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Nominated for Best Italian 15 Comments

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This fine-dining Italian is one of the stand-out restaurants at the upscale Madinat Jumeirah complex. A pleasant terrace overlooks the attractive waterways while understated interior decor and friendly, efficient staff reinforce the ethos of the restaurant: romantic sophistication. Thankfully the food matches the setting and atmosphere, with dishes aimed at delicate palates and adventurous foodies. The Wagyu carpaccio is an interesting take on a popular dish and indicates the lengths chefs are willing to go to achieve culinary perfection. Likewise, the rhubarb dressings for salads. Mains stray far beyond pizza, pasta and risotto dishes (think sea bass ravioli and maccheroni stuffed with prawn mousse) to show the full range of modern Italian cuisine. Veal Milanese, grilled lamb and stuffed artichokes will appeal to foodies. Round off with Italian ice creams, cheeses and coffee for one of the city’s more passionate dining experiences. Bellissimo!
Open daily 7pm-11.30pm. Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim, MJrestaurants@jumeirah.com (04 366 6730 / 6649

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Posted by: Mimi on 12 Mar ' 13 at 17:34
  • Best for: Romantic

There was nothing pleasant in my experience in Segreto. Very few items on the menu, most of the dishes contain either pork or alcohol in a country of a muslim majority, narrowing our choices even more. ambience was ok .service average. OVERRATED, OVERPRICED, would never go back or recommend it.

Posted by: M.H. on 20 Feb ' 13 at 09:08
  • Best for: Romantic

The tables were too narrow, I didn't feel comfortable. The overall environment was not that good. A strong smell of alchohol in the place. Service was average. Food was not that tasty or good and way too expensive. I don't recommend it, I would rather go to another italian restaurant in town.

Posted by: dezbash on 12 Mar ' 12 at 09:23

This was quite a dismal experience. The food was less than average and the service shameful. Each waiter tried hard to be worse than the next one. Food arrived cold. They brought the salad when there were dishes from pre-salad meal on the table, so the waitress put the salad dishes on top of the dirty dishes on the table!! You should feed their sea bass ravioli to your enemies.
For the money you pay here, you can eat Pizza Hut for a week and the food would not be any different.

Posted by: Layla on 04 Dec ' 11 at 07:16
  • Best for: Romantic

Sat out on the terrace.. bad views..
Food very normal.. menu options limited
Finally ended up ordering: a warm seafood salad which was good.. but the shrimp risotto and the lamb ravioli were very boring..
Service very slow so we couldnt order dessert becuase it was so late. Literally took 30 min for the starter and then 45 min for the main course to arrvive.
This restaurant was nothing special, as an Italian I was not impressed.

Posted by: dubai citizen on 02 Apr ' 11 at 21:25

very bad in everything.

Posted by: HS on 03 Feb ' 11 at 10:37
  • Best for: Romantic

Been twice and will go back again! Good food, good service, nice romantic ambience

Posted by: dp on 16 Jan ' 11 at 08:12
  • Best for: Romantic

Few options for vegetarians and bad cook pasta. They charge too much for what they offer. I won't go back or recommend it to anyone.

Posted by: Mounika on 01 Jan ' 11 at 09:27
  • Best for: Romantic

As a vegetarian I didn't find anything appropriate on the menu, there was just one vegetarian dish and when we asked the the waiter another one he didn't have much to offer. In addition the pasta was not well cooked. The ambience and service was good for the price tag and small portions. I would however, not recommend this place to anyone.

Posted by: Antonio Giovannelli on 27 Dec ' 10 at 17:07
  • Best for: Romantic

I came to Segreto expecting the average service and food you might expect out of Italy, but surprisingly my expectations were exceeded. I found a very wellcoming staff, very well trained and knowledgeable as well as an impressive food which reminded me of being in Italy. Thank you to all Segreto staff and the 2 key men (manager & Chef) who must have obtained all this thanks to their experiences and professionalism.

Posted by: miriam nevola on 27 Dec ' 10 at 16:59
  • Best for: Romantic

Absolutely the best Italian Restaurant in Dubai. Service was attentive and never intrusive. All staff and the manager Olimpio, made my night memorable. Food was excellent and of an autentic taste.

Posted by: Priti on 04 Apr ' 10 at 06:51
  • Best for: Romantic

I am very rarely this impressed by any restaurant I go to, but Segreto left no room for complaints. From the moment we walked in, we were taken care of. The waiters were very attentive, knew their menus and were able to help out with finding vegetarian options for one of my friends. Throughout the meal, they made sure to continually ask if we needed anything and tried to comply with all our requests! The food was absolutely amazing and the portions, for once, matched the price we were paying. All in all, I definitely recommend this restaurant -- and definitely request to sit outside!

Posted by: James Ryan Candia on 18 Mar ' 10 at 21:46
  • Best for: Romantic

The best place to go out with your love one it s o Romantic.... I really like the ambiance, SUPER.....

Posted by: Gelly Tumakay on 18 Mar ' 10 at 21:43
  • Best for: Family friendly

I recommend for the family excellent..... well done Segretto.

Posted by: Adelle D. Ababa on 18 Mar ' 10 at 21:41
  • Best for: Romantic

The best.....

Posted by: juicy on 15 Aug ' 09 at 21:57
  • Best for: Romantic

very good....


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