Carluccio’s – Italian food in the Mangroves

Carluccio’s is an Italian restaurant with three branches in Abu Dhabi. My favourite branch is in the Eastern Mangroves because of the outdoor seating and a beautiful view of the mangroves. The other two branches are in Yas Mall and on Maryah island inside the city.


Carluccio’s has a special vegan menu with starters, main courses, sides and surprisingly even dessert. Although all of the vegan dishes are also in their menu, you do have to specifically ask for their special vegan menu. The staff is very helpful and knowledgable when it comes to a vegan diet and allergies. For starters I love their trio of focaccia. Although I’m not always a friend of bread I love Carluccio’s baked goods. I tried two of their mains, the spaghetti al pomodoro e basilico and the beetroot salad. The pasta was perfectly cooked and the tomato and basil sauce was a little heavy on garlic, which I’m not a fan of. I loved their beetroot salad, a mix of greens with radish, beets topped off with pine nuts. Although I already have trouble finishing their mains it is amazing to have a vegan dessert option.


After eating you can walk along the beautiful mangrove promenade. If you are looking for delicious Italian food in a nice atmosphere I definitely recommend Carluccio’s.
Carluccio’s is also in the entertainer with a buy 1 get 1 free offer for their main dishes.




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