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Frankie's

#143 of 1,806 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
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Fairmont Bab Al Bahr | Bain Al Jessrain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Emirate Of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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117 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Frankies used to be a great place to enjoy Italian cuisine, but in the recent years it has gone down, the menu changed and the service has become really bad, not a fan and the price is high considering the amount and quality of the food. unfortunately not a place I would recommend if you want a proper Italian meal.

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Thank LifestyleMommy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to go to Frankies to say goodbye to some very close friends. We thought we would go posh because our friends deserve it. One of our friends has a discount card from an airline that entitles her to 50% discount enabling us to really splash out. We ordered some Veuve Cliquot as a treat, why wouldn't we? When... More 

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Thank Carl D
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

I've been going to Frankies quite often for now. The food is really well seasoned and full of flavor, Specially the Gnocci and Spaghetti with clams and the Veal Milanese. Simple presented and full of flavour. Service staff also very good always bring up our needs. Keep it up

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Thank GuilhermeReis
Province of Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

The food was really good, The veal milanese fantastic and the burrata also. the presentation can be better, very simple without style. anyway was a good experience...

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Thank luciepeppe
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Warm welcome to the restaurant by staff and relaxed background of live piano music. Comfortable seating, we enjoyed efficient service and, two had the lobster Risotto, which they polished off very quickly - though it looked bland, but lots of flavour. Another enjoyed the fabulous looking tomato based Spaghetti Fruitti de Mare - which I wish I had ordered, rather... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Nice atmosphere, service was good, we all ate pasta which was good, cheese board we thought was poor, liquid chocolate pudding was tasty but not hot enough. We sat in a booth I thought the seat could have done with reupholstering as was uncomfortable. Overall good night out.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

This is a good Italian restaurant here.The menu selection is very good. The price on the higher side The service is good.

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We were on a half board package so we had an allowance to spend here , we still went over ! But the food was really good and a relaxing atmosphere to make an enjoyable evening.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Celebrated my birthday here in April 2016 and the service was impressive from the host at the door to the waiter who served us. We ordered the Burrata which was acceptable and not as interesting as I expected. We enjoyed the seafood linguine pasta and the pepperoni pizza. Later the staff surprised us with a chocolate fondant for my birthday... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Good variety on the menu. They have options for gluten free. The bar on the smoking area is suitable if you fancy a cigarette with you drink. They have a piano played on certain evenings. To get a couch table better you do a reservation as it tends to be full. Pricey for an Italian. But over whole it's a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, European, Vegetarian, Pizza, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fairmont Bab Al Bahr | Bain Al Jessrain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
Description
One of the best Italian restaurants in Abu Dhabi, opened in October 2009.

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