Belcanto, the jewel in the crown of the iconic Dubai Opera is coming to the UAE in 2022

Belcanto, the jewel in the crown of the iconic Dubai Opera is coming to the UAE in 2022

Offering guests classical Italian cuisine with a contemporary edge, Belcanto is set to become Dubai’s latest elegant dining concept

Dubai, December 2021 – Delicately nestled within Dubai Opera, Belcanto, is an experiential dining concept, taking guests on a journey through classic yet modern Italian cuisine. Merging the artistry of stunning interiors and the sophistication of Italian food to offer guests an elevated dining experience in a seductively elegant atmosphere, the restaurant will open its doors to the public in early 2022.

The breath-taking venue has been designed by the acclaimed Paul Bishop. Inspired by quintessential Italian styling and aesthetics, Paul Bishop has incorporated elements that build on Belcanto’s unique dining and European flair. Guests will feel welcomed and hosted in a refined manner, wrapped in contemporary details and new design methods.

Andrey Fomin, Partner and Art Director of Belcanto says, “We wanted to create not just a fashionable but timeless experience. Belcanto is a classic place where European classics meet modernity which is conveyed in the details.”

Serving superlative classical Italian cuisine with a contemporary twist, curated by a team of award-winning chefs, Belcanto is envisaged as a place where guests can discover the exceptional beauty of sensual experience orchestrated through each of the five senses. Belcanto is a unique concept brought to the UAE by Restart 354, the regional expansion of the Vasilchuk Brothers’ Restart, one of the Europe’s largest restaurant group. The Group has curated an outstanding line-up of talents across the kitchen, bar, management teams and creative visionaries, and aims to offer an extravaganza of culinary excellence to Dubai.

Diners are invited to embrace a menu orchestrated by Brand Chef Giacomo Lombardi, who brings a unique combination of tradition and innovation to his role, with dishes representing ultra-modern and classic Italian flavours. Born in Tuscany and gaining his wide experience in Paris, Germany, Switzerland, Monaco and South Korea, Chef Giacomo Lombardi is renowned for popularizing Italian cuisine and elevating experiences of guests at the most popular F&B venues.

A world champion of the Neapolitan Pizza, Chef Vincenzo Palermo will offer guests a culinary journey to the heart of Italy with his great passion for work and expertise in making authentic Italian pizza. Having grown up in a family of pizza makers from Gravina in Puglia, south of Italy, Chef Vincenzo has been passionate about cooking since the young age of 14, which will certainly show in his dishes at Belcanto.

Pastry Chef, Anthony Falcone brings his expertise from a variety of Michelin star restaurants, promising to bring a diverse selection of world-class pastries to the guests’ table.

Award-winning Chef Bartender from 50 best bars for five consecutive years, Mikhail Melnik will bring his considerable experience to the bar at Belcanto. His passion and perseverance have helped him achieve several accolades, including being named as one of the Top 3 bartenders in 2019 by Barproof and winning the Ultimate Bartender Championship in Russia three times.

The timeless yet modern Italian restaurant is opening its doors soon and is set to become Dubai’s exceptional

new Italian fine dining venue, offering up a universe of memorable moments for all guests.


Belcanto Restaurant at Dubai Opera

Translated from Italian into ‘beautiful song’, Belcanto is an elegant new dining concept that is the jewel in the crown of the iconic Dubai Opera. The concept of Belcanto is the manifestation of the Vasilchuk Brothers’ vision, who are the founders of

Restart 354, the regional expansion of Europe’s largest restaurant group – Restart. The group has curated an exceptional line- up of talents from across the world to Belcanto’s kitchen, bar and creative teams in Dubai. A place where guests discover the beauty of sensual experience that is orchestrated through each of the five senses, Belcanto is a venue that marries the artistry and sophistication of Italian cuisine with exceptional dining experience and a seductively elegant atmosphere.

Instagram: @BelcantoDXB

About Restart 354

Restart 354 is the regional expansion of Europe’s largest restaurant group Restart bringing to the Middle Eastern countries a history of worldwide experience (including Russia, CIS, and Turkey). Entering into the UAE market with an idea to transform the local hospitality industry, Restart 354 aims to bring together the best professionals in the sphere. All team members are experienced and passionate individuals with the goal to enrich guests’ experiences.

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