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New Places: Ravioli & Co

by Crystal Chesters | 28 Sep 2017

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

Italian restaurant opens in Dubai’s JLT

by Crystal Chesters | 27 Sep 2017

Via Vita restaurant has opened in Dubai’s Jumeirah Lakes Towers Cluster V, offering Mediterranean and Italian cuisine. Fronted by The OmNom Project, the interiors are inspired by the streets of southern Italy with dashes of turquoise, pale blues and greens and its own olive tree and Vespa. The menu brings traditional cooking and authenticity to

Bologna-inspired restaurant opens in Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 03 Aug 2017

Tortellini, a new Italian restaurant inspired by the city of Bologna – Italy’s gastronomic capital – has opened its doors in Dubai’s Business Bay.   Located in Blue Bay Tower, the concept is the creation of Amany and Khaled, a husband-and-wife team of interior designers who were inspired to launch the venue following a trip

Gates Hospitality launches Italian concept in Downtown Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 02 Apr 2017

Gates Hospitality has unveiled plans to open new Italian concept, Via Veneto, on Mohammad Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai. Located in the space previously occupied by Fume Downtown, which closed last month, Via Veneto will have 226 covers across its outdoor terrace, and downstairs and upstairs areas. While the downstairs area will be a casual

Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai to open Italian restaurant

by Crystal Chesters | 05 Dec 2016

Four Points by Sheraton, Bur Dubai is gearing up to open Italian restaurant, Ricetta, in mid-December, with chef Alex Sebastianutti at the helm of the kitchen. Featuring mustard yellow walls, red and white checkered tablecloths and black and white posters depicting scenes from Italy, the venue reflects the ambience of a traditional Italian trattoria. Ricetta’s

Casual Italian restaurant opens in DIFC

by Crystal Chesters | 17 Nov 2016

Dinamico, a casual, unlicensed Italian restaurant has opened in DIFC under the supervision of Jas Hospitality, the company behind Dubai homegrown brand, Fume. Located in DIFC, Sky Gardens residential tower, the name of the outlet combines the words ‘dine’, ‘dynamic’ and ‘amico’, which means ‘friend’ in Italian. The design of the 100-seat venue reflects the traditions

Radisson Blu’s Certo celebrates new look

by Crystal Chesters | 25 Sep 2016

Certo, the Italian restaurant at Radisson Blu Dubai Media City has celebrated its re-opening following a refurbishment. The restaurant has been re-designed using natural shades, which according to the hotel, “emphasise warmth, friendliness and illustrate the Italian way of life”. Certo offers lunch and dinner as well as special monthly promotions, and features a new

UK’s Casual Dining Group to open 18 Bella Italia outlets in Saudi Arabia

by Dina Maaty | 24 Jun 2016

UK restaurant company, Casual Dining Group (CDG) has signed a franchise deal to open multiple restaurants in Saudi Arabia, including 18 Bella Italia outlets over the next four years. The agreement with Riyadh-based retail and leisure conglomerate Fawaz Alhokair Group comes as CDG, the franchisee behind Dubai’s Café Rouge, looks to accelerate its expansion in

What’s cooking: The Artisan by Enoteca Pinchiorri

by Dina Maaty | 03 Apr 2016

Three Michelin-starred chef Annie Féolde introduces Florentine restaurant concept, The Artisan by Enoteca Pichiorri to DIFC What is the concept of The Artisan? Quality and simplicity. Everyone is looking for good food with natural ingredients in a nice place where they can spend a relaxing time without any pressure. What will set The Artisan apart

Venetian brand Cipriani Dubai opens at DIFC

by Dina Maaty | 18 Feb 2016

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

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