A few weekends ago, Cam and I were so lucky to be invited to Italian Grill in Dundee to try their food and see what we thought. If there’s one thing anyone knows about me, it’s that I LOVE Italian food. I’m basically a pasta noodle at this point and I have pasta sauce flowing through my veins. So obviously I jumped at the chance to try some fancy Italian food.
Dundee is a city I’ve only been to a couple of times before, so in terms of the location of the restaurant I wouldn’t be able to tell you if it’s in a good location or not. It’s in City Square alongside Caird Hall and right across the road from a massive Primark – which I was v tempted to visit and do some post-dinner shopping.
I’m one of those people who always looks up the menu of a restaurant before I go so I know exactly what I’m getting, but still sits and looks at the menu for a good few minutes when I get there. I don’t know why I’m like this. Anyway, for our starter we decided to go with the classic bruschetta with tomato, garlic, basil and balsamic vinegar. I don’t usually like bruschetta but I actually enjoyed this one, all the flavours went really well together AND I didn’t pick off all the tomato chunks – so 10/10 from me!
Obviously I went for pasta for my main and I chose the tomato, chilli and smoked paprika arrabbiata with tagliatelle. Cam decided to get the roast chicken risotto with nduja sausage, tomato, rosemary and mascarpone. I really enjoyed the pasta, it was a little spicy because of the paprika but nothing I couldn’t handle and it just added to the flavour. Tagliatelle is one of my favourite types of pasta but there was just SO much of it that I couldn’t even finish it. Cam said that he really enjoyed the risotto, the flavours came together nicely but the spicy nduja sausage was a tad overpowering and spicy.
As much as I wanted to try out the desserts – particularly the vanilla creme brulee – I was way too full from the pasta so we just left it at that. I’d like to give a massive thanks to the staff as they were all SO lovely and our food came so quickly despite it being a busy Saturday evening. I’d definitely recommend popping in if you’re in the area and you like Italian food (lets be real, who doesn’t?)
Let me know your fave Italian restaurants!
*Our visit to Italian Grill was gifted however this has not influenced our review in any way.