    Alfredo Di Lelio, nato nel settembre del 1883 a Roma in Vicolo di Santa Maria in Trastevere, cominciò a lavorare fin da ragazzo nella piccola trattoria aperta da sua madre Angelina in Piazza Rosa, un piccolo slargo (scomparso intorno al 1910) che esisteva prima della costruzione della Galleria Colonna (ora Galleria Sordi).
    Il 1908 fu un anno indimenticabile per Alfredo Di Lelio: nacque, infatti, suo figlio Armando e videro contemporaneamente la luce in tale trattoria di Piazza Rosa le sue “fettuccine”, divenute poi famose in tutto il mondo. Questa trattoria è “the birthplace of fettuccine all’Alfredo”.
    Alfredo Di Lelio inventò le sue “fettuccine” per dare un ricostituente naturale, a base di burro e parmigiano, a sua moglie (e mia nonna) Ines, prostrata in seguito al parto del suo primogenito (mio padre Armando). Il piatto delle “fettuccine” fu un successo familiare prima ancora di diventare il piatto che rese noto e popolare Alfredo Di Lelio, personaggio con “i baffi all’Umberto” ed i calli alle mani a forza di mischiare le sue “fettuccine” davanti ai clienti sempre più numerosi.
    Nel 1914, a seguito della chiusura di detta trattoria per la scomparsa di Piazza Rosa dovuta alla costruzione della Galleria Colonna, Alfredo Di Lelio decise di aprire a Roma il suo ristorante “Alfredo” che gestì fino al 1943, per poi cedere l’attività a terzi estranei alla sua famiglia.
    Ma l’assenza dalla scena gastronomica di Alfredo Di Lelio fu del tutto transitoria. Infatti nel 1948 riprese il controllo della sua tradizione familiare ed aprì, insieme al figlio Armando, il ristorante “Il Vero Alfredo” (noto all’estero anche come “Alfredo di Roma”) in Piazza Augusto Imperatore n.30 (cfr. il sito web di Il Vero Alfredo).
    Con l’avvio del nuovo ristorante Alfredo Di Lelio ottenne un forte successo di pubblico e di clienti negli anni della “dolce vita”. Successo, che, tuttora, richiama nel ristorante un flusso continuo di turisti da ogni parte del mondo per assaggiare le famose “fettuccine all’Alfredo” al doppio burro da me servite, con
    l’impegno di continuare nel tempo la tradizione familiare dei miei cari maestri, nonno Alfredo, mio padre Armando e mio fratello Alfredo. In particolare le fettuccine sono servite ai clienti con 2 “posate d’oro”: una forchetta ed un cucchiaio d’oro regalati nel 1927 ad Alfredo dai due noti attori americani M. Pickford e D. Fairbanks (in segno di gratitudine per l’ospitalità).
    Desidero precisare che altri ristoranti “Alfredo” a Roma non appartengono e sono fuori dal mio brand di famiglia.
    Il brand “Il Vero Alfredo – Alfredo di Roma” è presente in Messico con un ristorante a Città del Messico e una trattoria a Cozumel sulla base di rapporti di franchising con il Group Hotel Presidente Intercontinental Mexico.
    Vi informo che il Ristorante “Il Vero Alfredo” è presente nell’Albo dei “Negozi Storici di Eccellenza – sezione Attività Storiche di Eccellenza” del Comune di Roma Capitale.

    Grata per la Vostra attenzione ed ospitalità nel Vostro interessante blog, cordiali saluti
    Ines Di Lelio


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