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“Lovely Lunch” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mezzaluna

Mezzaluna
Ranked #105 of 2,020 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$100
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Good for: View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, 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.)
Lanark, United Kingdom
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249 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Lovely Lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014

We had a delightful meal which we were able to enjoy sitting outside in the shade. Service was first class which complemented the excellent food.

Visited April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Lovely seafood in a fabulous ambiance”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2014

The place to go for a healthy seafood dinner by the sea at the Emirates Palace. Very attentive service but not annoying.

Visited May 2013
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geneva switzerland
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123 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“awful”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014

very disappointing .. we had lasagne and gnocchi .. the food was mediocre, mainly bland, very overpriced, service was rushed and without a hint of class and sadly our servers had attitude, especially the maître d .. even the chocolate fondant was overcooked and not fondant (runny) inside at all .. this venue doesn't even deserve a long review .. we were in and back out within just over an hour ..

if u want a good italian meal go across the road to the jumeirah towers to their restaurant BICE (check the reviews on TA) .. we had an excellent meal for half the price and even the piano ambiance music was better than the mezzaluna .. pity - i had high hopes but it didn't live up to my expectations ..

  • Visited February 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Oslo, Norway
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“With all the Italian respect”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2014

I see from the other reviews that it has received high scores - and maybe we visited on a bad day - the service was poor, the meny not at all exciting - and the food when served - not even close to an Italian feeling.. and it was "too posh" to have Italian pizza on the menu.
And to top it of - there was a piano-man who looked like he came from the 80' and sang not too good to say it mildly. So it was a very expensive and very disappointing dinner!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JuneAnette
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Bangkok, Thailand
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439 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
“Delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014

Had an opportunity to celebrate a small family reunion and found this to be the ideal venue for this occasion. We enjoyed the atmosphere and the setting. The wine list and the menu offer a wide variety of Italian specialties (no pizza though). Try the mixed appetizers and indulge on the pasta or the risotto, all prepared to perfection! WE certainly had a wonderful evening and the chef and his team did an excellent job in keeping us feeling at home and looked after!

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Rudi M
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