Greta Canevese and Khulood Khoury, co-founders of Ravioli & Co, introduce Dubai’s first traditional Italian trattoria.
Please describe the concept of the venue in your words?
Ravioli & Co is the first traditional trattoria – a small spot to enjoy simple food run by a family – in Dubai. We are authentic and traditional with a homely, casual vibe. We serve fresh Italian pasta prepared daily by our sfoglina (female pasta-making matriarch) and our dream is to bring back the memories of those who have had the chance to travel and experience local Italian food, and to offer an Italian experience for those who haven’t. Ravioli & Co is a venue where people can come as they are to enjoy fresh products with friends – we want everyone to feel at home.
What are the signature items on the menu?
The chef and sfoglina work closely together. Their signature dishes are obviously the ravioli with various fillings and the eggplant gnocchi and our swordfish carpaccio with citrus fruit.
What is interesting about the beverage offer?
We really wanted to offer a unique selection of Italian grape, fizz and traditional Italian spirits.
Who designed the interiors and how do they reflect the concept?
We did! We both worked in the interior designer and furniture sector before so each and every detail was designed and developed by us. It makes us very happy that we created the whole concept from the initial idea to the interior design. During our travels, we have collected many old items that you will find in our trattoria.
How will the venue compete on the Dubai market?
The food and our bread are made daily in-house with fresh produce. Our aim is to offer the right value for our food – we want to offer good quality using fine ingredients without asking diners to pay a fortune. We are creating a venue where people will feel at home because it will be casual and welcoming.