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Carluccio's, Dubai: 1 reviews and 5 photos

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Shopping malls are not my favourite places for restaurants, but Carluccios at Dubai Marina Mall is a bit different because in the outside area on the marina promenade you don't feel as though you're in a mall.

The food I'm afraid is a disappointment though. As you would expect is authentically Italian but they use Carluccio's packet pasta rather than fresh made and that makes a difference. The staff are not Italian and too often they've misjudged cooking times so one dish sits getting cold while they finish the second dish on the order.

There's a good variety of dishes including snacks, pasta, salads and main courses. Seafood features in many of the dishes.

There are now several Carluccio restaurants around the city, usually in malls.

Favorite Dish: A favourite Italian dish for me is osso bucco and I was pleased to find it on the menu at Carluccio's. As it should be, it's served with rissoto rice. Geina's a seafood fan and she particularly likes the spaghetti alle vongole in bianco, that's clams with garlic, herbs & chilli. She also likes the rice-balls, arancini.

Address: Dubai Marina Mall, Dubai Marina
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: Lower ground floor if you come in by the main entrance or ground floor if you come in from the marina side. Opposite the large Waitrose supermarket.
Phone: (04) 399 7844
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 3
Theme: Italian

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 12, 2015
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