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Certo Italian Restaurant

#435 of 5,661 Restaurants in Dubai
#453 of 5,951 Places to Eat in Dubai
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Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City | Media City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
04 366 9111
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: One of the most distinctive restaurants in Dubai, award-winning Certo is a...
One of the most distinctive restaurants in Dubai, award-winning Certo is a hot spot for Italian cuisine, from homemade antipasti and pastas to pizzas baked in a wood-fired oven. Enjoy its sleek wood and stone décor, choose from speciality olive oils to personalise the meal and savour a favourite grape from the restaurant's focal point—a six-metre-tall wine tower.Reservations are highly recommended.
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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Italian food.

Certo is a great spot for business lunches in Dubai Media City, and consistently offers great food and a decent wine list. We arrived shortly before 1:00 (always a good suggestion before the place gets really busy) and enjoyed the beef carpaccio to start, and I had the risotto as the main... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Dubai, UAE
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202 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Certo is a great spot for business lunches in Dubai Media City, and consistently offers great food and a decent wine list. We arrived shortly before 1:00 (always a good suggestion before the place gets really busy) and enjoyed the beef carpaccio to start, and I had the risotto as the main. Always great food, and someplace I love to... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I settled for a fairly simple selection of a burata salad and four cheese pizza with glass of white wine. I asked for them to be brought together which was done. Really enjoyed the burata which comes with some rocket leaves and spek. Pizza was just as it sounds but on a thin crispy base. Only small issue I had... More 

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San Francisco, California
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you're in Dubai, and near Media City, you can't go wrong with this place. Professional enough for a business meeting by day, beautiful and private enough (the tables are not tightly-packed) for a quiet conversation at any time of day, romantic at night. Oh, and the food is fantastic. Truly authentic, Italian-style pizza. No foolin'. Thin and crisp crust,... More 

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UK
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Good menu and quick service. A little expensive but the food was good and they fit us in even though we did not have a reservation.

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Milan, Italy
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

While in a business trip, after not eating for the full day for some business reason, i took the decision to have a full food session in this restaurant, mainly cause it is based on the hotel where i have the room and a lot of good review convinced me. I took the carpaccio as a startet, the ravioli for... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Went there with a friend, and it was a pretty nice experience. Nice food and drinks and mostly everything is served on the table(The best part about the brunch).

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Rome
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I went to this restaurant on a Sunday for a brunch. Overall good quality of food and service, only cakes were very heavy.

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Aylesbury, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A little pricey for what it is, the food is good though small portions. Ravioli was really nice but only 4 pieces

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

empty space, not really italian as it suggests, atmosphere impossible to quote due to the emptiness of space

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Montecarlo, Italy
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87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I didn't visit this place in over 2 years! The layout of the restaurant slightly change but I did not understand it, moving the high table at the entrance?!?! When we arrived and the restaurant, the venue was busy but that's not an excuse to have no one at the door, we had to look around for help to give... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City | Media City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
  • Phone Number: 04 366 9111

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business

Description

One of the most distinctive restaurants in Dubai, award-winning Certo is a hot spot for Italian cuisine, from homemade antipasti and pastas to pizzas baked in a wood-fired oven. Enjoy its sleek wood and stone décor, choose from speciality olive oils to personalise the meal and savour a favourite grape from the restaurant's focal point—a six-metre-tall wine tower.Reservations are highly recommended.

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