GIA Ristorante is located at Dubai Mall.

Dubai Mall is more than just a shopping destination and its dining options make it the perfect place for a meal with friends and family. One of our latest discoveries there is GIA Ristorante.

Serving modern Italian fare, the decor matches the contemporary theme. The light airy setting overlooking the fountains is picture perfect.  There is even a private dining room that is stylish and welcoming.

Before our starters, freshly baked olive focaccia with sun-dried tomato pesto was brought out to our table. We began our meal with beef tenderloin carpaccio topped with a generous serving of shaved truffle and Portobello mouse, parmesan and pine nuts. The freshly tossed Arugula E Pere was a fresh and simple medley of wild arugula, pecorino cheese, pear, raisin and lemon dressing.

Our plate of grilled seabass was presented with the perfectly tender fish on a bed of red sauce and roasted potatoes. It truly was a delightful combination of flavors and textures. The ossobuco came highly recommended and despite it being a hearty portion we didn’t regret ordering it. The slow-cooked veal shank easily fell off the bone and we scooped it up with the bone marrow and saffron risotto.

To round off this delightful meal we picked the classic Italian dessert, cannoli filled with ricotta. Our side of espresso with this sweet treat, was the best way to end this culinary Italian feast.


GIA launches the Pranzo Pausa business lunch menu.

GIA Ristorante also offers a wallet friendly 2-course business lunch on weekdays from 12-3pm. At the price of 79AED per person, guests are invited to enjoy a true Italian culinary experience at the Italian way of life. The Pranzo Pausa business lunch menu quintessentially focuses on traditional Italian dishes and fresh ingredients, mostly imported from Italy.

The Pranzo Pausa business lunch dishes are designed to leave the kitchen at speed. Guests can enjoy a 2-course set menu and be in and out within the hour, and that’s including a double espresso post meal.

The meal begins with freshly baked olive focaccia with sun-dried tomato pesto is served. Offering a salad and a main, the Pranzo Pausa menu includes two freshly tossed salads, Arugula E Pere and Cesare.

With a choice of six main courses, the Pranzo menu features chef’s favourites includingPenne Al Ragu Di Pollo E Funghi, a decadent blend of rich chicken ragu with delicious penne and aged parmesan cheese. Or opt for the Risotto Al Porcini which consists of delicious carnaroli risotto, Italian porcini and Portobello mushrooms as well as some thyme, parmesan crisp and micro herbs. For those who appreciate a burrata that has been flown all the way from Italy, the Pomodoro e Burrata will surely liven your afternoon up with fresh tomato sauce, tangy anchovies and basil.

For those with a sweet tooth, complement your meal with delicious satisfying signature desserts from the a la carte menu such as the classic Tiramisu or Affogato Al Torroncino to cut through the sweetness, these are guaranteed to blow your mind away.

GIA Ristorante

The Dubai Mall, Fashion Avenue Extension



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