Enjoy traditional Italian fare served up with a whole lot of beachside flair
Named for chef and owner Simone Federici’s nonna (grandmother) Antonia, Antonia Abu Dhabi is a little Italian gem on Mamsha Al Saadiyat with retro vibes and a passion for traditional, classic Italian cuisine. This means handcrafted pastas cooked al dente and served with an olive-oil-based rather than butter-drenched sauce, pizzas made with sourdough bases that are created from grandma Antonia’s original starter, generous portions of Suppli or arancini style fried rice balls – you’ll find all this and more on the Antonia restaurant menu.
Antonia pizzas in Abu Dhabi seek to popularise a much loved Italian concept ‘pizza al taglio’ which means pizza by the slice – where customers can select rectangular slices rather than whole pizzas and customize their toppings. These handy sizes mean you can easily eat these on the move or choose to try different variants at one go. Take your pick between the Diavolo, Quattro Formaggi, Tartufo e Funghi, Bresaola and more.
If you’re a vegetarian looking for the perfect Italian restaurant in Abu Dhabi to cater to your tastes, Antonia might just be the perfect choice for you. Over and above veggie-based pizzas, you also have a selection of veg-forward pastas like ricotta and spinach ravioli, the classic cacio pepe, ricotta gnocchi, mushroom risotto and a whole lot of salads. Meat eaters can also try this Italian restaurant in Saadiyat Island for classics like spaghetti bolognese, polpette, saltimbocca and more.
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