Taste of Italy by Heinz Beck is the celebrated chef’s first casual restaurant concept, offering diners the chance to indulge in gourmet cuisine infused with his signature, Michelin rated twist on Italian style home cooking. ‘Heinz twist’ on Italian-style home cooking, all served in the evocative surroundings of an authentic Italian deli.
Featuring a comprehensive and exciting menu of traditional Italian starters and main courses to satisfy the most demanding of gourmands, along with a dedicated retail store for desserts, gelato, pastry and breads, Beck is proud to bring the very best flavors of Italy to the discerning diners of the UAE.
The place is cosy, casual eateries, rustic, simple menu, filled with breads, pizzas and pastas, as well as soups, salads and more filling main courses.There are nice touches, the chef stretching dough and popping pizzas into the brick oven at the restaurant’s entrance is one. As is the main, open kitchen at the far end of the restaurant that provides full views of the chefs at work. Imported Italian products for sale – olive oils, pastas, sauces, chocolates and more – adds warmth to the space. But the deli counters, filled with imported cheeses, antipasto and desserts err on
On comfortable sitting at the place I ordered a fresh Orange Juice to start my day off with so much delicacies on its way.
I was served fresh Breads, the Italian name Cassereccio prepared with Olives. Served with Balsamic and Olive oil.
The Quinoa Salad was so very divine and fresh, prepared with fresh crunchy vegetables, done with Red Italian Vinegar Dressing.
Raw Crudo, done with Chopped Beef Fillet, Pistachio Pesto and Sundried Tomatoes. O My Gosh!! I am very skeptical to try the raw meat but over here at Taste of Italy it was so very delicious, perfectly done as can be felt on every bite of the best ingredients used.
The Deep Fried Eggplant done in mint balls and served with spicy tomato sauce. This was the hit of the show, the balls all juicy and spices infused till the last bite. This is what you should definitely try at Taste of Italy.
The pasta over here is prepared fresh, yes all in house so its more in the healthier perspective side. Mine was the Liguine with Basil Pesto, prepared by Green Beans and Potatoes.
The Chef is in action with the pasta at the open kitchen of the place.
My Pizza was done with Beef Bresaola and Mozarella. As I have mentioned earlier they prepare everything in house, the dough too. It was all hand stretched and so very fresh. The Pizza was delicious, good portion for 2 person to share and so much authentic.
Classic Italian Risotto served with fresh Scampi and Saffron.
Now my favorite dish of the day, USA Beef Tenderloin. Done with grilled Italian Polenta and mixed Mushroom sauce. It was medium done, juicy, tender and so very delicious. The crispy bread served on the side added so much to the best sides for the beef.
Now have a look at this gorgeous table.
The Desserts at an Italian place is always what I relish, over here at Taste of Italy it was all so delicious and divine.
An Italian classic deconstructed Tiramisu by Heinz Beck, the signature dessert of all time. It was so very authentic, creamy and the coffee flavor was perfectly done.
Mango & Apple compote, creamy Ginger, Oats, Ginger Gelato and Walnut Crumble. This ones my favorite, loved the flavor of the mango tingling through the dessert and the creaminess just added so much to the character of the plate.
This lovely Red Velvet Cupcake was for Valentine’s Day and it tasted so delicious.
Overall it was an amazing experience,you should definitely try this place as everything here is fresh, healthy and in house.
Highlights : Outdoor Seating,Kid Friendly,Wifi
Phone number : 04 3438292 Table booking recommended
Cuisines : Italian
Cost : AED 230 for two people (approx.) Cash and Cards accepted
Opening hours : 9 AM to 11:30 PM
Address : The Galleria Mall, Al Wasl Road, Al Safa, Dubai