We simply adore the food offering at this trattoria in DIFC.
Marea is an acclaimed Michelin-starred restaurant from New York, also has an outpost in DIFC. The decor is upscale and modern with white tables and an elegant bar but the atmosphere is casual and approachable.
The lunch menu consists of a starter, main and dessert to pick from and includes all the Italian favorites from the coastal side of Italy with authentic and rich flavors. We picked the plate of delicate salmon sashimi that was fresh and light. Out order of the calamari fritti was crispy and dusted with seasoned flour-we dipped it in the sauce and didn’t leave a crumb on the plate.
The lobster served on a creamy burrata with eggplant and basil was luscious and will please even the most non-adventurous of diners.
We swooned over the grilled octopus that was served with fregola, apricot and drizzled with black olive oil.
For our mains, we picked the signature house made seafood spaghetti. This dish with fresh clams and oysters transported us straight to the Mediterranean coast.
The hearty gnocchi dish of ricotta dumplings, san Marzano tomatoes, burrata and basil is delectable and an absolute treat.
The chocolate torte with a side of espresso is a must-order. A decadent slice that has just the right balance of textures and sweetness, it is the ideal way to end a fabulous meal!
Marea is the address to head to if you find yourself in the mood for an authentic Italian feast.
Marea is located in Gate Village 7, DIFC
+9714- 4 583 6366
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