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Certo Italian Restaurant

#295 of 5,829 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Entertaining clients

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 13
    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
very good - but not great!

We ate here after a business meeting as a Party of 20 - the menu choice was broad and they kindly brought a mixture of starters and plate to share. The mains were brought haphazardly so, as convention dictates we politely waited until everyone had their diner in front of them. as this took... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
John J
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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106 reviews 106 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

If you wanna have a good time in a peaceful place choose Certo. Italian style with friendly staff, good quality meal and reasonable price

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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243 reviews 243 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We ate here after a business meeting as a Party of 20 - the menu choice was broad and they kindly brought a mixture of starters and plate to share. The mains were brought haphazardly so, as convention dictates we politely waited until everyone had their diner in front of them. as this took several minutes you can imaging so... More 

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Dubai
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

One of my favourites! I've been to Certo's for lunch, dinner & brunch, and the staff, service and food are always outstanding. Their business lunch is one of the best in town and excellent value for money; it always has a healthy option. Friday brunch is a very civilised sit down affair with around 18 items served at your table!... More 

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

Dear Benci Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Certo, for giving us full marks in your ratings and to recommend our restaurant to tripadvisor readers. It has been a great pleasure hosting you, please do let us know if we can assist you with a booking in the future. Until then we look forward to... More 

Manila, Philippines
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

loved the Slow-cooked Sea bass on a bed of spinach and portobello mushrooms. also ordered the tomato soup but i found it quite sour but the texture is nice. had the mandarin sorbet and it is ok.

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

Dear Emon, We would like to thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at Certo. We are grateful for your feedback as such information enables us to continually monitor and improve services and facilities we are offering, Please let us know when you are planning to dine at our restaurant again as we look forward... More 

cyprus
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325 reviews 325 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This place is a kind of homage for us. Whenever we are in Dubai it is on our "must eat at places" list. The reason is simple: great pizzas. Certo pizza is a yardstick by which we judge other pizzas. Having said that they also offer nice starters and have a good selection of pasta and risotto dishes and perhaps... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Your feedback is very much appreciated and your comment will be passed on to Chef Alessandro who I am sure would love to meet and chat with you upon your next visit. Please do let us know if we can assist you with a booking in... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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169 reviews 169 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
292 helpful votes 292 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I enjoyed this venue! The food and service was of a high standard. I attended with a lady friend a few weeks ago and would return for a midweek dinner. Food was nice and there was a good selection. Wine list was expansive. Will return. Well done.

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

Dear Doscal, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed Certo Restaurant experience. Your 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 with an authentic Italian passion for hospitality. Please let... More 

Dubai, UAE
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158 reviews 158 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I am a regular diner at Certo owing to its proximity to my office, and it's a firm favorite of mine. The restaurant is airy and buzzing, and is always happy to welcome me back. The food was excellent, with a beef carpaccio to start. However, the service was so slow that I had to cancel my chicken main course... More 

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

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent experience at CERTO. We are grateful for your feedback as such information enables us to continually monitor and improve services and facilities we are offering, I am sorry to hear that last visit we were not able to deliver a good service... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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75 reviews 75 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A friend of mine had suggested me Certo and although I was in doubts due to its location inside Media city business area I decided to book it for dinner. We were one of the two table that day and our waitress, the nicest I have ever met, was gentle and dedicated. The other staff members were all very kind... More 

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

Dear Lara, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Certo Restaurant I was very pleased to know that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We are constantly striving to achieve the highest standards of service, so it is always very rewarding for us to know that we have met your expectations. Thank you once again... 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: Entertaining clients

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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