Dubai; No sooner have I polished off my last morsel and pressed the publish button, another new restaurant or café opens. So much so, FooDiva has a trio of goodies to share with you in this post – all tried and tested of course.
I’ve written before about my fascination with sourcing original Napolitan pizza in this town – well I’ve discovered another pizzeria – Brandi – in Dubai Mall. The pizza arrives with a ‘cornicione’ thick crust, whilst slightly soft in the middle, which according to a comment left recently by an Italian follower is true to the traditional recipe as explained in the EU’s official journal, ‘the overall pizza must be tender, elastic and easily foldable into four.’ Well that it certainly was. Aside from the original Margherita named after Italy’s Queen in 1889, the Romana with anchovies is a FooDiva fave, whilst my sis aka Mrs Bubbly opted for the Don Vincenzo with capers and olives (removing the anchovies). Great to see locally produced fiordilatte mozzarella (cow’s milk not buffalo) from Italian Dairy Products as the common ingredient on all pizzas. Service is a little hit and miss sadly with waiters repeating themselves. Brandi Pizzeria is located on the second floor of Dubai Mall (next to TGI Friday). T; +971 4 3253336. Pizzas AED 38 – 65. Note 20% RoundMenu discount below.