It's the middle of the day in Abu Dhabi, you're stuck in traffic, nothing on the radio or your cell phone could console you. So quoting the Kit Kat commercial "it's time for a break"!
A stress-free, Italian break right on the beach with nothing between you, the sea and the blue sky, but a flavorful dish. You think I am kinda' daydreaming or something, but actually this place does exist at Abu Dhabi Corniche, public beach. Rosina Bellina is the Italian, seafront view restaurant that could take your mind off a crummy day at work and escape the rush hour too.
With its shaded comfy swinging seats in front of the beach, bubbly hospitality and walk-in appetizers, you'll find your chi in no time.
Rosina Bellina, Italian to the core, have an array of pizza, pasta, sea food and international dishes as well as cool-off beverages. I loved the place inside and out, since my husband and I have been used to eating there when things get hectic.
Their selection of fresh bread, olive oil and olives starters kept our mouths running until our dishes arrived. I always have my Pasta Marinara; it's spaghetti with mixed sea foods in fresh tomato sauce, as you can see I like to keep the sea mood going, but my husband unfortunately always falls for the Insalta Mista which I recommend not to order, it tastes like baby food somehow. I sometimes order Hawaiian pizza for my daughter which she seems to like and it's their specialty too.
It's affordable at any time, you don't have to book a day before, just don't mess with Rosina on weekends and try to show up early, it gets crowded.
I almost forgot, try to choose a table with a swing seat, you'll thank me later!
Address: Gate 3 Family Beach, Corniche Road, Khalidiya (Public beach at the intersection of 30th/Khaleej Al Arabi and Corniche Road)