Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Certo - Good italian at Souk Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi

Even though its been the longest time since I last did a food review, it doesn't mean that I haven't been eating-out :-) Been meeting new friends, been busy with work ... and best of all, family!

Here's our first visit to Certo, which turned out to be a really fun evening with OK and DL :-)

Located: Souk Qaryat Al Beri, at the "3 bridges" area of Abu Dhabi. Its located in between Fairmont/Traders and Shangri-La.
Tel: +971 2 558 1161

Best thing about Italian restaurants (besides pasta!) ... definitely the bread. Nice!

Lots of seafood on the night ... Seafood platter, with half-baked lobster, and a delicious sea-bass too.

Lobster pasta anyone? Yummmms!

Veal Ossobucco ... Tender, delicious and lovely mediterranean style veges and potatoes alongside.

Would we return? Yes, good food, good service and nice ambience though I do question how it won a "Time Out Abu Dhabi" romantic-category award. Its more a family restaurant for me!

ps - Yes, its on the Entertainer (Buy one, get one free - I have started a new tag/label now for restaurants which have this offer in UAE). We had 6 Peronis between us, along with a plate of fries for V, and we only paid 125 AED (Roughly RM$100) per person.

Maison Sucre cupcakes rock!

We like cupcakes, but have been dissapointed with most of the offerings in our home of Abu Dhabi so far ... that is until we stumbled onto Maison Sucre. Great service, really nice shop (you can also have coffee here it seems), and wonderful cupcakes!

Located: Al Manara building, Zayed 1st Street on Khalidiyah (Behind Co-op / McDonalds)
Tel: +971 2 639 6622
Web: Foursquare
Opening hours: Sat-Thu 9am-11pm ; Fri 10am-11pm

Strawberry (Average!) or Chocolate (Yummmmmms!) ... take your pick!

12 AED each, and if you go ten times, your 11th purchase is free ...