Famous UK restaurant, Now Open in Doha

Famous UK restaurant, Now Open in Doha

Following the huge success of CICCHETTI Piccadilly and Covent Garden, London, the first Cicchetti in the Middle East has opened in Doha.The impressive restaurant and bar is located in the Shoumoukh Towers, the prestigious locale in the heart of the city next to the well-known La Cigale Hotel.The Doha Cicchetti surprises its guests with its grandeur in stature and a stylish and luxurious look. Featuring fourteen-metre-high ceilings, hand-carved marble and an Angelo Po show-kitchen, the stunningly chic all-day dining venue serves freshly prepared Cicchetti (pronounced Chi-KET-tee) regional Italian small plates typically eaten in bars in Venice. Finally, some real Italian flair and art-de-vivre in Qatar’s capital!

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Cicchetti’s extensive menu includes all your heart and taste buds desire, from meat to fish, pasta and pizza, speciality seafood and seasonal specials. Much of the food is sourced from the best producers in Italy, with bottarga from Sardinia, burrata from Naples, culatello from Parma and, of course, autumn white truffle from Alba. What an amazing opportunity for all of us living in Doha. The signature plates include gnocchi with truffle, Tuscan porcini, lobster spaghetti, burrata and truffle.

The team at Cicchetti has been working incredibly hard with suppliers to make sure they have nothing but the right ingredients. Italian cooking is simple; it’s about letting the quality of the produce shine through. Sourcing the highest quality ingredients makes all the difference.

The Doha restaurant scene has been growing quickly over the past few years, but Cecchetti brings something different in terms of menu, design and Italian hospitality that isn’t to be found in every establishment.


All of the restaurants in the San Carlo Group are renowned for attracting well-known celebrities, sports personalities, music stars and politicians. Offering a true Italian experience, outstanding food and impeccable service, the Distefano family and Al Jaber Hospitality & Catering are proud to demonstrate all that is best in genuine Italian hospitality.

San Carlo Group was founded in 1992 when Carlo Distefano, now group chairman, opened his first San Carlo in Birmingham. Over the past twenty-three years, the award-winning family business has grown to be one of the UK’s leading restaurant brands, with sixteen outlets across the UK.

In 2007, the group acquired London’s legendary Signor Sassi in Knightsbridge Green opposite Harrods, a restaurant popular with celebrities and royalty and well-known for its exquisite seafood.


This acquisition set the scene for the company’s ambitious expansion plans and, three years later, Carlo and his sons Marcello and Alessandro launched the Cicchetti concept.

But if this was not enough success already, in 2012 the company launched another new venture, Fumo restaurant, bar and late lounge in Birmingham. This venue added to the group’s extensive array of awards, being named Restaurant of the Year in the 2015 UK and Ireland Les Routiers Awards. The Group’s Gran Café in Selfridges, Manchester has just been awarded Café of the Year in the 2016 accolades.

Doha welcomes this true Italian experience, outstanding food and impeccable service. Buon appetito!