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Il Rustico

#2,460 of 5,569 Restaurants in Dubai
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Ground Floor, Rydges Plaza Hotel, 2nd of December Street, Al Jafiliya, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
04-3982222
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very friendly Italian Restaurant

Il Rustico has a wood burning pizza oven that gives just the right smoky, pizza aroma as you enter the restaurant. We often stay at the Plaza hotel and we have had several dinner parties for family and friends who live in Dubai at this restaurant. The food has always been good to excellent and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 25, 2013
Frank M
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67 reviews 67 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

This was my 2nd or 3rd visit. The hotel has had a much needed facelift but the restaurant has always been consistently good. ‎ Nice dimmed lights and decent prices. Good ambience.  ‎ Food was nice, I had spaghetti carbonara and they served pork being part of a hotel in Dubai. Decent portions and complementary bread as an appetiser. ‎... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Used to be great but now its just OK. Helpful staff and a decent wine list. Tried a number of dishes during my stay and found the pasta dished were always drowing in sauce.

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London, United Kingdom
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159 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Used to be a regular here but have not been for over one year as our last visit was not great. Unfortunately it has got worse. We started with pizzas to share which were good. But our mains were very poor. We were a group of six and no one thought their meal was up to standard. Over cooked fish,... More 

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Senior Contributor
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14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Il Rustico has a wood burning pizza oven that gives just the right smoky, pizza aroma as you enter the restaurant. We often stay at the Plaza hotel and we have had several dinner parties for family and friends who live in Dubai at this restaurant. The food has always been good to excellent and the service is friendly and... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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128 reviews 128 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

I used to be a fan of a few of the restaurants in the Rydges Plaza Hotel. It has changed name recently though and the restaurants seem to have suffered. My most recent visit to Il Rustico had the staff bringing the wrong meal. She did replace it but the quality was not what we were used to. Prosciutto crudo... More 

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Rawai, Thailand
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47 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

I had been dining with a group of friends each month in Il Rustico for over 10 years while living in Dubai so I was pleased to experience the food and friendly service again when I returned to Dubai last month. I didn't choose the menu but the Italian food was, as always, tasty and to a high standard and... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

A table was booked for Dinner by my Dad who lives in Dubai. Before we went I read some reviews on this restuarant which is sitauted within the Chelsea Plaza. The reviews were not very impressive to say the least so I didn't have high hopes. When we arrived the restuarant was charming and the decor was in keeping with... More 

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Melbourne
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Great restaurant, nice food, nice staff, very good overall. I had lunch at Il Rustico twice during a business trip to Dubai and I was very satisfied! Would recommend and go back there for sure. Also, the price is very affordable.

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

I stayed here about 4 years ago and was in Dubai last week staying somewhere else but had to go to the Italian restaurant on the ground floor again, it was recommend by someone who lives in the city all those years ago and they were certainly right on the quality of this place! Quality food, really recommend it. I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

Have been here a few times when in Dubai, its great a lovely setting for a romantic or family meal, food delicious, service good too ! Its a true Italian , the garlic bread is devine with a roasted garlic bulb nicely done ! The wine is nice , at a reasonable price , we had a window seat and... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: Ground Floor, Rydges Plaza Hotel, 2nd of December Street, Al Jafiliya, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
  • Phone Number: 04-3982222

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