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Il Rustico

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Ground Floor, Rydges Plaza Hotel, 2nd of December Street, Al Jafiliya, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 398 2222
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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97 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2016

Ordered Sea food platter.Was told is was dropped down in the Kitchen whereas the same was served to the next table who ordered after us. It was racist because I was Asian and person sitting in the next table were European expats. It should have been first served to us irrespective of having dropped down. Had to wait for a... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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197 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

have been visiting this restaurant for the last 3 years. What I love about this place is that it's never over crowded and I don't have to make a reservation. The rustic and romantic candle lit ambiance is just right to have a chilled evening with friends. I have found the service always to be good. The waitress and manager... More 

Thank tash440
male maldives
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 October 2015

The reception Is always warm. Staff very friend. The list of food i. The Menu is not big but i recomend the rucula and parmesan salad that i every time Ask. The pizza is thin and very tasteful. The sauce of the sea fruit pasta is delicious. Prices are fair. So many returns for years.

Thank chezegle
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138 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

This was my 2nd or 3rd visit. The hotel has had a much needed facelift but the restaurant has always been consistently good. ‎ Nice dimmed lights and decent prices. Good ambience.  ‎ Food was nice, I had spaghetti carbonara and they served pork being part of a hotel in Dubai. Decent portions and complementary bread as an appetiser. ‎... More 

Thank siranthonylee
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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42 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2014

Used to be great but now its just OK. Helpful staff and a decent wine list. Tried a number of dishes during my stay and found the pasta dished were always drowing in sauce.

Thank Gulf-Neil
London, United Kingdom
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444 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2013

Used to be a regular here but have not been for over one year as our last visit was not great. Unfortunately it has got worse. We started with pizzas to share which were good. But our mains were very poor. We were a group of six and no one thought their meal was up to standard. Over cooked fish,... More 

Thank david s
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78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2013

Il Rustico has a wood burning pizza oven that gives just the right smoky, pizza aroma as you enter the restaurant. We often stay at the Plaza hotel and we have had several dinner parties for family and friends who live in Dubai at this restaurant. The food has always been good to excellent and the service is friendly and... More 

Thank Frank M
Istanbul, Turkey
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148 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2013

I used to be a fan of a few of the restaurants in the Rydges Plaza Hotel. It has changed name recently though and the restaurants seem to have suffered. My most recent visit to Il Rustico had the staff bringing the wrong meal. She did replace it but the quality was not what we were used to. Prosciutto crudo... More 

Thank Travelibrarian
Rawai, Thailand
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140 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2013

I had been dining with a group of friends each month in Il Rustico for over 10 years while living in Dubai so I was pleased to experience the food and friendly service again when I returned to Dubai last month. I didn't choose the menu but the Italian food was, as always, tasty and to a high standard and... More 

Thank SimonOH
Reading, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2013

A table was booked for Dinner by my Dad who lives in Dubai. Before we went I read some reviews on this restuarant which is sitauted within the Chelsea Plaza. The reviews were not very impressive to say the least so I didn't have high hopes. When we arrived the restuarant was charming and the decor was in keeping with... More 

Thank Charlotte H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ground Floor, Rydges Plaza Hotel, 2nd of December Street, Al Jafiliya, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 398 2222

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?