italian

Out Of This World: Italian

by Mahak Mannan | 18 Oct 2018

From pizza and pasta to ravioli and risotto, Italian food is known for its flavour combined with the feeling of comfort. Here we take an in-depth look at the globally loved cuisine with three of the best Italian venues across the country. How popular is Italian cuisine in the Middle East? Luca Napoleone, sous chef,

Circo Launches New Menu

by Mahak Mannan | 06 Sep 2018

Circo, the award-winning circus-inspired Italian restaurant born from the famous Circo in New York, has announced a revitalised menu for the upcoming autumn season. Located within the InterContinental Abu Dhabi, Circo was the first venue from New York based Maccioni Restaurant Group in the Middle East, an impressive pedigree that has seen the concept lead

Via Veneto Launches La Famiglia Brunch

by Mahak Mannan | 30 Aug 2018

Via Veneto has launched a special brunch dedicated to bringing families closer whilst enjoying the relaxed Italian atmosphere, views of the Burj Khalifa and rustic Italian food and vibes. Guests can enjoy a lively Saturday brunch every week from 12:00PM – 3:00PM in the Cucina section at Via Veneto. There is a whole lot on

Pizza Hut debuts SFO sourdough Pizzas in the UAE

by Mahak Mannan | 25 Jul 2018

Pizza Hut has launched its San Francisco (SFO) sourdough handcrafted pizzas for the first time in the world in the UAE. The SFO pizza is the latest innovative offering from Pizza Hut that caters to diverse tastes and presents customers with a wide range of choice in the pizza segment. Each SFO sourdough handcrafted pizza

Risotto festival at Hilton Abu Dhabi

by Mahak Mannan | 18 Jun 2018

Bocca, the Italian fine dining restaurant at Hilton Abu Dhabi is celebrating the classic Italian dish, risotto, this month. Bocca’s special risotto menu, which is being served until 30 June for dinner, is based on culinary influences from the Northern regions of Italy including the city of Milan. The popular rice dishes are made by

An Italian restaurant opens at Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi

by Mahak Mannan | 07 Jun 2018

A true Italian Trattoria welcomes families and friends for a wholesome dining experience. Verso, an authentic Italian cuisine and bistro has launched on the Abu Dhabi Corniche creating a vibrant and modern space with a large outdoor terrace. Verso’s fresh venue houses bold contemporary and colourful décor with marble and oak wood accents and an

Pasta over plastic at BASTA! by David Myers

by Mahak Mannan | 14 May 2018

BASTA! has become the first restaurant in the Middle East to offer straws made entirely from pasta. Italian eatery BASTA! by celebrity chef David Myers have drawn their straw in the battle against plastic pollution of our oceans. Commenting on the initiative, Chef David Myers says: “Being someone who loves spending time in the ocean, I witness the consequences of our overuse

In a nutshell: GIA

by Mahak Mannan | 01 May 2018

A new Italian venue in the heart of the city, GIA Dubai recently opened in Dubai Mall and Tyrone Reid, CEO of the parent company, Alabbar Enterprises tells us about the restaurant. Can you explain what GIA is? GIA Dubai is an all-day dining Italian restaurant at the newly opened Fashion Avenue in Dubai Mall.

Scalini Gears Up For Ramadan

by Mahak Mannan | 26 Apr 2018

Guests are welcome to indulge in an Authentic Italian Affair this Holy Month. Based on a sharing concept, each menu starts with complementary small plates, dates, freshly baked bread, olives and a tomato concassé. A selection of signature antipasti follows, featuring the burrata con datterini, calamari fritti, melon and beef prosciutto, or the carpaccio, a

800PIZZA Announces UAE Franchise Deal

by Mahak Mannan | 19 Apr 2018

The new franchise in The Sustainable City is set to open in June 2018. Adding to its portfolio of twelve outlets currently in operation across the UAE, 800PIZZA has announced its newest outlet in line with achieving its goal of having 15 outlets in operation by 2020. The single unit agreement was made with FIA









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