Review: Caprese Brunch at Lucia’s

Located at Address Sky View, experience the spirit of South Italy within a vibrant, playful outdoor dining setting surrounded by lush greenery, rustic interiors, and lemon trees. The Capri-style restaurant boasts breathtaking Downtown and Burj Khalifa views and an impressive menu brimming with delightful Italian flavours. We had the pleasure of visiting Lucia’s for its Caprese Brunch on a vibrant Saturday afternoon.

We were greeted by a warm and inviting setting, offering ample shade on the terrace to enhance our dining experience. Throughout the meal, we swayed to traditional Italian tunes performed by a live singer, followed by upbeat music from the resident DJ.

The highlights

Once seated, we were swiftly presented with the brunch menu including options of the regular, non-alcoholic, and premium package. For drinks, we kicked off with the tropical Passione (passion fruit, fresh apple juice, and vanilla) and a refreshing Piccolo paradiso (cucumber, basil, bergamot, and ginger hop) while marvelling at the stunning outdoor views and lush interiors adorned with lemon trees.

In no time, our table was graced with an exquisite array of sharing-style appetizers including Trio di crudo consisting of bluefin tuna, sea bass, and red snapper crudo served with a signature dressing; an Italian burrata ball gorgeously dressed with marinated grilled vegetables, taggiasca olives, and basil pesto; Insalata di arance e finocchi featuring blood orange, fennel, soncino, green beans alongside green apples and walnuts vinaigrette for a crunchy texture; and Carpaccio di manzo with parmesan cheese and balsamic vinegar dressing. We were pleased to find that the starters were served gradually, allowing us to savour our dishes before the subsequent round arrived with a restful pause perfectly coinciding with live performances by the guitarist before the remainder of our starters were served.

We tucked into Insalata di mare (poached mixed seafood salad), Fritto calamari served with a tantalizing Capri lemon mayo and a spicy tomato sauce, and Vitello – slow-cooked veal crowned with a zesty tuna and capers mayo. Our favourite was the stunning Parmigiana di melanzane showcasing relishing layers of deep-fried aubergine, tomato sauce, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese.
Our choice of mains featured the Lasagna alla bolognese di wagyu (freshly prepared egg pasta sheets layered with slow-cooked wagyu beef bolognese, bechamel sauce and parmesan cheese), Risotto ai frutti di mare (carnaroli rice with lobster, prawns, clams, calamari, bisque, and cherry tomatoes), and Pollo alla diavola (corn-fed baby chicken, roasted potatoes, and friarielli). We devoured our dishes with a scrumptious side of Insalata di rucola e parmigiano (rocket leaves and parmesan cheese salad) and Patate fritte (hand-cut fries topped with parmesan cheese and oregano).

Conclude with a selection of mini Italian pastries including Tiramisu classico, Cannoli siciliani (crispy pastry shells filled with a rich and creamy ricotta filling), Capri lemon tart, and crispy, creamy Millefoglie.

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From AED385 per person. Contact +9714 422 4321 or visit website.