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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 #304 of 5,574 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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English first
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Perfect for pizza and Italian beer. The manager and bartender were so friendly and accommodating. They didn't start serving dinner until 7, so we hung out by bar for drinks. The time flew over amazing focaccia and cocktails. A spooned salmon appetizer was a nice touch. We are regulars and will continue to come.

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

Dear Tashita, Thank you for your feedback shared to our Trip Advisor readers, and for giving us full marks in your ratings, a review from a regular guest like you is most valuable to us. We are very pleased to hear your great comments regarding our food, drinks and our staff. We look forward to welcoming you back in the... More

Pune, India
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Simply awesome cuisine and nice ambiance. Authentic Italino menus and weekend attractions on different set menu

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

Dear Subhra, We appreciate your feedback regarding Certo and would like to thank you for taking the time to do so. 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 do let us know if we can assist you with a booking... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Really the above says it all, and they've won a stack of awards because of it. Look forward to being back soon.

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

Dear Firas 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 but... More

Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We hadn't been for many years (my husbands and my first date in fact) but we decided to go here before a gig at Media City Arena and so glad we did, also that we made a reservation, a lot of people were turned away. We had three courses of v good italian food, even though the restaurant was really... 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 happy to hear that you came back to Certo and that you enjoyed your dinner with us. It has been a great pleasure hosting you, please let us know when you are planning to dine at Certo again as... More

Dubai
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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

Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
28 helpful votes 28 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
71 reviews 71 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
67 reviews 67 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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