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“An average lunch at a great place”
Review of Mezzaluna

Mezzaluna
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Ranked #45 of 2,379 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 18 February 2018

No doubt the grandeur and the remarkable opulent atmosphere of this property is something one should experience at least once. Though it was a week day but it was a busy day; people engulfed in taking pictures, appreciating the live musicians’ performance and enjoying coffee in the lobby cafes in dim lights are all the elements creating a nice atmosphere. To reach to Mezzaluna, you have to cross the lobby and then take the accelerator two steps down. We were few minutes late, so they called us to make sure our arrival. Indoor seating is excellent but small whereas outdoor seating is reasonably good. Staff was busy, so some were little uncourteous, especially the waitress who took our food order never smiled. She was kind of robotic. One of our friend asked about the suggestion and she ended up explaining the dishes, in a highly uninterested way, he asked for; which was not helpful. Whereas, other servers around were quite polite, gentle and smiling with a willingness to help. Food in itself was not something to try again; breads served while waiting for the main course were fresh and tasted very good, tomato cake was served which was nice. Lamb ragout was little watery and lamb was tasteless; waitress promised to bring the tomato sauce with it which never came. She forget to take our order for drinks so we had to call her again. Should this restaurant be not in this property, there is nothing worth to visit for; but overall we were enjoyed our stay there.

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

Attentive, courteous service, but £200 for two people to have a bowl of soup, a bowl of pasta, a bowl of ice cream each and a bottle of win, all of which were pretty average is excessive. Definitely paying for the experience of being in the hotel, and not for the food.

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

I never dine in Italian restaurants when I'm abroad. The flavors of Italian cuisine are not easily replicable. Suddenly I breathed a breath of my Italy at the Mezzaluna restaurant. Thanks for making me change my mind.

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

If you visit Abu Dhabi you have to visit this Restaurant.
The Biryani with chicken or prawns, the traditional bread and the Sweets are my favourite :)

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

Superb attentive service! Delicious authentic food. We sat outside in the restaurant's terrace area by the small fountains. Very atmospheric and romantic. Would highly recommend this restaurant!

Date of visit: January 2018
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