Armani/Ristorante

Price guide: Expensive

Burj Khalifa, Dubai

Price guide: Expensive

Armani/Ristorante

By Alex Ritman, your Dubai expert

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#24 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Dubai
Expert overall rating:4.0 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.1
4.1
Ambience:
4.1
4.1
Service:
4.6
4.6
Location:
4.5
4.5
Value for money:
3.9
3.9
Recommended for:
Couples, Honeymooners, Design and architecture, Great views / scenery, Romance, Sightseeing, Trendiness

Expert review of Armani/Ristorante

High-end Armani-endorsed Italian, in the Armani Hotel, in the world's tallest tower. How Dubai.

If you're going to visit Dubai, you may as well pop by the world's tallest tower, the Burj Khalifa, and if you're going to do that, it'd be rude not to check out the tower's own designer-endorsed hotel, the chic Armani Hotel. And once you're there, you might even be a bit hungry. Well, here's the hotel's signature Italian restaurant.  

Food and drink: 

Just like Giorgio Armani himself, here it's high-end and Italian. Handmade and hand-rolled pastas, bruschettas, sea bass, semifreddo - all the classics are here. While mainly excellent in taste and served with style, you might leave thinking that were it not for the designer name or towering location, you could have gotten a bit more for your money. 

Ambience: 

Chilled and minimal, Ristorante takes its design from Mr Armani and the smartly dressed waiters are all dressed in his attire. You don't have to wear Armani to get in, nor do you need to don a turtle neck jumper and white loafers, but this is still a somewhat classy affair, popular with tourists and expats alike. 

Service: 

Absolutely impeccable. Check out their uniforms. Armani that is. 

Location: 

Armani aside, this is the unique selling point of the Ristorante, which is set in the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower. Sadly, the blinds often obscure the windows, ruining what could have been an unforgettable view. 

Price advice: 

Like Armani's clothing lines, the food here doesn't come cheap, with mains costing around 200 dirhams.  

Tables to book: 

If you can, get one as close to the window as possible. You are in the world's tallest tower, after all.  

More information on Armani/Ristorante:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Italian
Address:
Burj Khalifa, Dubai
Telephone:
04 888 3444
Website:
http://dubai.armanihotels.com/dine-en.html
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Open daily noon-3pm, 7.30pm-11pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested

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