Alberto Burgio. Alberto Burgio.

Grand Hyatt Dubai welcomes Alberto Burgio as  chef de cuisine of Andiamo, according to a press release.

The Italian restaurant is now open after a refurbishment. 

Burgio has crafted a completely Southern Italian-inspired menu. Andiamo also serves wine fresh from the barrel.

The menu includes burrata cheese, and pizzas and pastas. Alberto’s signature pizza is inspired by his Sicilian roots and includes pistachio pesto, stracciatella cheese and cherry tomatoes and beef bresaola.

Burgio began his career in Syracuse in 2004 where he learnt the art of pizza-making from his mentor, the Pizza World Championship-winning Alfio Russo.

He worked across Italy and UK in various pizzerias as a sous pizza chef. Prior to joining Grand Hyatt Dubai, he headed Bussola as pizzeria sous chef in Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi in 2015.

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