A little bit about Al Duomo
Set in the heart of Brighton, Al Duomo remains one of the oldest established Italian eateries in the city.
Originally named after the ornate dome above the India entrance of the Pavilion Gardens, the restaurant was first opened in 1979 by Dino Azzaroni and a team of passionate Italian companions, featuring Brighton’s first wood-fired pizza oven.
Al Duomo has transcended ownerships and proudly been the backdrop of many-a family meal, wedding, Friday night festivity and quiet Sunday lunch for the past 42 years. Spanning five floors, featuring long-standing original interior walls, arched windows and a spacious outside terrazza, the site itself has become a large part of historical Brighton, sitting proudly on the Pavilion Buildings parade.
In recent times Al Duomo has been taken over entirely by family-run, Italian food manufacturing & distribution company, Carnevale, who have been partners in the business for the past 30 years. Alongside a team of new employees, experienced family members and well-established employees of Al Duomo, the restaurant is now being managed by accomplished Sardinian chef Ercole Cappai, previous owner of the much-loved The Latin In The Laine. The restaurant has since undergone extensive interior renovations, along with completely new and updated food, drink, dessert and gelato menus. A large part of the recent renovation included the creation of a new patisserie kitchen, meaning that the new authentic Italian menu now boasts a selection of desserts, gelato, coppe and fresh pasta, all made on-site.
Al Duomo now hopes to bring a high-quality taste and authentic feel of the Italian Mediterranean to the heart of Brighton.
Moving towards an ever-evolving hospitality and food industry, Al Duomo wishes to remain a dedicated member of Brighton’s restaurant scene; centring ourselves around our customer experience and dedication to deliver an authentic taste of the motherland to this colourful seaside town of ours.