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    Cucina The Italian Kitchen
  • Your Neighborhood Italian
    Your Neighborhood Italian
  • Gelateria by Cucina
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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  • The Long Breakfast
    Say Buongiorno to the day at Cucina! Think breakfast pizzas, homemade pork bacon and Prosecco on tap - welcome to your new go-to breakfast spot at neighbourhood Italian Cucina on Palm West Beach

    Open daily from 8 am to 3 pm

  • Christmas Day Brunch

    Celebrate Christmas Day at Cucina with signature family-style starters, and enjoy an abundance of signatures such as roast pork and turkey with all the trimmings and stations including the vibrant Gelateria by Cucina. Enjoy the musical talents of our live Italian duo, and be on the lookout for Santa while the kids can enjoy themselves in the dedicated play area. 

    Monday 25 December 2023 | 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm 

    Starting from AED 695 for house beverage package

  • A Signature Italian New Year’s Eve

    Get ready to experience a festive Italian celebration that's perfect for friends and family alike. Our premium package offers a sharing menu with six courses, specially crafted beverages and amazing melodies of our live band. All why watching the sparkle of Palm Jumeirah's famous fireworks and when it's time to turn up the beats, our DJ will keep the party going. 

    Sunday 31 December 2023 | 8 pm to 12:30 am 

    AED 1,750 per person inclusive of six course dinner, soft and house beverages and champagne | Kids packages available

  • 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.