An 80 year -old diner that is still moving forward...
The Uno story begins in Chicago in 1943 when Ike Sewell developed deep dish pizza and opened a new type of restaurant at the corner of Ohio & Wabash. It was here that Ike served a pizza unlike any that had been served before. Buttery 'out-of-this-world' crust that had a tall edge like a fruit pie. He created a recipe that combined authentic Italian spices and quality tomatoes with more cheese than people could believe and then baked it for nearly an hour. When people tasted it, they wanted more of the same and the lines have been forming ever since to get into the restaurant.
Passing through the Address Hotel passage towards the Dubai Mall, UNO Pizza appears just in front of you. I liked the logo at the first glance so I stopped by to try it. The UNO decoration is exactly like any other typical American diner and can be compared to Chili's or Apple Bee's.
The menu is divided in many sections covering a wide variety of choices from salads, chopped salads, soups, side orders, side dishes, appetizers, seafood, chicken, pasta, steak, thin crust pizza, burgers, sliders, sandwiches and desserts. Believe me you'll have a hard time choosing! We started by and than had the BUFFALO CHICKEN QUESADILLA with cheese, tomatoes and red onion. Served with salsa and sour cream adding to it a house-made guacamole followed by three, hand-formed burgers, with their Ultimate Burger Sauce and Yancey's™spicy Buffalo Cheddar. And since its all about the Pizza at UNO, we had to try it so we ordered the PEPPERONI that comes with freshly-shredded mozzarella and the all-natural tomato sauce.
Questions: Heavy? Yes, like all American diners. Does it have a lot of sauce and mixes? Yes. I prefer food that is simpler where you can feel every ingredient without to many mixes. Would I come back? Yes, why not, maybe try it in the US where ingredients are different than in the Arab countries.
Location? I didn't like it all. It's in a dark passage where there is no access to the sun and the lights are too dimmed at night and a few shoppers pass by. In the amazing Dubai Mall, I would prefer to have dinner somewhere I can see the attractions and the peoples action.