Riverland already feels like a festive European town in the suburbs of Dubai. Add a bit of great-tasting Italian food to that, and you’ve been transported to another continent!
Stopped at Olive Garden for an early dinner on our way out from Motiongate. Our server was super friendly and considerate and made sure we knew that the soup was complimentary and came with free refills. The Minestrone soup was refreshing and I got refills on that, but my nephew ordered the chicken soup which was mediocre. For mains, we ordered the Tour of Italy – a set of parmesan chicken, fettucine alfredo and lasagne, and the Chicken Shrimp Carbonara. Both mains were absolutely delicious, to the point where I’m just waiting to go back. I do wish they had outdoor seating as that would’ve really added to the experience, especially with the weather these days!
If you’re looking for an Italian restaurant overlooking a beautiful sunset, river and Europeanesque landscape, and not to forget a place with free refills on salads and soup (such a rarity in Dubai), you should check Olive Garden out.