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Festival Waterfront Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 7
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  • 21
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  • 3
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  • 7
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great service and quality of food

Good was great and delicious, kids menu is great specially the spaghetti, staff were amazing even it was Eid holiday and busy time. They paid lots of attention to the kids. New features of drinks menu with lots of favors in refreshing style. Definitely a place to re visit

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 25, 2015
Talal H
via mobile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Today I decided to visit the Macaroni grill with my wife in Mirdif city centre, i was really excited because my friends gave me the good feedback about this restaurant so after my visit I would like also to add on their feedback that this restaurant earned it in a perfect way, the staff very friendly, atmosphere is cozy, food... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

Good was great and delicious, kids menu is great specially the spaghetti, staff were amazing even it was Eid holiday and busy time. They paid lots of attention to the kids. New features of drinks menu with lots of favors in refreshing style. Definitely a place to re visit

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Thank Talal H
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

Quite possibly the worst food I've ever eaten, "chicken" was most certainly reconstituted it was dry rubbery and had no taste at all. Half of my husbands meal was changed as they didn't have the ingredients, left hungry and angry at service. Simple terrible.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is definitely one of the good restaurants in Dubai. The verity of food was great, the quality, the taste, the atmosphere, the service, just about everything you can think of is close to perfect. The scenery is a plus. Can not complain at all. Very much recommended

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Thank AlaeddineA
Puerto Rico
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

Food as in USA, very good quality however the service is terrible! They sat me on a table and I waited,waited and waited!! I had to ask someone to take my order! And even for the bread! Later when I was eating I ran-out of coke, the waiter passed several times and never filled the glass, I had to ask... More 

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Thank Kirsy182
Dubai
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220 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We dined at the Mirdif City Center location with five people in February. If you are from the USA and looking for a familiar restaurant - this will fit the bill. Everything from crayons on the paper table cloth to bread and oil. Instead of grilled garlic in your oil, you get crushed pepper but that's about the only difference.... More 

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Abuja
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Located in a quite corner on the first floor of Dubai mall, this is one of the few restaurants to offer a relatively relaxed atmosphere. It overlooks the aquarium from behind. The food is good and our waiter did his best although he was relatively the only one serving the floor.

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Thank Abraxl
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Only 4 of us and one other table occupied. Staff keen initially to engage with us but that was all. Sons pizza was cold and was sent back via the manager, replacement pizza again cold and was brought to us by a waitress even tough manager was standing doing nothing. Had to ask for the table to be cleared, pizza... More 

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Thank Gail D
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

I have no idea why some of my friends like this place, it’s honestly very over-rated! Their prices are high for no reason at all! The only yummy food they have is the complementary bread.

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Thank Nairuz G
Dubai, UAE
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

This place it not licensed and I do like some red wine with my Italian food, but I will forgive because the food is gorgeous comfort food, all the Italian staples, in BIG portions. There's a good selection of non-alcoholic drinks, and plenty of excellent bread served with balsamic vinegar and olive oil to nibble, but be careful to leave... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Festival Waterfront Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?