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Russo’s New York Pizzeria Celebrates Historic Opening in Dubai


The Most Authentic New York Pizzeria Makes History with First Middle East Location; Grand Opening Celebration on April 4th at Jumeirah Center Dubai


DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The wait is over for Dubai.

Russo’s New York Pizzeria has arrived. Now, Dubai residents can savor the tastes, aromas and unmistakable ambiance of an authentic New York-style pizzeria. Serving the largest pizza in Dubai, the XL 28-Inch Party Pizza, Russo’s New York Pizzeria recently opened at Jumeirah Center Dubai- Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 1, Dubai.

“Right from the moment customers walk in they know they’ve come somewhere special. They’re getting a true ‘slice’ of New York,” said Nawwaf Ghobash, Director of UAE-based Ghobash Trading & Investment, which operates the Russo’s New York Pizzeria in the UAE under Prime Hospitality. “Everything is made from fresh ingredients. From the giant slices of pizza and the calzones to the pasta, these are traditional Italian dishes served just the way our guests would expect.”

The restaurant is celebrated its arrival in Dubai with a Grand Opening event that Chef Anthony, the founder of Russo’s New York Pizzeria, hosted. The award-winning Russo’s New York Pizzeria experience was on full display with wide variety of hand-tossed pizzas and a collection of the brand’s specialty menu items. An official ribbon-cutting ceremony preceded the event.

The Dubai restaurant is the first Russo’s New York Pizzeria to open outside of the United States of America. Additional pizzerias will open in Al Wahda Mall Extension in Abu Dhabi (April 2013) and Sahara Centre Extension in Sharjah (May 2013). The expansion of Russo’s New York Pizzeria into the United Arab Emirates signals the start of significant international franchise growth for the brand throughout the Middle East. Restaurants are also slated to open in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Doha, Qatar, Kuwait City, Kuwait and Manama, Bahrain.

“Opening in Dubai is a momentous occasion for Russo’s New York Pizzeria,” said Anthony Russo, a formally trained chef who opened his first Russo’s New York Pizzeria in 1992. “There is nowhere else we’d rather bring our first restaurant outside of the United States than right here in the UAE where people demand the best. Russo’s New York Pizzeria delivers on its promise to serve the best New York pizza ever made.”

Russo’s New York Pizzeria and its traditional Italian recipes trace their origins to a tight-knit family where the kitchen was the center of all activity. As a young child, Anthony helped his grandmother in the kitchen and by the age of 12 Anthony was learning authentic Italian recipes. Earning the Chef’s distinction as an 18-year-old, Anthony honed his skills as a culinary expert working in his parent’s fine Italian restaurant and then opened his own pizzeria while still a young man. Since those early days, Chef Anthony has opened several high-performing fine dining and casual Italian restaurants.

Beyond the brand’s specialty pizzas, menu items include fresh salads (Insalata), soups (Zuppe) and homemade pastas. The full Russo’s New York Pizzeria menu is available on

About Russo’s New York Pizzeria
Presenting a true New York-style pizza tradition, Russo’s New York Pizzeria lives by a family promise that dates back more than half a century, “If it isn’t fresh, don’t serve it.” This motto has served Russo’s New York Pizzeria well since founder Anthony Russo opened his first pizzeria more than two decades ago. The brand’s success has inspired the launch a number of successful franchises, and today more than 30 Russo’s restaurants are operating and dozens more are expected to open in the next three to five years. The concept has gained recognition for its remarkably fresh food and the affordable price of menu options. Preparation of pure ingredients and the execution of memorable Italian food keep customers coming back for more. Chef Anthony’s commitment to maintaining the freshest products insures that all customers who walk through the door, irrespective of which Russo’s location, receive the bona fide Russo’s experience.

For further information please contact:

Marketing Manager- Prime Hospitality, Dubai, UAE
Tel: 00971 4 2555570 Ext. 4175




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