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“Lovely evening”
Review of Mezzaluna

Mezzaluna
Ranked #65 of 2,054 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$100
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.)
Wirral, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Lovely evening”
Reviewed 11 November 2013

Visited this restaurant on our 2nd night in Abu Dhabi and have to say it was a very enjoyable evening.

We ate outside, where most tables were taken overlooking the beach, and whilst there , an amazing car auction between USA and Abu Dhabi was being held, people where being offered champagne and a huge screen with all of the cars for sale, some very expensive, were being auctioned, it was a great show to watch whilst eating,especially as my husband loves cars!

The food was presented to a very high standard and served in a timely manner, we only had a starter and main, as we couldn't manage a dessert!

Service was great and friendly, we thoroughly enjoyed this place and no more expensive than the buffet at La Vendome!

When we are back in Abu Dhabi we will definitely revisit this restaurant, highly recommended

  • Visited November 2013
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Kent
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Half board menu poor”
Reviewed 19 October 2013

Food was very good however we ate there on our first night and did not expect to be given a special half board menu so we could not even choose from the regular menu which i thought was very poor.

Visited October 2013
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Lovely food and fantastic place”
Reviewed 23 September 2013

Had business dinner at Mezzaluna. Very nice (although on the expensive side) lunch with lovely Italian dishes. Extraordinary ambience in hotel and restaurant.

The walk from the valet parking is an experience in itself. The hotel is HUGE and very classy; far far beyond the experiences at e.g. Burj al Arab and Atlantis on the Palm

  • Visited September 2013
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london
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“One of our best meals ever”
Reviewed 14 September 2013

From start to finish this was perfection. Better than some michelin restaurants in Rome. What more can I say- just go and experience it for yourself especially if you are a lover of Italian Cuisine..

  • Visited September 2013
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
“Close to Perfect...”
Reviewed 9 September 2013

Stayed in the Emirate's Palace Hotel for 2-Nights Business recently and ate in this fine restaurant for lunch on the first day. The meal choice was from the business lunch menu, and being a business lunch menu i was impressed with the quality of food served... The Sea Bream is mouth watering as is the stuffed chicken.. Starters were a bit over the top for me, and mixed up with various tastes and flavours.... Service is perfect similar to all areas of this property...

Not sure i would put this restaurant down as a romantic meal location as the setting is not that romantic, would say more of a lunch location for business or gathering with a few friend before heading out for the night...

Cannot fault this restaurant and the prices are reasonable considering the location...

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank L4-Doha
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