From Beverly Hills to Dubai, say hello to the celebrated il Pastaio

The renowned il Pastaio invites diners to tuck into delectable dishes in a spectacular setting in Dubai’s Al Habtoor City Boulevard

Sublime Italian flavours, an inviting ambience and genuine hospitality. il Pastaio, one of Los Angeles’ most popular and acclaimed Italian restaurants, has chosen Dubai as home for its only other location around the world.

Perfectly positioned in the heart of the city, il Pastaio Dubai is located at Al Habtoor City Boulevard on Sheikh Zayed Road. Here, Sicilian restaurateurs, Giacomino, Celestino and Calogero Dragos teamed up with Al Habtoor Group’s Vice-Chairman & CEO Mohammed Khalaf Al Habtoor to bring the international standards of il Pastaio to the glittering city of Dubai.

Translating to mean “the pasta maker” from Italian, il Pastaio Dubai was first launched twenty-six years ago in the heart of Beverly Hills, California, by the Drago brothers. Raised in the small town of Galati Mamertino in the Italian region Sicily, the Drago brothers were surrounded by the fragrance of ripened tomatoes, richness of olives, freshly handmade pastas and cheeses and grape typical of the region. Inspired by this, the restaurant began by serving rustic pasta dishes enthused by fine seasonal ingredients.

Fast forward to now, the Italian dining destination features a menu that remains truthful to its heritage, teeming with fresh, vibrant and real Italian food.

Diners at il Pastaio Dubai can indulge in dishes such as the Spaghetti al caviale (wheat spaghetti pasta Senatore Cappelli stirred with egg yolk, infused butter and Kaluga queen caviar); Paccheri alla Justin Bieber (a Justin Bieber creation with paccheri pasta and pink sauce); the traditional house favourite spicy tomato sauce – arrabbiata; a selection of succulent meats and poultry; fresh fish; creative salads; and gluten-free pastas.

A signature grape list serves to complement your meal should you wish and decadent ‘sin free’ desserts round off your experience.

Daily from 12pm-12am. Business Lunch from Monday to Friday, from 12-3pm at AED125 per person (inclusive of three-course menu). Call +97154 791 3320 or email Visit the website or Instagram.