Belcanto Restaurant has arrived at the Dubai Opera


Discover a multi-sensorial fine dining experience that marries the artistry and sophistication of Italian cuisine with exceptional music performances, art, and a seductively elegant atmosphere. 




By completely covering the restaurant from Dubai Opera’s halls, the design by acclaimed Paul Bishop allows Belcanto to create a new world within Dubai Opera. Every corner holds new eye-catching details to discover and engage the senses, with quintessential European styling and aesthetics, and bespoke elements that build on the restaurant’s unique dining and European flair. No expense has been spared on the details, as the interior speaks of pure elegance with monochromatic palettes including teases of wood, crushed emerald greens, blood red cordovan hues, heavy velvets, printed filigree fret-cut leathers, and features striking crystal chandeliers and dramatic pillars that reminds a time and place of a classic opera space.




As the interior signifies sophistication, the authentic Italian gastronomic journey escorts guests to a feeling of comfort and belonging. With an exceptional line-up of international talents heading up Belcanto’s culinary team, a superlative menu called Libretto, inspired by the text of musical works in an opera, will be presented to diners. Orchestrated by Brand Chef Giacomo Lombardi, the signature dishes from Prologue to Epilogue were meticulously built on classic stories refined with modernity. The authenticity of the cuisine heightens with the variety of pizzas created by Neapolitan Pizza World Champion, Chef Vincenzo Palermo.


Executive Pastry Chef Anthony Falcone brings his expertise from a variety of Michelin-starred restaurants, creating a diverse selection of world-class pastries including his signature crafts like Primavera Alla Fragola and Eclaire Foresta Nera.


Elevating the culinary offering, in-house sommelier, Nicola Panelli with his team, takes guests to an extensive world of wine and food pairing through an expertly curated menu.


Another highlight of the Belcanto experience is the bar, led by Mikhail Melnik, award-winning Head Bartender from The World’s 50 Best Bars for five consecutive years. Belcanto’s intriguing beverage menu includes playful and elevated libations including the signature Creole Swizzle, Milk Basil Smash and Emilia Romagna’s Old Fashioned.


“We have brought some of the world’s most talented chefs and mixologists to Dubai, in a seductively opulent and elegant setting surrounded by the splendor of the Dubai Opera, unveiling a new standard for Italian cuisine in this city. We look forward to welcoming guests from near and far to discover the extraordinary experience and irresistible gastronomy that awaits them at Belcanto,” says Jamilla Gonçalves, General Manager of Belcanto.



Art & Music

Belcanto is a place where guests can discover the exceptional beauty of sensual experience in the confinement of magic and mystery. Music, art and fashion, combined with artistic projections on the grandeur walls, altogether uplifts Belcanto’s timeless Italian setting and multi-sensory concept whilst staying true to the feelings of refinement and exclusivity. A grand piano sits on the center stage of the restaurant, where celebrated musicians will be invited to perform. 


Part of Belcanto’s brand promise is to curate a series of culturally fueled dining and entertainment experiences that merge art, music and gastronomy, putting a spotlight on up & coming artists and musicians, as well as bringing over talent from around the world.


Located at the rooftop of Dubai Opera, Belcanto is open every night from 6pm to 12pm. For reservations, email [email protected] or call +97144560936.



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