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“Delicious meal, great value” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Essenza

Essenza
12, rue de la Boucherie, Luxembourg City L-1247, Luxembourg
+352 267377
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Ranked #11 of 432 restaurants in Luxembourg City
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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63 reviews 63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Delicious meal, great value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Essenza has been there now for two years and ever since I go there either for lunch or dinner I am always satisfied. The food is good, and come is very nice portions... perhaps even a bit too much? The staff is extremely friendly, and they will do anything to make each experience memorable. This is the place you like to go to for lunch because you know it will be good at a really good price. They also have some very nice Italian and local wines, and to top that you can ask the key to access their wine cellar and pick the wine yourself; an excellent idea when you want to take clients. This is not a star restaurant, and hopefully it will stay like this. There is no sophistication about the food, it is just simply good.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Luxemburg
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great food, reasonable price, romantic athmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

We stepped in spontaneously on a Saturtay evening. The waiter got us a table on the terasse. Very nice athmosphere. The food was excellent and the portions are pretty big. For Luxembourg standards the price is more than ok and the food way above average. Service was perfect.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Zagreb
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Maybe just a bad day”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Unfortunately, we were disappointed after dinner we had in Essenza. Our mistake was that we didn't make reservation, so we were seated on the table on the entrance, under the stairs. It was Friday evening, restaurant was fol, we were seating on the entrance, but it isn't excuse that we had to make big effort to get attention from waiter. Food: we didn't liked at whole, taste was under average. Maybe it was just a bad day, bu we would not go again.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Unique location, good food & party option for later”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012 via mobile

We were here on the wedding day of Guillaume & Stéphanie, in the evening. Had booked without knowing the place. On the phone, the staff therefore tried to describe with as much detail as possible what the place looked like and how our table was located, nice effort! Service friendly, sometimes lacked a bit of attention, but ok on a Saturday evening when the place was busy. Fish dishes (esp. the mixed fish carpaccio) excellent. Good choice of wines, all available by glass, 0.25 l, 0.5 l or bottle. The dessert was created especially for the occasion (Grand ducal wedding, see above), quite imaginative and good. Three glasses of Prosecco on the house made it an altogether very nice experience! Stunning building, many levels, cool bar and party area downstairs.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“good, quiet restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

We visited this restaurant early in the evening on monday. We had an excellent meal. No further remarks

Visited September 2012
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