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“Very attentive and friendly staff”
Review of Spaccanapoli

Spaccanapoli
Ranked #48 of 2,062 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $30
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Welcome to Spaccanapoli! An Italian restaurant with a contemporary influence. Spaccanapoli has an innovative style, from its deliciously different culinary delights right through to its stylish appointments. Besides the innovative Italian cuisine, the most arresting aspect of Spaccanapoli is its view out on to Hamdan Street, you can watch the world go by in the warm comfort of old Napoli. As the sun begins to set on our fair city, it's time to head indoors, with two floors of Italian rustic styling's and a extensive menu all set around Spaccanapoli's meter long pizza oven, which offers you the unique chance to order a pizza large enough to feed the Abu Dhabi Harlequins. Along with homemade pasta, seafood dishes and Italian classics, Spaccanapoli will have you coming back time and time again. Open 12:00 - 23:00 daily.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very attentive and friendly staff”
Reviewed February 19, 2014

The staff served happily and were very friendly especially Sam...it makes a lot of difference when you are given an excellent service. The lamb chops coated with chopped pistachio nuts was just fabulous! Love it...will definitely come back for more :-)

Theresa

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Tess1023
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Crowne Plaza A, Food & Beverage Manager at Spaccanapoli, responded to this review, March 4, 2014
Dear Theresa,

Thank you for your time reviewing Spaccanapoli on TripAdvisor and thank you, Theresa, for the kind words.

We look forward to hosting you again at Spaccanapoli and will try our best to impress your taste buds again! It is essential for the team to create a comfortable atmosphere for you and we will continue doing just so! Come back soon!

Kind Regards,
Christophe Perringerard
F&B Manager
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“Very disappointed!”
Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

I have always considered Spaccanapoli as good spot to enjoy an italian dinner even though for the second consecutive time It let me down! We ordered the main dish (Baccalà alla vicentina) that basically had not even a little resemblance with the italian dish we know very well being ourselves italians! However, the staff has been very welcoming and helpful despite the fact of being a very busy night!

In conclusion, if the authenticity of some dishes does not improve I will hardly come back.

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1 Thank polUSA
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Crowne Plaza A, Food & Beverage Manager at Spaccanapoli, responded to this review, February 18, 2014
Dear “polUSA”,

Thank you for your feedback about our restaurant and taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. It is our goal to create an authentic experience therefore; we will pass on your important comments to our two Italian Chefs. We would like to invite you to try our Green Menu for some new dishes starting in March. Please let me know when you are arriving for your next visit so I can personally speak to you about your suggestions.

Once again, thank you for your feedback and hope to see you again.

Kind Regards,
Christophe Perringerard
F&B Manager
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“For me the best italian restaurant in Abu Dhabi”
Reviewed February 1, 2014

Whenever I go to Spaccanapoli I am trying to order something different. The food is really amazing there. The fact that you can order meter pizza (half a meter, one meter etc.) is the best thing. I always order this type of pizza whenever I am in Italy, so this gives me a feeling of beeing home. The noodles are amazing, too. Gnocchis taste like the homemade ones of my aunt, very very delicious. I can recommend this restaurant to everybody who loves italian food.
Even thou I was there plenty of times the staff does not really recognize you, this is the only negative aspect I have. The rest is very very good.

  • Visited December 2013
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Crowne Plaza A, F&B Manager at Spaccanapoli, responded to this review, February 18, 2014
Dear “NGF01”,

Thank you for your time visiting our restaurant and reviewing Spaccanapoli on TripAdvisor.

We are glad that we could bring back a little piece of home to you during your visit with us. In such a multi-cultural destination, it is important for us to cherish our roots and always remember what home feels like. Thank you for highlighting the positive and the negative aspects of our operation as it is highly important for us.

We are looking forward to your next visit.

Kind Regards,
Christophe Perringerad
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“Great meter pizza”
Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

Amazing staff and excellent service provided to all the guest, excellent food availability.
Sumudu is one of the great and amazing bartender and liezel is excellent and very attentive to all the guest and letie is excellent for providing great service and showing interaction to all the guest of the restaurant.

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Thank Elmer E
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Average Italian with big portions”
Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

Visited this restaurant as family were staying in the hotel. The menu is big and quite confusing as the first half lists the dishes with a paragraph for each detailing the history of the dish. The second half then lists the dishes as a normal menu!

Gnocchi with king crab and lobster ravioli were ordered and delivered very presentable. The portion sizes are huge though and we were glad we did not order a starter! It was nice to see pieces of lobster with the ravioli, however there was not much filling in the pasta itself.

We struggled to eat the main courses and had no space for a dessert. The prices are reasonable and it would be recommended to reduce the portion size slightly which will allow more option for a starter or dessert.

A good option if you have a big appetite and like Italian food.

Visited January 2014
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