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“Another excellent meal with great staff”
Review of Mezzaluna

Mezzaluna
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Ranked #34 of 2,270 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$100
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Take a culinary tour of Italy with Mezzaluna restaurant, known for the best Italian food in Abu Dhabi. Regional dishes from across the beautiful country of Italy form a menu that is truly unique, and lovingly prepared by the genius hands and heart of our passionate Chef. While dining on authentic fine Italian cuisine in the surrounds of Mezzaluna's expertly designed, custom-created terrace, it is easy to imagine yourself dining in the beautiful trattorias of Lombardia, Umbria or Toscana, with their tree-lined roads, rolling hills and sun-kissed fields. With echoes of a hot Italian summer, the Abu Dhabi weather permits you to dine al fresco with your family and friends, while trying new and exciting dishes in our award winning Italian restaurant. Two private dining rooms are also available for groups of up to 16 people and are available for early reservations for special celebrations, or to catch up with good friends over great Italian food. Mezzaluna has won awards as one of the top Italian restaurants in Abu Dhabi for the unique dishes and culinary offerings crafted here. Mezzaluna is located on the ground level of the Emirates Palace and has glorious views of the picture-perfect sandy beach, crystal blue waters of the Arabian Gulf and the Emirates Palace Marina. "La scoperta di un piatto nuovo è più preziosa per il genere umano che la scoperta di una nuova stella." Brillat-Savarin (The discovery of a new dish is more precious to human beings than the discovery of a new star.)
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

My husband and I have visited this restaurant twice during our stay at the wonderful Emirates Palace. The outside terrace is a lovely place to dine on a warm evening. We are on half board and the menu is very comprehensive. The food is really fresh and beautifully presented. The staff are very helpful and friendly. Looking forward to one more visit before we return home! Thank you.

Thank Speges
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Great Italian food in a beautiful hotel with terrific service. Prices were on the high end. Would recommend.

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Thank ReneeKeller
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

Had dinner here while staying at the hotel and it was a wonderful experience. They were having a white alba truffle special on several dishes and that is what intrigued us to come....we love truffles!! We had the Truffle beef carpaccio and it was delicious!! We also split the sea bass and it also was delicious. The portions were very generous....we only ordered those two things and it was enough for my wife and I...(we are light eaters)
Great meal! Great service! Crazy expensive!! Over 100 dollars for one order of beef carpaccio!!

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Thank miked3328
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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

We didn’t stay here (although very much wished we had!) we instead booked to come for a meal.

The drive up to the hotel is stunning, especially at night when all lit up.

The building itself is very grand and very under occupied. It feels deserted in places with sections cordoned off. But that just seems to make it all the more special.

The restaurant itself is Italian and has seating outside by a small fountain and ambient lighting. A lovely atmosphere is created, a truly special feel to the place.

Service;
Excellent as you would expect in an establish such as this and it really didn’t disappoint.

Food;
Very well cooked and tasted delicious. My husband ordered the seafood linguine which I did expect to see it presented with all of the extravagant fish on top in their shells for decoration to give the wow factor (like you do elsewhere) but that wasn’t to be the case here. The dish was served looking very plain - but it tasted good!

I had the sea bass and would highly recommend it.

My husband ordered the cheeseboard for desert and I must say, they are yet to master this! It really wasn’t good. A big lump of Parmesan was served as one of the cheese options which was somewhat strange. No crackers, instead there were four small square salad style croutons?? and no grapes. Not what is expected from a cheeseboard and so we left it.


Drinks;
A great selection of drinks. The Gavi di Gavi was particularly good, nice and crisp and light.

We would have liked to have seen a Malbec on the red wine list if we’re being picky!


Overall a lovely evening in stunning surroundings. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Very nice Food and very nice People vuoi tirare excellent expecial Ram Venosa outlet you feel home the Classic place where you love to comeback

Thank Ernesto P
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