Selected by the Michelin Guide Abu Dhabi, Villa Toscana offers the perfect setting for an Italian meal in the emirate.
PARTNER CONTENT: Already on the top of every Italian lover’s list, Villa Toscana at St. Regis Abu Dhabi has also earned the coveted Michelin nod.
Having gained its title as a Michelin-selected restaurant in the UAE, the restaurant has further cemented its position as a spot for authentic and elevated Italian gastronomy. Styled after a Tuscan villa, the award-winning restaurant recreates the charming comfort of visiting an Italian noble’s summer residence.
Elegance aside, it’s the commitment to satiating your tastebuds that lies at the forefront of the restaurant’s ethos. With Italian Chef Vittorio at the helm, the culinary team has worked passionately to combine tradition and contemporary on your plate.
Primarily the menu focuses on serving up artisanal regional Italian specialties from Tuscany, Umbria, and Emilia-Romagna. As expected, the key to delivering quality is an arsenal of fresh and premium seasonal products. The menus are as seasonal as they are surprising, delighting the guest in more ways than one.
The menu expands from antipasti, pasta, risotto, pizza, and house specialties to sinfully indulgent desserts. Keeping dietary restrictions in mind, Villa Toscana offers several options for vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free diners.
A cornerstone of the Italian eatery is its business lunch, encouraging people to take a step back and savour fine flavours. The sumptuous lunchtime buffet spread includes the most traditional home-cooked dishes, now levelled up to include delectable antipasti and elegant desserts. Further, guests may also top up their lunch experience with the main course prepared on the spot.
From aged European cheeses, home-baked breads, fresh salads, and charcuterie to irresistible main courses such as homemade pasta, charcoal-grilled lamb chops, mixed fried calamari and prawns with seasonal vegetables to name a few – there isn’t a dearth of simply delicious food here.
Rounding up the meal on a particularly sweet note are the decadent Italian chocolates and fresh fruits. The star here, undeniably though, is rightfully the creamy, rich and wonderfully indulgent traditional tiramisu.
As the sun sets, the hospitable staff at Villa Toscana remain delighted to ensure all guests are well taken care of. What’s more, you get to end the day in true Italian fashion, with a choice of classic and creative Apéritif mixes and a lavish buffet of delicate scrumptious bites.
Starting 6pm to 8pm, savour a myriad of bespoke and legendary Italian concoctions. The extensive menu courtesy of the skilled resident bartender spans classic versions of the drink, as well as more adventurous outings like the Boulevardier and Old Pal. On the nibbles front, the culinary team uses only the aforementioned best ingredients to create a complementary experience and night of harmony for all guests.
In summary, a restaurant you might want to visit before occupied tables and waiting lines get in the way.
Villa Toscana is open daily, from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM and from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM.
For more information and reservations, please call +971 2 964 4553 or email [email protected]
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