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Souq Qaryat Al Beri | Bain Al Jesran, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
02 5581161
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Italian food but no Bolognese sauce !

We popped into this restaurant early evening and it was very quiet with few other customers. Our outdoor table had lovely views across the canal to the Grand Mosque and Ritz Carlton Hotel and was very tranquil. The restaurant staff were attentive and friendly and explained the daily specials... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
Hawkeye_69
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Bristol
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Nice friendly staff, very attentive. Starters were a little average but the mains were tasty. was about £60 for 2 courses which in this area is not too bad.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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66 reviews 66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Ambience and interior are very nice. Cozy feel and good service. You can even get that Xmas feel inside the restaurant although it is probably 25c outside in December

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Bristol
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10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We popped into this restaurant early evening and it was very quiet with few other customers. Our outdoor table had lovely views across the canal to the Grand Mosque and Ritz Carlton Hotel and was very tranquil. The restaurant staff were attentive and friendly and explained the daily specials menu to us while we lbrowsed the main menu. It had... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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124 reviews 124 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Nice welcome to the restaurant. The chef came to the table to explain the specials with a lot of conviction!! Good service. The food was delicious. After dinner the chef came along again to ask some feedback on his dishes, my wife her risotto was a little too salty, but still nice. He emphasized we should told him and he... More 

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bedfordshire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I love this buffet it has everything you could wish to eat and the desert counter is to die for, amazing hotel, amazing setting

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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65 reviews 65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Enjoy the grilled seafood starter. Excellent for sharing too. Price is on the high side, but excellent service and good food.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Want to eat pizza and pasta? Just jump to Certo, i suggest also the Friday brunch, it is just great.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

it was very good but once we found out managment changed and everything changed , its not ialian anymore , its eastern according to chief and all staff , they are kind , attentive , place is good but not italian I guess , after that I found it close , I dont know if this one is still opening... More 

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Leicestershire
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159 reviews 159 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

We have bee dining here since our first visit to the shangri la in jan 2010- particularly fantastic if you can eat outside on the terrace overlooking the views of the Mosque at night. Fantastic menu and wine list and the food when it arrives does not disappoint. Great to eat here early as the restaurant can fill up with... More 

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England
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28 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012 via mobile

Ate here as part of our stay in Abu Dhabi. All of the restaurants in the Souk are quite expensive but our experience was the food was really good. Food here is distinctly average, this would have been OK if we had been paying an average price, but we were not. Better restaurants close by. Try the Meat Co or... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: Souq Qaryat Al Beri | Bain Al Jesran, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
  • Phone Number: 02 5581161

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  • Cuisine: Italian

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