About us

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.