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“Best Italian food in town” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Essenza

Essenza
12, rue de la Boucherie, Luxembourg City L-1247, Luxembourg
+352 267377
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Best Italian food in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Unless most Italian restaurants who really are not recommendable, because their cook has never set a foot in Italy and who sell a pseudo italian cooking, Essenza serves real exceptional quality in the best italian tradition.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“regional italian food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012 via mobile

Essenza is the right place to go if you want to eat fresh italian regional food. I was delighted to eat carpaccio of swordfish. the restaurant is not cheap, but there are nice formulas for lunchtime that are for everybody's pockets.

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56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
67 helpful votes 67 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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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 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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“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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