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Do you know your spaghetti from your linguine? Do you lust over lasagne? Have you got a fettuccine fever just thinking about pasta? Then Friday October 25 will be a special day for you. World Pasta Day is just around the corner and restaurants across Dubai are celebrating with special offers available across the city.

Here’s five places to celebrate World Pasta Day in Dubai.


Contemporary Italian eatery, Leonardo, prides itself on its traditional pasta dishes, so it makes perfect sense to celebrate World Pasta Day at the Stella Di Mare restaurant. On October 25 and 26, all pasta dishes will be reduced to Dhs79, so you can sample some of their incredible flavours for less. Options include homemade tortellini pasta stuffed with beef ragout served in aromatic sage butter and fettuccine pasta with classic bolognese sauce.

Leonardo, Stella Di Mare, Dubai Marina, Friday Oct 25 and Saturday Oct 26, 6pm to 11.30pm, Dhs79. Tel: (04) 563 5555. @leonardodxb

Trattoria Toscana

From October 24 to 28, guests at Trattoria Toscana will be able to enjoy two limited-edition dishes added to the pasta menu. The first is orecchiette broccoli e salsiccia (Dhs65), served with broccoli and beef sausage, topped with parmesan. The other is trofie al pesto ligure, gamberi e pomodori confit (Dhs70), which comes with basil pesto, shrimps and confit tomatoes.

Trattoria Toscana, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Al Sufouh Road, Thur Oct 24 to Mon Oct 28. Tel: (800) 666 353.

Social by Heinz Beck

Until Friday October 25, diners at Social by Heinz Beck in Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah, can enjoy their stuffed fettuccini with pesto on burrata for Dhs50. The popular dish by chef of three-Michelin star restaurant, Heinz Beck would normally be priced at Dhs100. 

Social by Heinz Beck, Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jumeirah, Oct 18 to 25, Dhs50. Tel: (04) 818 2222.


Between Friday October 25 and Wednesday October 30, Rosso in Amwaj Rotana JBR is offering a special menu with a variety of pasta dishes to choose from. Plates range from saffron spaghetti, tossed with clam meat, white wine & micro dill (Dhs82) to porcini mushroom stuffed pasta, served on parmesan cream & truffle oil (Dhs88).

Rosso, Amwaj Rotana, JBR, Fri Oct 25 to Wed Oct 30. Tel: (04) 428 2000.


If you love squid ink pasta then you need to head down to Marea on Friday October 25, where chef Michael White, who is visiting from New York this weekend, will be cooking up a unique concoction. The ligurian crustacean ragu will include cuttlefish, shrimp and scallops in a tomato-based sauce topped with breadcrumbs.

Marea, Gate Village 7, DIFC, Friday October 25, 7pm to 3am. Dhs125. Tel: (04) 583 6366.

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