Sunaina Rana / EMIRATES BUSINESS
Buca Di Beppo, the renowned name in ‘Rustic Modern Italian Cuisine’, has its flagship outlets in Abu Dhabi, thereby bringing the brand’s popular dishes and lively atmosphere to the country’s discerning diners since 2015.
For UAE lovers of Italian food, there are two hotspots in the capital to whet their appetites. Hassan Oweida, CEO, of GGICO Gourmet Investment LLC, told Emirates Business, “Customers in the UAE are increasingly looking for food and beverage options that stand out from the crowd — they are demanding the very best cuisine and service when it comes to their dining experiences. Buca Di Beppo fulfills this and more by encapsulating the ultimate in Italian food and hospitality.”
Operating under GGICO Gourmet Investment LLC, the region’s leading Food and Beverage group, Buca Di Beppo has established its restaurants at Yas Mall and Dalma Mall in Abu Dhabi. A spokesman for the group says that their launch has been designed to capitalise on the growing desire from UAE patrons for the highest quality casual dining offerings.
“GGICO Gourmet Investment LLC is delighted to be able to bring Buca Di Beppo to the region for the first time. While doing so, we have set a new standard for gourmet casual dining in the region,” he said.
Already well-established in the US and with branches across the UK and Mexico, Buca Di Beppo has forged its reputation through its uncompromising commitment to the creation of an authentic and modern Italian dining experience, which is characterised by its welcoming and homely atmosphere, traditional and contemporary Italian menu and generous family-style portions. The brand takes its inspiration from the taste and style of fair
enjoyed for generations in villages throughout Italy, focussing on the perfect blend of flavours and atmosphere to suit every type of get-together; whether intimate or large, family gathering or informal business meeting.
The layout of Abu Dhabi’s two new Buca Di Beppo restaurants takes the form of five uniquely-themed semi-private rooms, each one generating a traditional Italian atmosphere with evocative music and displays of
Over 3,000 vintage photographs of Italian icons are hung throughout the outlets, designed to take customers to a rustic Sicilian and imbuing each establishment with a genuine feel of Italian culture.
The carefully crafted ambience in Buca di Beppo serves as the perfect backdrop to enjoy the restaurants’ comprehensive menu, with both authentic and modern Italian dishes that are firm favourites with clientele. The diverse array of offerings include Mussels Bianca (Antipasti), Apple Gorgonzola Salad, Supremo Italiano Pizza, Lasagna, Chicken Saltimbocca, Shrimp Fra Diavolo and Buca Di Beppo’s signature dish, Spaghetti, served with its
famous half-pound meatballs.