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Fairmont Bab Al Bahr | Bain Al Jessrain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions
Description: One of the best Italian restaurants in Abu Dhabi, opened in October 2009.

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  • 93
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 20
    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
Best Italian Fine Dine in Town

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
TalhaMalik
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

Review collected in partnership with Shangri La Hotels

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1 Thank John R
Doha, Qatar
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106 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!

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Thank S2331
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Thank TalhaMalik
Winchester
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161 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank jamlucy
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Craig H
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Mike R
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 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

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Thank Michelle F
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

I had dinner with my wife and two friends on December 8. The restaurant had many guests and it was full. We ate really a true Italian dishes with good looking and very elegant. Pizza, asparagus salad and burrata excellent. For main course Tenderloin, Sea-bass, and Spinach Ravioli. Thanks Frankies team is cooking and a good singer that makes the... More 

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Thank fredjoseph1954
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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534 reviews
350 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 393 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

For 100AED you can enjoy a remarkable business lunch at Freddie's, in a relaxed atmosphere and a menu with several good options. This is indeed one of the better available options in the area.

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Thank TheEmptyQuarter
Los Angeles, California
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90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Keeping in mind that hotel restaurants are the places to go to get alcohol in this country, we experienced Frankies after leaving the F1 race to get away from the madness. We stayed across the Canal at the Ritz Carlton, so went looking at other hotels for restaurants. Frankie's serves very reliable Italian food with excellent service and is well-priced... More 

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Restaurant Details

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, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions

Description

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

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