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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 #263 of 5,595 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Relaxing atmosphere, friendly service and superbly cooked Italian food. My favourite Italian delicatessen, the sought after "burrata" was on the menu - not easy to be found in Dubai. highly recommended if you want to eat Italian food. Ciro

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

Dear Ciro, Thank you for taking the time to share your dining experience at our restaurant with us. We are delighted to hear that you rate our restaurant at high level as this is what we strive to. Your great comments about our food and service will be passed on to the whole team, who is striving to bring you... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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80 reviews 80 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The ambiance is good. The decor is nice. Service is average and at times sketchy. Food variety is alright. Food quality is good though portions are too small for adult meals and that makes this restaurant extremely overpriced. The restaurant serves pork and alcohol so people looking for strictly halal should avoid it or ensure alcohol is not an ingredient... More

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

Dear Msusmani 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. Please contact me directly at pierluigi.mazza@radissonblu.com for your next visit and I will ensure you are well... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

After a very long time had a really nice brunch and that too Italian. What made the experience special was the service, just outstanding. Home made Tiramisu is a must have. Also one very good concept is that the food is served on the table, so you just sit back relax and drink to your heart's content.

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

Dear Hemanksinghal, I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed our Friday Brunch concept , we call it “ La Dolce Vita”, the sweet life, as you mention on your comment our aim for Friday Brunch is to provide a relaxing atmosphere, to share with family and friend, exactly as we use to do back at home in Italy. Your... More

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Certo's starters, pizza's, pastas, mains & deserts are superb. Fantastic ambience and wonderful staff - good looking & attentive Manager to boot :) Highly recommended!

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

Dear Catherine We appreciate your feedback regarding our restaurant and would like to thank you for taking the time to do so. We are happy to hear that you rate our restaurant at high level as this is what we strive to. Thanks also for you generous comment about me and to recommend Certo Restaurant to Trip Advisor readers. It... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I have been a Certo customer since day 1, during the years the quality of the food and the overall experience have been extremely consistent, always above average. Few months ago they added a new restaurant manager and a new chef, and since then the food quality and the service has dramatically improved. We went last Thursday with a group... More

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

Dear Gerva, Thank you for your feedback shared to our Trip Advisor readers, and for giving us such a great comment, a review from a regular guest like you is most valuable to us, assured that these will be shared to our team members to convey them in a high level of inspiration and motivation. Please let us know when... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Put Certo on your Bucket List! I'm giving this Italian restaurant a "five" based on quality, service, and menu selection. This is the first time I've had the attention of the Manager, the Chef, and Sommelier. All three worked to answer my questions; and the chef was most attentive to my dietary requirements. He even altered the ingredients of one... More

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

Dear JC, Thank you for your feedback shared to our Trip Advisor readers, and for giving us full marks in your ratings, It was really a pleasure to host you and to assist you on your dietary requirements. We are delight to hear that you enjoyed our signature dish “Branzino al Forno” and our typical Italian “Limoncello”. Please let us... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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154 reviews 154 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

What a great place to eat true italian (away from bolognese pasta and margherita... come on Italy has so muc more to offer than this) Their salads, pasta, seafood, meat, pizzas are ALL good Considering its setting, it is not the place I would celebrate a birthday or have a date but for a business lunch or a fa;illy one,... More

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

Dear Imardell. We appreciate your feedback regarding our restaurant and would like to thank you for taking the time to do so. Yes a true Italian spirit is our aim, at Certo we aim to bring you the best dining experience, with an authentic Italian passion for hospitality. We wish to welcome you back soon also to test the full... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

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