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Dubai Media City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 437 0786
08:00 - 11:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 11:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Istanbul, Turkey
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this is a show-off place... nothing more.. their basta is basic. not so great. their pizza is average... No one is helping about how to order... Their order style is weird. don't like it. MOST important thing: Staff is not helpful.

Thank Şeref K
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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226 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a weird arrangement - we go to specific pasta, pizza, salad & dessert counter to order the food and receive the buzzer. This buzzer never rings. It's almost a fine dining arrangement but we must pick the cutlery & tissues ourselves. Seating arrangement is good with rosemary & basil plants placed on the table along with the seasoning oils.... More 

Thank Soumya N
Fujairah, United Arab Emirates
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Good place for eating, for hot and cold drinks, also for meeting. Parking available but difficult if there is celebration in media city

Thank hatematalla
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

great Italian eatery - part of an international chain: have tried them in 3 different countries a mix of self-service and freshly prepared great food Only negative is that it can get very busy especially during weekdays lunch time. Choose a quiet time, otherwise you spend your time in queuing

Thank Gabr_Docker
Brampton, Canada
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100 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I visited Vapiano for lunch this afternoon with a client. The ambiance was good and the set up is appealing. I ordered penne Pesto Basilico and it looked appetizing however when I began to eat the pasta was half raw. It was difficult to swallow. Being a formal meeting I could hardly eat 10% of the plate. Also the Bruschetta... More 

Thank Darryl D
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

So you go in, collect a card and then queue at each food station (starters/pasta/desert etc) to get your meal. I can see how it may be good for quick meal alone, but as a group each person may get food at different times... not the best. Food quality was good though and the staff were very nice.

Thank sleighLondon
Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Trencin, Slovakia
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I really like this restaurant, I recommend all meals, pizza, pasta, salads. The best is Cesar salat for me. You can find Vapiano in Dubai Mall also.

Thank Martina P
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

One of my favourite italian restaurant in media city area. Very busy during the lunch time, have got a nice outdoor area and smoking and non smoking indoor area. Nice ambiance and very pleasant staff!!

Thank Bharat M H
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

freshly made pasta and freshly cooked sauce just infront of you.staff/cook was accommodatiing and happy with his job cooking 2 pasta at the same time ..great haha

Thank Wilma L
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Great place! We stayed in Media One next door so we were here like 3-4 times each. Great personnel and they even serve your food! (in case this sounds weird, Vapiano Netherlands doesn't serve the food, you either wait for it or pick it up) The ladies at the cash register are super fast!!! (we always came with a large... More 

Thank meakkurt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 11:00
08:00 - 11:00
08:00 - 11:00
08:00 - 11:00
08:00 - 11:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dubai Media City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > The Marina
  • Neighbourhood: The Marina
  • Phone Number: +971 4 437 0786

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in The Marina

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The Marina
It’s hard to believe that only a decade ago there was no marina. Opened in 2003, the man-made marina runs along a 3km stretch of shoreline. A heady mix of luxurious hotels, apartment buildings, and cafes, the marina hosts regular community events and markets, and is a wonderful place to while away an afternoon or evening. Spectacular at night when the skyscrapers glisten, here you can enjoy dinner on the beach next to the sea, or visit a high-rise bar in a hotel for a magnificent view across the Gulf and the man-made Palm Island, with the world-famous Atlantis Hotel at its end. The Walk at Jumeirah beach Residences is a pedestrianized stretch leading to a new development: The Beach. It’s one of the few places where Gulf nationals mix with tourists and Western ex-pats. It’s a popular place to show off your supercar for an evening, so watch out for Lamborghinis, Maseratis, and Ferraris in abundance.
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