During our staycation experience at Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City, we had the opportunity to dine at Certo Restaurant. Located in the lobby of the West Tower of the hotel, Certo is an Italian restaurant that has an inviting and intimate ambiance, which makes it perfect for casual get-togethers or dinner dates.
We recently had spent a few days in Italy and I enjoyed eating Italian cusine during our trip. That’s why I was glad to find out that we were going to dine in Certo. I was impressed with their menu selection, which had a good mix of traditional Italian fare and more modern or innovative options.
inside Certo Dubai
Restaurant Review: Certo Italian Restaurant Dubai
Certo does their best to make their guests feel they are dining in la Bella Italia. The restaurant exudes warmth and friendliness in a setting adorned with black-and-white images in stylish golden frames that evoke the genuine Italian lifestyle.
The restaurant also has a semi-open kitchen that offers a great view of the chefs in action. This is a good way to see how your food is being prepared.
Wine Cellar Centerpiece
You will be greeted by a huge wine cellar located in the center of the restaurant. It was just interesting to look at this structure which made for a wonderful centerpiece.
The restaurant has a stylish and elegant interior with an outstanding ambience, making it ideal for informal gatherings or date nights.
inside the cellar
The menu at Certo is a delightful mix of classic and contemporary Italian dishes. We had some a la carte specials and paired it with their house wine beverages.
house red and white wine
For starters, we ordered the Grilled Tiger Prawns and the Pan Roasted Scallops. We were glad to have gotten both as they were both cooked to perfection. The prawns were juicy and had a great smoky flavor from the grill, while the scallops were buttery and had a nice sear on them.
Le Capesante e il Crudo di Parma – AED 95
Pan Roasted Scallops, Squash Puree, Italian Cured Ham (contains pork)
I Gamberi Tigre alla Griglia – AED 95
Grilled Tiger Prawns, Chili, Garlic and lemon, Ciabatta Bread
For the main course, we had Pasta Linguine Frutti Di Mare, and Diavola Pizza. We enjoyed the seafood pasta, but the star of that night was the wood-fired oven pizza. It was so good as it’s been a while since we last had a delicious pizza in Dubai.
This was one of the best that we had during the next day of our staycation, we had another round of pizza from the hotel.
Linguine Ai Frutti Di Mare – AED 120
Seafood Linguine, Clams, mussels, calamari, shrimp, Cherry Tomato, Garlic, Chilli, Parsley
Diavola – AED 80
Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Spicy Pork, Salami
For the desserts, we had tiramisu and chocolate fondant and paired them with coffee. Both were very good and the tiramisu was just the perfect end to the meal.
Fondente Al Cioccolato – AED 55
Baked Dark Chocolate Fondant, Raspberry, Vanilla Ice Cream
Tiramisu Classico – AED 55
Coffee Soaked Savoiardi Buscuit, Mascarpone, Cocoa, Biscotti
25 Photos of Certo Italian Restaurant Dubai Media City
Here are some pictures of the food and the restaurant during our dinner experience at Certo Dubai:
If you’re looking for an authentic Italian dining experience, look no further than our favorite Italian restaurant in Media City. This charming spot serves up all the classics, from traditional risotto to fresh pastas and beautifully-prepared main dishes. Whether you’re in the mood for something light and flavorful or hearty and comforting, this bustling establishment is sure to have just what you’re craving.
With its delicious dishes and warm atmosphere, Certo is a perfect place for a romantic dinner or an indulgent meal with friends and family. Reservations are recommended.
Address: Ground Level, Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Media City, West Tower, Dubai Media City, Dubai
Telephone Number: +971 4 3669187
Google Map Location
Please see the map guide to the location of CERTO in Radisson Blu DMC: