Eastern Europe’s Beloved Italian Eatery “Loona” Expands to Dubai

Eastern Europe’s Beloved Italian Eatery Loona Expands to Dubai

The UAE News Report: Dubai’s culinary landscape is set to receive a delicious infusion of Italian flair as Loona, (pronounced LOO-nuh), Eastern Europe’s celebrated Italian eatery, announces its expansion to the city, at Vida Residence Downtown.

At the heart of Loona’s concept lies a dedication to reinventing Italian classics with a modern twist. From homemade pasta crafted with organic yolks to pizzas without dough, boasting inventive bases like almond and cauliflower, every dish at Loona tells a story of innovation and artistry. The restaurant’s commitment to quality is evident in its use of premium ingredients, including 24-month aged Parmigiano Reggiano, Caputo flour of various types, organic eggs, and cold-pressed Lorenzo olive oil.

Each dish reflects the essence of Sicily, the robustness of Tuscany, and the playfulness of Emilia-Romagna. From the coastal flavours of the Adriatic Sea to the time-honoured recipes of Venice, Loona’s menu is a testament to Italy’s rich culinary heritage.

Behind this gastronomic marvel are the visionary minds of the AVA Team – Anton Pinsky, Vitaly Istomin and Artem Losev. Pinsky is a recipient of the prestigious Palm Branch award and GQ’s Restaurateur of the Year. Along with brand chefs Istomin and Losev, they bring a wealth of experience from their ventures with Michelin-starred restaurants and 50 Best projects, infusing creativity and expertise into every dish. Both Artem and Vitaly’s international experience spans Belgium, Norway, England and Switzerland, while Pinsky also has successful restaurants in Kazakhstan, Doha, Oman and Turkey.

Loona was established in Eastern Europe in the summer of 2022 and has quickly earned a reputation of being the best Italian restaurant in the country. Now, Dubai residents and visitors alike can experience its culinary excellence first hand.

Inspired by the ever-changing phases of the moon, Loona embodies versatility and allure, offering guests a space that can adapt to any mood or occasion. Whether seeking a cosy family dinner or a lively gathering with friends, Loona’s inviting ambiance and impeccable service set the stage for memorable moments.

The design of Loona Dubai, envisioned by the talented Evgenya Uzhegova, seamlessly blends natural elements like stone, wood, and marble to create an atmosphere of understated elegance.

Loona is one of AVA Team’s restaurants in Eastern Europe. The team also operates five other restaurants with different cuisine, from modern Asian to seafood and meat-focused projects.

Loona is also renowned for its delightful breakfasts presenting a fusion of traditional Russian dishes such as porridge, syrniki, eggs, and pancakes adorned with the sophisticated signature style of chefs Losev and Istomin. Additionally, it offers captivating interpretations of Mediterranean cuisine. Breakfast is served from 9am to 12 pm and the breakfast hits are available till 6:00pm.

As Loona opens its doors in Dubai, guests can look forward to a culinary adventure that transcends borders and captures the essence of Italy’s diverse flavours. Whether indulging in a sumptuous steak or savouring a pizza without dough, every bite at Loona promises a symphony of flavours that will linger in memory long after the meal is over.

Operating Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 9:00 am to 12:00 am

                               Friday – Saturday:  9:00 am to 1:00 am

Capacity: 120 guests (excluding outdoor seating)

For bookings, please call + 971 4 5754298, +971 58 850 2200 for calls and WhatsApp, visit www.loona.ae or follow their Instagram page @loona.uae.