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Boutik Mall - Ground Floor | Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971 56 782 7454
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

`I've been into this restaurant just a while ago... literally like 5 mins ago. and i do wanna really comment with this worst experience. `just imagine how I'm feeling now that i was really in a bad experience. When I look from out i saw it then me and wife decided to eat there. So when were inside I thought... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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119 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

Because the food at Italianissimo constantly impresses me, I try really hard to ignore the fact that the kitchen is so extremely slow. But it's hard to when you are hungry and hope to grab a quick bite in a mall, in a restaurant that is perpetually empty. The last time we where there, I decided to bring my computer... More 

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1 Thank MeylaTaryn
Thessaloniki, Greece
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138 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

The restaurant most of the times is empty. Although, we decided to visit it. Many of the plates were not available. We ordered a carbonara & gnocchi and they were just ok. The portion was good, the pasta was overboiled and the sauce in both plates was too much for us. Finally, the prices for the whole service were high.

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Thank Thomas-Angeliki
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

I've been eating here once or twice per month since it opened, but they just can't seem to solve what I put down to teething problems. They still take too long to serve the bread, so the main meal normally arrives within a minute or two of the bread, and drinks often arrive well into the meal. I have advised... More 

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Thank Ruskeemo
Italy
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2015

The quality of the dishes (I tried different types of starters and pasta) is really good and also the coffee (served with small pastries) is excellent. The only problem is that it's a dry restaurant

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1 Thank Gabrytrotter
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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424 reviews
328 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2015

You cannot open in a mall and ask for 5* hotel prices. There is no way you will pick up a steady flow of clientele if your food is over priced and you're not even serving wine with it! The place looks nice.. but it has nothing to do with being Italian... for some strange reason there is an aquarium... More 

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1 Thank Sara A
Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2015

this is like eating in a food court mall..the restaurant management dont have the minimum creativity to make this place special despite the fact that its located in reem island which is a plus point.. an advice to the management even though they dont care to read our reviews: add an italian touch to the place, decoration, romantic light, live... More 

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1 Thank M Hesham E
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2014

I have frequented this restaurant a few times. I disagree with several of the negative reviews other Trip Advisor members have written. It is definitely not average "Italian mall food" as another person wrote. On my last visit, I ordered Carbonara and Pizza Quattro Stagioni. It was excellent. They clearly used quality ingredients and the flavor was definitely above average.... More 

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2 Thank Jeremy K
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2014 via mobile

I have been craving Italian food for a while, and living close to the mall, I decided to give this place a try. I went for lunch on a Saturday. Staff were welcoming and attentive. I went for the iced tea and the chicken breast in mushroom sauce. To start with, they brought the usual bread basket with dips- olive... More 

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Thank Praha L
UAE
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127 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2014

The AD restaurant scene is remains consistent with the poor service. There were only 3 tables used the night we went - and yet you practically had to stand up to flag down the wait staff. Took forever for someone to ask for our drink order....and then to bring it (we ordered water and tea). I ordered two appetizers -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Boutik Mall - Ground Floor | Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
  • Phone Number: +971 56 782 7454
Description
The foundations of Italianissimo lie in a true passion for Italy. In a day and age where we are constantly urged to move at a faster pace, Italianissimo tenaciously holds on the values of an old way of life where traditions, continuity and perseverance still constitute the very fabric of life.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?