A spin on what the restaurant quotes, “we feel bad for those who haven’t been to MATTO yet”.
Unwinding after work with some Italian cuisine and friends is how we found ourselves at Matto.
In Italian, ‘Matto’ is a word loosely used to mean crazy or wild and this term completely embodies the restaurant’s unique personality and sense of fun.
The restaurant is dimly lit with a warm tone. The entire place has got lively vibes with a few eccentric tid bits mixed in for instance the over the top melted candle wax centerpiece on every table is something we really found amusing.
We adored the graphics adorning the walls, the excellent live music in the background and the whole energy of the place all contributed to making our dinner experience nothing less than perfect!
Rating: 10 Golden Nuggets
Drinks: We tried the Italian Job & Bellucini. One of our drinks was named after the renowned actress Monica Bellucini. It included fresh blueberries and blackberries so it was a no brainer for us to give it a shot and we got no complaints because the drink tasted so damn good.
The Italian job was zesty and fresh. We loved the bittersweet orange tangy twist! Would recommend trying this out.
Patatine Al Tartufo [AED 65]: Crispy hand-cut fries garnished with parmesan and served alongside with the truffle sauce and oh my the combination will make you go gaga over it. We could not stop until we wiped off the whole sauce. The sauce was creamy and the truffle portion was just right making it a delicious affair. Everyone who has not tried truffle yet, you guys are missing something major and ought to try it out and you’ll be a believer like us in no time.
Bruschetta with Burrata: A divine intervention with a melt in your mouth experience, now that we built the hype and created a decent picture in your heads let’s move on to how exquisite this dish was, super soft bread topped with burrata and chunks of fresh tomato and rocket leaves, now this kind of starters is where amazing conversations lead with.
Cannelloni agli spinaci: One bite into this and we felt like we’ve been transported back to Italy. Each morsel is an explosion of flavour. The spinach together with cheese was cooked perfectly and the delicious sauce bound the entire dish in a lovely way. This one was gone in minutes. It was just that good!
Pollo Al Tartufo [AED 142]: Grilled chicken breast slices coated with porcini mushroom sauces served with truffle mashed potatoes and garnished with broccoli and tomato pieces. All the ingredients had a perfect symphony to it creating a beautiful marriage resulting in this delightful bestseller. Definitely recommended!
Porcini E Tartufo [AED 103]: Al-dente style cooked ravioli in a porcini mushroom sauce decorated with black truffle shavings. The sauce was divine but we just found the corners of the pasta to be a bit slightly hard but thats just how al-dente is so nothing wrong in that.
Bresaola Pizza [AED 98]: We loved the bake of the crust. It has a thin base with slight char bits topped with some delicious beef bresaola carpaccio, sun dried tomatoes, goat cheese and a drizzle of truffle oil! Definitely coming back for this one.
Matto Rock: Do you fancy letting off some steam and be rewarded in the end? Then this dessert is for you! It’s a milk chocolate sphere infused with hazelnuts that looks like a giant Ferrero Rocher from a far. Once cracked open you will find a smooth and rich chocolate mousse that’s making us drool right now when we’re just writing about it. A showstopper of a dessert.
Tiramisu: One of the best Tiramisu in town! It is light and airy without being overly sweet. The coffee infusion is what made us pick this as one of our favorites! Would definitely recommend this dessert.
Mille Feuille: For those who would like to end their meal on a lighter note then would recommend going for this. The citrus tones were a little too sharp for our taste but overall a good dessert.
We had the supervisor Mr. Bilal and the manager host us and we could not have been more grateful because of their friendly attitude and prompt service.
The prices seem to be apt for the location and the quality being offered. Also, there is Zomato Gold available making the experience sweeter for you and less burdensome on the wallet.
We are coming back soon for more of what we devoured this time.