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.

Close up shot of Italian Grill menu.
Interior shot of dining table in Italian Grill in Dundee. A menu is on the table and wine glasses are next to it.

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!

Close up shot of bruschetta from Italian Grill restaurant in Dundee
Close up shot of bruschetta from Italian Grill restaurant in Dundee

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.

Close up shot of chicken risotto from Italian Grill restaurant in Dundee

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!

Louise x

*Our visit to Italian Grill was gifted however this has not influenced our review in any way.

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