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Certo Italian Restaurant

#383 of 5,590 Restaurants in Dubai
#400 of 5,864 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: Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 16
    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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Rome
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 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 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
71 helpful votes 71 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
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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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263 reviews 263 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 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
146 helpful votes 146 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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182 reviews 182 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
309 helpful votes 309 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 

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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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