Filini Garden

An award- winning lounge bar and restaurant
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Time Out Says

Fresh from winning the Best Ladies’ Night award at the Time Out Abu Dhabi Music & Nightlife Awards 2019, we pay Filini Garden a Monday night visit for a bite to eat.

Full disclosure, there are no females in the group, and the fact it’s ladies’’ night is a coincidence. We are meeting a few pals for a couple of drinks and pizza. Thankfully we booked in advance or we’d never have got in, such is the popularity of the Yas Island spot.

We’ve eaten here a fair few times over the years since it opened, and have always found it to be a decent place for a bite, but the food has been overshadowed by the bar and the party atmosphere. That’s not to say it’s not good, just not the main reason we come.

But now, with a new chef at the venue and open minds from ourselves, we’re back and ready to tackle a couple of 12-inchers.
Keeping it simple, we order a Buffala (tomato sauce, Buffalo mozzarella, basil and cherry tomatoes) and a Salciccia all’olio (Italian sausage, garlic, roasted peppers, toamto, mozzarella and rocket).

They arrive all blistered crusts, with the peaks just the right amount of blackened. Bases are firm, depsite the thick slick of tomato sauce on each one and the toppings are perfect, not too sparse and not too crowded.

Pizza might seem simple, but we bet all of you have had bad ones many a time. Not so at Filini Garden, and for that we will be back again.

WHAT IS IT...
An award- winning lounge bar and restaurant

WHY GO...
For the pizzas and antipasti

By Time Out staff  | 10 Jul 2019

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Details

FacilitiesDine In
Payment OptionsCash, Credit Card
CuisinesEuropean, Italian
Dress CodeCasuals
5:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Sunday: 5:00 PM to 1:00 AMMonday: 5:00 PM to 1:00 AMTuesday: 5:00 PM to 1:00 AMWednesday: 5:00 PM to 1:00 AMThursday: 5:00 PM to 3:00 AMFriday: 12:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Show number 02 656 2000
Abu Dhabi, Yas Island, Radisson Blu, Yas Marina

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