With rustic vibes and a home grown concept, Ravioli and Co offers a blend of traditional Italian dishes, centered around delectable starters, handmade pastas and healthy salads apart from hearty main courses and sweet desserts. As for the ambience, the restaurants bears semblance to that of a traditional trattoria with wood being the main element in their decor with wooden tables,it features an open kitchen, handknit cushion covers adorn the antique style seating and antique items are placed in various areas around the restaurant to give it a whole rustic feel.
For starters, we had the arancino, a traditional dish consisting of deep fried rice balls filled with copious amounts of meat ragout and melted mozzarella cheese, served alongside a sauce of arabiatta. which complements the dish as a dip. For main course we opted for the much talked about ravioli, the green ravioli brimming with a stuffing of creamy ricotta cheese and leafy spinach, resulting in a heart warming dish with the final touch of nutty walnut sauce. No italian meal is complete without a comfy plate of creamy risotto where aquerello rice is tossed in a yummy combination of mussels, prawns, clams. The dish has a nice and light consistency to it with an infusion of cherry tomatoes to give the dish some color.If you have not had your feel, then keep some much needed space for the beef fillet smothered in a gravy of rich and aromatic porcini mushroom sauce. The beef fillets are succulent and the thick sauce pairs perfectly with the meat. The tagliolini al gamberi was definitely one of my favorites from the meal, a simple no- fuss dish with minimalist ingredients of plump with the shell prawns tossed in a spiced and fragrant paprika creamy sauce.Though i expected the dish to be a bit spiced, it was just the way i liked it, paired perfectly with a glass of white wine.
To satiate our sweet tooth, we went with the much raved about tiramisu, in all its sweet glory, was just how i liked it, creamy with a lightness, the right amount of coffee so hence not too much of bitterness and the goodness of cheese, layered to perfection and soft to the touch of the fork. Though millefoglie happens to be one of my favorite pastries till date, it was sadly not much of a pleasure trying it. The crispy factor of the puff pastry was missing and the custard did not have a depth of creaminess to it, though i did enjoy the strawberries.
While several Italian restaurants have been sprouting all across dubai, here’s another one with a speciality – pasta! They go by the name @ravioliandco and clearly you know their into freshly made pasta with their ingredients flown in directly from Italy. 😍 . . This new trattoria carries a very rustic vibe with walls that appear to have come off a 1950’s movie set. So much detail in those aged tables and pots, takes me back to the times I’ve spent hopping around in Tuscany. . I loved their green ravioli stuffed with ricotta cheese and spinach. A very delicious combo for veggies. Moving away from their pasta selections, the beef fillet is another divine dish as it comes topped with mouth watering creamy porcini mushroom sauce. . Don’t forget about their arancino. One of the best in town.