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“worst steak ever, friendly service, tired interior design”
Review of Bocca

Bocca
Ranked #59 of 2,150 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Enjoy a taste of Italy with views overlooking the bustling Corniche. Bocca offers all the Italian classics from Italian oven cooked pizzas to signature homemade spaghetti with fresh Canadian lobster. Be sure to leave room for Bocca's famous tiramisu.
Reviewed December 26, 2013

We had high expectations having read many reviews. Unfortunately, we were thoroughly disappointed. The appetizer of Italian antipasta was uninspired cold cuts with two small pieces of covered bruschetta. Adequate only. Main course of giant shrimp was well prepared and presented. However, the rib-eye steak was full of gristled fat and still totally tasteless. On complaint, the manager was very friendly and removed steak from the bill. Service was very friendly and competent. Given reviews, we expected more ambiance in this restaurant - decor is modern bistro style, with views of the marina and Corniche. The bill, with one bottle of red but without the steak, came to an extortionate 807 dhirams. There is far better to be had in Abu Dhabi.

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Reviewed December 3, 2013

Highly recommended for food with good quality and taste!

The atmosphere suits special occasions such as anniversaries and elegant birthday celebrations.
If you're looking for fine Italian food, then that's the place to go!

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Thank Nada A
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

Had dinner there with a group of friends. Excellent bread basket, and wonderful olive oil.
The service is wonderful. The manager would go around, making sure everything is fine. The food is authentic Italian.
A bit pricy but worth it.

Thank MzNomad
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Reviewed November 27, 2013

We had a great lunch here during our recent week in Abu Dhabi. Business lunch on Sunday, a working day in UAE of course. Bocca was voted best Italian restaurant in Abu Dhabi and we can see why.
Great focaccia that melted in your mouth, followed by the best leek and potato soup I have ever tasted. The fettucini bolognese was superb. Dessert was ice cream, of course. The service was great too. Enough attention to know we were welcomed, not over the top.
Just writing this has made me feel very hungry for Italian food...

Thank Martin W
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Hotel might not look impressive but don't let that fool you, Bocca offers lovely food that is impressively served and staff can't do enough for you. Recommend a visit.

Thank Emma S
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