A new concept by the same owner as 800 pizza, Mr. Alessandro Dubaldo (my former boss) invited us to experience Borgo Vecchio. It means Old Village in Italian – it is located in Al Manzil district in the Old Town. It felt like we were still on our holiday in Rome. The atmosphere is so inviting. The walls surrounded with lovely paintings. It was a Friday night when we visited. We were seated opposite to the musician playing live jazz. A perfect Italian vibe!
Ricky ordered the tomato soup for starter which had a strong taste of fresh tomato infused with creamy parmesan just the perfect portion to start the meal. I had the creamy Burrata dressed with fresh olive oil, tomato and basil which I really enjoyed mixing it with my lovely bruschetta. FYI we love sharing our food which makes us a good foodie partner:)
For the mains Ricky had the linguine with fresh Italian clams. It was delicious, the clams had a perfectly subtle seafood taste and the pasta was al dente. I had the mouth-watering roasted baby chicken with parmesan polenta.
By this time we were so full but we can’t say no to desserts! Ricky as a fan of tiramisu ordered one. He said the tiramisu was indulgent; creamy with that signature espresso taste coming through. The addition of caramel sauce on the bottom added another dimension, as well as caramelised coffee beans and coffee infused flavoured powder. I had the artisan gelato with Pistacchio and Hazelnut. It was phenomenal. I probably can eat it everyday! Overall the food was amazing. It was carefully and successfully well-presented.
I would recommend anyone to give this place a try, although the prices are higher than 800 pizza, the quality of ingredients and workmanship involved in the dishes mean you definitely get good value! From the warm staff to the creative, succulent food on offer – it was hard to find any fault with our visit.
Al Manzil District, Downtown Dubai