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Cafe Milano - Four Seasons Abu Dhabi

4.5
4.5
39 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

Sister restaurant to the award-winning Cafe Milano from Washington, DC, offering a blend of sophisticated style and fine Italian dining. Savour dishes including handmade pasta, fresh seafood and vibrant salads with daily specials. With stunning waterfront views from the terrace, this is without doubt elegant dining at its best.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Lunch
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–5:30 pm
    Brunch
    Sat 12:00 pm–4:00 pm

  • Phone number

    02 333 2630

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Abu Dhabi

  • Cross street

    Four Seasons Hotel

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 39 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sehr ausgezeichnetes Essen guter Service und schönes Ambiente

  2. J

    Jude

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The food was superb, but the wagyu beef was below expectation. Service is perfect; professional but friendly. Good location with great views across the water to the main island.

  3. OS

    OlakunleS

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    VERY nice eat out spot, especially evening/night times, with a lovely view.

  4. C

    Chris

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cafe Milano is one of my favorite restaurants in DC and now Abu Dhabi. Great quality regardless of which location you go to and impeccable service.

  5. ML

    MaurizioL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent Italian dishes served in a relaxing yet elegant atmosphere. Good variety but most importantly top quality ingredients throughout the menu. I highly recommend the Milano salad, the eggplant parmigiana, the penne o spaghetti alla Salernitana, the gnocchi's, the hammour fish cooked in salt, the focaccia with olive oil & rosemary.... Good choice of wines and aperitifs (Aperol spritz)

  6. PC

    PeterC

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely brunch. Too much delicious food but that is what Brunch is all about. What is nice they bring the food to you.

  7. EA

    EihabA

    Dubai

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding

  8. CS

    ClaireS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    The starters and pasta was lovely but the beef main was disgusting and very unappetizing. Apart from that it was great, drinks selection is perfect and the ambiance is just right!

  9. Z

    Zambo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The ambiance is good, with correct lighting and nice "mise en place". As italians we can say that the food is good and the wine offer too. The service was outstanding, everyone kind and they made our anniversary very special. We recommend Cafe Milano to everyone and, in particular, to italian people.

  10. E

    Edward

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2019

    overall4food5service2ambience4

    Excellent food as always, however strange service. Usually service levels are exceptional, consistent with what you would expect at the 4 seasons, however on this occasion the staff seemed almost irritated by our presence. Odd experience and not ideal when you are bringing guests.

  11. p

    peterr

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    great food and service but wine is very over priced

  12. AC

    AlastairC

    Dubai

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Expensive food with average quality. Service ranged from ecellent to terrible depending on who came to serve.. Whatever you do, don’t order the cheeseboard - bad cheese, no crackers/bread and the “homemade marmalade’s” turned out to be a small glass jar of bought breakfast orange marmalade!

  13. FK

    FK2018

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2018

    overall2food1service2ambience3

    I got the wrong dish (I ordered spaghetti and got veal). The spaghetti eventually came after my guest finished his meal, and the dish was extremely poor in terms of taste and presentation - the spaghetti was overwhelmed with a mushy sauce, and was too salty.

  14. OK

    OliverK

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Food is fresh and products of high quality Charming and attentive service

  15. t

    tackygift

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    A lovely venue with great food and very attentive service. Somewhat on the pricey side (even by Abu Dhabi standards) - but that is my only criticism. The music was blasting when we went in but the staff happily obliged when I requested it be turned down.

  16. RB

    RubaB

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The ambiance in general was amazing, especially the tables directly on the balcony! The view is so romantic! Recommended for anniversaries and special occasions! The food was yummy and the staff were very helpful and friendly! Big like !

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2018

    overall2food3service5ambience3

    I’d say that the staff were absolutely spectacular.. as is mostly the case in UAE. I won’t fault the restaurant for being fairly deserted at lunchtime at the beginning of a business week... however what I found very disappointing was that the menu did not really reflect reality. For example - a burrata tomatoes was basically (literally) a mousse of burrata that looked like a milky fluff with cherry tomatoes buried inside. I would not go back unfortunately.

  18. CB

    ChillyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cafe Milano is a rare find in Abu Dhabi. An authentic restaurant experience. Delicious food, savvy servers who understand the food they serve, exciting wines both by the glass and bottle, and a dining room which buzzes with activity. Wonderful, just wonderful. I will find occasions to keep coming back. Bravo to the chef and staff.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had great time with my family for my birthday! Cafe Milano is the place that you can always rely on

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    109 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    I had been here for a business dinner a few months ago and had a really great meal. One of my colleagues had Tagliatelle Al Funghi Prcini E Tartufo serviti in una forma di granna padano, or simply house-made tagiatelle with porcini mushrooms and truffle served in a wheel of Granna Padano. It was made tableside, the warm pasta tossed in that enormous wheel of cheese. After everyone at our dinner saw that we all agreed we would have to come back to try it, we were so jealous. So I took my wife last weekend and really talked up the tagliatelle. When we ordered the item on the menu, which clearly states "served in a wheel of Granna Padano" we were told that dish was no longer served tableside in a wheel of Granna Padano. This was our fist disappointment because that was specifically what we came for. We both eat low carb, we were particularly excited for our "cheat day". This was deflating news. We ordered the dishes anyway, thinking "well, the flavor will be the same, regardless" and we ordered starters. My salad was terribly bland and my wife didn't love her starter either. The pasta arrived and it was fine, but I think with our expectations trounced it just wasn't what we had hoped. Service was a little slow and inattentive, too. I don't know what happened between my last business meal and this most recent dinner, but it seems a lot has changed.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was perfect from start to finish. One of the best Italian Restaurants in Abu Dhabi!

  22. LE

    LisaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    My first time at Cafe Milano was a great experience, from the attention we were given by the staff to the wonderful culinary concoctions. It was for a special occasion and the recipient of that was made to feel extra special. Will definitely be returning!

  23. SC

    SCOTCHBEEF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Friendly, helpful and excellent staff. Food is exceptionally fresh and full of flavour. Atmosphere, decor and the view are all outstanding. Highly recommended for lunch or Saturday brunch. Only frustration (and Cafe Milano is not alone on this) is now so many restaurants in Abu Dhabi connected to hotels have +++ which is an additional 25% on everything on the menu. However, Cafe Milano does offer a unique experience in Abu Dhabi.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Madrid

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    In love with Cafe Milano. The first thing that catches your attention is the elegance of the decoration and the spectacular terrace that the views make it one of the must of Abu Dhabi. Then the service comes, attentive and professional, and then you are surprised by the quality of the food. Our Roasted Seabass is to remember, and the excellent appetizer focaccia. We enjoyed the evening and stay for along time quite and enjoying the experience, and from now on we recommend Cafe Milano as one of the best restaurants in the entire Emirates.

  25. R

    Ronna

    Dallas

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cafe Milano’s location on the water, offers excellent views of the city of Abu Dhabi illuminated at night. The food is outstanding and the menu offers an array of creativity and options. The cheese wheel pasta is one of my favorite dishes. The Veal Parmesan is served as a very generous portion and the wait staff offer excellent, attentive service.

  26. SP

    SimoneP

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2017

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Disappointed with our first visit to Cafe Milano. Ordered pizza and pasta to share. Pizza arrived with wrong topping and rather than take everything away, we were left to eat the pasta (which wasn’t very tasty) and the pizza followed 10-15 minutes later. We did provide this feedback to the restaurant but no gesture to amend the bill was made. Won’t be returning.

  27. AA

    AA2005

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great food and service as always! The beautiful view from the table made the meal memorable.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I just want to thank you all for your kindness and the great service It was really nice experience there and the food was so delicious Thank you

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I have always been treated special at Cafe Milano. They make you feel like they appreciate your being there.

  30. D

    Davethediner

    San Diego

    229 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    229 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Came here during a Dubai business trip for dinner - food was delicious - pasta prepared in a large hollowed out parmesan cheese wheel - very rich - but fabulous. Caprese salad was good but not the best I’ve had - over all very nice but not cheap

  31. CP

    ChrisP

    Seattle

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2017

    overall3food4service3ambience1

    Insanely loud for this type of restaurant. The ambient music made it very difficult to have conversation across the table. The music felt very out of place for this type of restaurant. Food was decent.

  32. D

    Debbie

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I booked for Saturday brunch but discovered upon arrival that it did not commence again until next week. Manager noticed my disappointment and with the chef, organized for tasting plates similar to the brunch. The variety and choices were impeccable. Mains was skipped as the Antipasti and pasta satisfied our hunger. Superb variety of desserts to complete our outstanding experience. My last few days before departing Abu Dhabi after 8 years was made perfect with good friends, amazing food and faultless service. Sincere thanks and appreciation to all at Cafe Milano. Only regret is that I had not discovered this gem sooner.

  33. A

    Andrew

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food and excellent service. Extensive wine list but most bottles were much higher than what I would normally pay so a few more lower priced bottles or even a house wine would be appreciated.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Service was very attentive and pleasant. Can recommend any of the risotto dishes, cooked to perfection. The table was very scenic. We didn't order a desert but the staff brought a free dessert selection from the chef for us to sample which was a lovely touch and delicious. We will definitely recommend and return.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dubai

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Fantastic setting and a great venue, food was very good and all the staff knew just what they were talking about. Will be back and look forward to it.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Friendly staff and more suitable for families .. The food was very good

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had an excellent business lunch at Café Milano in mid-Jan 2017. The service was very good, with waiters readily available at all times. The food came quickly, and was superb. I had the La Scala pizza and, being a massive fan of pizza, have to say that it was one of the best that I have had recently, and certainly the best in Abu Dhabi. The venue itself is fantastic, with a wonderful open terrace looking out onto the Abu Dhabi skyline. And to top it all off, I was fortunate enough to meet the owner, Franco Nuschese, who happened to be visiting the restaurant that day!

  38. GM

    GerardM

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing Food! Amazing Service! Amazing Ambiance!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dubai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The chef special "braised veal" was perfect! They have maybe the best tiramisu in Abu Dhabi so far. I liked that all the food on the menu was prepared without alcohol.

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Cafe Milano - Four Seasons Abu Dhabi is rated 4.5 stars by 39 OpenTable diners

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Google Map for Cafe Milano - Four Seasons Abu Dhabi

Al Maryah Island Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi 3838

  • Cross street

    Four Seasons Hotel

  • Neighborhood

    Abu Dhabi

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Lunch
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–5:30 pm
    Brunch
    Sat 12:00 pm–4:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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