After the success of The Elephant vegetarian specialty and Green Ginger Noodle house in Canggu, restaurateur Jonathan Russell announces that he is ready to open his third restaurant, DUMBO Bali. Returning to his love for Italy and an urban space design unlike anything Ubud has ever seen before, DUMBO Bali will brings wood fired modern Italian food, coffee salon and their signature Uncle Tony’s homemade limoncello to Ubud.
The ground floor entrance will leads you to an in- timate coffee salon described as an ‘Italian jewel box’ with the beautiful terrazzo bar as its point of interest. This is where you can get a perfectly balanced espresso while working or just having a friendly encounter with friends. Head upstairs to the restaurant to catch DUMBO bali main attraction: a big pizza oven front and center. Not only that the oven will catch your attention first, but you can also see how your food is made in the open kitchen.
The menu at DUMBO bali pays homage to Jonathan’s Italian family. He remembers, “My uncle Tony grew up in a working-class city called Mestre, where all the factories face across the lagoon to Venice. He migrated to Australia in the late ‘50s or early ‘60s and married Aunty Di. She doesn’t have an Italian drop of blood in her body, but she learned how to cook beautiful Italian food for our cousins.” Jonathan fell in love with Italian food when their family traveled around Europe in 1976 for six months.
This dedication and inspiration gave birth to dishes like Fennel Polpette with Pomodoro sauce and Spinach Gnocchi; Parmesan Crumbed Mushrooms with Lemon and Aioli; Roasted Broccolini and Brussel Sprouts; Pan- zanella with Fennel and Orange and a spec- tacular Black Rice Brûlée. Of course, as the main star, the pizzas are baked using an oven fueled by coffee wood, the special dough, and fresh toppings that can be tailored to your demand. Lastly, a night out at DUMBO bali has to start (and end) with a cocktail inspired by Italian classics and new standards. Before you go, don’t forget to try Uncle Tony’s famous homemade limoncello.
Jalan Raya Sanggingan, Ubud
T: +62 813 5303 7096