In 1999 Alessadro D’Ubaldo came to the UAE with a dream— to open an authentic homegrown Italian pizzeria. Today, he is the proud founder of 800PIZZAâ, the oldest homegrown Italian pizza delivery brand in the UAE. With serval locations throughout the UAE, 800PIZZAâ has become a staple in the local community.
800PIZZAâ attributes much of its success to Alessandro’s ardent passion and wish to share a taste of real Italian cuisine with people in this part of the globe. “We’re old school, we stick to our guns, and we follow the original Italian tradition and way of cooking,” noted Alessandro. He continued, “It has always been my dream to share this passion with people from different parts of the globe. The multicultural landscape of the UAE provides the perfect backdrop for this endeavor.”
What started as a single oven operation in Al Barsha in 2007 blossomed into a successful business partnership with Belhasa Hospitality in 2010. By 2012, 6 new locations had opened across Dubai with Alessandro eyeing expansion into other Emirates. D’Ubalo noted, “At the time we were going through a terrible recession. We saw several competitors open and close around us while we grew in size and structure. We can only attribute this to our unwavering dedication to quality and consistency.”
Originally a real estate guru, owning one of the first real estate companies in Dubai to offer short term rentals, Alessandro emphasizes the importance of budding entrepreneurs seeking out gaps in the market when undertaking new endavours. “When opening a new business, make sure you do your homework, and conduct market research. Always follow your passion, but also ensure that you know what the consumer market wants and find a way to supply it,” said Alessandro.
Now operating 12 locations across Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Ajman, 800PIZZAâ has proven its excellence in the food industry and has built a brand recognized by many as the leading name in traditional and authentic Italian delivery in the UAE.
About 800 Pizza
On March 8, 2007, the very first 800PIZZAâ branch was opened in Al Barsha. Despite having the most dynamic name in the long and colorful history of pizza making, 800PIZZAâ was a gem of an establishment.
In 2010, 800PIZZAâ joined hands with Belhasa Hospitality which resulted in a strong growth of its business. By October 2012 the joy and satisfaction that 800PIZZAâ brought to all its customers were not just contained within 40sqm branch in Al Barsha, Dubai, but had spread all over the city with additional 6 branches in Marina walk Dubai, IBN Battuta, Motor City, Arabian Center, Abidos (The Villa) and Aswaaq.
800PIZZA's ardent passion and wish to share a taste of real Italian cuisine with people in this part of the globe has played a large part in the success of the brand. 800PIZZAâ has proven its excellence in the food industry and has built a brand recognized by many as the leading name in Traditional and Authentic Italian Food in the UAE.
Source: Q Communications