A newly opened Italian Fine Dining in super Luxury Rixoz Premium JBR is now attracting foodies and has become the major hotspot in Dubai Food scene. Luigia is a successful group of Italian restaurants in Europe which is founded by Luigi Gaurnaccia and Enrico Coppola. The Luigia group has been recognized as one of the Top 10 pizzerias in the world by Italian Food and Wine publication Gambero Rosso. Let’s go for Fine Dining at LUIGIA The Best of Italy Rixos Premium JBR Dubai.
Let’s take an overview of Fine Dining at LUIGIA The Best of Italy Rixos Premium JBR Dubai
The name – Luigia is inspired by the first name of Founders’ grandmother and is an inspiration of Love which is passed on by Italian grandmothers to their families through the art of cooking. Luigia presents you with “The Best of Italy” which sources fresh and authentic ingredients from Italy. It also boasts of serving homestyle recipes which are passed on from generations to generations. This Fine Dining in Dubai features freshly baked Pizzas in a Neapolitan Wood-fired oven, Signature home style Pasta, Risottos along with authentic Italian desserts. Offering 38 pizza choices which are divided into 7 categories, Luigia has an extensive menu which also has many vegetarian and Vegan styled delicacies. Luigia sources 100% Italian grown flour from Rachello Oasis, an Italian family of flour Millers from ages. This grain is produced by the Miller Family in Italian farms far away from city pollution. Also, fresh cheeses are outsourced from the province of Caserta and Agerola in Naples named as Buffalo Mozzarella and Fior di Latte di Agerola (soft textured cheese made from cow’s whole milk). Luigia uses unique tomatoes grown in the volcanic region of Vesuvius area
AMBIANCE / DÉCOR OF LUIGIA – The Best of Italy Rixos Premium JBR, Dubai
Rich red colored walls with thousands of tiny bulbs with large open interiors welcome you with a very hospitable and smiling staff. There are about 9000 bulbs which give a very romantic and dreamy look. There are sofa styled, chair styled and bar stool styled seating arrangement. You have many seating choices like a corner or a seat near the glass which opens into the luxurious lobby of Rixos Premium hotel. You can also choose a sofa styled for relaxed dining or high stools for casual dining. Beautiful, red-colored, Open bar and a Neapolitan Wood-fired Oven at the back also adorn the interiors. You can actually see your pizza cooked under the high flames of fire. The stones in the wood-fired oven are volcanic stones sourced from the Vesuvius Volcano region. There is also a mini Cinema area for kids with a large screen and bean bags so that kids can enjoy till the food arrives. Walls are adorned with black & white photos of the ancient Italian style of cooking in homes from previous generations. The whole atmosphere is perfectly romantic and classy.
WHAT I ORDERED at LUIGIA – The Best of Italy Rixos Premium JBR, Dubai
I chose my chair styled seating near the glass through which I can see the activities of the Rixos hotel lobby. A perfect place to see the activities in the lobby of Rixos, where I saw the display and advertising of McLaren car with several photographers.
We were welcomed by one of the staff members who took our order very patiently explaining all the details of the menu.
First of all, we were offered by Complimentary bread before our food gets ready.
- RISOTTO CAPRESE – Carnaroli Rice with San Marzano tomatoes and fresh Basil leaves with Tomato based bright red sauce is served with dollops of Burrata Di Bufala Campana.
- VEGETALE PIZZA – Topped with Piennolo tomatoes, peppers, Zucchini, Oregano, Fior Di Latte, smoked Provola cheese, eggplants and mushrooms which is coming straight from high flames of the oven.
- MEDITERRANEA– Pizza topped with Soft cheesy Fior De Latte, Ricotta, Piennolo tomatoes, tomato sauce, Oregano, Basil and Garlic, which too cooked under the flames.
- SPAGHETTI MIRACOLATI – Red Sauce based Pasta which is prepared with San Marzano tomatoes, Garlic, Basil and extra virgin oil.
As it was my Wedding anniversary and have booked the table by quoting this, the hotel staff surprised us with Anniversary dessert with a candle. This Italian Baked pudding with caramelized sugar (complimentary) was a very sweet gesture by them.
MY VERDICT –
Ambiance – 5 out of 5
Food – 5 out of 5 (a unique feature of this place)
Service – 5 out of 5
Cleanliness – 5 out of 5
Presentation – 4.8 out 5
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- 38 varieties of Pizza cooked under the flames of the authentic Neapolitan wood-fired oven.
- All ingredients sourced from Italian farms which are away from city pollution.
- Welcoming and Courteous staff
- Fully Operational Bar
- Kids Friendly with special Cinema room for them
- Opens Weekdays from 5:30 P.M. to 12:00 A.M. and on Weekends from Noon to Midnight.
- Valet parking available
- Many Vegetarian and Vegan varieties.
- Can be reached through Public Transport – Metro by dropping at JLT Metro station and then Tram to JBR-1 stop.
- It is a popular and classy hangout of Dubai, so book your table in advance.
- If you are celebrating your special occasions like Birthdays or Anniversaries then let them know in advance so they can prepare a small surprise for you.
RECOMMENDED FOR – Romantic Dinners, Classy Parties, Date Night, Family Dinners.
PRICE – 220AED approximately for 2 people
Enjoy your special Date night or family time at authentic & classy Luigia which is located in the most luxurious lobby of Rixos Premium JBR, Dubai. The taste of the food which is passed on from Italian generations, classy ambiance, hospitable staff will win your heart and satisfy your appetite.
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Note – I am not paid to write this review and I dined at this restaurant at my own expenses. All views are my personal views. Also, I have tried Vegetarian dishes as I am vegetarian and so comment on other varieties.
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The food looks absolutely amazing and their service does too. What a nice gesture from the restaurant to serve an anniversary desert for you! Not many places would bother to do that. After hearing all these amazing things, I would love to visit this restaurant some day.
Yes Daniel, some restaurants really win your hearts by specializing your moments by sweet gestures. You would surely love it in your future visit to this place.
This looks like a lovely restaurant to spend a nice evening out. Sometimes it’s nice to try restaurants with foods from a different cuisine than the country you’re visiting. It gives you a new perspective on that cuisine.
It’s always good to know a great pizza place, because after trying all the local food while traveling, we often crave for some pizza! haha…Thanks a lot for sharing this! 😉
Yes, they serve tastiest and authentic Pizzas
You had me at Caprese Risotto…or any risotto for that matter. Great job showcasing the restaurant’s menu and what to expect when dining there. It all looked yummy.
Yes Melody, Risotto is really very yummy
Food looks delicious! Always on board with a good wood-fired pizza. Never been to Dubai, but have been to Qatar and find it entertaining how the creation of restaurants featuring international cuisines go BIG and bold. In Qatar, there is even a full recreation of the Venice recreation found in Vegas, complete with the various Italian dining options that look so similar.
Yes, Dubai has too much to offer
Who doesn’t like a good wood-fired pizza?! 38 varieties is mind-blowing. I’d be so indecisive…haha! The vegetale pizza with provolone sounds amazing. The photos look delicious.
Happy Anniversary 🙂
Happy Anniversary. I usually don’t think of Italian food in Dubai, more shawarma really, but the resoto looks amazeballs. I could see opulence of the city spilling over into the food.
Omg your post made me hungry!! I absolutely love Italian cuisine especially pizza. I would go crazy trying to decide which of the 38 varieties of pizzas to order. The ambiance is so romantic and lovely. It was so nice of them to surprise you with that cake for your anniversary. I would definitely want to visit once!
What a flamboyant decor…totally loved the decor and that wall with photo frames adds zing to the resto. I always like places that offer a variety of seating options and I see that Luigia has kept its customers’ convenience in mind. 38 varieties of Pizzas should be quite tantalising to try out. Glad you had a great time , Yukti 🙂
Thanks Meenakshi, yes it was great experience in Luigia
When it comes to Dubai you can only expect the best and Luigia seems to slit in right well. It looks like an amazing place to visit for a special occasion and is of great ambience. There is great variety as well with over 30 types of pizza alone. Thanks for sharing another great venue from Dubai.
Yes Amar it is amazing places to have many varieities and not 30 but 38 pizzas.
This is exactly what I was searching for – awesome Italian Cuisine and a wonderful atmosphere. The food looks really really authentic and delicious too. Thank yo so much for the great recommendation!
The decor here is so interesting. I don’t think I’ve seen purple chairs at a restaurant before. The food looks amazing, especially both the pizzas 🙂
You are true Candy, purple chairs are unique and are adding special element in the whole atmosphere.
How wonderful to find this Italian restaurant in Dubai! I love that they have a cinema area for the children to entertain them while a family waits for their food — what a great idea! Your photos have convinced me (and also made me hungry!) that Luigia has some amazing Italian food.
Thanks Tami, yes this restaurant have many things for kids to keep them engaged and also serve amazing food.
Luigia sounds deliciously amazing! There’s nothing better than a wood fire over for making pizza with fresh ingredients. I can’t believe they bring all those products from Italy! And isn’t it wonderful to find a place where the staff is as good as the food? What a winner!
Thanks Annick! Yes it is a winner in regards to taste and hospitality.
38 kinds of pizza and a new kind of spaghetti…sounds totally delish!
Wow amazing luxury experience. I love these small token of surprises like you got on your anniversary. They make a lot of difference. Happy anniversary btw.
I am so hungry by the time I finished reading. 38 varieties of Pizzas is real treat to choose from. I will try for sure when in Dubai as it looks like a great place
Thanks Monica, yes it is very difficult to choose from such a wide array of choices
Everything looks delicious! I especially like the anniversary dessert, such a nice gesture. The restaurant itself also looks nice. Very colourful with a great decor. I am getting hungry just by looking at the pictures.
That risotto looks unbelievable! I’m heading to Dubai next week so this is really helpful, thanks! 🙂
I absolutely love the ease with which Dubai pulls of luxury! Also the Spaghetti and Risotto looked too tempting. I think I would’ve taken too long to pick a single pizza out of 38 choices!
This looks delicious. Going to Dubai next month, but am not sure if I’ll get a chance to go here.
You can try it Priya as it is located on most popular tourist destination of Dubai – JBR beach
Those photos have me sooo hungry! I love wood fired Neapolitan pizza, a joy in my life, plus desserts! The baked pudding with sugar on top, I’m thinking that was a creme brulee? I went to Dubai once some years ago. Should I return I’d definitely want to try this place!
Yes Victoria you should visit again, as this place is located in one of the most luxury resort of Dubai. Even famous for nightlife too.
Happy anniversary and I can´t believe they actually have 38 varieties of pizza, that is what you call pizza heaven
Yes it is a Pizza heaven
I live in Dubai and I have not heard of this place, so glad to read about a new Italian restaurant! The interiors look pretty cool, love the colourful furniture against the red back drop. Lovely choice of place for your wedding anniversary!
Medha it is newly opened one in Rixos Premium JBR, but give it a try. I am sure, you would enjoy it.
I became hungry when I reached what you ordered. I loved the pizza look and desription, awww it must have been so delicious! Would love to visit this place.
The food looks delicious. Am coming here on my next trip to Dubai! Yummmmmy