2-Michelin-starred Ristorante L’Olivo Launches Exclusive Pop-up in Dubai

06 Apr 2022
2 min read
Shimmering in the underwater location of Al Mahara at the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah in Dubai, is Ristorante L’Olivo at Al Mahara – an exquisite pop-up of Capri’s two-Michelin-starred L’Olivo, offering guests an unforgettable dining experience in the heart of the bustling city.

The iconic Burj Al Arab Jumeirah has welcomed an exquisite pop-up of the famed L’Olivo, the only two Michelin-starred restaurant on the island of Capri. Italian culinary craftsmanship and flavours of the sea combine to create a stunning new dining destination, bought to you by acclaimed Chef Andrea Migliaccio of Capri Palace Jumeirah. Elegant and refined, the pop-up Ristorante L’Olivo, brings you divine Mediterranean flavours and innovative dishes under the alluring glow of the coral reef aquarium that stands proudly at the heart of Al Mahara.

The relaxed ambience of Ristorante L’Olivo sets the stage for famed Chef Andrea Migliaccio to perform culinary magic in Dubai. A native of the island of Ischia located just northwest of Capri in Italy, Chef Andrea was surrounded by the very best Mediterranean ingredients from an early age. Migliaccio takes the gastronomic traditions of the region and reinterprets them in an elegant and evolved fashion. Like art, his recipes are a personal expression of culinary intrigue, that is best shared with others. In striking contrast to the white columns, soft natural tones and fine artworks of the Capri outpost, guests in Dubai will be treated to a vibrant and bold marine-inspired setting within this impressive location of the Burj Al Arab.

Shimmering metallic walls greet guests as they walk through the golden passage leading to the underwater world of Ristorante L’Olivo. Velvet navy blue accents combine with soft white and gold hues to create the restaurant’s luxurious décor, while sea-themed details add to the impressive environment. Sit back and enjoy delicious flavours, watching the residents of the aquarium as the fish flit in and out of the coral and rays glide serenely through the water. Perfectly placed in the stunning ground-floor location of Al Mahara, Ristorante L’Olivo is intimate and romantic with the location and menu inviting guests to escape from the real world and connect during an unforgettable evening.

“The menu at Ristorante L’Olivo is inspired by simple principles,” comments Chef Andrea Migliaccio. “I want to share an intense journey of authentic flavours from Capri and the Mediterranean, where I grew up.”

Ristorante L’Olivo at Al Mahara which Migliaccio oversees offers diners in Dubai the chance to sample the signature flavours of its counterpart at Capri Palace Jumeirah. From Merluzzo Nero Black Cod; served with spinach and sundried tomatoes and finished with coffee and liquorice, to delicious ribbons of Tagliolini; perfectly paired with tuna fish tartare, bottarga and finished with zucchini and a squeeze of lime. Other standout dishes include the Blue Lobster with saffron, raspberries and sweet and sour vegetables, and the creamy Risotto with fresh lemon, red prawns, oyster leaf and a creamy bisque.

Guests can choose to dine a la carte or indulge with a specially designed Tasting Menu, created by Chef Migliaccio, which offers the crème de la crème of the dishes at Ristorante L’Olivo. Sit back and enjoy five divine courses, starting with Scampi Langoustine; served with green apple, yoghurt, oyster leaves and caviar and ending with Nocciole e Limone; a heavenly Gianduja Mousse, Hazelnut Crunch and Lemon Sorbet.

Elegant, intimate and refined, Ristorante L’Olivo brings the authentic flavours and charm of Italy’s famed island of Capri, to a magical location in the Burj Al Arab. 

Opening Times: Tuesday – Sunday, 7:00pm – 10.30pm
To Book: A reservation is essential to gain entrance to Burj al Arab Jumeirah, please call 04 432 3232 or visit the website.