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Review: Emporio Armani Caffe

If you’re a fan of Italian food, you’ll get a good taste at Giorgio Armani’s charming eatery

Review: Emporio Armani Caffe

Giorgio Armani’s outlets have one thing in common: excellence. And the fashion designer’s Emporio Armani Caffe in Mall of the Emirates is no exception.

We knew the food was going to be heavenly when we got a taste of the in-house baked bread with tomato and pesto sauce. We don’t know how the Italians make their dough, but we want in on the secret. It’s delicious. Next we opted for the Burrata cheese with pumpkin – fresh and creamy.

For the main course, we had pasta, obviously! We tried the tagliolini with shrimps and asparagus - slightly juicy and rich with flavour - and the tortelli with ricotta cheese filling and chicken sauce. This was just as good - creamy but surprisingly light on the stomach.

Alongside the food, we had the mocktail of the month comprising of pear, passionfruit, sparkling grape, and basil. We gulped that down – plain and simple.

Then came the best part: dessert. You can’t have just one Italian dessert. So we had two – the panna cotta with red fruits and fruit sorbet, which we practically devoured, and the Tiramisu with Tiramisu ice cream, another expected favourite.

As for the café’s décor, it was designed in signature Armani black tiles and beige furniture with pops of orange and red colour. And its staff, it’s safe to say, is one of the most humble and attentive we’ve ever come across.

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