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Carluccio’s at YAS Mall – Win Meal Voucher worth 200 dhs #ItalianCuisineCelebrationonMahiBlog

07 Sep
Carluccio’s at YAS Mall – Win Meal Voucher worth 200 dhs #ItalianCuisineCelebrationonMahiBlog


Congratulations, And the winner is:

1) OMAR SAMI

– Thanks for sharing a lot – Please send us your full name and contact details on mahiblog.ae@gmail.com within 2 days to claim your prize. Incase of failure another winner will be chose.

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Carluccio’s at Yas Mall:

Those who are following my blog are already aware of my love for this brand. I once read an interview of Founder “ANTONIO CARLUCCIO” where he has mentioned that Olive oil, flour, tomatoes and basil are the ingredients you can’t live without; yes we are talking about 78-year-old Italian chef and restaurateur himself who was in Abu Dhabi last year to open Carluccio’s in Yas Mall – his third restaurant in the capital. Having about 100 restaurants around the world, he shows no signs of slowing down, and his great concept of love for Italian Cuisine is beautifully cascaded to the recipes at Carluccio’s restaurant menu.

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Super Gorgeous and our Ultimate Favorite Antipasti Mixed Board, it has each element of our liking ranging from home-baked Focaccia bread to roasted bell pepper with basil pesto.

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Well, apart from covering their FESTA DELLA PIZZA offerings and tasting from the best pizza festival in town, we did taste their main menu items too, and this time in a different location i-e @ YAS Mall. It is quite a big and spacious venue. In the evening, Carluccio’s welcomes those who are looking for a more relaxed dining experience. Carluccio’s deli here is unrivalled – offering a scrumptious selection of fresh meats, cheese, salads, olives, tarts and baked food items, in addition to a range of take-away dishes, they even sell these handy gadget so you can make similar dishes at home! In short YAS Mall Carluccio’s is not just a food outlet but it is a food shop that offers a range of specially imported products from Italy to give it the authentic taste of Italy to this region.

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I must say we had found our spot for comfort food that goes to our very heart. Our visit was memorable; we have been well greeted by the branch supervisor. Kids were well entertained with a customized kid’s pack they offer having a number of fun activities for kids aside from coloring too, I found myself well engross while they were solving the puzzle mysteries.

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Starters were best to name few were Tomato, Pesto & Garlic Breads. We tried on our host’s recommendation their Ravioli and it is just divine, so full of flavors and the tiny pouches will do the magic mix in your mouth where sauce is so carefully coordinated with soft home-made ravioli which is filled with tender spinach and cheese giving the classic breakdown of each ingredients, it’s just absolute harmony. Being served in a traditional way with butter it kept it’s true essence.

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LAGAGNA is also up there in this same category, baked at its perfection simply must-try item on the menu. My kids have thoroughly enjoyed the dish.DSC_0067

Hubby ordered Lamb Shank which is basically slowly braised lamb shank with herbs and vegetable, served with rosemary and mashed potatoes. Meat was well done and juicy at the same time the aroma of braised lamp just satisfies your taste buds and you will fall in love with this dish.  Uncomplicated ingredients, basic taste! It can even cater to my craving for lamb roast incase I am up for big challenges next time.

Kids enjoyed the very simple and basic Penne Pasta with pink sauce, which is too good and accurate to the taste and liking for the kids. The fact that the staff gave extra attention while taking your order you can actually customize your dish by requesting to add on or reduce the selected ingredients.

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As for the Desserts, they have a lovely selection. We tried 3 in total, 2 from the new range and one regular.

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CASSATA which is Semifreddo Sicilian Dessert with Chocolate pieces (I hardly felt any in mine), pistaccio ice-cream and candied fruits (as it’s comparatively hard to chew dint give me much of my dreamtime while enjoying this dessert.)

 

CHERRY SUNDAE: Being a die-hard fan of cherries I had no reasons not to fall in love with this awesome treat, very well proportionate dessert made by simple amalgamation of Italian Amarena Cherries and Vanilla Ice-cream and the syrup was there to balance the sweet ratio too. Love it! DSC_0068

Last but not the least Chocolate Fondente a warm chocolate pudding served with Ice cream. It was a chocolate lovers dream. Thick, chocolaty goodness all over with a layer of ice-cream. If you want a drinking chocolate version, try the Ciccoletta fiorentina.

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WOW Factor:

  • On weekend they are serving new Nutella e Banana so go for it!
  • If you looking for real taste of Italy at home their colorful cornucopia of fantastic fresh food, Keep sake & store cupboard items and gifts you should definitely pass by their deli.
  • Their fondants are mind blowing – pure choco lovers, welcome.

Buon Appetito!

I loved the romantic ambiance and an extended space where you can enjoy with your loved ones or close group of friends for a special dine-outs. There is even possibility to get variety without giving up on your Italian cravings. Categorically worth next visit, maybe even after to try some more Gnocchi next time 😉 I would rate my overall liking for Carluccio’s 4.6 on 5. And it can take mouth-watering 5 for just deli itself as it’s too good to ignore.

Find more info on their FB page here or go to their Website.

GIVEAWAY/ COMPETITION: 

Mahi Blog and Carluccio’s have teamed up to offer Mahi Blog readers “Gift meal Voucher worth AED 200” to be used at any Carluccio’s outlet across UAE

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For your chance to win simply do the following:

1- Answer the following question in comments; Name any one of the PIZZA offering at Carluccio’s during FESTA DELLA PIZZA?

2- Subscribe (via email id) on Mahi BlogShare this post on social widgets. (Use buttons below of FB, Twitter, IG etc)

3- Like, Follow, Share us on following:

To win you must do all the above steps. Winners will be announced on September 10th, 2015.  All UAE fans can take part.

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Disclaimer & Notes: A huge Thank you to CARLUCCIO’S Management, Andjelka Pavlovic and our host staff at restaurant. We were guests there however it did not influence our thoughts and reviews, all opinions content are our own. Pictures are owned by Mahi Blog. You can not use any pics without prior permission.

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27 Comments

Posted by on September 7, 2015 in OUT AND ABOUT, PLACES, Restaurants

 

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27 responses to “Carluccio’s at YAS Mall – Win Meal Voucher worth 200 dhs #ItalianCuisineCelebrationonMahiBlog

  1. Omar Sami

    September 7, 2015 at 8:43 PM

    Calzone Ortolana, Passione e Amarena

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  2. aafia mubashir

    September 7, 2015 at 9:55 PM

    Calzone Ortolana

    Liked by 1 person

     
    • aafia mubashir

      September 7, 2015 at 10:07 PM

      the fruity Passione e Amarena

      Sorry by mistake i send wrong answer, this one is correct

      Liked by 1 person

       
  3. Irmina teodoro

    September 8, 2015 at 1:36 AM

    They offer buy 1 get 1 free of any pizza…I love the Nutella e banana! Hope can win this!

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  4. Irmina teodoro

    September 8, 2015 at 2:06 AM

    Done in all social media widgets

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  5. Nesa Rao

    September 8, 2015 at 4:51 AM

    Peena Pasta

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  6. rpgbcrec

    September 8, 2015 at 5:02 AM

    Calzone Ortolana

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  7. Shruti Mathew

    September 8, 2015 at 5:03 AM

    I am total seafood lover. …This one is my favourite too.
    1.Granchio e Gamberi is one among the pizzas which is been offered at carluccio’s during “festa della pizza ” celebration
    liked…shared ….commented. ….subscribed long back….

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  8. naseemakhtar (@naseemakhtarfb)

    September 8, 2015 at 5:15 AM

    Calzone Ortolana

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  9. marskitchenette

    September 8, 2015 at 6:09 AM

    My kids will enjoy the Penne Pasta 🙂 Hope to win 🙂

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  10. Mustafa A. Alabed

    September 8, 2015 at 6:28 AM

    1- Passione e Amarena Pizza (nutella-e-banana edition).
    2- Beef Gnocchi Pizza
    3- porcini-e-tartufo Pizza

    🙂 🙂 🙂

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  11. omarsa1

    September 8, 2015 at 8:46 AM

    i commented yesterday but then my comment disappeared and it was written waiting for moderation
    my answer is Calzone Ortolana

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  12. denver

    September 8, 2015 at 10:35 AM

    I surely wanna try this one Calzone Ortolana

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  13. Rowenna Oba

    September 8, 2015 at 12:46 PM

    Calzone Ortolana ♥!!

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  14. rehab kiani

    September 8, 2015 at 1:19 PM

    Beef gnocchi pizza

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  15. almas

    September 8, 2015 at 1:21 PM

    Granchio e gamberi

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  16. shahbaz

    September 8, 2015 at 1:30 PM

    Granchio e gamberi

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  17. Sany Mathew

    September 8, 2015 at 1:51 PM

    Anatra e Fichi is the one

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  18. Sany Mathew

    September 8, 2015 at 1:53 PM

    1.1.Anatra e Fichi

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  19. Insiya

    September 8, 2015 at 8:16 PM

    Granchio e Gamberi

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  20. Insiya

    September 8, 2015 at 8:16 PM

    Granchio e Gamberi

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  21. Danish.A (@DPowerful)

    September 9, 2015 at 4:04 AM

    Beef Gnocchi Pizza

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  22. linsey pereira

    September 9, 2015 at 8:38 AM

    Granchio e Gamberi …… loved your review .. they are indeed one of the best in the city ….

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  23. zainub Naeem

    September 9, 2015 at 4:50 PM

    porcini-e-tartufo Pizza

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  24. saminarizvan

    September 9, 2015 at 5:35 PM

    Reblogged this on saminarizvan and commented:
    Calzone Ortolana

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  25. Samina Rizvan

    September 9, 2015 at 5:35 PM

    Calzone Ortolana

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  26. omarsa1

    September 11, 2015 at 10:49 AM

    Did they announce the winners

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