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Via Terranuova 62, 44100 Ferrara, Italy
0532 209151
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Ranked #14 of 434 Restaurants in Ferrara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $27 - $131
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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New York City, New York
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138 reviews 138 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I had a lamb dish with butternut squash that was the best lamb I have ever had in my life. Most of the food we had was high quality and very well done. The flavors were amazing. Service was very good to subpar, depending on who you get, and how busy they are. It took us a long time to... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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71 reviews 71 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Mezzaluna is a wonderful restaurant with a modern Italian menu that delights the palate at every bite. We were presented with an Italian menu only which made the experience magical as our broken Italian was insufficient to allow for a complete translation. Consequently some of our choices were immediately understood such as the calamari (superbly cooked) and the Carbonara which... More

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durham, NC
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94 reviews 94 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Recently spent a week in Ferrara and ate here twice. The food is what you might call modern Italian. Clearly Italian inspired but not traditional. Bottom line it was really excellent. The crispy egg with truffles was outstanding and a dessert of basil ice cream in a passion fruit "soup" was sublime. If you are in Ferrara, this is a... More

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73 reviews 73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

We picked Mezzaluna because of prior Trip Advisor reviews, and we were delighted. The food is interesting without being precious. If you've been in Italy for a while, you're used to those packaged breadsticks that appear on the table. Here, the breadsticks are real ones, and they (and the entire breadbasket) are exquisite. We started with a superb grilled octopus,... More

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New Westminster, Canada
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142 reviews 142 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

As part of a quick detour to Ferrara, we decided to eat our lunch one Saturday in this cozy restaurant located near the central market. An interesting lunch menu includes tasting menus for both seafood and meats, with the a la carte menu organized much the same way. Lots of fascinating choices, but am not sure if they offer an... More

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Nice, France
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171 reviews 171 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We spent 2 weeks in the Po Valley, ate out every night, and this was the best restaurant by far. It feels very enotica/family like. Very friendly. A truly fantastic chef who can match and marry flavours brilliantly. We never eat in the same place twice when we're travelling preferring to try different restaurants every night. We broke our own... More

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Peaks Island, Maine
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81 reviews 81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

We have now eaten at Mezza Luna twice and I wanted to be sure before reviewing our first meal that was Devine could possibly be as wonderful on our second visit. On both occasions we were with a friend or another couple. The food was extraordinary to be sure....the flavors and presentation are exceptional......the creativeness of the menu is something... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Spending a week in ferrara visiting my daughter who is at the uni. of ferrara, we decided to eat at Mezzaluna on a tuesday evening. Whilst my daughter speaks italian the waiter was very helpful in explaining the various courses especially the fish second courses. The 4 of us had a variety of meals, the prima Ravioli di Zucca was... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

One month after our return, we are still enjoying the aftertaste of our lunch at this restaurant. We came in late, after 2pm, and were the only guests. We took chef Andrea's suggestions and, boy!, we did not regret it. Creative, light, tasty, great wines by the glass. The delicious gazpacho with marinated prawns was worth a Michelin star by... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Having been many times in Ferrara for Business and leisure, it is one of my favorites, great people, a enu of quality,a lot of variety and good wines (recommended by the owner, trust him). The restaurant is well positionned in the centre, not noisy, just great. I miss this place, Pierre

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