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Our team at La Strega is passionate about Italian cuisine, from using the freshest of ingredients to providing a warm dining experience...

Christian Carrieri

Christian Carrieri

Head Chef
Christian Carrieri

Christian Carrieri

Head Chef

With over 16 years of culinary experience, Chef Christian proudly delivers the home-cooked flavours of Italy at La Strega.

Originally from Martina Franca in Southern Italy, Chef Christian's journey of discovery has taken him from Roma to Taranto and onwards to the bustling city of Dubai where he won key industry awards including the Pro Chef Middle East Awards and the UAE Tuttofood Pasta Challenge in 2021.

Chef Christian and his team promise quality ingredients, sourced and cooked to the highest standard.

Raffaele Petruzzella

Raffaele Petruzzella

Restaurant Manager
Raffaele Petruzzella

Raffaele Petruzzella

Restaurant Manager

A native of Molfetta, Raffaele is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations at La Strega.

Raffaele studied at the Hotel School Maastricht and Bocconi University. After his graduation, he has spent several years working in Italian restaurants throughout Europe and the US before moving to Dubai.

The team at La Strega is privileged to be guided by Raffaele's warmth and sincerity.