A beautiful Italian restaurant with a side of fountain views…

New Amalfi Coast-inspired restaurant Mura is like a magical secret Italian garden tucked away at The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah. There’s a leafy, lemon-adorned archway as you enter, leading you up towards the stunning dining area where more beautiful lemon trees twist together to form a dramatic canopy over the tables. Nailing the Italian vibes, the space here (in the rare areas that aren’t covered by lemons) is decked out in Mediterranean-inspired hues of yellows, royal blues and creams.

Starters include creamy burrata (Dhs105), aided by some delicious, full-bodied cherry tomatoes. The delicate slivers of Wagyu beef carpaccio (Dhs105) with truffle melt in the mouth and the three-cheese arancini (Dhs65) is carby and oh-so satisfying, although we would have appreciated an extra helping of Napoli sauce.

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Onto mains, the mushroom truffle risotto (Dhs105) is a little underwhelming and the rice is a tad more al dente than we’d like. The salmon (Dhs160) is served with zucchini spaghetti, lemon cream and pickled potatoes. It’s a unique combination of flavours and textures. It’s worth noting that not everything on the menu is in the Dhs100-or-over bracket. There are plenty of starters, pizzas, pastas and salads that hover between Dhs50 to Dhs100. We love that the Tiramisu (Dhs50) is served in a theatrically tall glass. There’s a moreish blend of lady fingers, espresso and delicate mascarpone, and we definitely end up having way more than our self-promised “just one bite”.

With a beautiful setting and hearty yet sophisticated Italian dishes, Mura is the kind of place you want to bring your parents when they visit or to impress a dinner date. Make sure to head out onto the terrace to watch the beautiful Palm Fountain shows that light up the sky every half hour.

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Mura, The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, open 6pm to 1am daily. Tel: (0)4 575 5097. @mura_restaurant

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