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Bice Mare

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Downtown Dubai
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Souk al Bahar Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard | Level 3 Souk Al Bahar, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 423 0982
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11:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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Paphos, Cyprus
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91 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose Bice Mare because it had the most attractive looking menu of any of the restaurants offering a ringside seat for the fountains display. On the basis of other reviews, I was prepared to be underwhelmed by the food and service. In fact, both were excellent. Our starters (veal-stuffed zucchini flower and manzo pepato) were well prepared; the pasta... More 

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Thank Dickonbear
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77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Are here as we wanted to see the fountains and have an a la carte meal. Staff were inattentive. Food was very mixed. 2 good meals 2 poor ones. Waiter explained they were short-staffed so it was difficult to maintain service standards. Manager wanted a "heated debate" about why we were dissatisfied. Reluctantly gave a 20% discount and the bill... More 

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Thank EdwardsAus
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We reserved the table for 31st Dec and got the confirmation. That is good thing. We are excited to try the food and wonderful time for our New Year dinner here. Now we just receive the cancelation by restaurant itself without any reason. What kind of service is it? Totally frustrated to spend time for booking at this restaurant which... More 

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Lucca, Italy
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant (speaking about the terrace) is elegant but not too much, just in a traditional way, which is more than enough. Service was impeccable and all the waiters were kind and attentive without missing a single wanter/wine refill. The quality of food is excellent, no doubts about it, but still, some courses are just outpriced in my humble opinion.... More 

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Nairobi
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285 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent food. Attentive service. Best view of the Dancing Fountains, Burj Khalifa.We were here for a group dinner and the experience was amazing; from the goat cheese salad to the eggplant parmigiana to the mushroom risotto to the mixed grill with some tender, tasty beef! The dessert choices are equally amazing from the custard cannelloni tother delightful tiramisu and others.

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Singapore, Singapore
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80 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Seafood was fresh and the spiciness was just nice. The noodles were cooked to perfect timing not soggy at all.

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Rijeka, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I absolutely love italian cuisine, and I'm very critical of italian restaurants. But Bice Mare is outstanding! Love their home made pasta and fresh fish, italian way. With perfect setting near downtown fountains, italian attentive waiters, cannot wait to come back for more! It is pricey, but well worth it!

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Derby, United Kingdom
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Book a table on the outside balcony for a perfect view of the famous dancing fountains. A warm reception followed by an excellent meal,particularly the seafood.A very fine dining experience,if a little expensive.But well worth it for a superb romantic evening.

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Thank Chris W
Southam, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

This is a great place from where to watch the fabulous fountain display. We were on a terrace one floor up, so had an unobscured view. The food was high quality but small portions and very expensive. As the cheapest ingredient is the pasta, I expected at least a full plate, not half of one for the price.

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Middle East
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46 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Visited this restaurant some years ago and had an excellent experience. Unfortunately now it's really just part of a tourist attraction. Minimum charge very small portions and food quality no where near the prices charged. The prices of wine are beyond belief! I would never return or recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:30
Monday
11:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:30
Thursday
11:00 - 23:30
Friday
11:00 - 23:30
Saturday
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Souk al Bahar Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard | Level 3 Souk Al Bahar, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > Downtown Dubai
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 423 0982
Description
The award winning & contemporary fine dining restaurant, BICE Mare, serves Italian & seafood inspired cuisine in the heart of downtown Dubai with its jam packed terrace outlooking the iconic Burj Khalifah & grand fountain show packing in the crowds daily & nightly who visit regularly to enjoy the restaurants great ambience & mouth watering cuisine cooked by the award winning Chef Francesco & his talented Italian kitchen team leaving guests immersed in the most pleasurable dining experience at every visit.

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Staying in Downtown Dubai

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Downtown Dubai
You can’t fail to miss Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. It towers over the city and resides in the prestigious Downtown development. Once an old army base, Downtown is now the jewel in Dubai’s crown, a beautiful residential and leisure area housing not only the world’s tallest building, but the world’s largest fountains and mall. Wide marble sidewalks are perfect for strolling, with restaurants, art galleries and children’s play areas. Specially commissioned sculptures line the roads and Downtown is often used as a canvas for modern art displays and community events such as Classic Car Shows and National Day parades. In the cooler months, cross one of the many bridges to the Burj Khalifa park and enjoy a picnic alongside residents and visitors, or enjoy a lunch or dinner watch the dancing fountains. Because of its mixed use, Downtown is a fantastic place to mix with Dubai residents and locals and watch real life unfold in a cosmopolitan environment.
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