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Since opening its doors in 2012, Roberto’s has become an emblematic restaurant and lounge that has established itself as a firm favourite of the Dubai dining scene. The award-winning restaurant has withstood the test of time under the direction of Chef Francesco Guarracino, whose culinary expertise draws the most refined of crowds with a desire for an authentic, thoughtful and contemporary Italian fine-dining experience.

Now the DIFC favourite is reopening, promising its infectious cosmopolitan atmosphere, sparkling city views and sumptuous cuisine, all the while complying with governmental guidelines.Roberto’s contemporary yet traditional approach to Italian gastronomy is a uniquely homegrown concept, combining European luxury with avant-garde cuisine. Be immersed in La Dolce Vita with a Dubai twist– from polished service to a world-class wine list and inventive plates, Roberto’s provides a modern approach to Italian hospitality.

Chef Guarracino has curated a menu of refined classics alongside innovative signature dishes complete with bold and inventive flavours. Start things off with the Salmone Marinato, where beetroot meets salmon, yuzu, cabbage and peas in an explosion of taste. As for mains, try the Roberto’s Pizza, a beef carpaccio, wild rocket, parmesan and truffle-topped pizza straight from the streets of Napoli. Or opt for the Fettucine al Pesto di Basilico 2.0, a homemade fettucine with basil pesto and pine nuts prepared rightat your table using liquid nitrogen. On his culinary style, Chef Guarracino says, “We are keen on respecting traditions while implementing resolutely modern techniques and unexpected alliances in taste.”

For an elegant and relaxed dining experience, look no further than Roberto’s with its contemporary cuisine and modern interiorscomplemented by artwork from Andakulova Gallery. The luxesetting is complete with indoor and outdoor seating that spills out onto the terrace, offering stellar views of the Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai from any vantage point. And to further elevate the atmosphere, the lounge will be live streaming a performance by DJ Carlos every evening from 7pm- 10.30pm.

What’s on at Roberto’s Dubai

The Pranzo di Lavoro Business Lunch

Sunday - Thursday | 12-3pm

AED 125 for a starter, main and dessert


Daily | 12-6pm

Cicchetti (small bites) served alongside selected drinks

Roberto’s Dubai – The Details

Location: Gate Village, Building No. 1, DIFC

Opening times: Daily | 12pm- 10pm

To book: Call 00971 4 386 0066 or email

Parking: First three hours complimentary valet parking available


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