Home made real Italian food, regional specialties, Warm atmosphere In El Gouna - Hurghada, you can find us downtown.
We'll pamper you with the best selection of Italian cuisine and friendly service
Zia Amelia’s location in the lively center of El Balad is the perfect spot for a ristorante famiglia.
Its décor features warm beige and olive tones inside and soft earth tones on the terrace,
which is framed by large flower planters and is heated in the winter and mostly shaded in the summer.
Zia Amelia’s menu is diverse, containing classic dishes from both North and South Italy made from fresh seasonal ingredients of the highest quality (the restaurant sources fresh produce from El Gouna’s excellent fruit and vegetable shop just a few doors away). Prices are reasonable, with starters ranging from 50 to 85 LE, pasta from 65 to 95, and main dishes from 65 to 105. Desserts are in the 35 to 40 LE range. Portions are generous, and the seafood ravioli and chocolate soufflé have excellent reputations. I chose to sample chicken and veal ravioli, which the restaurant serves with a variety of sauces, including a simple but sumptuous version made with butter, sage, and nutmeg. The passion and care taken to perfect this dish were evident in its beautiful texture, form, and flavor.
When Riccardo Bulgarelli was growing upin Napoli, his great aunt Amelia was likea second mother to him, and her skill inthe kitchen helped spark his passion forcooking. After reaching adulthood Riccardoleft Italy and went to sea, spending twodecades captaining his large, live-aboardcatamaran in the Red Sea off the coastof Egypt and the Sudan. For ten yearshe spent some of his limited time off inEl Gouna, where he relaxed and madefriends. When it came time to make achange, he came here to settle and fulfillhis longtime dream of opening a restaurantnamed after his aunt. Zia Amelia opened inDecember 2012, and since that time it hasbecome a favorite among residents andpopular spot for visitors.For the first two months after opening,Bulgarelli did the cooking himself,preparing a limited menu for a smallnumber of customers.
Every Slow Food member around the world is part of a convivium – a local chapter – that brings the Slow Food philosophy to life through the events and activities they organize in their communities. From simple shared meals and tastings, to visits to local producers and farms, conferences and discussions, film screenings/festivals and much much more.
Zia Amelia is open from 6 pm onwards year round and at lunchtime during the winter and on holidays.
Customers are advised to book in advance to secure a table, and precise opening times
as well as other details can be had by contacting the restaurant at extension 34004.