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“The very best in RAK”
Review of Piaceri Da Gustare

Piaceri Da Gustare
Ranked #12 of 384 Restaurants in Ras Al Khaimah
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 6 May 2012

We booked this restaurant from England as a special occasion dinner to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary by email to Mr. Marino Gherardi (F & B Manager) who immediately confirmed our booking.
On the day, as we entered the restaurant we were warmly greeted by name by Ageev Bhugawoo (Restaurant Manager) who showed us to our table. WOW!!! it was stunning, we were lost for words. Spectacularly set out with candles and petals in ice buckets surrounding our table - 'Congratulations' spelled out in different pasta shapes under the glass table top together with our names printed on paper and burnt round the edges and pressed flowers - such a tremendous amount of work and attention to detail. Thank you so much to Ageev and waiter Gary for all their efforts.
The food presented to us was exceptional and beautifully plated - antipasti, pasta, lobster, seabass and many other dishes. The whole meal was truly amazing and the service impeccable. At the end of the meal we were even presented with a beautifully decorated cake and hand made card signed by all the staff here who came out and sand 'happy anniversary' to us.
We give highest praise to ALL the staff in this restaurant but in particular for the arrangement, service and attention to detail, way beyond normal standards and must mention by name Marino (F&B Manager) for arranging this wonderful meal - one we will never forget, Ageev (Restaurant Manager) who personally looked after us, Massimo (Head Chef) who supervised and cooked our lovely food and took time out to personally ensure everything was to our liking and last but not least Gary (Waiter) whose smile and charming nature ensured that this would be a truly memorable occasion.
We can honestly say that we have NEVER had such service, fabulous food and attention to detail anywhere else in the world (and we have eaten in many 5* restaurants).
THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL AT PDG.

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Reviewed 22 April 2012

We stay at the Hilton Ras Al Khaimah 3 times per year and besides the beautiful settings and service of the hotel is the Piaceri Da Gustare restaurant. My 12 year old daughter wants to eat here every night...and if we say no she wants room service from it.
I have to mention the staff of the restaurant...Ajeev and Gary in paticular as they greet us by name and make sure the whole experience of dinner is fantastic. Nothing is too much trouble... The chef's are also amazing as every meal we have had here(and we have had many)is a culinary delight.
I recommend eating here and you won't be disappointed.

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1  Thank wayne-0
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Marino G, Marino Gherardi, Food & Bevergae Manager Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort and Spa at Piaceri Da Gustare, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2012

Dear Wayne,

Thank you very much for such a delightful review.

I have shared your feedback with our team and they feel proud of having been a positive part of your vacation experience.

We look forward to welcoming you again, for another relaxing stay!

Kindest regards.
Marino Gherardi

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Reviewed 22 March 2012

Aim for a table outside on the terrace, and pray that they still have the Cheese Promotion starter. It´s great!
The staff are very service-minded and work very hard to make you feel welcome. We had dinner there twice in two weeks - great food, especially the lambchops! The pizza is also great. Some of the staff seened a bit unexpereinced - but this only felt charming and relaxing. Restaurant manager Ajeev has a great eye for detail and we were taken very good care of.

The wine list is not too spectacular, but great wines are very rare in UAE.

If you´re in RAK and / or staying at the Hilton Resort, this is probably the best restaurant in town!

2  Thank larserikmarcussen
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Marino G, Marino Gherardi, Food & Beverage Mager Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort and Spa at Piaceri Da Gustare, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2012

Dear larserikmarcussen,

I cannot thank you enough for your kind comments.

I have personally shared your feedback with the team.
Your comments, as "best restaurant in town! ", has given to the team more motivation to be better every day, thank you for the time taken to write your wonderful words in Tripadvisor.

Kindest regards.
Marino gherardi

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Reviewed 12 March 2012

We visited this restaurant in the Hilton Resort for Valentines day.

The food was amazing, atmosphere great and the service excellent.
Really made the evening special.

Will definetly be returning to this restaurant.

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6  Thank Robert019_54
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Marino G, Food & Beverage Manager, Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort and Spa at Piaceri Da Gustare, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2012

Dear Robert019_54,

Thank you for choosing to visit and for taking the time to write your comments on Trip Advisor regarding your experience.

It feels great to learn that we made your Valentine day special.

I see that you live in Ras Al Khaimah, I hope you will visit our restaurant again in the near future.

Kind regards.
Marino Gherardi

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Reviewed 3 March 2012

We have just returned from a weeks stay at the Hilton RAK and enjoyed our stay very much. The hotel was beautifully set, and our aim for a peaceful a break was met perfectly. In particular i have to add that the Italian restaurant just off the central lobby was indeed he jewel in he crown. The restaurant manager Ajeev is second to non when it comes to looking after his diners. He was very flexible in offering alternatives to the menu and the risotto was adapted especially for us from a mushroom based one into a seafood & chilli one which was cooked with perfection. Ajeev seems to have a good working formula with his staff who are very attentive and deliver with a smile. In total we ate at the restaurant 3 times and each time we enjoyed very much. Ajeev was kind enough to have looked after us beyond our expectations. He certainly has a great way with his diners and nothing seems like too much trouble. The atmosphere is good, the Italian music very classic, the layout of the tables work well and the entres very delicious.
I wold highly recommend you eating here.
Sam 

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4  Thank Samparmar69
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Marino G, Manager at Piaceri Da Gustare, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2012

Dear Sam,

Thank you very much for taking the time and effort to post a personal review here at TripAdvisor following your visit to our restaurant.

We are delighted to note that you found our service to your satisfaction, as this is what we strive to achieve at all times.

We truly appreciate your review as it is comments from our valued guests that enable us to improve our services and facilities and glad to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us.

I have shared your comments about Ajeev and his team with our management. We are proud of our team!

We do look forward to welcoming you back in Piaceri da Gustare as the not too distant future.

kind regards

Marino Gherardi
Food & Beverage Manager
Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort and Spa

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