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Frankie's Italian Bar & Grill

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Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta, Wine Bar
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Al Fattan Towers, Jumeirah Walk, JBR, Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 399 4311
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12:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: This exciting award winning Italian restaurant, winner of "Highly...
This exciting award winning Italian restaurant, winner of "Highly Commended Italian Restaurant" by Time Out Dubai Awards in 2010; What's On Best Italian Restaurant 2009 and Best Newcomer 2008 is a result of partnership between one of the greatest chefs of all time, Marco Pierre White, and one of the most recognized award-winning jockeys, Frankie Dettori. The service combines fine - as well as casual dining in a relaxed and cosy atmosphere, featuring a menu with 80 dishes reflecting authentic Italian cuisine.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food, good variety & very fresh

We visited here recently on a trip to dubai to celebrate fathers day after a friend has reccomended it. Initially i made the reservation via email, the manager was very accomodating & responded quickly! Upon making this reservation i informed them of the occassion. The menu has a lot of variety to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
masons87
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great food, but so dark you certainly need to take a torch, most dubai restaurants are like this but this one more darker than normal but apart from that great staff a more expensive type of restaurant

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

We visited here recently on a trip to dubai to celebrate fathers day after a friend has reccomended it. Initially i made the reservation via email, the manager was very accomodating & responded quickly! Upon making this reservation i informed them of the occassion. The menu has a lot of variety to suit all tastes. My husband has a tomato... More 

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149 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is a very well-located Italian restaurant on JBR walk on Jumeirah beachfront. It was quite empty when I arrived, they offered a "happy hour" between 7-9 pm (which is usually 2 drinks for the price of one) but when I asked for my second glass, I was told that all it means is 20% discount on drinks for that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

i visit frankie's for dinner,by the reccomendation of italian friends living in dubai and well knowledge for the food and restaurant in the city.Well i was great dinner,i felt from the beginning i was the right choice,i ordered cacio pepe ravioli ,and black truffle tagliolioni,to follow baked seabass and poched halibut with foie gras.Honestelly was great ,service was pleasent and... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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71 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Visited for our last meal of our holiday and were not disappointed, the external entrance facade belies what is inside, a beautiful setting with a live jazz pianist adding to the ambiance. I was surprised how large the portions were. My wife’s scallops were cooked perfectly and my deep fried seafood excellent. The mains were just as tasty. We were... More 

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The food is excellent and on Thursday we had a lovely jazz singer entertaining us. Good place to go for some great food and excellent atmosphere

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Wandered in on speck but seated at lovely table, waitress attentive. Fab food nicest ravioli had in long time and halibut delicious. Apple tart had melt in the mouth pastry and tirimsu was to die for. Reasonably priced lovely treat, booked to go for anniversary.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We just wanted some well cooked pasta with great taste but Frankie's just goes that bit too far. The pasta dishes leave you confused and dazed with the multitude of ingredients and it isn't cheap. The bar on it's own is great, brilliant atmosphere and very friendly staff who make some lovely cocktails. The singer was very good and really... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

food is good even if expensive, service to be improved.....very very slow, for such a n expensive restaurant is not acceptable,

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This place is in need of some attention to detail. For example the restaurant was untidy and the furniture has some very obvious damage including the upholstery unstitched in the chairs we were seated at. The wine carafes left out on a trolley next to us were full of dust and looked like they had not been washed in a... More 

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Rmal_Hospitality, General Manager at Frankie's Italian Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review here. We have certainly taken your feedback into consideration and we will work towards perfection to ensure a high standard service. We are aware that the interior is quite tired and are currently working on renovation plan for the restaurant, which is scheduled to take place this summer.... More 

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Additional Information about Frankie's Italian Bar & Grill

Address: Al Fattan Towers, Jumeirah Walk, JBR, Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: +971 4 399 4311
Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > The Marina
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta, Wine Bar

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Al Fattan Towers, Jumeirah Walk, JBR, Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > The Marina
  • Neighborhood: The Marina
  • Phone Number: +971 4 399 4311

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene

Description

This exciting award winning Italian restaurant, winner of "Highly Commended Italian Restaurant" by Time Out Dubai Awards in 2010; What's On Best Italian Restaurant 2009 and Best Newcomer 2008 is a result of partnership between one of the greatest chefs of all time, Marco Pierre White, and one of the most recognized award-winning jockeys, Frankie Dettori. The service combines fine - as well as casual dining in a relaxed and cosy atmosphere, featuring a menu with 80 dishes reflecting authentic Italian cuisine.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:30 pm - 12:00 am

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Hi Ahmad,

I just happened to see your review, and especially your following comment:

"my friend wanted to order her own penne pasta and customize it based on what she wants, mushroom and broccoli added to the pasta. After a while when i was standing in the bar with my friends, we over heared the chef was talking bad about our table as he was furious and talking in a bad tone about us with mr. Angelo saying that "if we want to order such kind of food they should go to such cheap fast foods which they make such foods", and he was refusing to make that dish!!!"

This is very strange of you to post. I have known and gone to Frankie's for years, and trust me, we have challenged chef Fabio on many occasions. Not once has he failed me and my guests in facilitating the craziest food requests. He might have rolled his eyes some times but he always out did himself in producing the food requested. He never shook his head or refused to comply with our wishes.

Your friend must either be a lousy cook, a pretentious, not in the know restaurant guest; or you did not articulate and verbalize your request properly. I reckon the later being the case.

Cooks are cooks and Chefs are Artists. Fabio is an artist, and he is one of the best I might add. Having traveled and are traveling the world, I have been to pretty much all high end and top restaurants. Frankie's is well balanced and very high quality,and the atmosphere is unique. Every guest there is made welcome and is being appreciated.

Please don't take my response to be patronizing. However, its like someone telling me the engine of my Bentley doesn't run smoothly or the seats on my corporate jet are uncomfortable. Comments like that might come from a Chevrolet or Cadillac driver and someone flying economy on an European or American airline carrier.

Be safe, have fun, hug a loved one and enjoy life; ang return to Frankie's so you discover the uniqueness of the place.

Best regards,

Alexis Alexa

3 months ago

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