5 reasons Il Baretto should be your next dining destination in Riyadh

Enjoy a taste of Italy right in the heart of KAFD…

If you’re hungry for Italian, on the lookout for a business lunch or want to enjoy dining out with family or friends, head on over to Il Baretto at the King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD).

The celebrated London-born restaurant was one of Riyadh’s hottest openings in 2021 and for a good reason. It was the first fine-dining restaurant to debut in KAFD and has since become popular among residents.

Taking perfection to the next level through its elegant interiors and ambience, coupled with the finest food, world-class mixology and top-notch service, it’s no surprise that Il Baretto has won the What’s On Riyadh Awards 2023 for Favourite Italian Restaurant.

Here are five reasons to visit Il Baretto in Riyadh.

Business lunch

For those in search of a power lunch deal, Il Baretto has introduced a two-course business lunch menu from Sundays to Thursdays between 12.30pm and 4pm. You can choose two courses from a comprehensive range of starters, pasta, risottos, and mains, for a friendly fixed price of SAR150.

Live music nights

Il Baretto live music

As is the setting, Il Baretto is beautifully presented and is the very beating heart of KAFD. And that beat really gets going on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings every week. Because there’s nothing quite like a meal accompanied by excellent live music by talented pianists, bands and jazz musicians.

Saturday lunchtime experience

Level up your weekend plans with a daytime excursion to Il Baretto. This classy spot has debuted a new Saturday music lunch experience – building on the popularity of its live music nights and bringing an exceptional weekend offering to the neighbourhood.

White truffle season

Il Baretto white truffle season

With the cooler months comes the intoxicating aroma of white truffles, and Il Baretto has selected the most exquisite white truffles from Italy’s Piedmont region to complement special dishes for the 2023 white truffle season. Available until the end of December, the earthy, aromatic delicacy is making its special appearance in various Il Baretto dishes, including scrambled eggs on toast, veal tartare, handmade pasta, risotto and more. All items from the special white truffle menu have the equivalent of six grams of Italian White Truffle of the most premium quality and are priced at SAR525 per dish.

Instagrammable bar

Il Baretto bar

If you like your restaurant bars to have a dash of drama, this is the place for you. The impressive bar area at Il Baretto is a Deco-glam creation with high bar stools that looks out onto the restaurant. Of course, many people will stop by here on their way to their tables, but this is a destination in its own right. Every aspect of the bar and its curated selection of serves from its Zero Bar menu have been dreamt up, with gastronomical grade beverages free from alcohol, sugars and artificial flavours just as Insta-worthy as the interiors.

Il Baretto, KAFD 5.08, Riyadh 13519, daily 12.30pm to midnight. Tel: 9200 12508. @ilbarettosa

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