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    Your Neighborhood Italian
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Benvenuto a Cucina
Benvenuto a Cucina
Your Neighborhood Italian

Created around a rich culture. Fueled by passion. Get ready to experience the real Italy.

Awaken your appetite with a cheeky aperitivo. Sink deep into bowls of al dente pasta, generously coated in traditional sauces. Savor a spectrum of delicious gelato, a shot of coffee, a limoncello.

Iconically delicious from every angle, buon appetito!

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  • All You Can Eat Weekend Breakfast

    Start your day the Italian way with endless delicious food, great company, and cups of coffee. Enjoy an unlimited selection of dishes from our a la carte menu from breakfast pizzas to pancakes, pork cold cuts, and Prosecco on tap, all starting from ONLY AED 99.

    Every Saturday & Sunday
    8am to 12 noon (2 hour content period) 

  • Gift Vouchers
    Give the gift of authentic Italian dining with Cucina - the perfect present for any occasion! Whether it's a birthday, anniversary, or just a special treat, our gift vouchers provide a delightful culinary experience that will be remembered. Our gift vouchers are easy to purchase and can be used for dine-in or takeaway, making them a versatile choice for any celebration. Share the joy of Cucina's exceptional cuisine with your loved ones and make their special moments truly unforgettable.
  • Vinyl Nights

    Salute to the weekend! An expressive space built around the rituals of socializing over an all-occasion aperitivo with good music, good food and good vibes.. Including reimagined spritz, negronis and signature limoncello cocktails; perfectly partnered with a narrative of grazing, sharing and impulse plates, alongside beats by the bar!

    Every Friday and Saturday nights from 7 pm to 11 pm

    Signature drinks, Italian bites and jazz, funk vinyl tracks by the resident DJ

  • The Gelateria
    The Gelateria by Cucina

    Lovingly made with all natural ingredients, lower in fat and with a more intense flavor, in classic and daring combinations. An indulgent and hand-crafted signature inspired by the gelato parlors of Naples. Serving over 15 glorious gelato varieties from traditional flavours such as stracciatella and pistachio to signature specials, including a limoncello and caviar, and bacio dark chocolate and black truffle combo, each one is perfect for a grab-and-go treat on the beach or as a sweet ending to a delicious meal.

    Open daily from 9 am to 11 pm

Meet the Chef
The Chef's Office
Meet the Chef
Emanuele Rizzo

Hailing from a city in South of Italy called Grottaglie, Chef Emanuele was brought up amongst a very talented family. His mum is a Pastry Chef and has lived all her life on her family farm where they grew fresh tomato, olives, seasonal vegetables and made wine. Grottaglie is a popular seaside region of Apuli, famous for its Burrata, ceramic, pottery, handcraft material, artist, and creativity which to this day, still inspires Chef Emanuele's culinary artistry.