La Fabbrica Italiana Dubai opens on Al Wasl


La Fabbrica Italiana, the UAE’s first ‘focacceria’, has opened at Wasl 51. The menu focuses on mastering three keys items: focaccia, burrata and the original tiramisu. It was co-founded by Chef Davide Galbialti, Maurizio Galbialti and Karam Annab Galbiati, in addition to Riccardo Bon as a family business which aims to bring a new artisanal side of Italy to Dubai.

The homegrown eatery’s corner of the venue is dedicated to il Mercato, which showcases Italian ingredients available for purchase.

At La Fabbrica Italiana, the focaccia’s 2000-year-old recipe maintains its integrity even today. With a rigorous fermentation process of 72 hours that leaves the bread airy, it will be serving more than 15 variations of the item. These include signature Italian favourites like Barese, Ligure and Trentina along with a sprinkle of adaptation to local flavours like Zaatar Man’ousheh.

What sets the tiramisu at La Fabbrica Italiana apart from is that the recipe comes straight from the family’s great Aunt Speranza Bon, who first created the dessert in the late 1950’s. Speranza Bon created this dessert for a visiting Greek Princess in 1958 and served it in a coppa imperiale (the imperial cup). In 2021, the new concept is using the original recipe and serving it to customers in a coppa imperiale to stay true to the dessert’s history and the aunt’s legacy.

The tiramisu served is made with exclusively imported Italian ingredients to maintain its authenticity, including Italian yellow egg yolks. This ensures its original vibrant cream honeysuckle colour. Made with yolks, Bialetti-brewed mocha coffee, whipped mascarpone, and an abundant portion of dark chocolate shavings, the original tiramisu will be available in single and family serving sizes.

Speaking about the launch, co-founder Karam says, “La Fabbrica ltaliana is a foodie’s time machine. Every bite we serve has history. We are bringing Italy to Dubai, in a whole new light. Our focus is on mastering the focaccia, burrata and the original tiramisù. We want to offer the best food and at the same time create an environment that is welcoming which makes for a fantastic no-frills experience for the Dubai customer, who we know is well informed and well travelled. Our promise is to make history by serving history”.

La Fabbrica Italiana is open from 11am to 11pm and will soon be available for delivery.