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“Lovely authentic Italian food”

Pappagallo Italian Restaurant
Ranked #280 of 2,373 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Price range: US$25 - US$100
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Pappagallo offers you from the basics to the most sophisticated pizzas, pastas and risottos dishes. It boasts about its freshness and quality of ingredients. The Italian ambiance adds up to your ultimate dining experience. Al fresco dining available. Awarded favorite Italian restaurant in Abu Dhabi, 2015
Reviewed April 4, 2018

We ate in the restaurant twice during our stay in the hotel. The food was excellent on both occasions and service was fantastic. Hotel guests on FB have a reduced menu to choose from but still excellent food.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank EddieMcGuigan
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Reviewed December 4, 2017

Waited 10 minutes for a menu as waist/supervisor unable to find us in the 'system'.
Brought a menu that had only 3 choices of main courses? In an Italuan restaurant. . Neve returned so we left. Not at all Italian hospitality.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank adamay23
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Yves T, Manager at Pappagallo Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2017

Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on TripAdvisor.

I am very sorry that you left Pappagallo without trying the food.

It was very surprising for me to hear that your found our menu selection so poor. Pappagallo offers more than 40 traditional and modern dishes for the guests to enjoy. Precisely, there are 9 types of pastas, 11 pizzas, 3 risottos and 8 main courses of lamb, chicken, salmon, beef, lobster, etc. Additionally, all guests are welcome to share their preferences with the chefs, who will be more than happy to prepare a special customized dish using available ingredients.

Hence, I would like to invite you to contact me directly to discuss your experience as I need to understand what exactly went wrong during your visit and why we were unable to accommodate you, considering that there are so many great Italian dishes to choose from. However, I would also like to point out that half/full board and all inclusive package menus are different and guests have to choose from a separate set menu, which is always limited as per the package inclusions.

Please feel free to reach out to me at Franciscojose.Pinto@lemeridien.com for further assistance.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind Regards,
FRANCISCO PINTO
F&B Operations Manager

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Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

We were there 2 days ago and it was great. The restaurant is one of several in the Meridian hotel and the atmosphere eating outside was terrific, with live music and super service. We had just arrived after a long flight and we wanted a little something to eat before going to bed. We had pizza and salad and a glass of house wine and the pizza was one of the best I have had in a long time. Well worth a visit.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank bgee123
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Reviewed October 29, 2017

We were looking for a reasonably priced restaurant that was also on the Entertainer App and we came across Pappagallo.

The food was great, in my party, we had Bolognaise, Duck Pizza and the all you can eat Pizza for AED 89.

The service was welcoming and friendly, but at times it could be quite slow.

Overall, we had an enjoyable meal and it was great to finally sit outside in Abu Dhabi to eat as it is not as hot!

Date of visit: October 2017
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Thank Lucy M
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Reviewed September 15, 2017

We found the last place on the 31st December in this restaurant,
great atmosphere...
Good service, and high quality of the food.
We enjoyed a lot.
Recommended

Date of visit: December 2016
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Thank emanuelevittoriol
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Yves T, Food and Beverage Operations Manager at Pappagallo Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2017

Dear Guest,
Thank you for sharing your comments with us. We are happy to know that you had an enjoyable and authentic dining experience. We will most certainly be sharing your kind feedback with our service and culinary team. We look forward to welcoming you again soon!
Warm regards,
FRANCISCO PINTO
Food and Beverage Operations Manager

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