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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, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Description: One of the best Italian restaurants in Abu Dhabi, opened in October 2009.

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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 42
    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
Large portions... the butter & bread are just perfect

Have been here on several occasions and will definitely come back again. The staff was attentive and listened to our requests (pepperoni instead of artichoke was no problem). The bread with the 3 different dips is nice but ask for the butter. Unparalleled start of your meal - don't find such good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Lovely atmosphere, great staff and fabulous food. We ate here 5 out of 6 nights on a stay here in August 2015. Plenty of choice and set menus too! A bar on one side where you can relax and listen to the pianist/singer. Staff make this place!!

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Have been here on several occasions and will definitely come back again. The staff was attentive and listened to our requests (pepperoni instead of artichoke was no problem). The bread with the 3 different dips is nice but ask for the butter. Unparalleled start of your meal - don't find such good quality in many Italian restaurants. Agreed that it... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

So my 5 year old and myself came for pizza on a Sunday night, and the staff wowed us. From our greeting from Coco and Editha, to Chef Amir and his pizza staff to our server Armand and his team we were treated like royalty. First Coco asked if we were in for pizza, to which I replied yes, he... More 

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London
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143 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Decent food and good service. Everything we had was very tasty and I would definitely recommend it. But should note that, like many similar restaurants in Abu Dhabi hotel's, it was expensive.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Great location in a brilliant hotel. Pre dinner drinks with friends, with nice easy listening live music in the background. Service first class, staff really attentive. Food was great. Didn't realise pizza, pasta and risotto could be so tasty. Brilliant value. Booked to go back with family when they come over in a few weeks.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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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4 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
2 reviews
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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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business

Description

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

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