To experience the beautiful country of Italy and its delicious cuisines in a 2 weeks trip, we have never looked at pasta and pizza the same way as before. In this time, we made sure to try the best pizzas and pasta in the main cities. Not to mention, the cheeses, wines and homemade dishes! So when we came back to Dubai, our taste buds definitely asking for the authentic taste of Italy. Glad we’ve found the Nineteen restaurant of the Address Montgomerie at the lush green area of Emirates hills. During our staycation at the golf resort, we had time traveled to the time we spent in Italy. Let us take you to our dining experience at Nineteen.

Ambiance

By the entrance, you’ll find numerous restaurant awards hanged on its walls with dim lighting. There are also enough and comfy seating areas provided to waiting guests. On the right side is a sleek bar offering premium champagnes and beverages neatly arranged in a clear glass storage which added to the sleekness of the restaurant and bar. The main dining room comes with minimal interior design and tables smartly placed around the open kitchen. Italian influences such as the used of white table cloths and simple table setting which we found in most restos in the country clearly runs in Nineteen. It was a relaxing ambiance and romantic as the mellow music plays on the background. When the weather is fine and bearable, we strongly recommend you to dine in al fresco and enjoy the view of the lush green golf course.

Food and Menu

The menu features a wide variety of options. From starters, salads, soups, pasta and risottos, cold cuts, cheese selections, of course the main courses and desserts plus the endless selection of beverages, mocktail, cocktail or any spirit that you could think of. They probably have it here. I love that each dish can be alter if you have allergies or simply don’t like a specific ingredient. Just be mindful of the note indications at the bottom part of the menu and you’re good to order πŸ™‚

While we visited during a Thursday night when they’re having a Fish Market themed night where you can choose from a range of fresh fish to cook according to your liking, we chose to try their signature dishes from the ala carte menu.

From the starters and salads, we had the Insalata Di Polpo (AED 95) which contain grilled octopus, roasted cauliflower, baked datterino with a flavorful sauce. Before this dish, a complimentary set of different Italian bread was serves to our table. I find myself enjoying the grilled octopus with the bread πŸ™‚

The husband enjoyed his slightly spicy soup, the Zuppa De Pesce (AED 75) a dish with mussels, clams, octopus and shrimps. As you’d know by now, this man is allergic to seafood that aren’t fresh. So happy to report that he didn’t got allergic after our dinner πŸ™‚

Now with the mains, we ordered the Tagliatelle Ai Funghi (AED 90), a simple dish which we loved the most from our exploration in Tuscany πŸ™‚ It is a homemade pasta made of creamy sauce and mushrooms. Glad that the Nineteen restaurant did not disappoint as the taste was tasty that brings us back to the time we had in the region πŸ™‚

But before I forgot, they also let us try another pasta dish presented on each table. We certainly enjoyed when the pasta was mixed with the 2 years old fermented cheese and more when summer truffles was added to it! Imagine our delight! πŸ™‚

Another mains we had was the Filetto Di Manzo con Foie Gras (AED 260) a US steak with foie gras and asparagus on the side. It was juicy, soft and cooked just the way we like it.

Since I don’t have a space for dessert, we asked them to bring the Tiramisu (AED 52) in our room. To our surprise, they added some macaroons which was really a sweet gesture! After a little rest, I had my tea and dessert in the comfort of our room. Can life be just sweet like this? πŸ™‚

Staff and Service

The staff at Nineteen or in the whole property live up to its trademark hospitality. They’re very attentive, warm and professional in what they do. You can easily tell the good service as soon as you entered this restaurant. From clearing plates, taking orders up to sending the desserts to our room, everyone made the dining experience relax and lovely. Even the Italian Chef Marcello and the Italian restaurant manager Mr. Lorenzo reminds us of the locals in their country as they’re very hospitable not only to us but to every guest dining in Nineteen. We even heard the other guests ordered ‘same as last time’, meaning they are returning diners. Thanks to the wonderful team of Nineteen restaurant!

Overall Experience

A good dining experience can bring back good memories. We definitely believes in this statement when we dine in at the beautiful Italian restaurant – the Nineteen. With a romantic setting, relax atmosphere, outside dining option with amazing views of the golf resort, scrumptious food, authentic Italian homemade dishes and of course the warm and kind staff – the Nineteen will surely have more awards since it is so deserving.

Nineteen Restaurant details:

Opening hours:
Friday Brunch: 12.30pm to 3.30pm Β  | Β Saturday Roast: 12.30pm to 3.30pm Β  | Β Dinner: 7.00pm to 11.00pm | Closed on Sundays
Location: Ground floor of the Clubhouse, Address Montgomerie
Call: +971 4 888 3444