Welcome to Zia Amelia

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


About Us

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.

  • Our Values
  • Our History

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.

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Zia Amelia Restaurant is member of Slow Food

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.

Our Menu

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

Zucchini alla scapece

(vinegar and meant).

70 LE.
Apple Crumble

(served with Italian ice-cream).

70 LE.
Panna cotta

(pudding of fresh cream served with seasonal....

60 LE.
Caponata of aubergines

(green olives, vinegar  and  sugar).

70 LE.
Peperoni Gratin

(Bell-peppers gratin).

70 LE.
Misto di tre verdure

(Mix of three vegetables).

85 LE.
Fritto Misto Italiano

(mixed fried of mozzarella, vegetables and fish).

100 LE.
Affettato misto Di maiale

(Pork cold cuts).

200 LE.
Carpaccio di Manzo

(Beef carpaccio).

120 LE.
Pate’ di fegato

(Liver patè).

90 LE.
Carpaccio di bresaola

(Carpaccio of bresaola).

160 LE.
Insalata di polpo con patate

(Octopus salad with potatoes).

100 LE.
Melanzane alla parmigiana

(Parmigiana of aubergines).

100 LE.
Carpaccio di polpo

(Octopus Carpaccio).

100 LE.
Carpaccio di tonno

(Tuna Carpaccio).

90 LE.
Carpaccio di pesce

(Raw-fish Carpaccio).

90 LE.
Scamorza grigliata

(Grilled scamorza cheese).

100 LE.
Mozzarella Fritta

(Fried mozzarella).

100 LE.
Penne con salsa di pomodoro e basilico

(Penne with tomato and basil sauce).

90 LE.
Spaghetti aglio, olio e peperoncino

(Spaghetti with oil,garlic and chilli).

85 LE.
Spaghetti alla puttanesca

(Spaghetti with capers, black olives, fresh....

95 LE.
Spaghetti alla carbonara

(Spaghetti with eggs, Italian bacon, pecorino,....

110 LE.
Penne all’arrabbiata

(Penne with tomato and spicy).

90 LE.
rigatoni con speck,zucchini e zafferano

(Rigatoni with speck, zucchini and saffron).

120 LE.
Rigatoni all’amatriciana

(Rigatoni with Italian bacon in tomato sauce).

115 LE.
Linguine alle vongole

(Linguine with clams).

110 LE.
Linguine ai frutti di mare

(Linguine with sea-food).

130 LE.
Linguine all’aragosta

(Linguine with lobster).

110 LE.
Penne boscaiola

(with chicken and mushrooms).

115 LE.
penne con salsa di pomodoro e ricotta

(Penne with tomato and ricotta sauce).

100 LE.
Fusilli ai quattro formaggi

(Fusilli with four cheeses sauce).

110 LE.
Gnocchi di Patate ai quattro formaggi

(Gnocchi of potatoes with four cheese sauce).

115 LE.
Gnocchi of potatoes with four cheese sauce

(Ravioli ricotta and spinach with tomato and....

115 LE.
Ravioli ricotta e spinaci con pomodoro fresco e parmigiano

(Ravioli ricotta and spinach with fresh tomato....

110 LE.
Ravioli di Carne con ragu’ alla Bolognese

(Ravioli Beef with Bolognese souce).

120 LE.
Tagliatelle con gamberetti,zucchini e zafferano

(Tagliatelle with shrimps and zucchini and....

130 LE.
Tagliatelle con salsiccia di maiale e funghi

(Tagliatelle with pork sausages and mushrooms).

130 LE.
Farfalle con salsa di verdure e panna

(Farfalle with cream and vegetables sauce).

105 LE.
Gnocchi di patate con gorgonzola e noci

(Gnocchi of potatoes Gorgonzola cheese sauce and....

115 LE.
Ravioli ricotta e spinaci al burro e salvia

(Ravioli ricotta e spinach with butter and sage).

100 LE.

(Lasagne with bolognese sauce).

125 LE.
(Escalopes with Marsala wine sauce)

(Escalopes with Marsala wine sauce).

160 LE.
Scaloppine al vino bianco

(Escalopes with Dry white wine sauce).

155 LE.
Scaloppine al limone

(Escalopes with Lemon sauce).

155 LE.
Scaloppine con funghi e mascarpone

(Escalopes with Mushrooms and mascarpone cheese....

165 LE.
Cotoletta alla Milanese

(Escalope pane’).

155 LE.
Scaloppina alla Valdostana

(Fried escalope stuffed with Italian speck and....

170 LE.
Filetto di manzo al vino rosso

(Beef fillet with Red wine sauce).

200 LE.
Filetto di manzo alla mostarda

(Beef fillet with Mustard sauce).

205 LE.
Filetto di manzo al gorgonzola

(Beef fillet with Gorgonzola sauce).

205 LE.
Salsiccia di maiale grigliata o saltata nel vino rosso o bianco

(Italian pork sausages grilled or sauted in red....

190 LE.
Spiedini di scamorza e pancetta

(Skewers of Italian bacon and scamorza cheese).

145 LE.
Fritto misto

(Mix of fried grouper, shrimps, squids and....

100 LE.
Sardine fritte

(Fried sardines).

90 LE.
Calamari fritti o grigliati

(Fried or grilled calamari).

130 LE.
Branzino all’acqua pazza

(Mediterranean sea-bass cooked in the pan with....

160 LE.
Branzino alla Griglia

(Grilled Sea-Bass).

155 LE.
Filetto di pesce con capperi e olive

(Fish fillets with capers and olives).

160 LE.
Spiedino misto di pesce

(Grilled skewers of mixed fishes).

160 LE.
Crème Caramel


60 LE.
Tortino al cioccolato fondente

Chocolat fondant served with fresh whipped cream....

80 LE.
Crème Brulè

(Cold custard with a top of crunch grilled brown....

60 LE.

(Made with savoiardi biscuits, mascarpone cream,....

65 LE.
Sherazade 1 l.t


210 LE.
Sakara 500 ml


55 LE.
Stella 500 ml


55 LE.


35 LE.


90 LE.
Panna Cotta

Pudding of fresh cream served with seasonal fruit....

60 LE.
Zucchine alla scapece

(Zucchini ,vinegar and meant).

70 LE.

(Tomato, Garlic, Origano).

65 LE.

(Tomato, Mozzarella, basilico).

70 LE.

(Margherita with buffalo mozzarella).

90 LE.
Diavola (spicy)

(Tomato, Mozzarella, Italian Salame Spiicy or....

90 LE.

(Tomato, Mozzarella, Anchovies).

85 LE.

(Stuffed with Tomato, Pork Ham, Ricotta,....

95 LE.

(Mushrooms, Cherry Tomato, Mozzarella).

95 LE.

(Olives, Mushrooms, Artichockes, Turkey).

95 LE.

(Eggplant, Artichokes, Zucchini, Bell pepper).

85 LE.
Quattro stagioni

(4 different Tastes…Margherita, Vegetariana,....

100 LE.

(Squid, Shrimps, Octopus, Clams).

100 LE.

(Scamorza cheese, Italian Sausage, Mushrooms).

95 LE.
Quattro Formaggi

(Mozzarella, Gorgonzola, Scamorza, Emmental).

115 LE.
Gran Tagliere Italiano

(4 different Tastes…Gorgonzola/Nuts,....

105 LE.
Filetto di manzo al pepe verde

(Beef fillet with Green pepper sauce).

200 LE.

(Mozzarella,Gorgonzola, Onions).

85 LE.


Contact Us

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.