Authentic Italian cuisine, genuine hospitality and a laid-back atmosphere are available at Gusto Italian Restaurant. Gusto can be visited at the Al Bandar Rotana on Dubai Creek. This local trattoria is located on the 18th floor of the hotel with stunning views of the creek and Dubai’s famous skyline.

Diners can enjoy Al fresco dining with a difference, the restaurant’s comfortable terrace is reminiscent of an Italian piazza, making everyone feel at home – or maybe in Rome! Their chefs prepare regional Italian favourites suitable to the liking and prepared from fresh and seasonal ingredients. The menu keeps modifying and every dish is created at ‘mom and pop’ neighborhood-style venue is served by their friendly employees with Italian gusto!

Offering gustoa combination of Old Dubai meeting authentic Italy at this hidden gem by the Creek. The charm of Old Dubai meets New Dubai’s skyscrapers at Al Bandar Rotana. Perched on the 18th floor, it’s a cosy Italian restaurant is stylish with a monochrome colour scheme with zig-zag printed floors, furnished with dark colour chairs, white tablecloths and chrome shelves stacked with interesting trinkets.
When the weather cools, their terrace gives stunning city views. Featuring both high bar stools and restaurant-style seating, guests can see across the Creek, through Old Dubai and right across to the Burj Khalifa and Downtown.

Inside the Gusto restaurant, the menu is presented on an old-school, free-standing black metal menu holder, lit with a lamp. The starters and main courses are changed on a fortnightly basis, depending on the ingredients available to Gusto’s chef. The dishes such as burrata and quinoa salad, mixed with some more unusual options are great. The veal crostini and baked Tomino cheese are both with ample portions. gustoSlices of fresh bread is served as the base to the veal crostini, layered with generous carvings of flavour, cold-cut veal in a rich tuna and anchovy-based tomato sauce. For mains, diners can have the grilled sea bream that offers diners a see the open kitchen to watch the chefs at work. Freshly grilled fillets on cooked asparagus, and roasted tomatoes with baby potatoes are delicious. Diners can also try ravioli al plin, the freshly made pasta is stuffed with tender veal chunks, served with veal shank and a herb gremolata.

Gusto combines great Italian cuisine in a cosy setting with some stunning views across both Old and New Dubai.


Daily 17:00 – 23:30


Al Bandar Rotana
Dubai Creek
Baniyas Rd
Dubai – United Arab Emirates.
Tel.: +971 4 704 2336

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