INVITED REVIEW: Weekend brunch in Spaccanapoli, Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi

We went back to Spaccanapoli in Crowne Plaza in Abu Dhabi last weekend to witness their brunch called Brunchiamo (means Love Brunch) which started since last April. The usual brunch we expect is a buffet type however they have a Set Menu  type here. Well not our first to experience this (read here: INVITED REVIEW: “Taste of Asia” a 9-Course Friday Brunch) but the second time. Head Chef, Chef Luca will prepare it from his kitchen and will serve it straight to your table.

We were escorted to our table and it was nearby the acoustic guitarist playing live beautiful Italian songs. The brunch set menu starts with Soup & Starters. You will be served with an anti-pasti and the fresh Tuscany style Tomato soup. While waiting for this, a complimentary appetizer will come. That’s assorted bread with some dips like sundried pesto and black olives paste.


This dip can be used for the mixed vegetables and it tastes great👍


We were asked for our drinks and we requested for our favourite refreshing drinks i.e. Lemon & Mint and Virgin Mojito.


The anti- pasti platter is loaded with great selection of Italian tapas like Capriciosa, Buratta, mixed vegetables,  fried seafood, bruscetta promodoro, etc. Even if you’re not familiar with these, I’m sure you’re gonna love each one. Soup is amazing too!


There are 3 kinds of homemade traditional pasta later on. The Classic Bolognese, Seafood pasta and Tagliatelle pasta with genovese pesto. Taste is flavourful! The flavour is intact on each noodles and I’ve proved that with the Seafood pasta. Hamza loved the Bolognese a lot too just like we did 🙂


During our visit, someone was celebrating a birthday and the team has marched in with a cake and a birthday song played in English and Italian by the guitarist.

Coming up next is the Main Course. You’ll get the option either to take a Seafood or Meat. We went for the meat and it’s a combination of grilled lamb chops, beef and chicken served with mixed vegetables and chips. They were medium cooked and very tasty and tender. On each slices the juice is overflowing. To end this meal we got a yummy selection of dessert platter. And did I say it’s unlimited sharing? Yes it is!!


This brunch is available every weekend i.e. Friday & Saturday from 12nn-4pm from AED200 per head. Reservation can be done by a call at 02 616 6261 or email



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