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#120 of 1,878 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
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Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Rd | Bain Al Jessrain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 654 3238
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Disappointed by this restaurant. The only reason I was persuaded to go in was that they had live music, which I love. There was a guy singing and playing the piano, who was very good and most enjoyable. The restaurant was expensive and the quality of food very average.

Thank Biztravel007
Zurich, Switzerland
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72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stay twice for dinner at this cozy place. It's quite expensive but the food was absolutely great and we enjoyed the friendly service staff. We had different soups (try the fresh seafood soup) and salads. The spaghetti Chittarra were delicious with the Wagyu beef and pizzas are handmade as well.

Thank Overlord44
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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163 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

my second visit. - all my friends rave about this restaurant - and with reason they have some of the best breads in Abu Dhabi. an excellent wine list. their pizzas are stellar. this last visit i had an excellently prepared crab cake - see image. and a breaded veal chop...superb. Beach Rotana has the same but sad when compared... More 

Thank Mike O
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The day we have checked in at Fairmont's hotel we went for a plate of pastas at Frankies. I've had a vegetarian spaghetti which was delicious. It was all freshly cooked in a live cooking corner. The service was excellent. Although we've been dressed very casually, coming from the beach that wasn't a problem and the waiter was very helpful... More 

Thank Lylakhan
Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best Restaurant at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, really great staff, the food was perfect and the live singing created a great atmosphere!

Thank HJM315
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Really enjoyed our meal in Frankie's Really lovely food, the wage beef and the crab salad were amazing. Friendly efficient staff. Well worth a visit.

Thank Misemary27
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

I found this Resaurant to be over priced and over rated....think you must be paying for the name! The staff however were amazing, especially Mel & Sundar!

Thank fbairn
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

first time we went was just ok, returned with a larger group and was more than happy on our second visit, the lamb chops were excellent, parents loved the steaks and kids enjoyed the pizza, heard other friends say they also enjoyed their nights at frankies

Thank leevickers7131
Perth, Australia
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

We were lured into this restaurant by its singing wait staff (who turned out not to be wait staff, but singers who had been flown in from the Netherlands). We ordered entrees of lasagne and penne pasta. My husband's lasagne was almost inedible - it seemed that it had been defrosted as the meat in the middle was like cardboard... More 

Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

It's a lovely place, some light piano music made it a pleasant place to be, but there weren't a lot of other diners, so the vibe was a little tinny. Food wasn't quite up to scratch either. Not unpleasant, but I expected a bit more of an impact given that it's a pricey enough place to go. Overall, it was... More 

Thank John M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Rd | Bain Al Jessrain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
  • Phone Number: +971 2 654 3238
One of the best Italian restaurants in Abu Dhabi, opened in October 2009.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?