Honest Italian

Honest Italian

dining room at Fi'lia Dubai

Fi’lia which means daughter, takes a front row seat as the region's first female led restaurant.

Strong women from all over the world come together in Dubai to lead a world class food and beverage operation.

Now Open


For Reservations Call +971 4 607 0770
or Use WhatsApp +971 56 508 0655


12PM - 3:30PM



6:30PM - Midnight

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The Menu

Passed down through generations...

The menu is a culinary story through the years of women. The menu is broken down into three sections.

nonna | (among Italian speakers) a person's grandmother

traditional Italian flavors your grandmother would make

mamma | one's mother (especially as a child's term)

contemporary twists on namesake classic

figlia | daughter (Italian)

the daughter’s modern approach to a generational masterpiece

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Saturday Brunch

Come indulge in an all-authentic brunch in Fi'lia's iconic terrace overlooking the striking Dubai skyline.

Every Saturday | 12:30PM - 3:30PM

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Fi'lia Aperitivo

Fare un’aperitivo! The most looked forward to part of your day can now be spent at the Fi'lia lounge. Join us everyday for a refreshing sunsetter with a specially crafted menu of vino selections and appetizing bites.

Daily | 4PM - 6PM in the Fi'lia Lounge

Fi'lia Dubai Exterior

Events & Catering

With beautiful and distinct spaces available for celebrations or meetings, private event and social options abound at Fi'lia Dubai, contact us to book your next event.


Accommodates up to 204 guests

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Italian-Mediterranean Cuisine

Corporate Luncheon V2

Corporate luncheon or extravagant soirée available

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Al Fresco Dining


Level 70, SLS Dubai

Fi'lia Dubai Chef Team

The culinary team is led by chef Sara Aqel,

Jordanian born, but trained in Italian food under Massimo Bottura’s. Aqel comes from a simple Palestinian family who expressed feelings through food, her curiosity about how to do it professionally was the first step into her culinary arts journey. Sara was blessed to have worked with world class chefs who taught her how to shape her skills and use them in creating unique new stories through her dishes and to see potential in every ingredient in the kitchen. Away from her home, Sara had fond memories of her mom’s food, the smell of it and the laughter around the table; with Fi’lia, she wants you to be homesick for it when you’re not here, to genuinely laugh and to foster memories of food that evoke a smile on your face!

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