“The best pizza in New York” is coming to Dubai this October

Italian pizzeria Motorino will open its doors at The Walk, JBR

“The best pizza in New York” is coming to Dubai this October
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Who said New York was the top destination for pizza-lovers? But we're being told that some of The Big Apple are coming straight to JBR.

Italian pizzeria Motorino is set to launch at JA Resorts & Hotels at The Walk, JBR, and it comes from New York Michelin-starred French-trained chef Mathieu Palombino.

Due to open its doors next week (Wednesday October 23), the fully-licensed pizzeria can seat 120 guests with booths and mixed wooden tables indoors or on its outdoor terrace.

Taking over the space formerly occupied by Girders, the restaurant’s interior design includes deep red and green colours, inspired by the Italian birthplace of pizza, while at the centre of the action is the open kitchen and brick pizza oven.

The famed pizzas, that are featured in the Bib Gourmand Michelin Guide, uses fresh buffalo mozzarella and Italian ingredients, a dough that has a traditional two-day rising process to make a bubbly yet crispy crust and an authentic Neapolitan preparation style and flair.

Along with a full list of pizzas, Motorino Italian menu will also feature antipasti like meatballs and octopus salad, pastas including casarecce lamb ragu with artichoke, mint and pecorino Romano cheese, ravioli stuffed with braised veal ossobuco, veal sugo, sage and parmigiana.

There’s also a range of classic desserts like tiramisu and torta al cioccolato. The restaurant will be fully licensed, so expect a selection of Italian grape and hops as well.

“You can get pizza anywhere, but great pizza is another story. JA Resorts & Hotels has drafted in Mathieu Palombino of Motorino New York because this is personally the best pizza we’ve ever tasted globally, and we want to bring the best to Dubai,” said vice president of F&B at JA Resorts & Hotels Rob Cunningham.

“As a company we want to create community-focused restaurants providing one-of-a-kind experiences that energize everyone. We want to be known for awesome food, killer tunes and people having an unforgettable time – so we are bringing in globally renowned chefs and concepts to liven up the F&B scene in our properties.”

Motorino will be open daily from noon until midnight.

It sits below Offside, the new sports bar that was once Girders Garden.

For other newcomers and more foodie news in Dubai, like this new Mexican eatery, click here.

We’re coming for you, cheesy Brooklyn slices.
Open Wed Oct 23. Open daily noon-midnight. JA Ocean View Hotel, The Walk, JBR (04 814 5590).

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