New Italian restaurant heading to Jupiters

A NEW Italian restaurant is coming to Jupiters Hotel & Casino.

Cucina Vivo will be unveiled on Level 4 in late December as part of Jupiters’ $345 million transformation, which includes new Japanese restaurant and bar Kiyomi, a fresh new exterior look, and a new poolside experience.

Inspired by cliff-top restaurants along the Amalfi Coast, Cucina Vivo will feature an outdoor terrace overlooking the newly-renovated pool and will be Jupiters’ first outdoor dining venue.


Managing Director Jupiters Hotel & Casino Geoff Hogg said the restaurant draws on traditional Italian food culture by celebrating the joy of sharing locally-sourced, fresh produce together with family and friends.

“With long, shared tables, platters of delicious hand-made pastas and a bustling wood-fired oven, Cucina Vivo will be the ideal venue for families and friends to come together over food and wine and enjoy the beautiful Gold Coast weather,” said Geoff.

Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week and brunch on Sundays, Cucina Vivo will offer an Italian menu with traditional favourites as well as inspired interpretations of the classics by Executive Head Chef Salvatore Silvestrino.

The centrepiece of Cucina Vivo will be a two-metre long wood-fired oven, with Jupiters’ own pizzaiolo (pizza expert) cooking delicious pizzas alongside baked dishes such as Oven-Braised Wagyu Beef Meatballs and Lasagna di Carne – layers of home-made pasta, bolognese, béchamel, parmigiano and mozzarella. A charcuterie station will also be prominent in the restaurant, to slice cold cuts of meat on the spot for fresh antipasti and pizza toppings.

It will also offer an exclusive “Signature Sunday Brunch Buffet” with a range of traditional, breakfast and dessert pizzas, antipasti, Italian breads, pickled and grilled vegetables and unlimited non-alcoholic beverages.

Hailing from the home of pizza of Naples, Italy, Executive Head Chef Salvatore Silvestrino, an Italian-born and trained chef, has had nearly 30 years’ experience in five-star luxury resorts all over the world including Bangkok, Singapore and the Middle East. For the first decade of his career, he honed his Italian cooking skills in restaurants around Italy.

Salvatore said he was excited to show the Gold Coast the very best of Italian cuisine.

“My passion for Italian cooking comes from my mother, who had the ability to turn a meal into an experience. Most of the recipes I use are interpretations from my childhood memories of the food she served when I was growing up in Naples,” said Salvatore.