La Terrazza is a casual dining restaurant in the heart of Dubai that that aims to satisfy every type of foodie. Whether you’re looking for Mediterranean cuisine or Turkish, for pizzas or pastas, for grilled items or for some healthy bites, La Terrazza has it all. Maybe some shisha to smoke away, no problem, this huge outlet has it too. This outlet is located on the ground level of Almas Tower in JLT and is spread over an entire terrace overlooking the waters. There is a smoking and non-smoking area again divided into outdoor and indoor areas, with even a play area for kids. I told you it was huge. And they even validate your parking for 4 hours, what more can you ask for!!!
Sunday to Thursday lunch hours is usually buffet while the weekend is à la carte. I headed there on a Saturday afternoon and opted to sit outdoors. My lil one spent some time at the kids play area but as soon as the food came, he was back. We started with a bowl of Chicken Lapsha which is a clear broth chicken soup with handmade noodles (lapsha) and some vegetables. It was warm and refreshing. We also served some complimentary freshly made Arabic Bread with various dips.
The menu is vast, and it becomes confusing to choose. After some debate, we decided to try the Chicken Liver as it highly recommended on Zomato and after trying it, I can see why. I’m not usually fond of livers due to its texture but this one was actually good. The flavours were amazing and kept my mind off the texture part, though it is a bit too sour. For drinks, we had fresh Pineapple Juice and a Mixed Fruit Juice. The pineapple juice was watery, but the mixed fruit was delicious.
Another dish that blew my mind was Beef Stroganoff with mashed potatoes on the side. The beef was tender and the sauce creamy and flavourful. Highly recommended!! Kiddo saw pizza on the menu and wanted one, so we ordered a BBQ Chicken Pizza and specifically told them to bring a small one but what came was so huge that we couldn’t finish it. It was decent but I’ve had better ones elsewhere.
The dessert menu isn’t that interesting, it is mostly crepe/pancakes with Nutella and fruits or ice-creams. But I found something that I’ve never tried in their drinks menu – Sahlab, a Middle Eastern Milk Pudding. It is served warm and has a smooth velvety texture. Chopped mix nuts were served alongside and it was a unique experience for me since I was trying it for the first time. Though it’s called a pudding, it was easier to drink it 😊 Ended the hearty meal with a cup of Black Tea with Lemon.
Overall, a place worth visiting as they have something for every palette, shisha for shisha lovers and a kids play area.