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“Feast for the senses”
Review of Casa Mia

Casa Mia
Ranked #176 of 9,562 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Whether it is Antipasti - light course (to start the meal), Primo - the first course (often made with the most famous Italian ingredient, pasta), Secondo - the second course (meat or fish) or Dessert, Casa Mia provides you the best Italian meals in Dubai. Known for its home-cooked Italian cuisine and best mouth-watering wood-fired oven pizzas in Dubai, Casa Mia has a profound influence that permeates your senses.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Feast for the senses”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

Of late, Dubai has become a veritable warren of top notch Italian restaurants. Among them is Le Meridien’s Casa Mia, which marked its 20th anniversary on November 13. When it comes to the pleasures of authentic Italian dining, I reckon it is truly a cut above the rest.
The service is impeccable without being intrusive and the food is exceptionally good.
From the moment I entered this stylist eatery in the hotel’s village terrace, we knew it would be a memorable experience.
Executive chef Maurizio Lazzarin and guest master chef Graziano Prest of Michelin star restaurant Tivoli let their hands do the talking as they took me to an unforgettable gastronomic journey.
From the antipasti section, they got me thin yellow tuna fin slices topped with lime dressing and oriental salad (Dh80) and a fried egg sitting on a spinach and cheese fondue bed with the much sought after white truffles on the side (Dh160).
Next up was a Gnocchi de patate rosolati con seppie e bottarga roa (Dh100), a perfectly pan fried pasta dish with cuttlefish and Bottarga roe, a salted, cured fish roe that originates from Sardinia and Sicily and is famously known as a poor man’s caviar. The gnocchi (pronounced N’YAW-kee) are essentially potato dumplings. Not exclusive to Italy, they have long history in classic European cuisine and make for good pasta because of their light, pillowy texture. I quite liked it. A confit duck leg (Dh160) topped with a sprig of rosemary was also wolfed with equal relish.
I rounded the meal with Dessert Dolomiti (Dh45) a mound of white chocolate mousse with vertically mounted slices of meringue to recreate Alps mountains, pistachio for the grass and cocoa for the soil, all sprinkled with berries and flowers. Casa Mia has both indoor and outdoor seating options, but now that the weather is just about perfect for al fresco dining we suggest you take advantage out the restaurant’ outdoor patio area. And yes, make reservations in advance to avoid disappointments.






Dinner for two: Dh450 approximately


Location: Village Terrace, Le Meridien Airport Road, Garhoud


Call: 04-217 0000





We recommend: Deep-fried egg in corn crust, Potato gnocchi with cuttlefish

  • Visited November 2013
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LeMeridienFB, Manager at Casa Mia, responded to this review, December 6, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Casa Mia. We are delighted to hear that you once again enjoyed your dining with us.

We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back in the near future

Yours sincerely,
Filiberto Magnati
Casa Mia Manager
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“delicious italian food and desserts”
Reviewed December 1, 2013

if you are lookibg for the best spagetti in town.. casa mia should be your choice. in addition to that, they have the best original tiramusu.

  • Visited December 2013
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LeMeridienFB, Manager at Casa Mia, responded to this review, December 3, 2013
Dear Alia,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Casa Mia. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us.

Thank you once again for appreciating our food quality. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Yours sincerely,
Filiberto Magnati
Casa Mia Manager
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Authentic Italian”
Reviewed November 26, 2013

My family and I were looking for a restaurant for a quick lunch and with the possibility of sitting outside, hence; we crashed at Casa Mia / eminent lunch (although would have appreciate some more salad letters) and cosy atmosphere. Looking for a quick lunch I suggest somewhere else, service was slow!

  • Visited November 2013
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LeMeridienFB, Manager at Casa Mia, responded to this review, December 3, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review on Tripadvisor.

We would like to apologise if you have felt that our service was slow. Rest assured that this is not our standard and I will certainly look into this.

Thank you once again for your feedback and look forward to meeting you personally on your next visit at Casa Mia.

Yours sincerely,
Filiberto Magnati
Casa Mia Manager
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Visit in casa mia”
Reviewed November 22, 2013 via mobile

We had a wonderful time, the food was fantastic as well as the service. It is definitely a place which that will be in my monthly routine. Its simply as it means " casa mia". I would like to thank the staff and philip roberto for their kindness and warmth.

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LeMeridienFB, Manager at Casa Mia, responded to this review, November 23, 2013
Dear Guest,

It is our pleasure to read from your review that you enjoyed visiting Casa Mia at Le Meridien Dubai. Your kind comments are truly appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Yours sincerely,
Filiberto Magnati
Casa Mia Manager
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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103 restaurant reviews
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“Kick back, relax”
Reviewed November 21, 2013

Casa Mia is a great restaurant for a relaxed meal...great for families but also for couples and friends...Fantastic Feu-de-bois pizza...and the best panacotta in town!
Staff is very friendly and outdoors tables are wonderful when the weather s nice...

Visited November 2013
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LeMeridienFB, Manager at Casa Mia, responded to this review, November 22, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your amazing feedback about your dining experience at Casa Mia. We are happy to read that you appreciate our overall restaurant concept.

We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back in the near future.


Yours sincerely,
Filiberto Magnati
Casa Mia Manager
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