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Fairmont Bab Al Bahr | Bain Al Jessrain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Description: One of the best Italian restaurants in Abu Dhabi, opened in October 2009.

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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great pizza and superb service. Beautiful spot.

Just had my lunch at Frankie's. Excellent carbonara pizza and excellent complementary bread with different dips (olives with anchovies, pesto, dried tomato). The service was pretty good and the place is beautiful and comfortable (sat in one of the tables with semicircular black seats. Hope... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Diego S
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We love this restaurant and regularly take family and friends when they come to visit us and everyone we take always wants to come back. A particular favourite of mine is the lasagne and my husband loves the carbonara! Highly recommend this restaurant. Lovely setting, great atmosphere and delicious food.

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SaarLouis, Germany
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

we did visit this famous restaurant as part of an outing with colleagues and i have to say great evening. The food is really excellent, service impeccable and flawless and we were sitting at the far end in one of the private /rooms and we all had an amazing evening among friends and colleagues. Would always go back to the... More 

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20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Just had my lunch at Frankie's. Excellent carbonara pizza and excellent complementary bread with different dips (olives with anchovies, pesto, dried tomato). The service was pretty good and the place is beautiful and comfortable (sat in one of the tables with semicircular black seats. Hope I'll be back soon and try any other dishes!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I visited Abu Dhabi for the first time in July with family and Frankie's was the first and last restaurant we dined in during our 16 day stay. Throughout the trip we must have also returned to Frankie's at least another 7 times! The food was delicious, with never a disappointing meal. There are many restaurants with excellent food, but... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Delicious food, particularly the Burrata, Pizza and Seafood Pasta, Wine also excellent, particularly the Chenin Blanc & Cabernet Sauvignon. The service was outstanding, thank you in particular to Amy who was so nice! I would come back just for her to look after us. Thanks

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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The restaurant is in the Fairmont hotel which was next door to where I was staying. I had never visited the hotel before but was pleasantly surprised by the choice of restaurants and bar area. We choice Frankie's as the menu was varied and offered a good selection of Italian dishes. The food was excellent along with the service the... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

i have been coming to frankie's for four years and have always had perfect food and service. i really think that it is the best restaurant in ad.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We asked for some starters: salmon, beef carpaccio and burrata, and everything was amazing, maybe the burrata was a little portion compared to other restaurants. For main courses we had shrimp pizza, arabiatta pasta, veal milanese. Everything really good and for dessert they gave us a complimentary dessert because it was the anniversary of my girlfriend and mine. Really good... More 

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madrid
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Nice ambience. The food is delicious. Specially "Mushroom risotto "...the price is good too , will go back anytime

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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The food in Frankies was good, there's no denying that. Sadly, I felt it was very overpriced and I think we 'enjoyed' it more as the experience in the gold rooms in the Fairmont was so poor in comparison...

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Address: Fairmont Bab Al Bahr | Bain Al Jessrain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
Cuisine: Italian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Fairmont Bab Al Bahr | Bain Al Jessrain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business

Description

One of the best Italian restaurants in Abu Dhabi, opened in October 2009.

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