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Massimo's Italian Restaurant

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The Marina
Dessert, Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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Park Island - Dubai Marina - Al Sufouh Road | Opposite Jbr Murjan, Take the Staircase Close to Zpizza Shop, Dubai 32923, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 432 4284
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Italian restaurant and pizzeria in the heart of Dubai Marina, 150 seats in...
Italian restaurant and pizzeria in the heart of Dubai Marina, 150 seats in a lovely atmosphere in front of the water.
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  • 179
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  • 50
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Difficult to find, nice service!

We used a lot of time to find this place, it is hidden far far away from the marina mall. To took a boat taxi and saw it from a distance, then we had a quest of long walking to get there, pew. It wasnt amazing but the food is allright, the service great. And you should try their pineapple... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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Norway
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  • Romantic
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We used a lot of time to find this place, it is hidden far far away from the marina mall. To took a boat taxi and saw it from a distance, then we had a quest of long walking to get there, pew. It wasnt amazing but the food is allright, the service great. And you should try their pineapple... More 

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Surrey, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Massimo's restaurant is in a lovely position on the edge of the Dubai Marina so you have a spectacular view whilst you're eating. It has a traditional wood fired pizza oven and the resulting pizzas are delicious - very authentic with nice crispy crusts but perhaps a little too much sauce making them a little messy, however they were delicious!... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful setting on the marina - very peaceful and relaxing. The service was very attentive and the food was delicious. I would definitely recommend ordering the watermelon juice - it was amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I am a big fan of Italian cuisine and very critical when it comes to taste and texture. Surprisingly, restaurants such as Carnevale or popular chain Jamie's Italian in Dubai are incomparable to Massimo's Italian. Location is great and accessible, decor is nothing fancy. We appreciate the Marina view with the outdoor seating option. Food-wise, authentic, fresh ingredients and perfect... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

We have been to Dubai many times but never eaten down at the Marina. Having lived in Italy for 3 years we were craving some good Italian food and Massimo's looked a good choice. It's in a lovely setting overlooking the Marina and walkable from the JBR area. Most of the tables are outside which was great especially as it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I have been going to this restaurant for around 10 months now. It is very well located within the marina in a serene and peaceful corner. The design is minimalist and simplistic. The seating is spacious and comfortable. I love restaurants that utilise space well. The menu at first may look generic and a little bit cliche, however it is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Location is perfect, you can walk after eating your dinner. We ate tuna fish, sezar salad and pizza. Pizza and salad were good, but fish was not good. Maybe it was not match our expectations. When we were sitting there, their signboard which was written on restaurant's name, fell on a staff suddenly and their boss didn't care with her.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Simple, good quality Italian food just like your mama would make. Chef Franco ensures everything is fresh and well prepared and popped out to talk to his customers to make sure everything was good and that we had enjoyed the food - a nice touch. Located in Dubai Marina, you can sit outside on the newly opened boardwalk that runs... More 

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Bramhall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We ate here on our trip to Dubai and the pizza was amazing. The restaurant was actually very quiet when we visited but it has wonderful views across the marina. We ordered the watermelon juice which was really good and the diavlo pizza and the vegetarian pizza. Its a true authentic wood fired pizza and they are absolutely huge. I... More 

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This is a handily located Italian restaurant if you are staying on or near JBR. At 10 minutes from the Ritz Carlton and with views of the Marina (albeit in a quiet corner) it was a no brainer location for a first Dubai meal. The menu is traditional Italian- lots of choice and with a good variety of pastas and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Park Island - Dubai Marina - Al Sufouh Road | Opposite Jbr Murjan, Take the Staircase Close to Zpizza Shop, Dubai 32923, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > The Marina
  • Neighborhood: The Marina
  • Phone Number: +971 4 432 4284

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 33
  • Cuisine: Dessert, Italian, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

Description

Italian restaurant and pizzeria in the heart of Dubai Marina, 150 seats in a lovely atmosphere in front of the water.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?
 

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The Marina
It’s hard to believe that only a decade ago there was no marina. Opened in 2003, the man-made marina runs along a 3km stretch of shoreline. A heady mix of luxurious hotels, apartment buildings, and cafes, the marina hosts regular community events and markets, and is a wonderful place to while away an afternoon or evening. Spectacular at night when the skyscrapers glisten, here you can enjoy dinner on the beach next to the sea, or visit a high-rise bar in a hotel for a magnificent view across the Gulf and the man-made Palm Island, with the world-famous Atlantis Hotel at its end. The Walk at Jumeirah beach Residences is a pedestrianized stretch leading to a new development: The Beach. It’s one of the few places where Gulf nationals mix with tourists and Western ex-pats. It’s a popular place to show off your supercar for an evening, so watch out for Lamborghinis, Maseratis, and Ferraris in abundance.
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