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#121 of 1,899 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
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Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Rd | Bain Al Jessrain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 654 3238
11:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

We were staying at the Fairmont and looking forward to eating at Frankie's, as we had eaten at his restaurant in Dubai. They have entertainment in the bar area in the evening, so went in there for a drink. It was a very smoggy atmosphere with lots of smokers. Added to this we sat there for what seemed like ages,... More 

Thank ValS14
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

the most expensive meal we had in Abu Dhabi and the worst! Plus we asked for non smoking and were put 4 foot away from a smoking table and told we were in the non smoking area. Ridiculous for a resteraunt of that supposed calibre.

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1 Thank John R
Doha, Qatar
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114 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

We went for my birthday and really loved this restaurant. The food was gorgeous, tables and decor nice, staff great and there was a live singer and pianist who sang happy birthday to me! Would highly recommend. Side dish of truffle mushrooms are to die for!

Thank S2331
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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43 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

Very good service. Best Italian Fine Dine in Town Good friendly staff Price range for 2 : 600 AED. I had the Seafood mix as the starter Main Course : The Lamb chops the most juicy one and well presented i ever eat Desert : Chocolate melt with vanilla ice cream , superb Drink : Mint Bull , Redbull mixed... More 

Thank TalhaMalik
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240 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

All in all a good meal. Thought everything just had too much dressing/sauce. Beef carpaccio too much oil. Tortellini too much butter. Seafood spaghetti had loads of the tomato sauce which was well flavoured but in Italy you would never receive so much. Quite a good value wine list on the upside.

Thank jamlucy
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

I've visited here several times over the last few years. The service is generally excellent and the pianist that plays in the evening is great and makes for a good atmosphere, although the decor is beginning to look a little tired. I am perhaps being overly critical in comparing to the city's other Italian offerings but I just feel it's... More 

Thank Craig H
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

Not great. Food is ok. Vastly overpriced. Nice people, but no jazz as promised. A true let-down. They also denied knowledge of our booking, even though we'd made it in person, at the restaurant. Not so nice.

Thank Mike R
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112 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

Nice Italian restaurant inside the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr hotel. Very good personal service at the bar and at your table. Food was very nice about what you'd expect in a 5 star hotel. Expensive, but it's going to be considering where you are.

Thank lancsCoffeeboy
Ayr, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

This restaurant is inside the Fairmont Hotel. Not easily found by strangers like us. The atmosphere, surroundings and ambience was perfect for our evening out. The food was very good, but was surpassed by the attentive service. Food served promptly and politely (but friendly), our wine glasses always topped up. There is very little to say except this is a... More 

Thank Alan1507
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

The service, food and surroundings are great well worth a visit, we ate here three times and ever occasion was special the staff can't do enough to make your experience just that little bit more special

Thank Michelle F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Rd | Bain Al Jessrain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
  • Phone Number: +971 2 654 3238
One of the best Italian restaurants in Abu Dhabi, opened in October 2009.

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