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Certo Italian Restaurant

Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City | Media City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
04 366 9111
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Ranked #319 of 5,556 restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Dubai
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Authentic Italian food for sure! The best part of this restaurant is that they have a real Italian explaining in his delightful Italian accent, what every item is - great for a newbie to an Italian restaurant. The wait is a little too long, but the food doesn't disappoint. I have wished for the portions to be slightly bigger though... More

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OutletMNGR, Manager at Certo Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valuable Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to comment on your dining experience at our restaurant. Here at Certo we are always grateful for valuable feedback and honest comments from our guests and would like to thank you for taking the time to do so. We are happy to hear that you rate our restaurant at... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The ambiance is wonderfully romantic, the staff are incredibly attentive and very genuinely friendly. It's not cheap, but not expensive ($25-$35 for a main course dish). All of the main courses sound so delicious it is difficult to choose, you will definitely be wanting to try taste from your partner's plate.

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OutletMNGR, Manager at Certo Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valuable Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We are happy to hear that you rate our restaurant at high level as this is what we strive to. Your great comments will be passed on to the whole team, who is striving to bring you the best dining experience, not only with a warm smile... More

Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

My Wife and I did the Certo brunch. It was a 2 for 1 deal and it's near to our place in the Marina so we thought we'd try it. I don't know if they provided a cheap menu in order to save some money but the food was really poor. That's about it, no atmosphere, tasteless and cheap food.... More

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OutletMNGR, Manager at Certo Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear valuable guest, We appreciate your feedback regarding Certo and would like to thank you for taking the time to do so. We regret to hear that your Brunch experience at Certo last year did not meet your expectations. However 2014 we introduce a new brunch concept “La Dolce Vita”.. “the sweet life” we reviewed completely the menu and we... More

Fleet, UK
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Went for Friday brunch with friend. It was fairly low key with compared with the bar next door. Mixture of buffet and service to table. The food was excellent especially the hot starters, pasta and meats.

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OutletMNGR, Manager at Certo Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valuable Guest, thank you for taking the time to share your brunch experience with us. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed “La Dolce Vita” brunch experience. It has been a great pleasure hosting you. We wish to welcome you back soon at Certo Italian Restaurant to taste also our new A La Carte menu. Kindly contact us... More

Moscow, Russia
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This is the second time I dined at Certo (first time was 4 years ago) and I must say the quality of food has improved. I enjoyed every bit of my solitary meal (on a business trip, yes), from bread basket to a very flavourful espresso with a shot of grappa. I traveled to Italy just two weeks ago and... More

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OutletMNGR, Manager at Certo Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Misha, Thank you very much for taking the time to comment on our restaurant, we are delighted to hear regarding your dining experience with us. At Certo we aim to bring you the best dining experience, with an authentic Italian passion for hospitality. It has been a great pleasure hosting you, please let us know when you are planning... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I really like this restaurant so decided to return for a spur of the moment dinner. We were warmly welcomed and quickly seated. The hostess then informed us that a couple of the menu items were unavailable. Unfortunately, one of the dishes was my main course choice. She said the Halibut was always popular. Perhaps more should be ordered?? Staff... More

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OutletMNGR, Manager at Certo Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Valuable Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your dining experience at our restaurant with us. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your visits numerous times, and our aim is to continuously provide excellent service and bring you the best Italian dining experience. I regret to hear that on your last visit “Filetto di Halibut”... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

A very busy resturant at Radisson Blue media city which is a businessmen district and most of the people staying at this hotel are staying for business rather than pleasure . For a starter ; I ordered a minestrone soup .. which was very fresh For the main course I have ordered the Mushrooms risotto and I requested they add... More

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OutletMNGR, Manager at Certo Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Ollare, Thank you very much for taking the time to comment on Certo. Here at Certo we are always grateful for valuable feedback and honest comments from our guests and would like to thank you for taking the time to do so. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit and your positive comment about our Minestrone... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I have been to many Italian restaurants in Dubai, from 5 star hotels to simple pizzeria, I have to say Certo is the best in town! Will definitely return and recommend to my friends. The food taste awesome, even better than what we had in Italy! Chef Alessandro passed by our table to introduce himself, he is very friendly and... More

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OutletMNGR, Manager at Certo Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Lorenzo Thank you for taking the time to share your dining experience at our restaurant with us. At Certo we aim to bring you the best dining experience, with an authentic Italian passion for hospitality. Your feedback is very much appreciated and your comment will be passed on to Chef Alessandro who I am sure would love to meet... More

Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Last night I have been in CERTO - I had a pizza with tuna which was horrible, they used the cheapest ingredients ; my wife had a primo piatto - mozzarella with prosciutto, which was good. Would absolutely never recommend this place for dinner, especially to have a pizza.

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OutletMNGR, Manager at Certo Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent experience at CERTO. We apologize for the disappointments that you experienced and would like to thank you for bringing them to our attention. We will definitely discuss your comments with Chef Alessandro and use it as an opportunity to improve. We aim that our... More

London
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289 reviews 289 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I was taken here by a local on one of my trips to Dubai. Everything was excellent - from food to wine to service - and I'd be sure to come back here again if I was staying here or in Internet City.

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OutletMNGR, Manager at Certo Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

We at CERTO would like to say thank you for taking the time out of your day to share your experience with us. We are happy to hear that you rate our food wine, and service at a high level as this is what we strive to. Thank you again and we hope to welcome you back soon. Grazie!! Pierluigi... More

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