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Wed, 11/30
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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A stylish, elegant restaurant designed by Florentine architect Michele Bonan with a beautiful outdoor terrace overlooking the beautiful marina. The menu features signature dishes from Harry’s Bar in Venice and classic Italian favorites. Whether you are a regular of other Cipriani locations around the world or a first time customer you will be welcome with warmth and care.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, European
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Over priced but worth it… absolutely awesome.. food was so delicious.. the pasta was so light and amazing.. the tiramisu was so light and to die for and the service was impeccable. I couldn’t fault them for anything except the prices but they make up...for it in every way. Will always come here for special occasions and I highly recommend itMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 8, 2022 via mobile

Ok, so after living in abu dhabi and dubai for 7.5 years, i have wanted to go for dinner to cipriani’s but delayed it.. tonight was my best friend’s birthday and decided to go as a group; i am not happy with the experience at...all.. so obviously it’s overpriced but that is fair if the food is good which wasn’t the case; pasta was undercooked, and when asked about the salad portions, they replied that it’s normal and should be enough, the salad, been overpriced was so tiny and lacked seasoning, bare in mind that we were 13 ladies and each ordered their own dishes but then later on talked about it. The staff weren’t all hospitable and when asked if there were any dairy free lactose free options, they replied “no!” Without coming up with solutions for the guests and that for me is beyond unprofessional !!! Ok so the bill comes and they charged us fir the complimentary bread and olives, that was a major disappointment and i either ask whomever reads this from cipriani to re-evaluate the whole place down, and/ or a future guest to watch out. Truly, A foodie and a dear reviewer. XxMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 1, 2022 via mobile

We booked Cipriani as we wanted to try a new restaurant that we hadn’t been to - we wish we hadn’t bothered! The restaurant was pretty empty when we arrived and the waiting staff were very attentive. This soon became ‘over attentive’ as every time...we put something down on the table that was empty they removed it as soon as it left our hands. We felt like we were being watched the whole time, which didn’t lend itself to a relaxing family dinner. We ordered salads to start which were very overpriced. The beetroot salad, if you really really like beetroot was fine, as that was all it was with a few asparagus shavings and a small amount of goats cheese on the top. I like beetroot but didn’t want to eat the equivalent of 2 whole large beetroots! We had to slow the service down several times as it seemed like they wanted us out asap - the restaurant was filling up but not overly busy. For the mains we ordered pizza, ravioli and gnocchi. Well, we laughed when they arrived. The pizza was good that my son ordered, my ravioli was deflated and almost looked like a pattern on the plate! My husband’s gnocchi looked like Mac and cheese and the most expensive version of this he’d ever had! To us this did not represent top quality Italian food. Don’t get me wrong we don’t mind paying for good food, but only if it’s worth it. The manager did replace my ravioli with a pizza, so I didn’t leave hungry. It is not a restaurant that we will recommend to any of our friends or return to. We were very disappointed customers.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed August 28, 2022 via mobile

This review is for the Marina Mall location of Cipriani Dolci. We had a bad experience with our service, especially the gentleman who checked us out - we do not have his name but he was Arabic. He belittled by insinuating that how are we...“paying” by credit cards - saying “do we even have cards”. Not sure if he was trying to be funny but this is not a place to be joking around. After asking 3 times for the bill, he finally brought it to us - mind you, he was just idling around when asked for the bill. Also, the manager I assume (man in black suit) gave us a free Vanilla Merengue on top of one that we had ordered, and this waiter took that away also. This was a horrendous experience and we will not be returning. CHECK #105226 * Karen was our initial waitress who took our order and she was fantastic. Not sure where she went after, but I am assuming her shift was done.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 9, 2022 via mobile

I really enjoyed dining at this restaurant. The service was excellent. I would like to thank our waitresses Diana for serving us. The food and wine was delicious.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 17, 2022

This was my first time dining at Cipriani. I was invited to a friends birthday celebration. We were in a private room which was absolutely beautifully decorated to a high standard with lush furnishings. The room had a lovely atmosphere. Food: our party organizer had...arranged a set menu. Family style starters (my favorite was the eggplant) and then a main of veal or salmon. My salmon melted in the mouth. It was nice to dine somewhere that had their seasoning just right. Desserts: I was already stuffed by this point, but we were given a selection on the table. I tucked into the tiramisu. It was heaven on a plate! The staff were all very professional too and could not do enough for us. They made the night extra special. I will be bringing my husband there to dine!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 16, 2022

The food and service was great, our waiter was Mustafa and he did a great job. He was extremely friendly and on time with everything!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 9, 2022 via mobile

Great experience. I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to MOSTAFA for been very friendly, patient and attentive. The meal service was fast and the food was delicious. The best place to be in Abudhabi

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 4, 2022 via mobile

A very good Ambiance with excellent service, the staff were very cooperative smiling all the time and quick, the food was of high quality and very delicious but be aware that the cost is very high, check it out before you order.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed February 16, 2022 via mobile

A horrible experience! What a waste of time and money. To start, although we had a reservation, we had to wait for 15min to get our table. The food quality is below average by all means, the presentation, temperature and taste not even close to...a small coffee shop. We were two couples and none of us enjoyed any part of the menu items we have ordered. The spaghetti with lobster was put of taste, the lobster was undercooked. The wagyu fillet was for sure a normal grass fed angus and never close to wagyu. Furthermore, the service was horrible, the waitress Sherine was in a hurry, she was removing untouched plates as if she wants us to leave, she was throwing the plates on the table as if someone was forcing her to work here. Her grumpy face was definitely a killer for our night so we left the place hungry after paying a considerable bill and left to a more respectable place to continue our evening.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Cipriani Yas Island, Manager at Cipriani Yas Island, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2022

Hello there, thank you for your visit, we are sorry to hear about your experience, we will deliver your feedback to the team.

Reviewed February 15, 2022

Worst restaurant in Yas Marina We are trying all the restaurant in Yas Marina and Yas Bay and this one is with deference the worst Unacceptable service and food

Date of visit: February 2022
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Hello there, we are sorry to hear about your experience, thank you for visiting Cipriani.

Reviewed December 14, 2021 via mobile

I was excited. It was my birthday meal. Italian food is my happy place. And I don't mind a bit of fancy on special occasions. Sadly, Cipriani was a total disappointment. You enter into what resembles an airport lounge. It's stark and brightly lit, with...a cold and uninviting atmosphere. The tables outside - where the vibe was much nicer - were full, so we took a seat in the bar lounge and waited while perusing the confused and unimpressive menu. The in-room dining menus at most hotels have a wider "Italian" selection. Margherita or salami pizza, minestrone soup, and apple pie... dial zero for staid. We ordered: The vitello tonnato - reminiscent of sandwich meat and dripping in mayo. The tagliolini- a glorified, soggy mac and cheese. Essentially overcooked angel hair pasta. When we asked about the consistency, we were told you can't cook this pasta al dente. Having lived in Italy for years with an Italian family, I was surprised by this fact. A quick internet search contradicted this response from the defensive and disingenuous manager. The aubergine alla parmigiana- one of my favourite dishes- butchered. Thick, slimy, and rubbery chunks of eggplant coated in a dense and zestless sauce and encrusted under a heavy layer of cheese. The burrata: the only star performer, and the only dish I enjoyed. Ironic - it's simply a giant ball of cheese on a plate (would easily serve 4 as a starter - fyi). I had two bites of the mains, the rest was removed, but not on our request. Service was intermittently attentive. Half full glasses topped up during intense conversation. Empty glasses ignored as we looked around and then served ourselves on three occasions. My partner had mentioned in the booking that it was my birthday and asked for a cake. No cake. No offer from management for any form of reparation. They even changed the table cloth while we were still at the table - an awkward, unnecessary move that left us juggling glasses and wondering if they were trying to usher us out. The concept of housing sushi and Italian in the same menu - and in a fine dining restaurant - is bizarre. Perhaps had we ordered the sushi, we would have been impressed. And while the manager assured us that "this is how it is in London and Ibiza" that simply confirms that bad ideas have no boundaries. Fusion is one thing, but this dual speed menu communicates a lack of authenticity from both sides. And the price tag for this experience? We paired the meal with their least expensive bottle of prosecco and rung up 900 AED and change. Let's be clear - I have no issue paying for good food, service, and a special experience. But this was lackluster in every single category. Save your money. Go somewhere - anywhere - else. The hype is just that. Perhaps people go here just to spend money and be seen? If that's your vibe - fill your boots. But I for one will never be going back - in any country.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Cipriani Yas Island, General Manager at Cipriani Yas Island, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2022

Hello there; thank you for sharing your recent experience with us at Cipriani. We so sorry you didn't have a pleasant fine dining experience with us regarding the food ordered and served. Should you wish to further discuss in greater detail the past event, we'd...More

Reviewed November 26, 2021 via mobile

Terribke service, ridiculous prices, small portions and a margarita the size of a thimble. Probably the worst restaurant we’ve eaten in. Abu has plenty of wonderful well prices restaurants; this isn’t one of them!

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 9, 2021

Booked a table for two, 4 days in advance. Requested for a table with a view as I was celebrating a special occasion, I was assured by the restaurant that my reservation request is confirmed. Two hours prior to my reservation, I received a call...from the manager informing me that my original reservation requested is noted but cannot be fulfilled. I was told to show up and take what is available on arrival. Surely this defeats the purpose of making a reservation in advance especially if done so 4 days in advance ,pathetic of the restaurant to inform you 2 hours before your reservation. The manager was not accommodating at all considering I had a prior confirmed reservation, for a so called 5 star Restaurant, this is unacceptable. Thank You Cipriani for ruining an important evening! Definitely would not recommendMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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Cipriani Yas Island, Manager at Cipriani Yas Island, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2021

Hello there; thank you for sharing your recent experience with us at Cipriani. Should you wish to further discuss in greater detail the past event, we'd be happy to talk to you as it is important to us as it helps us improve our overall...More

Reviewed June 5, 2021

The location is nice. The furniture looks elegant but is extremely uncomfortable and is not efficient enough in use to live up the elegant look. The food is below average when considering it’s fine dining. The tuna tartare and carpaccio were tough to chew on....The scallops had good texture but it was tasteless. Both the pasta dishes were quite greasy and really incites massive heart burns, really nothing fine about the pasta. The silverware were callous and really is not what you expect in fine dining, for Dessert we were given a big tablespoons instead of dessert spoons etc. Normally I am not such a pretentious complainer but with the hefty price tag and poor quality of the ingredients I couldn’t help, i really expected better. The service was good, but then I saw an added service charge. So For the high priced menu nothing was good. Or maybe to be fair was not good enough for the “fine dining” that they portray themselves to be. Very disappointed.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Hello there; thank you for sharing your recent experience with us at Cipriani. We so sorry you didn't have a pleasant fine dining experience with us regarding the food ordered and served. Should you wish to further discuss in greater detail the past event, we'd...More

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