Venetian-founded restaurant brand, Cipriani, has opened its first venue in Dubai at Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).
Cipriani has been brought to Dubai by the Bulldozer Group and is the brand’s second site in the Middle East, following Yas Island restaurant in Abu Dhabi.
Cipriani founder, Giuseppe Cipriani commented: “It is with immense pleasure that we open the doors to our newest Cipriani, located in Dubai’s vibrant DIFC.
“This is an incredibly exciting time for the brand and I cannot wait to share the Venetian traditions that are at the heart of our philosophy with this dynamic and world-leading city. We very much look forward to serving our Dubai guests and furthering our presence in the UAE,”
The Italian restaurant dates back to 1931 when Giuseppe Cipriani first founded Harry’s Bar in Venice.
Today, the brand has venues in New York, Monte Carlo, Hong Kong, Mexico City and now Dubai.
Covering 1,100ft2, the Dubai venue has a capacity of 296 guests with an option to dine indoors or on the outdoor terrace.
The maritime-inspired interior features large linen curtains and brown leather chairs and three contemporary black and white portraits hang on the main wall.
Designed by Florentine architect Michele Bonan, the venue comprises two levels, with a bar on the lower floor and the restaurant area on the upper deck.
The menu features Harry’s Bar classics, including Baked Tagliolini, Calf’s Liver “alla Veneziana”, “Seppioline in Tecia”, Carpaccio, and Torta Di Cioccolato.
Next month a lounge area called Socialista will be added at the back of the restaurant.