Our Timeline Our Timeline
We are one of the longest standing restaurants in Brighton and proud to share our history of the restaurant with you. We’ve put together a nice timeline for you, if you have any old photos or stories you wish to share with us and our guests, we would very much appreciate it. Drop us an email if you would be so kind!
Al Duomo was establishedAl Duomo was Brighton’s first wood fired pizzeria and probably the first in the UK. Which has been serving the local community and visitors for over 3 decades. The original pioneer was Dino Azzarone and his family who started with their first place in East Street, then migrating to the larger, current premises at Pavilion Buildings. It was a small Italian family concern that prided themselves on producing Neapolitan food with real authentic Pizzas made in a wood fired oven, using lievito madre. His family’s philosophy was good food, good service and value for money.
Original TeamSomething really special
Al Duomo RestaurantThis is from the original days when Al Duomo was just a restaurant, before the pizzeria was introduced.
Authentic Italian PizzasA photo from the 80’s.
Original Owners Sell The BusinessIn 1991 Dino sold, so he could retire to Spain. His legacy and philosophy was continued by the Taverna Family and remain the owners of the business today.
Parking Bays Removed Outside The RestaurantIn 1992 the Council removed the parking bays outside and pedestrianised the area to the front of the building.
The Original Single BuildingWhen Al Duomo was a small pizza parlour.
AL DUOMO EXPANSIONWe acquired the shop next door and expanded to the full size venue.
The Terrace HAD A MAKEOVER
We upgraded the outside space to put tables and chairs on the terrace for Al Fresco dining which transformed our venue.