Located on the bottom edge of Bahrain's ever growing restaurant district, Oliveto is without a doubt one of Bahrain's best dining rooms. Made up of a renowned outside space and a funky, modern geometric interior, the restaurant serves a menu of Italian fine dining modified to cater to a local palate.
The kitchen is headed by Sicilian chef, GianMaria who along with rich and sumptuous takes on classic Italian dishes, is also responsible for Bahrain's only homemade burrata!
Here are Chef GainMaria's 5 must order dishes Oliveto.
1. Grilled Octopus
A fully Mediterranean dish that we create with a unique combination of flavors; the tart tang from the onions and capers enhance the taste of the octopus.
2. Homemade Burrata
This fresh cheese is creamy yet subtle. It is a classic from Italy envied worldwide, and now homemade at Oliveto!
3. Carpaccio di manzo
These thin sheets of premium fillet are chosen for their lightness; a delectable and flavorsome appetizer.
4. Black Spaghetti Ciccale
This flavourful, slightly spicy and traditionally Sicilian dish reminds me of my childhood when my uncle and I used to go fishing together. The spaghetti is sautéed with the flavors of wild lobster and is a favourite amongst those who enjoy pasta and seafood.
5. Parmigiana di melanzane
This Sicilian dish is exquisite with its thin layers of eggplant, mozzarella cheese, basil and tomato. Light and flavorful.