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“Spectacular food and setting”
Review of Mezzaluna

Mezzaluna
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Ranked #27 of 2,214 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 31 December 2017

My family of 4 ate lunch here for our son's 18th birthday last week and it was wonderful. Emirates Palace is a beautiful setting and the restaurant did not disappoint. Service was great.....not too imposing. Food was excellent. They brought out breads with butter and olive oil/balsamic to start. Then we each had a pasta dish and a dessert. One glass of wine and a couple of bottles of sparkling water. Paid AED1000 (A$350). Not bad for such a gorgeous place. Highly recommended.

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1  Thank Cupcakemamasia
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Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

We went to Mezzaluna for you anniversary and had a wonderful experience. The service, ambiance, setting and food are all of A+ quality. We will most definitely return again. Highly recommended

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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

My wife and I ate twice here during our three night stay in Abu Dhabi. There was seating both outside and inside, we chose the latter as it was somewhat windy. Service was excellent, as was the food. We especially enjoyed the four cheese pizza and the mushroom risotto. I would recommend the restaurant to anyone staying in the Emirates Palace or elsewhere.

Thank Joe1949
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

Had beautiful food and great attention to detail from staff. Had just spent some time in Italy and the food was just as good at mezzaluna.

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Thank 925jacquil
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

I'm not a fan of the Emirates Palace to be frank. It always feels like a 7 star mausoleum than a hotel not that I've ever done more than eat there at other people's (ie my company's) expense. And my latest visit to this restaurant did nothing to change my opinion that this is the best way to go.

The food's fine or to be fair very nice, but honestly that's all it is. There are Italian eateries that are just as good or better both in Abu Dhabi and Dubai at a fraction of the price and without all the parade that says "you're eating in one of the most expensive hotels around".

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Thank Andy W
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