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A fun, friendly, family style Italian restaurant with daily specials on the blackboard. It features fresh ingredients and beautiful recipes all filled with love and passion just the way mama used to make it. Hours MONDAY - THURSDAY 18:30 pm - 10:30 pm FRIDAY - SUNDAY 12:30 pm - 15:30 pm & 18:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here with family prior to the RAK half marathon, hoping for some lovely pasta. We found the whole experience very disappointing. There were 8 of us and we all found to food to be bland and of average quality. The choice of pasta dishes...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank jocI5612AN
Mirela L, Manager at Vespa, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear jocl5612AN, Thank you for taking the moment and leave your feedback. We sincere apologize if our Restaurant and service did not meet your expectation. Please be assured that your comments are taken with very high importance for future improvement. Please allow us an other...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited this restaurant twice during our stay at the resort. There was live music during the evening. The food was delicious, I had a different meal each time but my wife enjoyed the Beef Tagliatta so much that she had it...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank mark660_12
Mirela L, Manager at Vespa, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear mark660_12, Thank you for taking your time to leave such a nice comment via Trip Advisor. We are thrilled to read that you and your wife enjoyed and had a memorable dinning experience hosted by our lovely Vanessa. She thanks you for the feedback...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at both the Vespa and adjoining Brasserie at DoubleTree by Hilton on a number of night during our recent stay and not once did we have a bad meal. The food was superb, service and staff both excellent. A good selection of meals...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SyCSmith
Mirela L, Manager at Vespa, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear SyCSmith, Thank you so much for such a lovely comment. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed in your holiday having dinner at Vespa. Thank you again for your recommendation and looking forward to see you again in the nearest future. Kind Regards,...More

Reviewed 10 January 2019 via mobile

We wnjoyed our meal. The fish was really good. We would have liked a bigger portion. The pasta was also very good and we hope to visit again soonMore

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MilenaW65
Mirela L, Manager at Vespa, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear MilenaW65, Thank you for taking your time and share such a nice feedback. We are really happy to read that you had a memorable experience and also food and service exceed your expectations. Looking forward to meet you again soon! Kindest Regards, Mirela Lisnic,...More

Reviewed 7 January 2019

Nice atmosphere and varied menu. The food was good and there was live entertainment onsite as well which was an added bonus. Book in advance though as there was no seating outside when we went and we had to sit in the adjacent restaurant.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Zalobeidi
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

I have visited with my wife and two boys .. the seating outside is great but the waiter claimed that all the seats overlooking the sea are booked (even though no body showed up), the staff need more training on the menu .. we have...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mohammedo587
Reviewed 23 December 2018 via mobile

We tried the fresh fish displayed on the entrance of the restaurant and is very good. Fresh, well cook and with a very competitive prices. The service staff is lead by the professional Mirela and the captain of the kitchen is chef Napoleone attentive and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 22 December 2018

We tried brunch here at Vespa with some friend and was WOW. If you are sea food lover go there: lobster, fish shop oysters and huge buffet with amazing food. Quick and prompt service.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 20 December 2018 via mobile

Such a lovely place and very good food. Value for money food there is to die for and if u will see their portion u will be more than happy . Super helpful staff service was amazing and the chef provide best option as we...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank pavelsW3968HL
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Dined here twice during our short stay in Doubletree and it's Wow! pizza,pasta and most especially seafood that I loved most are all in their menu! Bolognese is yummy. Fish shop is just so inviting and personally meet the sous chef named Mukthar as he...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank wManhattan
Mirela L, Manager at Vespa, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2018

Dear wManhattan, Thank you for taking your time to share this amazing comment. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed and we exceed expectation to have a memorable dining experience. Chef, team and myself, we are very proud to read it and we appreciate...More

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7 December 2016|
Response from Timdaveyltd | Reviewed this property |
Hi , my visit last week for two people with drinks was around AED 450 I think. Very good food & service. Hope this helps.
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