Roberto's

Italian

  • Roberto's

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Location: DIFC
Tel: 04 386 0066
Travel: Sheikh Zayed Road, Gate Village
Cuisine: Italian
Experiences: Alcohol available, Wi-fi, Afternoon tea, Outdoor seating, Romantic, Business lunch, Brunch served, Family friendly, VIP areas, Live music, Great view, Smoking permitted, Cocktails, Table reservations, Notable views, Brunch, Valet parking available
Times: Open daily noon-3pm, 7pm-midnight; noon-2am (bar and lounge)
Price range: Dhs500+
Credit Cards Accepted: Yes
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  • Lisa Nov 02, 2015 11:17 am
    Would you go back to this restaurant?
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    When we first arrived, I was really impressed by the venue, as the decor and style were very nice. We were greeted straight away and taken to our table in the lounge. We were then offered drinks, and given our menus. A selection of breads were served along with our drinks, whilst we were waiting for our starters. We decided to share a starter of cold meats. The presentation of this dish was great. The meats were served on top of a crispy flatbread, with some olives, pickles, tomatoes and picked onions on the side. This was really good. Our main courses arrived and we were really looking forward to eating them as they looked at smelled great. We didn't think the portion sizes were that big until we started eating. We couldn't finish them all, but they were really good. We were offered desserts and coffee but we declined this as we were both stuffed from our starter and main course. The service from start to finish was great, and of a very high standard. Overall, I would say that we really enjoyed our visit. I am sure we will be back, although maybe for dinner instead of lunch when I feel this may represent better value for money.
  • Chamrousse1450 Sep 14, 2015 06:32 pm
    Would you go back to this restaurant?
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    Visited the bar at Roberto's for the first time. After hearing so much about this place we were excited to give it a whirl. The cool and relaxing after-work vibe got us in the mood but we were surprisingly disappointed by a Negroni that arrived so packed to the brim with ice cubes one could barely get the liquid down. This was followed by the AED 80 glasses of Italian red that on first pass were actually corked and had to be re-poured. Kudos to the hard-working service at the bar but theirs was not matched by the staff serving the seated bar area where we waited over 20 minutes for our second drink order to be taken. Overall hard to say why this bar would stand out in a crowded scene. Decent ambience is combined with a hit and miss service and pricey products .... left us thinking there must be more obviously satisfying after-work options in the neighbourhood. We'll keep looking.
  • Chamrousse1450 Sep 14, 2015 06:31 pm
    Visited the bar at Roberto's for the first time. After hearing so much about this place we were excited to give it a whirl. The cool and relaxing after-work vibe got us in the mood but we were surprisingly disappointed by a Negroni that arrived so packed to the brim with ice cubes one could barely get the liquid down. This was followed by the AED 80 glasses of Italian red that on first pass were actually corked and had to be re-poured. Kudos to the hard-working service at the bar but theirs was not matched by the staff serving the seated bar area where we waited over 20 minutes for our second drink order to be taken. Overall hard to say why this bar would stand out in a crowded scene. Decent ambience is combined with a hit and miss service and pricey products .... left us thinking there must be more obviously satisfying after-work options in the neighbourhood. We'll keep looking.
  • Rashida Sep 12, 2015 01:56 pm
    The perfect place for a relaxing weekend lunch

    Roberto's may be located in the financial district of the city, but that does not make it any less appealing to families and couples. The restaurant offers an extremely friendly and welcoming vibe on weekends with its relaxing ambiance, well lit atmosphere, extensive menu selection, delectable food and impressive service.

    Our experience, from the moment we stepped in till the time we left exceeded our expectations in terms of the overall service, quality of food and value. The service was unparalleled with servers always being so attentive and available. We speed of service was exceptional and we never felt that the food or drinks were taking too long to arrive. The servers carefully assessed our needs and made sure we were offered suitable suggestions. For one, we mentioned at the start of the meal that we did not want alcohol, and the server kept that in mind while making food and drink suggestions.

    The quality, taste, texture and presentation of food was unbeatable. So were the portions. The Burrata was a creamy and rich starter that was followed by perfectly cooked fettuccine and spaghetti, each in their unique sauces. To top it off, the La Mela apple tart combined the perfect sweet and tangy tastes with the warm tart and cold vanilla ice cream. The drinks too offered the perfectly refreshing accompaniment during the meal.

    Overall, our experience was a delightful one, and I would definitely recommend it for a relaxing weekend brunch or a romantic dinner.
  • Jake I Sep 02, 2015 07:19 am
    I visited Roberto's on a trip to Dubai, when meeting a friend. He had been recommended the restaurant by a colleague who had really enjoyed going. I booked a table when I was still in the UK, and this was really quick and simple. I received a text to confirm my booking, so I was sure it had all gone through. The staff were excellent from start to finish and were always on hand to help us. They were very efficient and professional. The food was brilliant and there was a great choice. Everything we had was well cooked and was unpretentious, with decent portion sizes. The food wasn't cheap (starting at around £20+ for a main and over £100 for some steaks) but this was a high quality restaurant in a smart area of the city. We really enjoyed our visit and I would recommend this to anyone wanting to celebrate a special occasion.

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