Italian restaurants in Dubai, in the same way as their Chinese partners, regularly run the danger of becoming mixed up in the swarm unless they convey something strange. Not the Olive Garden that formally opened a week ago on Shaikh Zayed Road. Their American touch in the menu not just makes their brand of Italian all the more engaging additionally provides for it a rich, mushy (actually) liberality hard to stand up to. Take their shellfish and cheddar (Parmesan, Romano and mozzarella) stuffed mushrooms or their daintily breaded and seared calamari presented with an impressive Parmesan-peppercorn dip and marinara sauce. I had a taste of both, alongside two really American-style chicken fingers, with the plunges in what they call a Sampler Italiano (Dh56) and adored everything, especially the mushrooms that were covered in herb breadcrumbs and lusciously prepared in mushroom.