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“Vanille Salee at Mezzaluna, Movenpick Hotel & Spa”
Review of Mezzaluna

Mezzaluna
Ranked #35 of 11,586 Restaurants in Bengaluru
Price range: US$20 - US$60
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Mezzaluna is Authentic Italian "Smart Dining" restaurant that takes you in to the memory lanes of Rome, Venice and Milan. Chef Armando spins his magic to take you to a Culinary Delight and incomparable Gourmet Experience. A place where Who's Who of the city is found dining and this is a perfect place to see and to be seen at be it a Romantic Dinner, Corporate Entertainment or just with friends and family. The restaurant has an uncomplicated all-time favorite menu items to boast of and the Chefs cook it a-la-minute to your taste and requirement.
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This was my first visit to Mezzaluna and the very first look of this place just blew my mind. I felt like I was lost in a Venetian Palace with live keyboard music in the background. Mezzaluna has such a great ambiance that you will fall in love with this place. A traditional style open kitchen with firewood oven is another eye-catching sight. At the kitchen counter, you will also notice a variety of fresh micro greens they’ve planted.

I had a magnificent experience recently at the ongoing ‘Vanille Salée’ at Mezzaluna, Movenpick Hotel & Spa, Bengaluru. Movenpick Hotels across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia is showcasing a Vanilla special menu and before you would imagine the heavenly desserts made of Vanilla, let me tell you that using this exotic ingredient Vanilla, six savoury dishes will be served on ‘a la carte’. Before the wonderfully decorated table just welcomed us, Chef Rayomund Pardiwalla and Chef Gaurav Bathla gave us a glimpse of Vanille Salée. When we were eagerly waiting to taste the Vanille Salée menu, we were happy to hear that this menu is specially crafted with non-vegetarian dishes, mainly with white meat and fish. In between the conversation, the wait staff served us a citrusy welcome drink made of Orange and Vanilla.

The Vanille Salée menu is comprised of three savoury Vanilla starters and three savoury Vanilla main courses. The first one for the evening was a ‘White onions Velouté soup’ with caramelized onions and a hint of Vanilla. They’ve used fresh Vanilla pods in every dish. The soup was delicious and the micro greens (fresh thyme) added a crunchy note to the soup.

Next on the menu was totally unexpected and interesting – Sashimi of Tuna and Salmon. The first time I tried Sashimi was from ‘My Place, Movenpick Hotel & Spa’. The quality of meat/fish they use here is outstanding that I can blindly taste these. The Sashimis had a balance of flavors and a mild flavor from Vanilla made it special.

Next on the menu was Goat Cheese and Fig salad with arugula, baby radish, whole hazelnuts and edible flowers. The salad was visually appealing as well as tasty. The strong flavors from Vanilla and Goat cheese enhanced the flavors of other ingredients.

For the main course, we had ‘Red snapper fish fillet and endive’. The Pike fish on the menu was replaced with the Red snapper. The smokey flavors along with the taste of Vanilla in fish made this perfectly cooked dish just heavenly. The Rosé wine I had, ‘Mateus Rose Portugal Wine’ had hints of strawberry flavor which went well with the main courses.

Next, on the menu, we were expecting a Guinea fowl which was replaced with Turkey. Turkey fowl with Melba was an interesting dish but lacked the flavors of Vanilla. Turkey fowl was cooked to perfection and served with capers, micro greens, and Melba. The quantity of the sauce was inadequate and they served us extra sauce on request.

Last but not the least from the menu was a ‘Veal Tenderloin Jardiniére’. The medium well-cooked meat had oozing flavors (including Vanilla) and Jardiniére was just a perfect amalgamation of char-grilled veggies. For desserts I had the classic Italian dessert- Tiramisu, easily the best one I had in recent times :)
Overall I loved my experience at Vanille Salée and if you love to try something different and new, then don’t miss this!

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Thank SoumyaG101
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Subroto B, General Manager at Mezzaluna, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

Dear Soumya,

It was such a pleasure having you dine at Mezzaluna, Mövenpick Hotel & Spa Bangalore. And we thank you for taking your valuable time to write about us on TripAdvisor.

It is indeed overwhelming to see your appreciation and we expect to welcome you back to the hotel on your next visit in not too distant future.

Warm Regards,

Subroto Banerjee
General Manager

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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Awesome food and service.Decore was nice.Restaurant manager Dipak was very kind.Definatly recommended​.One of the best restaurant in the town.

Thank Brid P
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Subroto B, General Manager at Mezzaluna, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

Dear Guest,

It was such a pleasure having you dine at Mezzaluna, Mövenpick Hotel & Spa Bangalore. And we thank you for taking your valuable time to write about us on TripAdvisor.

It is indeed overwhelming to see your appreciation and we expect to welcome you back to the hotel on your next visit in not too distant future.

Warm Regards,

Subroto Banerjee
General Manager

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Reviewed 25 February 2017

Brought the wrong food for two of us and slow service - even though empty. Logo is interesting - very similar to pizza express

1  Thank Peter R
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Subroto B, General Manager at Mezzaluna, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Dear Guest,

It was such a pleasure having you dine at Mezzaluna, Mövenpick Hotel & Spa Bangalore. And we thank you for taking your valuable time to write about us on TripAdvisor.

I apologize for the shortcomings experienced by you with regards to service.

We hope to continue exceeding your expectations on all your future visits.


Warm Regards,

Subroto Banerjee
General Manager

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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Wife and me visited our favourite Italian restaurant Mezzaluna to satisfy our pasta cravings . Undoubtedly the only place to visit for quality Italian food if you are in Bangalore. Our attendant Deepak was extremely helpful and courteous to take care of all our customzations . The Ravioli and the penne with pescatore sauce was sinfully tasteful and we could not have asked for more for a quiet dinner . Chef Gaurav was back at his Italian cuisine and he continues to amaze us with his innovations , now with his custom made Cheese cake !

All in all a night well spent at Mezzaluna!

Thank deeptrip2013
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Subroto B, General Manager at Mezzaluna, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2017

Dear Guest,

It was such a pleasure having you dine at Mezzaluna, Mövenpick Hotel & Spa Bangalore. And we thank you for taking your valuable time to write about us on TripAdvisor.

It is indeed overwhelming to see your appreciation and we expect to welcome you back to the hotel on your next visit in not too distant future.

Warm Regards,

Subroto Banerjee
General Manager

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Reviewed 16 February 2017

I had a quick dinner at Mezzaluna during a stay at the Movenpick.
Service was perfect, very friendly and efficient. I followed an advice on a local Indian red wine (didn't know India was producing wine) and I wasn't disappointed.
Soup and salad were of rather small portions, but very tasty and made of high quality, super fresh ingrédients.
Fast service and quiet place

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Thank Jmacq92
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Subroto B, General Manager at Mezzaluna, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2017

Dear Guest,

It was such a pleasure having you dine at Mezzaluna, Mövenpick Hotel & Spa Bangalore. And we thank you for taking your valuable time to write about us on TripAdvisor.

It is indeed overwhelming to see your appreciation and we expect to welcome you back to the hotel on your next visit in not too distant future.

Warm Regards,

Subroto Banerjee
General Manager

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