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Frankie's Italian Bar & Grill

#412 of 8,825 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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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was about the fifth time I have visited Frankie's and have always had very good food. We always have pizza and pasta and have never been disappointed. The bar area, when you walk in, is great. You can sit and enjoy a range of cocktails before your meal. Overall, it is a lovely restaurant, serving great food.

Thank Samantha A
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked this restaurant for 12 adults on January 18th as part of our stay in Dubai. First impressions were good, nice surroundings, lovely staff etc. The restaurant seemed quiet at the time. After our orders were taken it all went down hill. Food was slow coming out. The feedback on the starters from our group was very mixed, some... More 

Thank sylvesterhiemstra
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After visiting this restaurant on many occasions over the last 5 years I was extremely disappointed with the levels of services received this evening and the attention paid towards my young family in particular - not being able to provide a chicken Milanese instead of veal( which they have done on each last occasion, especially as there were only two... More 

Thank Tini S
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Frankies on Christmas Eve, we hadn't booked but got a table easily. Menu quite limited and expensive. We had three pizzas and one pasta dish with drinks from the happy hour menu. Good service and good food but £100+ for pizza is not on👎

1 Thank Lawrence W
Essex, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a long day site seeing/being tourists - we decided to stop at Frankie's for some food on route back to our hotel. AMAZING!!! My partner and I opted for the "surprise 4 course menu" - WOW! I'm a firm believer in trying new things but often play it safe when a nice venue is involved, I couldn't recommend the... More 

Thank LucyJames1987
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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98 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Pricey Italian fare on JBR... more for the older crowd. Good if you like Lounge singers, but not for the younger set. Food is rather hit and miss.

Thank ZoeBowkerTableNo7
Leeds, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

We ate in this restaurant twice. Both times food was amazing as was the entertainment. I had the steak and was cooked perfectly. Service was also very good.

Thank atkins99
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

Don't be put off by the signage. The inside is oppulant and lovely. A great meal with good service. Good choice and had one of the best lasagne I have ever had.

1 Thank Markwilling
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

Loved it so much the first time have come here again on my last night. Being vegetarian they made me something not on the menu with no hesitation. The food is delicious and the the gin and cucumber cocktail is amazing! Live jazz music too which is great, singer and pianist were brilliant and spent hours in here as the... More 

1 Thank Sonya B
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

Came tonight for dinner with my two friends from Australia and Argentina. Hostess smiling and very friendly, she help us to find the better table in the restaurant. We ordered two glasses of Cabernet Sauvignon and we got two already poured glasses in our table. We asked to the waitress and she said "it is our standard to not poured... More 

Thank Raul R
Paul M, General Manager at Frankie's Italian Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear Raul, Thank you for your feedback about our restaurant, we are sorry that you weren't happy about the points that you mentioned, we do try to ensure our guests have the greatest experience possible. Please be assured that we will look in to this matter in order to solve some of the issues that you raise. Thanks again, Paul... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $100
Italian, Pizza, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
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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