Best pizza in Dubai,


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Matto is a homegrown Italian restaurant, located inside the beautifully designed Oberoi Hotel. The place looks quaint from the outside, but is massive on the inside with gorgeous interiors befitting an Italian setting.

Matto is run by the same owners of the popular rooftop Iris, also located in the Hotel. It attempts to adopt the similar casual cool vibe

Matto is a dialect version of pazzo which means ‘crazy’ in Italian – Do I need to say anything more? When a restaurant literally means crazy, you know you are in for a fun time. Entering into the restaurant, we were greeted by the friendly and mostly Italian staff giving the atmosphere an authentic vibe. I immediately fell in love with this uber chic venue.

I went on Monday, and was surprised beyond wits to enter into a fully packed restaurant. Quite unusual for places that I have visited off late. I was told that Monday’s are for unlimited Pizza’s for AED 80. Well, that’s definitely not something I would want to miss, especially after eating their delish pizza’s.

Matto’s interior is Instagram heaven. Details such as low hanging Edison bulbs shining over large group tables, unfinished tiles, and exposed ceilings resurface throughout the entire restaurant. The team skillfully incorporates elements to create a place that’s charming and elegant. They have a live band on Monday's which is equally fun!.

You cannot not admire the effort behind the restaurant’s bespoke elements. The message board decorated with postcards from guests, a mural painting of a man kissing a fish, the yellow vespa holding the DJ console and hanging copper kitchenware.

The menu however, unlike its playful interior, is traditional and rustic yet covers a multitude of influences from across Italy. We started off with our drinks with some Red wine and mocktails.

We started off with unlimited Pizza’s and tried both vegetarian and non-vegetarian fares. The Pizza is unlike any I have had to date. I’m not a Pizza person, but Matto changed that for me. The pizza base was soft and the cheese – the cheese my gastronomes was unlike any I have had. The veggie toppings were fresh and tasted so scrumptious. It was then that I knew why Monday’s were jam packed. You know your food is extremely scrumptious when you don’t feel the need to have a conversation with your friend. That’s exactly what the Pizza’s at Matto did for me.

Matto changed everything I knew about Pizza’s. My reaction to them being unhealthy and boring has changed to them being comfort food.

We also tried the Calamarata with clamps and prawns. I devoured every bit of the clamps and prawns, and went back to the pizza over and over again.

For desserts we were handed a separate menu. We chose the delicious sounding Matto Rock and the Sicilian Cannoli. Minutes later I found myself staring at the giant Ferrero Rocher, and to craze it up, they handed me a wood hammer to break through the Matto rock (that was definitely something I loved). 

The Matto Rock was quite heavy and is definitely one to be shared among 3-4 people. But it definitely is something you should try at Matto. It’s creamy, chocolaty and crunchy all at the same time.

The Sicilian cannoli stuffed with ricotta cheese and pistachios was just the right amount of sweet, but I found it a little too hard. Or probably weighing between chocolate and cheese – chocolate just won for me. But my friend loved the cannoli and devoured every single bit of it.

Overall, Matto is a place I’d definitely revisit. The food throughout is assured and consistent with non-intrusive service with genial camaraderie and warmth. They have the best pizza I’ve tried in Dubai.


Location The Oberoi, Lobby Level, Business Bay, Dubai
Timings: 12:00 pm to 00:00 am
Cost: AED 250 for two
Reserve your table at: 044441335

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