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On first impressions, the interior decor comes across rather clinical and not exactly the cosiest place to enjoy a meal. But there is an outside area to make the most of the cooler weather. The menu is refined, so instead of being bombarded with chapters of Italian dishes, you’ll be presented with eight sophisticated options of antipasti, meat and fish, pasta, or pizza. The food is extremely well presented and tastes as good as it looks. It’s always good when the staff know what they are selling, so any questions you have about the food will be answered. You’ll leave satisfied with the efficient service from the attentive staff, the quality of the fine Italian food and the overall dining experience.

By Time Out Abu Dhabi staff
Time Out Abu Dhabi,

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  • Location: Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
  • Tel: 02 656 0600
  • Travel: Abu Dhabi-Dubai Road
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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Family friendly

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Posted by: Randa on 05 Jan ' 14 at 03:31
  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

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I've been to this restaurant since I am in love of the Italian food but this was the worst Italian restaurant I've ever been. I ordered a shrimps and it was so over cooked and dry though I told them I prefer it half cooked, the waiter didn’t bother himself in replacing my dish with another one all I got was apology and smile that’s it and went away, beside the price was over for a terrible dish like that.

Posted by: Rob on 07 May ' 13 at 02:33
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

British expat been in the UAE for 9 years now, eaten at majority of places around Abu Dhabi and never one to complain.

But i have to complain now this is one of the worst restaurants ive been to. The starter was tasteless, (Cheese & Tomato) that was returned!!

And for my main course i had the sea bass with pumpkin sauce, when it came i was firstly shocked with the presentation of the food, ive seen better presentation on prison documentaries on TV, it was boring tasteless and very disappointing.

Guys please dont waste your money on this so called 5 star restaurant.

Posted by: Ozgur Unat on 06 Feb ' 10 at 05:03

They claim to be italian, there is nothing resembling to an italian restaurant except for the a wall wine rack, it is impressive. We had to ask for olive oil&balsamic vinegar mixture and the waitress replied me to prepare it myself with the ones on the table into the available flat dish. I had to ask for bread, which was served cold. No olive with dry mint served. There were a lot of fliesaround us, I had to ask my glass and plate changed two times. The food was not italian in any way, just the menu is written in italian, nothing else in this reastaurant. Menu is very limited. If you want to pay hundreds to pasta and pizza, go there. Lastly, when I grabbed my chair to pull towards table as I was teking my seat, someone else's chewed gum stuck to my fingers underneath the chair. It is so bad.

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