Look Out, Doha, Qatar – Russo’s is Coming!

January 4, 2023

Russo’s New York Pizzeria is opening its first pizza franchise location in Qatar at the Printemps Doha. It is a move that is thrilling fans literally the world over who have grown to love the Russo’s brand since the opening of the first UAE location in 2013 and also in Saudi Arabia.

Anthony Russo

Notable Doha Oasis Group Restaurant and Mall Developer and operator Doha Hospitality Group is opening the pizzeria restaurant on the second floor next to Vox VIP Cinema. The Printemps Mall proudly serves residents, businesses, and thousands of hungry shoppers.


“Customers entering a Russo’s New York Pizzeria anywhere in the world know they are getting a true ‘slice’ of New York,” said Waruna Gunasekara , director of Doha Hospitality. “The ingredients are fresh in everything from the calzones to the pasta. Guests expect something special from these traditional Italian dishes, and we aim to deliver.”

Pasta Dish from Russo's NY PIzzeria

Russo’s has established an ever-growing presence in the UAE, with locations open in Dubai and Sahara Centre in Nakheel Mall in Palm Jumeirah. The newest Qatar location is set to open in early February 2023. For pizza franchise details for international franchise opportunities, contact anthony@nypizzeria.com.

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