The city’s newest modern Italian dining concept Timo brings authentic Italian cuisine with style, sophistication, soul and hospitality to life. You are spoiled for choice from hearty home-made pasta and specialty dishes made from seasonal ingredients to delicious pizzas cooked in our giant pizza oven, all served with warmth and flair by our friendly team. Whether you dine on the terrace by the pool or choose our cozy indoor banquette seating, you will become immersed in the lively Mediterranean ambiance in this family-friendly venue, which also features a dedicated kids’ area to keep little ones entertained.
Timo’s design concept and specially curated menu celebrate the best of Italian cuisine that caters to the discerning tastes of UAE diners. Guests will encounter an elegant and contemporary space with tasteful décor; the perfect relaxed setting for friends and families alike to experience a menu featuring an inspiring fusion of traditional and modern Italian flavours, delivered with exceptional hospitality.
Filled with authentic Italian touches and set in an elegant environment, Timo sets the stage for a truly memorable dining experience, encapsulating the best of Italian cuisine. Elevated décor including three large chandeliers evoke an ambience that is chic and glamorous; yet inviting. The venue is tastefully adorned with blue, gold, cream and brown accents, reflecting the sophistication and unparalleled hospitality of the Rotana brand, which can be felt throughout the venue.
Drawing from its Italian roots, Timo directly translates to ‘thyme’ in Italian, which is reflected in the restaurant’s authentic culinary offerings. Guests can enjoy a selection of classic Italian dishes, including pasta, antipasti, pizzas, salads, cured meats and meats from the wood and charcoal oven. A diverse beverage selection compliments the food menu, including a selection of grape, hops, sparkling, cocktails and mocktails. Al Jaddaf Rotana Complex Executive Chef Chadi Saloum, whose culinary accolades have earned him a formidable reputation in the Middle East’s dining scene, is the mastermind behind the menu.
Drawing on over 26 years of experience, Chadi has a clear food philosophy that food should be simple and pleasing enough to be understood, yet unique enough to be compelling. Working with a team of highly experienced chefs, he has developed stand-out dishes for Timo, including shrimp saffron risotto with crushed tomatoes, asparagus and shellfish broth, and veal scaloppini with lemon, capers and linguine napolitano. For the more adventurous diner, there is squid ink pasta with creamy mascarpone, prawns, cherry tomato and ruccola – representing a menu that beautifully combines modern and traditional Italian cuisine.
Opposite Timo is the elegant European style List Bar serving an exquisite selection of beverages and tapas plates. Expert mixologists will serve guests an eclectic selection of mouth-watering, hand-crafted beverages including cocktails, mocktails, grape, hops and house-pours, focusing on quality ingredients and careful, considered preparation. Plush interiors featuring juxtaposing shades of dark navy and vibrant orange evoke an ambience that is effortlessly chic and inviting. Whether it is a catch-up with friends, a pre-dinner aperitivo or an evening of unwinding, List Bar will satisfy a multitude of tastes and leave a lasting impression.
Timings: Breakfast: 6.30 am – 10.30 am. Lunch: 12.30 pm – 3.30 pm. Dinner: 6.30 pm – 11.00 pm. Friday & Saturday: 6.30 am – 11.00 am. Location: Al Jaddaf Rotana Suite Hotel. Contacts: Bookings can be made on +971 4 596 2222 or online.