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Frankie's Italian Bar & Grill

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The Marina
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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Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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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  • 144
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 31
    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
good food, great atmosphere

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
andreaavi
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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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 

Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Portion size was almost an insult. Prices are fine but what you get for it is a joke. Wouldn't recommend atall. Lots of places to eat around the Walk and this isn't one of them

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

Dear guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback here. We have taken your food suggestions into consideration and we are currently working on the portion sizes as recommended. We look forward to welcoming you back soon despite your first experience, hope you will give us another chance! Kind regards, General Manager More 

Soham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This place is riding on a name, Not at all lavish, like one would expect, food was ok, but it did nothing for me, very disappointed, and I expected more, Dubai is very lavish, and the décor could have been better.

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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 share your thought here. 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. We are looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future! Kind regards, General Manager More 

Bratislava, Slovakia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We went for a quick dinner to Frankies and I was very satisfied. We had beef carpaccio, pizza and I ordered grilled veggies with white yoghurt. What I was little bit disappointed about is the fact, that they do not offer Minestrone soup, the one I consider MUST have in Italian restaurant. Another thing I was not happy about was,... More 

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

Dear Michaela, Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback here. We have certainly taken your menu suggestion on board and will consider its feasibility during the next menu refresh. Regarding the rest of your feedback, we would like to recommend that next time you try our non-smoking dining area, it is certainly better suited for a quiet... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We really enjoyed the food but the deco wasn't to a good standard at all. Worn sofa's tired carpet & just had the feel off a 3 star hotel eating area. Just not good enough for Dubai. The London branch has beautiful red leather seating in the style of 50's American Italian hangouts with big chandeliers & a great vibe.... 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 are happy you enjoyed your meal at our restaurant. We are aware that the interior is quite tired and are currently working on a renovation plan for the restaurant, which is scheduled to take place this summer. We are looking forward to welcoming you back in... More 

Granada, Andalucia, Spain
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Very upmarket, Music from a live band, drinks excellent, very elegant , Smart dress required. Will go on our next Dubai trip and will recommend to friends

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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74 reviews 74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I was at Frankies at Jumeirah last week. The place has good food period. Great! - probably not but definitely good. However, the whole thing of being with friends, live music, and friendly service makes the whole experience bigger and better. I personally do not like restaurants that are dark and heavy on the infrastructure - Frankies tends to lean... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend are regular guest in this restaurant and always when we come back is better. My last visit was for San Valentine's day..... What I can say is just everything was perfect all but this time was over expectation. We start with a perfect negroni and a customized cocktail for San valentine, in the bar nice atmosphere... More 

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Sheffield(UK)
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165 reviews 165 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I arrived with my wife and daughter for a pre-dinner drink. It was happy hour (3 hours) so the drinks were good value for money. Service was good and the bar had a good atmosphere. We took our table in the non-smoking part of the restaurant where we had the pleasure of dining on some excellently cooked and presented food.... 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, Pizza & Pasta, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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

Questions & Answers

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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

2 months ago

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