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“One of the best breakfasts I have had in a long time”
Review of Splendido

Splendido
Ranked #339 of 9,565 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighbourhood: The Marina
Description: Splendido offers artisanal Italian cuisine, setting in a cozy and charming atmosphere inspired by the typical villas and patios in Tuscany. Splendido Chefs brings to your plate thoughtfully sourced seasonal ingredients together in unique harmony. The menu blends redesigned classics and creative interpretations of the most popular Italian dishes. Dinner: from 7 pm until 11 pm
Houston, Texas, United States
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256 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“One of the best breakfasts I have had in a long time”
Reviewed 29 January 2014

I ate at Splendido for breakfast while staying at the Ritz on a recent trip. The food was phenomenal and the selection, copious. The bread selection fills a wall, the crepe bar features Nutella and melted chocolate, a whole table is dedicated to pork products (can I get an amen for real bacon in Dubai). Overall, I loved the food, and while I cannot comment on the value as it was included with my room, if you can afford it, I recommend it. Outdoor seating on the grounds of the RC is a big +.

  • Visited January 2014
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“Convenient and nice place to eat if staying at the RC”
Reviewed 29 January 2014

And unlike the rest of Dubai the service is pretty good! Enjoyable if not shoot the lights out fantastic

Visited January 2014
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Co. Louth - Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“A little bit of Italy in Dubai”
Reviewed 5 December 2013

We had a 4 night stay in Ritz Carlton to which Splendido belongs and ate here on 5 separate occasions with a mix of lunch and dinner.
It was the best food we have had in our visits to Dubai or Abu Dhabi. The italian chef Alfonso from Naples takes great pride in his kitchen and it certainly shows on the plate. The home made pastas are fantastic, ravioli filled with parmesan with bolognese sauce, tortellini with tomatoe and auburgine, spaghetti with clams & courgette were all perfectly cooked. We also had a very spectacular caprese salad as a treat from the chef which had superb burata and buffalo mozarella with different types of tomatoes with 10 yr old balsamic and special virgin olive oil - Wowsa !!! Not sure whether the ingredients are flown in but the flavours are fresh as if they had arrived that morning. I also really enjoyed the beef fillet served with fois gras & spinach served with a fantastic red wine jus - absolutely top class and washed down with a nice reasonably priced bardolino bottle of red.
We were made to feel really special by all the staff especially Luciano from Firenze . Our last dinner was made extra special when the chef arrived out with a huge tasting selection of all different types of desserts - we certainly slept well on the jouney home.
It is so unusual to get this level of genuine culinary expertise in Dubai , I would highly recommend for lunch or dinner.

Grazie Mille !!!!

  • Visited November 2013
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Dubai,United Arab Emirates
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52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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“Brunch is mediocre!”
Reviewed 15 November 2013 via mobile

I organised a hen party here for 20 girls recently. We did the champagne brunch, it wasn't your typical hen party, we just wanted somewhere nice with good food and drink. The hotel itself is quite nice but the service fell short a bit, it wasn't 5 star and certainly not what you would expect from the Ritz. The food was good albeit lacking in diversity in comparison to less expensive brunches in the UAE. Overall we had a nice day but you can get far better service/food & beverage options for the same price in Dubai.

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Toronto, Canada
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“Good food, poor service”
Reviewed 9 November 2013

We went to Splendido on Friday night to end a week vacation on a high note… and we were disappointed. The food was good, a truffle special was on that night, but the service was less than what you would expect with the kind of price they charge and the reputation of the hotel. We got there at 9pm and ordered our food 10 minutes later but it took 55 min before we got our wine and our food arrived about 10 min before the wine. The waiters were sweet but it seems that there was no communication and a lack of experience from the staff that night.
If you go, and want to be outside, try to get a seat in the middle of the patio as we were seated near two outdoor restaurants with conflicting music playing quite loudly. During the day there might be a nice scenery but at night we were just looking at the back of a restaurant. Over all, it was an ok experience.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Lise J
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