Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 1 December 2020

Massimo Bottura's Torno Subito reopens in Dubai after five-month closure

The outlet at W Dubai – The Palm is welcoming diners again for Italian lunch and dinner

Chef Massimo Bottura, the culinary mastermind behind the renowned Osteria Francescana, has reopened his Italian restaurant in Dubai.

Torno Subito, the signature Italian dining spot at W Dubai – The Palm is welcoming guests again after a five-month closure.

During the closure of what is Bottura's only eatery outside of Italy, Chef De Cuisine Bernardo Paladini travelled back to his home country where he spent three months honing his skills under Bottura's masterful eye.

Diners who haven't been to Torno Subito yet can expect a feast for the senses.

The Dubai restaurant is Massimo Bottura's only eatery outside of Italy. 
The Dubai restaurant is Massimo Bottura's only eatery outside of Italy.

The restaurant brims with colourful Riviera vibes combined with a distinct retro feel thanks to quirky 1960s decor, designed by the superstar chef himself. Evoking laid-back summer days in Rimini, guests can sit in the pastel-hued interiors or opt for alfresco dining with a terrace overlooking the beach and Arabian Gulf.

From the bold monochromatic stripes at the entrance, to the sunshine yellow tiles, glossy teal counters and pink-washed ceilings, the entire place is a fusion of perky hues that shouldn’t work together, but somehow do.

And the food is just as experimental. Think traditional Italian dishes with a Bottura twist. Favourites include tagliatelle Al ragu, polpo-roasted octopus and Tiramisubito – the chef's extra light take on classic Tiramisu with Mascarpone, espresso coffee, chocolate crumble and cocoa powder. The pizza menu is just as creative with around 80 per cent of the ingredients flown in direct from Italy.

Torno Subito is now open for dinner on weekdays, and for lunch and dinner on weekends. There are several new safety measures in place to protect diners against the coronavirus including a limited numbers of diners per table and new social distancing rules.

Updated: September 28, 2020 01:20 PM

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