Located at the extremity of El Marina with a view of the Red Sea in El Gouna, Noi Ristorante offers a simple Italian experience with high-quality ingredients, chill vibes, and creative dishes all in a friendly, luxurious ambiance.
“Noi” in Italian means “us,” which is a theme extremely well translated as all guests are invited to join the creatives and chefs behind it all and be part of the family through the food shared.
By Aliaa Elsherbini
As an Italian-inspired restaurant by the beach, Noi is known for seafood dishes and pasta, and it is great at putting the two together, as in the Lobster Pasta. Aubergine Parmigiana and Tiramisu are also among the specialties.
The two owners and friends have translated their love of food and inspiration from Italy into an adventure that is Noi, and we were about to enter their world as we kicked things off with a freshly made piña colada.
The food came shortly after with a start of Tuna Tataki served on a bed of Asian spice-infused noodles and soy sauce, and Grilled Octopus served on a layer of smooth mashed potatoes. After licking the mashed potatoes clean, we moved on to the pasta, which came in two variations, the famous Lobster Red Sauce, and the Pesto Burrata. Both plates of pasta were drenched in a light yet flavorful sauce and cooked al-dente, just like how the Italians do it.
The dishes are simple in their components, but they are creative in their execution and presentation, and that is the whole aim at Noi, to create an expressive kitchen inspired by Italy and the impeccable and delicious Italian way of cooking and enjoying food.
The ingredients are all of high quality, and all dishes are prepared from scratch, and the executive chef is Italian, Marco Mondini, who visits every quarter. To our luck Chef Mondini was there during our visit, inviting us to finish off our meal with a trio of desserts: Cheesecake, Chocolate Fondant, and the star of the three, Tiramisu. It hit every culinary note with the right ratio of coffee, cream, and ladyfingers.
Other Menu Items that Appealed
The menu stays true to the aesthetic of the venue, neat on a large wooden board. Next time we’ll go for the Whitefish and Shrimps, and of course, we will leave room for more of the creamy Tiramisu.
Décor & Ambiance
Noi blends comfort and luxury together with cozy furniture, bright colors, and crafted décor with a charming view. Guests have the option to sit right by the beach, feet in the sand or in the restaurant area.
Everything you will see there is custom made just for Noi, and we are not only talking about the food. All décor pieces, designs, hangers, and tables are thought of and produced specifically for this Italian inspired venue, nothing is store-bought.
This place is perfect for a meal by sunset, and cocktails and a party at night. It is the kind of place where you can spend all day and feel welcomed, refreshed, and entertained.
Clientele mix: Family-friendly, ideal for a group of friends and fun gatherings.
Opening hours: 9 am -1 am
Address: Mangroovy Beach, El Gouna, Red Sea, Hurghada
Tel: 0128 653 0497