Highly acclaimed Bussola offers one of the best Italian culinary experiences in Dubai, and has been certified by the Italian Cuisine Academy.
The double decked layout offers diners the chance to savour a more fine dining ambience downstairs, while the open exterior of the upper level pizzeria provides a relaxed and casual family atmosphere.
We were spoilt with a decadent Italian fare with breathtaking sea views at the fine dining arm of Bussola. A warm, minimalist atmosphere greeted us where an elegant and subdued indoor ambience is complemented by refreshing candlelit patio seating next to the pools.
The kitchen serves delicious Italian cuisine which centres on the preparations of authentic Italian dishes paired with fresh ingredients.
Squid ink spaghetti
A lovely dish that was highlighted by the al dente tagliolini which captivated with its delightful salinity courtesy of being made with squid ink. The accompanying morsels of Canadian lobster were very tender and beautifully flavoured.
The lobster was stunning and cooked to perfection. The lemon beurre blanc with confit garlic accompanied the sweet lobster perfectly resulting in a dish that was flavoursome, rich and complex.
Baked turbot with potato, white onions, green olives, white wine and tomato wedges
The quality of the turbot was exemplary. The skin of the fish was perfectly crisp while the flesh was delicate and moist. It was a dish that allowed the natural subtle sweetness of the fish to be enjoyed.
Pleasing to both the eyes and palate, this dessert of frozen cassata with ricotta and candid fruits cannoli, orange pudding, fresh almond jelly was simply outstanding. The mellow, milkiness of the cassata paired exceptionally well with the subtle infusion of ricotta and candied fruits from the cannoli. Eaten together with the fresh almond and jelly, this dessert was the most balanced of flavour explosions.
Bussola serves cooking that comes from the heart, infused with fresh ingredients, traditional flavours and innovative preparations; blending contemporary Italian style with classic Italian influence.
Location: Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Jumeirah, Dubai
Phone: +971 (4) 511 7136