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Frankie's Italian Bar & Grill

#467 of 8,614 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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12:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been coming to Frankies for years and I have to say it never disappoints. The smoking section is where the singer, piano and sax player are. Also the bar. I prefer this section to the quieter non smoking section at the back of the restaurant. Great atmosphere, food and service excellent. It was my birthday and the singer really... More 

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Thank Kelly-no1
Paul M, General Manager at Frankie's Italian Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear Kelly-no1, We are thrilled to read about what a wonderful time you had in our restaurant. Thank you for sharing with us and we hope that you won't leave it until next year to visit us again. Yours sincerely, Paul McNally, General Manager More 

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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my wife here for her birthday and was disappointed. Arrived at 8pm to an empty restaurant, although a few tables did fill up as we went to our table after a drink at the bar. No live music as advertised, instead some very odd house and club music was playing which was quite out of place from what was... More 

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

Dear James, We're sorry to to read that your experience wasn't what we expect from our restaurant. Thank you for bringing these points to our attention, we will try to ensure that all of your points have been addressed before you return again. Yours sincerely, Paul McNally, General Manager More 

Keighley, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good place if your looking for a hot date... But you ££££ plenty of it as these women wont settle for a little... wine and dine... but the place it self is fairly priced... The eyes of the Arab make you do things you would never do... great laugh... good night....

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Thank 120976ktown
Paul M, General Manager at Frankie's Italian Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Dear 120976ktown, Thank you for the review, we are glad that you enjoyed our restaurant and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Yours sincerely, Paul McNally, General Manager More 

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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food in a well appointed restaurant. Piano and singer entertainment through the evening. Brought a birthday cake as the meal was a celebration. Reasonable price and they take entertainer if you have it

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

Dear Steve, Thank you for the recommendation, we hope to see you again soon. Yours sincerely, Paul McNally, General Manager More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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368 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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

Dear Sara, Thank you for the review, we are very happy that you enjoyed our atmosphere and your experience in our restaurant. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Yours sincerely, Paul McNally, General Manager More 

Easington, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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

Dear Fitandoverfifty, Thank you for teh great review, we are thrilled that you enjoyed our restaurant and look forward to welcoming you back again. Yours sincerely, Paul McNally, General Manager More 

london
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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

Dear Marta, Thank you much for the great feedback on our restaurant. It's great to know that the team are doing a great job and that they're appreciated. We hope to see you again soon. Yours sincerely, Paul McNally, General Manager More 

Denver, Colorado
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83 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

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 

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

Dear Briank5555, Thanks for posting such a positive review of our restaurant, it's great to know that you enjoyed it and we hope to see you again soon. Yours sincerely, Paul McNally, General Manager More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 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.

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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
Average prices
$25 - $100
Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Pizza, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
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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