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“Italy... a bit different...”
Review of Essenza

Essenza
Ranked #10 of 810 Restaurants in Luxembourg City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $59
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: A unique venue, in the Heart of Luxembourg City.
Reviewed May 12, 2013

Situated in the old city, you'll have the advantage to have a drink before dinner in one of the coolest bars around (Palais, Urban or GoTen) ..... then discovering a very cosy place with different rooms all situated in the oldest walls in town.... Old walls but contemporary interior... Same for the dishes... regional italian tradition, served with just a little flavor of modernism... good wines, nice prices, and the smile of the staff who are the same since their beginning.... @ Palais Bar, where all this started a few years ago...

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Thank ClocloLuxembourg
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Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

I passed by the restaurant many time, but had never been there. The building is boring from the outside, but very nice inside. Various levels and "rooms" make it a cozy and pleasant atmosphere.

Good food and reasonable at the price. Menu is limited on the appetizers. The staff very nice and it is good to find an Italian were the staff actually speaks Italian...

A positive point is that the wines can be bought in various sizes.

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Thank DutchWood
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

Some of my fellow readers say that this is one of the best restaurants in Luxembourg. I sincerely hope that their view is not representative as Essenza is many things to many people but it is definitely far from being a gastronomic restaurant. The menu made us feel like being in a London gastro pub. However the taste was far from being genuine and not worthwhile of being remembered. Where were this genuine Italian dishes...mentioned by other visitors?
At the end Essenza is nothing more than a restaurant that is situated centrally and that attracts a younger crowd. One might call it probably fashionable...
What we liked about the restaurant:
The interior design
The friendliness of the waiters

What we did not like
An absence of any welcome at the arrival
Taste of the food was very average and ingredients did not leave any long lasting taste memories
Toilets were probably were not clean for Luxembourgish standards
Tables were close to each other
Considering the quality of the food the starters are overpriced


Well there might be other reasons apart the quality of the food to visit Essenza.
Pst guys, I was surpriced how many single women were dining at this place...

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Thank Brule
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

What a pleasant surprise. This is one of the best if not "the best" italian restaurant in Luxembourg. Great food, wine, ambiance and service at a reasonable price. Food presentation was also very appealing. A true "no brainier" if you are looking for a nice italian dinner in Luxembourg city. We will definitely be back.

1  Thank Expat1011
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

I have been to a lot of restaurants in Luxembourg and I can honestly say that I can think of nowhere better than Essenza. Food is fantastic, atmosphere is friendly and the staff are very proffessional. Everybody should come and bring their friends as well!

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Thank Jens2504
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