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Review of Mezzaluna

Ranked #79 of 2,054 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, 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.)
Las Vegas, Nevada
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31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed January 27, 2013

I think that is the best italian restaurant in ABU-DABI
Two evenings all was grateful
wine list is perfect!
Strongly recommended!!!

Visited January 2013
Thank Artem C
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Singapore, Singapore
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148 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Very Classy Palace Setting, authentic Italian food...”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

Drive up to the monumental entrance of the Emirates Palace, along the gilded corridors (have a quick peek at the magnificent dome) and down the stairs to Mezzaluna. A wonderful subdued but still colourful interior, great armchairs and an open kitchen. Very friendly and attentive staff led by an experienced German Manager make the visit an excellent one. The menu is traditional Italian and even boasts an original Costoletta Milanese, as usual very large and in this case very good! The appetizers include a "must try" Alaskan King Crab with Avocado as well staple such as a very well made Carpaccio and a wonderful Vitello Tonnato. What do I need to tell you about Italian wines, at Mezzaluna they offer a wide selection, from a dry and light Pino Grigio to a much more solid Barolo. Good for a business lunch or dinner or if you just had to much Lamb Kofta.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Idenburger
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189 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Piacere gastronomico!”
Reviewed December 25, 2012

Enjoyed our Christmas lunch at Mezzaluna. We opt for a set menu rather than the traditional buffets offered by other restaurants. Nice outdoor seating with a beautiful view. Service was excellent and waiters are very attentive without being a bother. We had a choice of main course and the rest were served as per menu. The full menu was available online for viewing which makes it very easy to decide whether you would like the food being served or prefer to eat at another place. We loved the menu and we loved the food! Extensive wine menu with some excellent Italian wines - very pricey. Keep in mind that 6%tourist tax + 10%service charges are added to your bill - which happens throughout the UAE and it is part of our daily living here, but for tourists this may come as a surprise as it all adds up and it is not cheap dining and wining at the Emirates Palace. However, this is probably the best Italian restaurant in Abu Dhabi and highly recommended.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank sTcO
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Houston, Texas
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100 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent Italian food in the UAE!”
Reviewed November 16, 2012 via mobile

This is one of the best Italian restaurant I've eaten at. The homemade pasta with lobster is to die for.

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Thank Jbramlett
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DeKalb, Illinois
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“Amazing Dining Experience”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

Yes it is expensive but the food was fantastic, the service was impeccable, and the ambiance spectacular. Highly recommend for a special night out. This hotel is in the famous Emirates Palace Hotel. Highly recommend.

Visited October 2012
Thank jmcn5195
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