per te – Ristorante and Cafe – Jumeirah 1

per te - restaurant and cafe located in Jumeirah 1
per te – restaurant and cafe located in Jumeirah 1
ME with Restaurant Manager(left) and Executive Chef(right) of per te Dubai
ME with Restaurant Manager(left) and Executive Chef(right) of per te Dubai
Me for lunch at Per Te Dubai
Me for lunch at Per Te Dubai

Ever heard of per te before? A hidden gem located in Jumeirah 1. They serve lovely Italian cuisine and must try are their signature platters. Unfortunately, there location is such that you will only know about this restaurant if someone told you about it otherwise finding this one by chance is highly unlikely. From their mind blowing starters all the way to the dessert, it’s been a fantastic ride. So scroll down to read further about per te.

Per Te Restaurant & Cafe - Interiors
Per Te Restaurant & Cafe – Interiors
Per Te - Interiors
Per Te – Interiors

They have different types of seating arrangements. Leather seats, wooden chairs, sofas. My favourite where the wooden chairs and tables which you notice as soon you enter this restaurant. Spacious with glass surrounding that helps pour natural light into the restaurant. They have seating up stairs as well. The seatings for the cafe lounge is a little more relaxed and more comfy.

Complimentary bread platter - different types of foccacia with sacues
Complimentary bread platter – different types of foccacia with different sauces
minestrone soup - Dhs 36 - with spring vegetables and basil pesto
minestrone soup – Dhs 36 – with spring vegetables and basil pesto
fritto misto - Dhs 52 - mixed fried sea food and vegetables with rock salt and pepper served with pesto mayonnaise
fritto misto – Dhs 52 – mixed fried sea food and vegetables with rock salt and pepper served with pesto mayonnaise

First came in the complimentary foccacia breads. They were all made in house but what made the difference were the sauces. My favourite was the foccacia along with the arrabiata sauce. The hot soup was straight forward and nice. The thriller were those fried seafood which I couldn’t stop picking. Whichever seafood it was, just dip them in that thick pesto mayonnaise and wow what a delight.

Classic non veg platter - Dhs 83 - Beef, spicy salami, rocket and parmesan, black sesame tuna fish, grilled vegetables, semi dried eomatoes, olives, focaccia, prawns werapped with bacon and sun dried tomato pesto and buffalo mozzarella cheese
Classic non veg platter – Dhs 83 – Beef, spicy salami, rocket and parmesan, black sesame tuna fish, grilled vegetables, semi dried tomatoes, olives, focaccia, prawns wrapped with bacon and sun dried tomato pesto and buffalo mozzarella cheese
Classic non veg platter - Dhs 83 - Beef, spicy salami, rocket and parmesan, black sesame tuna fish, grilled vegetables, semi dried eomatoes, olives, focaccia, prawns werapped with bacon and sun dried tomato pesto and buffalo mozzarella cheese
Classic non veg platter – Dhs 83 – Beef, spicy salami, rocket and parmesan, black sesame tuna fish, grilled vegetables, semi dried tomatoes, olives, focaccia, prawns wrapped with bacon and sun dried tomato pesto and buffalo mozzarella cheese
Classic non veg platter - Dhs 83 - Beef, spicy salami, rocket and parmesan, black sesame tuna fish, grilled vegetables, semi dried eomatoes, olives, focaccia, prawns werapped with bacon and sun dried tomato pesto and buffalo mozzarella cheese
Classic non veg platter – Dhs 83 – Beef, spicy salami, rocket and parmesan, black sesame tuna fish, grilled vegetables, semi dried tomatoes, olives, focaccia, prawns wrapped with bacon and sun dried tomato pesto and buffalo mozzarella cheese
Salad - Dhs 47 - mixed lettuce, goat cheese, fig, beetroot, capsicum with creamy balsamic
Salad – Dhs 47 – mixed lettuce, goat cheese, fig, beetroot, capsicum with creamy balsamic

Then came their lovely platter of starters which was the best plate for me at per te. Simply delicious! They were so many little items in the platter that you stay focused on that wooden board as if you were playing chess. The best part was each item was as good as the other. The main non veg items in the platter that came was the beef, tuna and prawns. A must order platter and they do have a veg only platter as well.

pizza valtellina - dhs 58 - beef bresaola, rocket leaves, mozzarella and shaved parmesan cheese
pizza valtellina – dhs 58 – beef bresaola, rocket leaves, mozzarella and shaved parmesan cheese
Pan fried Salmon fillet - Dhs 81 - witih sauteed spinach, pine nutes, creamy balsamic glaze
Pan fried Salmon fillet – Dhs 81 – witih sauteed spinach, pine nutes, creamy balsamic glaze
ravioli pasta stuffed with spinach and ricotta cheese - dhs 61
ravioli pasta stuffed with spinach and ricotta cheese – dhs 61
Ravioli stuffed with spinach and ricotta cheese - Dhs 61 - coked with sage butter sauce
Ravioli stuffed with spinach and ricotta cheese – Dhs 61 – coked with sage butter sauce

The Salmon that came as our maincourse stole the show for it’s dazzling presentation. Ofcourse besides the good looks, the salmon tasted fresh. The nicely stuffed ravioli was yummy and surely a must order if you love stuffed pasta. The wood fired pizza was similar to the ones you normally find in other Italian restaurants.

Dessert platter - Dhs 150 - brownie, ricotta cheesecake, tiramisu, il bianco, ice cream
Dessert platter – Dhs 150 – brownie, ricotta cheesecake, tiramisu, il bianco

Dessert platter was beautifully presented with great skill of art. Both the ricotta cheese cake and the brownie were my favourites in here. To be honest I should say I’ve had better Tiramisu than the ones here. The little Meringue were cute and nice. il bianco was a nice one as well. The semi freddo was more creamy in nature which made feel guilty everytime I tried it :(.  If you love their food as much as I did and you want to make them home, then good news is that they have a store inside the restaurant where you can buy their items like Italian pastas, olive oil etc.

Click here to visit their official website. Click pictures below to see them in full screen view.

Per Te Restaurant & Cafe - Interiors
Per Te Restaurant & Cafe – Interiors

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