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! 

1979

Al Duomo was established

Al 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.
1979
1979

Original Team

Something really special
1979
1980

Al Duomo Restaurant

This is from the original days when Al Duomo was just a restaurant, before the pizzeria was introduced.
1980
1984

Authentic Italian Pizzas

A photo from the 80’s.
1984
1991

Original Owners Sell The Business

In 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.
1991
1992

Parking Bays Removed Outside The Restaurant

In 1992 the Council removed the parking bays outside and pedestrianised the area to the front of the building.
1992
1993

The Original Single Building

When Al Duomo was a small pizza parlour.
1993
2003

AL DUOMO EXPANSION

We acquired the shop next door and expanded to the full size venue.
2003
2005

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.

2005