Review: Mare by Bussola at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
Head to Mare by Bussola in Dubai for delicious Italian flavours, vacation vibes, and a setting inspired by the Italian seaside
8 February 2023
This stunning Italian restaurant is "where the Italian Riviera meets the city". Buon appetito!
Dizzying in scope, Dubai's Italian dining scene offers antipasti, pizza, pasta, and almost every subgenre of this cuisine under the UAE sun. And while there's some incredible Italian food in parts of Dubai, certain spots - like Mare by Bussola - go above and beyond when it comes to the menu, service, and dining ambience.
Located in the fabulous The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Mare by Bussola is a laid back lounge that serves Italian seaside vibes and delectable dishes, including handcrafted beverages and shisha with unique flavours and mixtures.
Mare by Bussola sets the standard for what dining out can mean in a busy neighbourhood like Dubai Marina: a cool and casual pocket of calm with perfectly crafted drinks, choices ranging from light balanced dishes to soul-satisfying food, and outdoor spots perfect for al fresco dining.
The stunning setting of Mare is spectacular, overlooking the beautiful pool and coastal line, creating that relaxing Italian vacay atmosphere.
Chef Simone's menu was a wide selection of classic Italian cuisine inclusive of fresh fish and meat dishes. The starter I opted for was a fantastic yellow fin tuna tartare with capers, basil, samphire and strawberry relish; my colleague had the octopus and calamari which was fresh and succulent.
For our mains I had a show-stopping Boston lobster with potatoes, cherry tomatoes, celery, red onion and vinaigrette, which is reason enough to visit Mare by Bussola.
My partner had the wagyu beef, grana pandano and creamed spinach which too was cooked to perfection.
After these mouth-watering courses we were quite full so we opted to share a traditional Tiramisu. This classic Italian dessert consists of a layered mouse of mascarpone cheese and sabayon with savoiardi biscuits dripped in expresso; a great end to this flawless meal.
We would highly recommend checking this venue out either for a sundowner or to just enjoy their delightful menu with a refreshing dip in the waters later.
Ladies, you'll love Tuesdays at Mare by Bussola, where the Ladies of Mare offer from 9 AM to 5 PM lets you sip on unlimited red, white, rosé, and pink bubblies for just AED 149 per person.
The Oysters And Bubbles package is also available for AED 649 for two people, a private cabana, six premium Gillardeau oysters, fruit platter, a bottle of water, and a premium bottle of bubbly.
- Where: The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Dubai Marina
- Pool and beach timings: Every day from 9 AM until sunset.
- Restaurant imings: Lunch is daily from 12 PM to 6 PM, and dinner is every day from 6:30 PM to 11 PM