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“Waist of money” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Splendido

Splendido
Ranked #293 of 9,408 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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. Chef Alfonso 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
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Waist of money”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014 via mobile

Went for lunch with my wife and her mother!

Staff not good, empty and they still could not get it right...

So over priced for averse food..

On paying the bill they said my card was not working, I said not possible so they tried another machine... Seven times try tried and I refused to pay cash and told them to sort there machine out as it was not my card.....

We went upstairs to another restaurant and still nothing. I told them to ask reception and it worked first time!!!

It made us very uncomfortable and when it went through they looked surprised and then could not apologise enough...

Overall rubbish and so much better Italian restaurants and cheaper around!

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“The place to enjoy an upmarket Dubai brunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

My friend and I booked here to enjoy the Friday Dubai brunch we have heard so much about and im glad we came here out of the other tonnes of options. This hotel and restaurant is class. We arrived around 1pm for the brunch and paid about 495 dirham each. Not cheap but worth it. We enjoyed glass after glass of Prosecco and the waiters was great at topping up. The food was delicious. Something for everyone from healthy food, to Shwarmas, BBQ and indulgent dishes too. We started with oysters, salmon, seared tuna and prawns - just divine. The weather got better later and we asked to move outside which is very pretty. Very helpful staff and friendly. I had divine lamb chops from the BBQ. Do go here for the Dubai brunch, we dressed up and it was a lovely afternoon in a lovely restaurant,

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Splendido restaurant!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014

I went to Splendido restaurant with my husband to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Honestly speaking I haven't heard much about this place before, but I must say that there's a lot to say about it. We truly had an amazing experience from service, food, but also the ambience. Their terrace view is just unbelievable and very romantic.
I love italian food and I believe that is one of the best restaurant I have ever tried in Dubai.
My husband had arranged for flowers and a present to be brought to the table. Everything run smoothly and they made it very special for us. Compliment to the Manager as well to make it happen.
We will definitely go back very soon.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Houston, Texas, United States
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253 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“One of the best breakfasts I have had in a long time”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Convenient and nice place to eat if staying at the RC”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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