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Frankie's Italian Bar & Grill

#463 of 8,586 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
The Marina
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Al Fattan Towers, Jumeirah Walk, JBR, Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 399 4311
12:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I came here last night with a few girlfriends to enjoy the jazz music. The restaurant was empty when we walked in at 9PM, but it was very quickly filled up after an hour. The singer was wonderful and made the place have such a great atmosphere. I ordered a glass of the Tempranillo and it was OK. As for... More 

Thank Sara A
Easington, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited the restaurant for my 59th birthday and there were 5 in our party. We all had different mains including the chicken ravioli and steaks and everyone agreed the food was delicious. Because it was my birthday, the staff brought me a chocolate dessert that was delicious and the singer sang happy birthday, so 2 lovely touches. It's not... More 

Thank fitandoverfifty
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was there with friends for dinner for the first time, as one of my friend lives in the building behind, and, even if i have been in Dubai for a while i never heard about it, i assume because there is no much advertising about them on the web (pity) however once in i truly loved the experience. Ambient... More 

Thank marta r
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place looks like kind of a dive from the outside, but the inside is beautiful. With live music most nights of the week and a full bar and restaurant area it is quite the spot. The food was great as was the atmosphere. Genuine Italian food in Dubai (and spent 6 yrs in Italy). It is truly a hidden... More 

Thank Briank5555
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tonight we have our dinner with my family The food was no taste at all I like the place because they have the best Singers i ever heard

1 Thank Tima S
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A hidden Gem in the heart of JBR. It inspires romance, and indulges the senses. Every bite is memorable. Great food, service, atmosphere. One of the best restaurants in dubai. Great comedy night on saturdays.

Thank Elie Y
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great music, excellent food. Great menu selection. Attentive waitrons. Would definitely dine here again.

Thank Sabbatical2015
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Prices are mid to high, but the ingredient's and the preparation was in keeping with the pricing. Service was good and the ambiance also. I asked for a bottle of water for my 7 year old and was brought a 1 litre glass bottle of premium water in a ice bucket that cost 30 AED. Was upset to see some... More 

Thank Wayne R
Dubai, UAE
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55 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

We came her with some friends that were leaving Dubai. We arrived at the restaurant with plans to have a drink at the bar first. My friend had shorts on and was told no shorts at the bar although in the restaurant was fine (there was only one person in the bar and nobody in the restaurant-it was near the... More 

Thank KatePDubai_UAE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

My favorite restaurant in Dubai, really Good italian dishes, cocktails and very Nice staff. Also have live music. You should try it!!

Thank ferss

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $100
Italian, Pizza, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Al Fattan Towers, Jumeirah Walk, JBR, Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > The Marina
  • Neighborhood: The Marina
  • Phone Number: +971 4 399 4311
This exciting award winning Italian restaurant, winner of "Highly Commended Italian Restaurant" by Time Out Dubai Awards in 2010; What's On Best Italian Restaurant 2009 and Best Newcomer 2008 is a result of partnership between one of the greatest chefs of all time, Marco Pierre White, and one of the most recognized award-winning jockeys, Frankie Dettori. The service combines fine - as well as casual dining in a relaxed and cosy atmosphere, featuring a menu with 80 dishes reflecting authentic Italian cuisine.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Hi Ahmad,

I just happened to see your review, and especially your following comment:

"my friend wanted to order her own penne pasta and customize it based on what she wants, mushroom and broccoli added to the pasta. After a while when i was standing in the bar with my friends, we over heared the chef was talking bad about our table as he was furious and talking in a bad tone about us with mr. Angelo saying that "if we want to order such kind of food they should go to such cheap fast foods which they make such foods", and he was refusing to make that dish!!!"

This is very strange of you to post. I have known and gone to Frankie's for years, and trust me, we have challenged chef Fabio on many occasions. Not once has he failed me and my guests in facilitating the craziest food requests. He might have rolled his eyes some times but he always out did himself in producing the food requested. He never shook his head or refused to comply with our wishes.

Your friend must either be a lousy cook, a pretentious, not in the know restaurant guest; or you did not articulate and verbalize your request properly. I reckon the later being the case.

Cooks are cooks and Chefs are Artists. Fabio is an artist, and he is one of the best I might add. Having traveled and are traveling the world, I have been to pretty much all high end and top restaurants. Frankie's is well balanced and very high quality,and the atmosphere is unique. Every guest there is made welcome and is being appreciated.

Please don't take my response to be patronizing. However, its like someone telling me the engine of my Bentley doesn't run smoothly or the seats on my corporate jet are uncomfortable. Comments like that might come from a Chevrolet or Cadillac driver and someone flying economy on an European or American airline carrier.

Be safe, have fun, hug a loved one and enjoy life; ang return to Frankie's so you discover the uniqueness of the place.

Best regards,

Alexis Alexa

over a year ago

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