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“nothing to write home about”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Spazio

Spazio
Ranked #63 of 635 Restaurants in Riyadh
Price range: $50 - $85
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Since its opening in 2003, Spazio has built its reputation as the place to go for exceptional fine dining in Riyadh, with a unique ambiance which could not be matched anywhere else in the City. Spazio has become the place to see and be seen, having the honor of hosting prestigious clients from around the world including members of the Royal Family, Presidents, Prime Ministers, and famous artists. Spazio has redefined fine-dining with its contemporary design using warm and natural colors, stylish furniture, and intimate lighting. Whether you are looking for a flawless romantic dinner, a social gathering, or a business meeting, this setting accompanied by the beautiful panoramic view will undoubtedly be the perfect choice.
London, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“nothing to write home about”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

disappointing. Apart from the view, which from the 77the floor is spectacular - it has to ! - the food is average and over priced, the setting lacks warmth, toilets need repair. Better skip lunch and go to the top of the tower and enjoy the view, not the food !

  • Visited August 2013
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Vienna, Austria
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

I made reservations at Spazio77 a few days prior, but during the process I was put in a waiting line for several minutes before being dropped. An email as follow up was never answered. Nonetheless, we arrived with high expectations in regards to the restaurant, but left very disappointed.
At a restaurant with this price point one expects aside from the culinary offering also proper glassware and china, fresh quality bread, at least clean menus - but we were offered stained menus full of spelling mistakes (almost every page was ripped, some fixed with Scotch tape!), water at nearly 10 USD a bottle served in lowest quality glassware, below average food served on very cheap china, and so on. The appetizers for the two of us were served at different times, the "rack of lamb" was served 2 minutes after the appetizers were cleared, and turned out to be a couple of thin cutlets (but still medium, quite impressive for such a thin piece of meat). Service, despite not being rude, simply was non-existent, as nobody ever inquired if we enjoyed the evening, no thank you, no farewell - nothing. The positive surprise was that the "rack of lamb" for two, for which we were informed is SAR 211 (USD 56) per person was actually charged only once for both of our main courses. Needless to say, that even the preprint of the check had several spelling mistakes. I still feel embarrassed to have taken my business associate to this place. i definitely will not return.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank CMAir77
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“One of Riyadh Best Restaurants”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

You can check Riyadh from above, excellent service, and amazing food. Really enjoyed it with my wife.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank GixXxo
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Needs renovation..”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

Been there to have dinner, Maki was good, other dishes " pasta and fish tybniaki" were average. Despite the location, the restaurant needs renovation, the chairs n the carpet are outdated..In addition, u have to pay 30 sr for the parking which i think the restaurant should offer that for the customers..i might go back for coffee n snacks..

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank ReemaTh
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Horsham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“not worth the time !!!”
Reviewed June 8, 2013

Just been to Spazio's restaurant in Kingdom Tower.
Quite frankly a terrible experience.
Not sure where the Italian theme comes from!!
Food was abysmal --cold plates - poorly presented -water at 34 sar a bottle and noone was informed of the price!! However the staff just continue to fill your glasses -but the shock comes with an bill for 11 bottles at 34 each !!!! around 62 pounds in real money
Management rude to the extreme with the attitude that you have to pay regardless of the what they serve.
I complained and eventually they deducted it from the bill but after a struggle that spoils the evening.
I will never return, and will offer the Globe in the Faisalaih Tower as a better option.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank annfiorentini45
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