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Frankie's Italian Bar & Grill

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Neighborhood:
The Marina
Italian, 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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 140
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Awesome evening!

When visiting my daughter in Dubai she took me to Frankies, what a great evening we had. They have a good choice of dishes on their menu and we're happy for us to share a starter. Their pan fried scallops were absolutely delicious! Whilst eating a singer sang the most amazing selection of songs... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Kim P
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Jersey, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Jersey, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

When visiting my daughter in Dubai she took me to Frankies, what a great evening we had. They have a good choice of dishes on their menu and we're happy for us to share a starter. Their pan fried scallops were absolutely delicious! Whilst eating a singer sang the most amazing selection of songs from Barry White, Marvyn Gaye and... More 

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Surrey uk
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3 reviews 3 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Enjoyable evening with lovely staff. Our starter and main course were excellent but would not recommend the cheesecake which was sadly just average.The restaurant interior seems rather dated and a tired and could do with a bit of a make over. Decor aside,Frankie's has a nice relaxed feel and the live music in the bar area is bonus over dinner..Would... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Great food, not too fussy and a lovely atmosphere and staff. Only dislike was the smoking of cigars and cigarettes inside the bar area

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Stop Press. Get dressed, get on a plane. Birthday, wedding anniversary or romantic meal this is the place to be. I was flown in from London as a birthday gift my hosts who are both chef's recommended Frankie 's .... Their service is as good if not better than San Tropez. Certainly their singer Casandra is absolutely worth a recording... More 

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This is a good quality Italian restaurant. It appears a but gimmicky from outside but actually classic Italian inside. The burrata starter was lovely and we both had pizzas to follow (Diavola with beef salami) which were excellent (thin crust). Service was very good and alcohol is available.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This restaurant will surprise you. From the outside it looks small and hidden yet inside it opens out - there is a casual Bar with a relaxed and chilled feel. The restaurant has a wide choice of seating with a great ambience - you just relax into it as the seating is so comfortable. The Wine list is great and... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This was our first visit to Frankies with friends who had been before. The starter portions were big, in fact mine was huge and not what I expected in a fine dining restaurant however they were very good. The main meals were more of a mixed bag. My wife's Rabbit Ravioli was excellent, my Risotto resembled more of a rice... More 

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Ahmedabad, India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

All the food recommended by the chef are great we had ordered many things and all of them were great wih the aubergin being the best.Good old time music of the 60's and the Margereta (frozen was deicious)

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Rocdale
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Stumbled across this restaurant whilst strolling along "The Walk" at Jumeira Beach near the Marina. Two separate dining rooms for smokers and non smokers. The menu is a typical Italian cross section of pasta, pizza, meat and fish dishes, but also include some unique a la carte type choices. The service is friendly, professional and very attentive. The ambience and... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The food is fabulous ! We chanced upon the restaurant and were in love with the food! Excellent Italian and great service. We went for lunch which was not so crowded, but apparently it is really buzzing at night with a great live band! Cant wait to go back and eat some more!!!

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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 & Pasta, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
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.