Executive Chef Mauro Di Leo leads the award-winning Italian restaurant Cinque bringing forth Amalfi-inspired cuisine
Cinque located at the breathtaking FIVE Palm Jumeirah is renowned for its fun-fine dining ethos with distinct, and delectable Amalfi Coast-inspired Italian dishes. A gastronomic oasis set against the backdrop of FIVE’s stunning pool with a lively indoor bar makes it a perfect spot for a group of friends, family or date night.
Executive Chef Mauro having trained at Michelin star restaurants around the world and inspired by his Sicilian roots, sets out to create delectable dishes with a bold and forward-thinking approach. He brings his unique and inimitable flair to FIVE’s premium culinary team. He worked at Sumosan Twiga, enhancing his Italian gastronomic skills whilst mastering the art of Japanese cuisine.
Born and raised in Palermo in Sicily, Mauro spent his childhood days working as a trainee at his father’s Sicilian seafood family-styled restaurant Salvinus, serving dishes inspired by Di Leo’s grandmother’s recipes. He then went on to work in London at Dean Street Townhouse in Soho Central and at Osteria Dell’arte in Clapham, trained by former Sous Chefs Gordon Ramsay and Chef Davide Degiovann.
Taking inspiration from Japanese and Italian cultures, Mauro creates versatile dishes. He sets to introduce a wide array of pizzas with exquisite elements including Italian alba white truffles, Oscietra caviar and belfago tuna. Highlights include Fassona tartar with smoked truffle sauce and Cured Italian egg yolk, Foie gras with balsamic glaze, Amalfi lemon gel and Sesame sand, Spaghetti with Sicilian red prawns and trapanese pesto sauce and Risotto acquarello with bubbly, lime and caviar.
Cinque welcomes diners for an early aperitivo at the gorgeous bar and lounge and a timeless cultural fusion dining experience.