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Frankie's Italian Bar & Grill

#411 of 8,727 Restaurants in Dubai
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Al Fattan Towers, Jumeirah Walk, JBR, Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 399 4311
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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.

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Thank Markwilling
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good ambiance, the waiters have good knowledge of what is on the menu and how it is made, very good live music, excellent food. Go for the aubergine with ricotta cheese as a starter and then continue with what ever:) I tried the Frutti DI mare. A fiend tried the Black Agnus. We were both very happy with our choices.... More 

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Corwen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

We visited the restaurant with our two children aged 13 and 9. Service was exceptional and there is a lovely atmosphere in the restaurant. The food was great. I had the salmon and my husband had steak. Both were perfectly cooked and portion sizes were good. Nice wine and a good children's menu - the staff were flexible with my... More 

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Thank blade2013
Paul M, General Manager at Frankie's Italian Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear Blade2013, Thank you for the great review, we are very proud to note that you had such a wonderful experience and we hope to see you again soon. Yours sincerely, Paul McNally, General Manager More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

I love the place especially the music food always amazing Italian taste and the service is excellent staff

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

Dear Tima, Thank you for the glowing endorsement, we're very happy that you hold us in such high regard and look forward to welcoming you back again. Yours sincerely, Paul McNally, General Manager More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

We called in on spec and the team squeezed us in - all such lovely people. Relaxed & intimate place with a lovely upmarket feel. Had a fillet steak to die for! Sooooo buttery soft, with garlic pureed potatoes and a mushroom/red wine jus....and my guest had handmade duck ravioli that wa stunning. Wafer thin veal salad starter was also... More 

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

Dear Planetc_11, Thank you for posting such a wonderful review of our restaurant, we are glad that you enjoyed it and we hope to see you again soon. Yours sincerely, Paul McNally, General Manager More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

It's smokey, with loud live music, intimate, sexy velvet sofas and dark corners, moody and dark. For me that's the charm of Frankie's. Although strictly it would be considered dated, it's a favourite of mine, it probably doesn't quite deserve 5 stars (realistically 4) but I give it 5 anyway. The food is very good. Nothing overly progressive or trendy... More 

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

Dear Fiona, Thanks for the review, we're thrilled that you love our restaurant and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Yours sincerely, Paul McNally, General Manager More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

We have been to this lovely Italian restaurant before but a long time ago. Can only say it is just as good as before. This must be one of the top Italian restaurants in Dubai. Great service. Food was amazing. I can highly recommend the marinated beef carpaccio, the homemade mascarpone and black truffle ravioli with marinated prawns and the... More 

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

Dear Karin, Thank you so much for the review, we are glad that you enjoyed our restaurant and we hope to see you again soon. Yours sincerely, Paul McNally, General Manager More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

This was my fourth visit to Frankies and I cannot fault the food and service. I would definitely recommend a visit to this restaurant

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

Dear Annabel, Thanks for the great review, we are thrilled that you enjoyed our restaurant and w ehope to welcome you back again soon. Yours sincerely, Paul McNally, General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $100
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
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
Description
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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It’s hard to believe that only a decade ago there was no marina. Opened in 2003, the man-made marina runs along a 3km stretch of shoreline. A heady mix of luxurious hotels, apartment buildings, and cafes, the marina hosts regular community events and markets, and is a wonderful place to while away an afternoon or evening. Spectacular at night when the skyscrapers glisten, here you can enjoy dinner on the beach next to the sea, or visit a high-rise bar in a hotel for a magnificent view across the Gulf and the man-made Palm Island, with the world-famous Atlantis Hotel at its end. The Walk at Jumeirah beach Residences is a pedestrianized stretch leading to a new development: The Beach. It’s one of the few places where Gulf nationals mix with tourists and Western ex-pats. It’s a popular place to show off your supercar for an evening, so watch out for Lamborghinis, Maseratis, and Ferraris in abundance.
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