Bussola

Price guide: Mid-range

Westin Dubai, Dubai

Price guide: Mid-range

Bussola

By Alex Ritman, your Dubai expert

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#22 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Dubai
Expert overall rating:4.1 out of 5
Food and drink:
3.9
3.9
Ambience:
4.3
4.3
Service:
4
4.0
Location:
4.3
4.3
Value for money:
3.9
3.9
Recommended for:
Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, First-time travellers, Honeymooners, Special occasions, Trendiness

Expert review of Bussola

Pizza on the beach? Go on then.

You can't leave Dubai without dining alfresco by the beach. It's just not on. Unless you hate Italian (which would be strange), Bussola could be among the best venues to give this a go. 

Food and drink: 

Pizza, pasta, antipasto, all the staples are here. You'd think that the food would come second to the sublime, beachside setting, but it's among the best Italians in town.

Recommended dishes: 

I've tried most of the pizzas (it was a birthday party and I stole plenty from my neighbours plates) and they're all superb. Try the Bussola pizza, a light affair with a splash of truffle oil. 

Ambience: 

Sat by the beach with views across the ocean, the atmosphere is suitably unstuffy, so don't worry about dining in your flipflops. It attracts a fair few parties, but thankfully doesn't get particularly rowdy.  

Service: 

It can be a little slow on busier nights, but otherwise is generally excellent.  

Location: 

It's at the back of the Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina, facing the beach and the Arabian Gulf.    

Price advice: 

A three-course meal for two without a bottle of wine will probably cost around 400-500 dirhams. Pizzas are priced 60-90 dirhams.  

Tables to book: 

Getting a table outside is essential if you want the full effect of the setting. 

More information on Bussola:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Bar, Pizzeria, Restaurant
Food:
Italian
Address:
Westin Dubai, Dubai
Telephone:
04 399 4141
Website:
http://www.westinminaseyahi.com/
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Open daily noon-2.45pm, 7pm-10.45pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested
Free tags / Keywords:
Al fresco

Have you been to Bussola? Would you recommended it?