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Festival Waterfront Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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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
Most recent review
Pleasant

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2015
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Abuja
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Abuja
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

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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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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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Dubai, UAE
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Amazing Italian dining experience, nice and friendly staff, excellent and fast service, you have to try the amazing Trameso dessert.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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66 reviews 66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

This is a great place for a casual, laid back meal with family, friends or even for a couple. The restaurant is child friendly, the waiters/ses are a pleasure to deal with and the food is great. While many of the usual favorites are there, there are dishes with a dash of refinement (Truffle, Caramelized onions & Goat Cheese Flat... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

The staff here are really good,a special mention to Red he was our waiter and gave great service. The food was good the spicy meatballs could have been a little spicer but on the whole a nice place to bring the family a very good children's menu.

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California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

This review is concerning the Macaroni Grill in the Dubai Mall. We've gone to this restaurant for a couple of years. It used to be our favorite restaurant in the Dubai Mall. But after the last two visits we will avoid it. This because the quality of the food has gone from satisfactory to mediocre. This time my wife's Chicken... More 

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Dubai
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

Im so glad they let me and my bunch of friends in after a drinks out turned too late. Most places in festival city take last dine in orders at 11.30 pm which is quite early given Dubai weekends only start about then. Their service was great and they were very helpful since we took so much time deciding. We... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I visited the outlet in DFC with a friend as I noticed it and had never been before. The Pizza I ordered and the chicken my friend ordered were great and actually unexpectedly very good! Only comment would be to make the dining area outside a little more welcoming however the food and inside decor is worth a visit.

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

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