Italian in Downtown Dubai

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Italy's popular shop-cum-cafe has landed in Dubai Mall, bringing artisanal morsels from around the Boot to discerning palates. Stock up on pesto from Liguria, balsamico from Modena, olive oil from Sicily, and mozzarella and pasta made right in the store. Alternatively, stay and enjoy delicious pizza, panini or pasta freshly prepared at several food stations.

For kids, it's fun to watch the action and perhaps finish up the meal with a trip to the Nutella bar.