the core goodness
The newest brainchild of well known former DJ Jono Russell, after a string of trendsetting new wave food in Bali over the last 10 years (Cafe Zucchini’s salads; Green Ginger Noodle House’s real pad thai, laksa and larb; The Elephant’s world-renowned vegetarian), DUMBO takes it to the next level with high end design, gastronomy, music and mixology in a stunning architectural space right where you wouldn’t expect it.
Beyond flavor and style, the core goodness of DUMBO wood fired Italian food comes from its dedicated team of local staff. It’s their smiling faces that complete the feeling of “la dolce vita”—the good life—that you feel when you pass through its elegant faceted glass and wood doors, traverse the oh-so-swanky cocktail bar & climb the hidden black bamboo stairway to see the cinematic reveal of the “forno bravo”, the towering pizza oven bearing the restaurant’s name. Everyone has bought in to company’s commitment to clean, green, healthy and happy food and service: from the national finalist baristas behind the La Marzocco machine, to Ibu Metri, the female head chef running the gleaming open kitchen, to Pak Wayan turning the compost in the organic kitchen garden (yes we’ve got one of those and it overlooks the famous Campuhan Ridge Walk). They really make the place what it is.
DUMBO strives to be an ethical, clean, green and earth friendly restaurant.
The majority of our fresh ingredients are grown in compost enriched, spring fed soils on the shores of Lake Bedugul and the slopes of Mt. Batukaru. our permaculture garden next door provides the last handful of fresh herbs in your meal and the garnish for your cocktail.
DUMBO is built around the principles of Italian hospitality: fresh and colorful, honestly cooked food to be shared by friends and family with good wines, an informal, and friendly but professional service. A visit will be repaid with satisfaction for your senses but perhaps also for the soul with the knowledge that 1% of all profits are donated to orangutan preservation.
“The food was delicious, fresh and beautifully presented. Amazing venue with a great view, epic pizzas and every dish on the menu sounds incredible. I cannot wait to return! A must visit next time you’re in Ubud, you will not be disappointed!”
“Fabulous, interesting and innovative vegetarian Italian food. Absolutely loved it and can’t wait to come back, regularly!!”
“Pizzas that taste good and are good for you; it’s an Ubud twist that tastes great.”