Tutti Matti serves up a Slice of Italy with the best Italian food in the Heart of Sheikh Zayed.
Mantra: High-end ingredients for an exclusive Italian experience.
Type of cuisine: Purely Italian cuisine with a wide variety of dishes, they also offer a distinctive breakfast.
Beverages available: The menu includes milkshakes, frappé and a variety of smoothies, as well as San Pellegrino and Amstel, fresh juices and a range of non-alcoholic cocktails. They also have cold apple cider and flavored tea. Hot beverages include all types of Nespresso, as well as decaffeinated coffee, tea and herbal drinks.
Signature dishes: Hearty mushroom soup, Insalata di Rucola, and an awesome smoked salmon pizza. Gorgonzola Rigatoni, which melts effortlessly in the mouth, and finally the Angus Beef Fillet that comes accompanied with the option of two sides and sauce of your preference.
Dishes sampled and ingredients: This was not an ordinary Italian kitchen; it offers variety to meet all tastes and the pizza is baked in front of you. Service was warm and efficient with prompt delivery of food items. We were particularly taken with the mushroom and minestrone vegetarian soups, which were both substantial and bursting with flavor. The rucola salad combined complex ingredients that complemented each other perfectly, such as the saltiness of the Parmesan cheese, the sweetness of fresh sun dried tomatoes, the nutty crispness of almonds, complemented by a, light balsamic dressing.
The main event, the beautifully pink Angus beef is a ‘must-have’. The beef fillet was served with a choice of two sides. We chose mashed potatoes and Caponata vegetables, a Sicilian eggplant dish made from chopped fried eggplant and celery seasoned with sweetened vinegar, with capers in a piquant sauce. It perfectly showcased the diversity of the menu. The gorgonzola Rigatoni consists of rigatoni with beef bacon and a creamy Gorgonzola sauce which melts smoothly in the mouth. We loved the Tutti Matti cocktail, which included apple, kiwi and banana.
Other menu options that appealed: Rigatoni al Forno, Gnocchi Quattro Formaggi (homemade potato gnocchi with creamy cheese sauce) Liguria Sandwich (bresoala, smoked chicken and smoked turkey mixed with emmenthal cheese, sundried tomatoes, watercress and mayonnaise on focaccia bread), Tagliata di Manzo (beef slices with rosemary sauce, rucola salad, baked potato and herb butter), and of course, the smoked salmon pizza (mozzarella, tomato sauce, smoked salmon, Philadelphia cheese, capers, fresh dill).
Décor: Leading Egyptian designer Hussein Nassar perfectly utilized the space in Tutti Matti, creating privacy between each table, yet intimacy as a whole. The space is elegant and boasts an Italian flair.
Ambiance: Casual elegance, with glass windows all around, resulting in a scenic view, and there is also an open-air area for sunny days.
Eat in / Take-away / Home delivery: Eat in, take-away, home delivery and catering. Other features include, Wi-Fi, no smoking area, TV, shisha, it’s also pet friendly!
Clientele mix: Mainly families, also young couples. A good place for celebrity- spotting as well.
Price range: Moderate
Address:Galleria40 Mall, on the 26th July corridor in Sheikh Zayed.
Opening hours: 7 am -1 am (All Branches)
Facebook page: Tutti Matti