Posted on: Saturday 11 August, 2012 3:23
|La Cucina: An authentic Italian cuisine with in-house pastas and pizzas
La Cucina combines authentic Italian food and lovely atmosphere
The Italian cuisine is one of the most attractive cuisine not only worldwide, but especially in Saudi Arabia as more and more people are finding nostalgia in this type of food.
La Cucina is one of most popular Italian restaurant in Riyadh, located in the South tower of AlFaisaliah hotel. Not only it has one of the most fashionable setting but also the authenticity of the cuisine makes it a hot spot for many.
During Ramadan, La Cucina sets its international buffet and offers special a la carte menu for Sohor; this gives the customers the chance to try variety of dishes and enjoy the authentic Italian dishes at the same time. The Arabic corner offers many freshly made salads as Fattas, humus, shawerma and other mouth watering dishes. The international corner consists of a Sushi bar for Sushi lovers. The customer can also try some of the best Italian pizzas, pastas and raviolis from the a la carte menu.
La Cucina’s Italian chef is happy to see the traffic to the restaurant; “I take pride in making some of the most authentic Italian dishes which my city Napoli is known for. My specialties are Fish and home made pasta”, says chef Marco. He explains that all pastas are made in house from scratch. “There is an increasing demand from the customers for Ravioli, fish and vegetables. I’m currently working on developing my own philosophy and creating my signature dish”. Chef Marco was previously working in Monte Carlo.
The manager of the restaurant, Adelfo Paredes pointed out that the restaurant relies on food and service in order to retain customers and attract new customers. “ We have regular clients since we opened the restaurant two years ago”, he noted. “On regular days, we have hotel guests and employees from surrounding offices coming over for lunch. During this time, there are many orders for the anti-pasta dishes, the penne Arabiata and the La Cucina pizza”.
La Cucina is also famous for its sweets dishes during Ramadan buffet; Um Ali is one of the most delicious sweets to try. On regular days, Tiramisu, chocolate fondant, pineapple carpaccio and ice cream will certainly bring delight and happiness.
Adelfo mentioned that the different buffets and variety in Ramadan has brought different crowd to the restaurant and is considered as an excellent opportunity to get closer to the clients and develop the service further more.
La Cucina will have a brunch buffet in the first and second day of Eid with an international buffet, the buffet will be available from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m.