We're spoiled for choice when it comes to good Italian restaurants in Bahrain, but if you want to indulge in some serious fine-dining, then Oliveto's is among the very best on the island. The cuisine is a delicious and modern interpretation of traditional Italian cooking, served in a lively and pretty darn inviting atmosphere. The Oliveto culinary crew work some serious magic in the kitchen and turn familiar dishes inside out with some fantastic reinterpretations. The seafood is incredibly fresh, the pizzas delightfully delicious, and the desserts divine.
And we just love the atmosphere at this place! A wonderful mashup of industrial design and warm ambiance, combining wood textures, smooth steel and classic white marble for a rustic and luxurious effect. Modern, sleek, and cool, the aesthetic is reminiscent of a hip Milanese trattoria and the deck brimming with a cool Amalfi coast club vibe.
So whether you're after an authentic wood-oven pizza or a taste of the contemporary, here are some of the best dishes being served at Oliveto. Buon Appetite!
Real Italian cuisine keeps things simple and relies on great ingredients to shine through, and that's exactly what Oliveto's Insalata Caprese does. Fantastic tomatoes combines with fresh mozzarella cheese, and topped with a good dose of fresh basil and balsamic vinegar. We couldn't think of a better way to kick start a meal at this gastronomic joint!
Saffron,Parmesan and Asparagus Risotto
This dish is one of our favorite thanks to the complex flavors and textures, making each bite a little bit different than the last. Authentic carnaroli rice is cooked to the perfect risotto consistency and stirred through with some delicate saffron. A generous topping of asparagus and parmesan cheese finish this wonderful plate off!
There's nothing quite like pizza! Oliveto offers a good variety to keep most diners happy, and they're all very good. We're big fans of the Pizza Sultan, mixing up a very quintessentially italian pizza in an innovative way; fresh tomato sauce, authentic Italian mozzarella cheese, bresaola, rocket, super fresh tomatoes and aged parmesan cheese. Perfetto!
A traditional northern Italian favourite that translates into "pick me up" in tribute to its liberal dosing of Italian coffee, Tiramisu is our top dessert option and Oliveto get it just right with their homemade version. Layers of mascarpone, cream, lady finger biscuits, espresso and a dusting of cocoa - need we say more?