About Us

  • Giuseppe Cipriani Sr. with Ernest Hemingway
  • Giuseppe Cipriani Sr.
  • To serve is first to love. It all started in 1931 when a long-sought dream became reality and Giuseppe Cipriani Sr. opened the doors of Harry’s Bar. In a discreet stone building perched along a canal just off Piazza San Marco in Venice, he created a timeless and impeccably appointed establishment. His concept was to serve others as you would want to be served yourself. His vision of simple luxury came to touch the souls of people all over the world. At Harry’s Bar in Venice, all clients are treated like royalty. Simple elements such as true service and devotion have elevated Harry’s to legendary status. Nonetheless, it became a popular destination for royalty, dignitaries and celebrities. It was featured in international media and very quickly word of its impeccable quality and service spread around the world.
  • Cipriani Yas Island
  • ARRIGO CIPRIANI WITH PRESIDENT OF THE ITALIAN REPUBLIC, CARLO AZEGLIO CIAMPI
  • Many years later, the son of Giuseppe Sr., Arrigo Cipriani, opened his first restaurant across the ocean, in New York. The location was perfect, with two big windows that opened towards Central Park, dividing Manhattan in two. According to Arrigo, he was excited to show people around the world who had copied the Cipriani name, that names are not what counts. What you have to copy is what is inside. And with the same spirit and passion of his father, in 1985 Arrigo opened Harry Cipriani on 5th Avenue and started the legacy of what has become one of the most recognizable hospitality groups in the world. The secret of Cipriani isn’t about what can be seen or touched, but what can be felt and sensed. It is intangible but palpable. It can’t be patented, but even after eighty-four years it hasn’t been duplicated by others.
  • Four generations of Cipriani have grown a single restaurant into a world renowned hospitality brand still recognized for its distinguished venues and service all over the world. The same quality and passion is embodied at Cipriani Yas Island. The concept of the food at Cipriani is easy. Simple Italian food done to perfection. Our chefs come from all over Italy and no matter where they are from, they all use a combination of local ingredients and products imported directly from Italy; everything is made fresh in the kitchen every day including our pastas and famous desserts. The restaurant menu consists of some of our traditional, signature dishes from Harry’s Bar in Venice, like the famous baked tagliolini, risotto Primavera, carpaccio alla Cipriani, invented by Giuseppe Cipriani Sr. in Venice in 1950, calves liver alla Veneziana, vanilla crème meringue and many others with an addition of items that change daily. For groups, special events, and parties, we have several set menus available to choose from. They range in price to suit the budget of the event and we also have a drink package including both alcoholic and nonalcoholic options.
  • Maggio Cipriani, Arrigo Cipriani, Giuseppe Cipriani, Ignazio Cipriani
  • Arrigo Cipriani
  • President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, event catered by Cipriani