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Fairmont Bab Al Bahr | Bain Al Jessrain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: One of the best Italian restaurants in Abu Dhabi, opened in October 2009.
Good for:
Doing business
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 21
    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
Home made pastas and wood-fired pizzas

This remarkable Italian restaurant, chic & romantic, pays special attention to details and service is outstanding. Price is very reasonable. Valet parking is available in Fairmont Hotel hence making your choice very comfortable and easy going. Highly recommended.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
Galamsey
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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135 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hertfordshire
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Visited here with children and whilst the decor and service was great, food was dissappointing. Spag Bol and another Pasta dish very average. This was a shame as the interior looks great and sadly the food lets its self down..

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Wigan, England
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

first time at Frankies but will be back. We arrived 30 mins early and we're happy to have a drink and wait, but our table was ready. Food was excellent, the prosecco very very nice and the overall service was excellent with friendly staff. Definitely worth a visit

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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440 reviews 440 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
320 helpful votes 320 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This remarkable Italian restaurant, chic & romantic, pays special attention to details and service is outstanding. Price is very reasonable. Valet parking is available in Fairmont Hotel hence making your choice very comfortable and easy going. Highly recommended.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

If you want a great meal with excellent wine and service go to the Freemont Hotel and to Frankies. I couldn't find fault with anything. The staff are well informed and attentive without being overbearing. There is a private dining room for more intimate dining.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The food is excellent. I like the wood fired pizza oven, and the bar. There is comfortable seating if you are eating alone too.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Expected so much more from signature dishes but was disappointed. Ambience ok but not really a truly great italian experience

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Berks
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86 reviews 86 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We went on a Saturday night wasn't that busy but service was still poor, we'd had much better elsewhere. Food was ok but not impressive and expensive for what it was. Felt we weren't quiet what they wanted. Pity as the venue is pleasant enough.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We did not have a good meal here on our recent visit but last year was great. This year the service was slow and we didnt get the correct meal.

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Middlesex, England
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Found the place clean and staff very helpful almost slightly over attentive at times but good quality and nice food

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Title says it all! Somewhat pretentious I thought. A house special was a smoked steak. Ok give it a go - it's a special after all. Well Frankie would be ok as a jockey on that kind of fare because only half was edible. You don't send out a steak that is half unchewable fat in a supposedly quality restaurant.... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients

Description

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

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