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“Used to be one of our favorit restaurants in Abu Dhabi”
Review of Mezzaluna

Mezzaluna
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Ranked #33 of 2,151 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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.)
Reviewed December 27, 2013

We have been to the Mezzaluna everytime we were in Abu Dhabi. It used to be our favorite restaurant and the whole family was looking forward to going back there for dinner but it was a little dissapointing. We were seated by a friendly server but none of the servers asked to take our coats, so they were hanging over our chairs throughout the whole dinner not really 5 star. The starters were okay. Unfortunatly, all of the main courses were only tepid. The lamb was okay but not enough sauce, the fish was dry, the lasagne was fine from the taste but not presented very nicely and the cheese was a bit too burnt, the steak from the truffel menu was not medium as ordered and did not have sauce, the food overall just did not meet our expectations. Otherwise the service was very attentive, friendly and we never had an empty glass. Unfortunately the service did not ask us how our meal was and none of the supervisors came to ask how the evening is going. This used to be different with a very friendly German supervisor! After paying we walked out, past the supervisor, we would have liked to have given some feedback but he did not even see the necessity to say good bye. For the price you pay we expected better and it was not as good as it used to be.

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Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

My family and me visited the restaurant tonight 27.12.13 Unfortunately, a food was very simple and was presented not in real italian style. Calamarata (pasta) was the only tasty dish indeed. We have been waiting for 20 minutes for a waiter to come. They definitely have not enough people to serve especially at outside terrase. We could not realize why this restaurant was considered as number one italian restaurant in Abu-Dhabi...

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Reviewed November 11, 2013

The service, ambiance and food were all near perfect. The staff was very friendly, gave us privacy but was always there when we needed them. Very professional.
The food was tasted excellent and the portion size (which I sometimes find lacking in places like this) was just right.
All in all an unforgettable evening in an unforgettable place.

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Thank Daniel S
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

Visited this restaurant on our 2nd night in Abu Dhabi and have to say it was a very enjoyable evening.

We ate outside, where most tables were taken overlooking the beach, and whilst there , an amazing car auction between USA and Abu Dhabi was being held, people where being offered champagne and a huge screen with all of the cars for sale, some very expensive, were being auctioned, it was a great show to watch whilst eating,especially as my husband loves cars!

The food was presented to a very high standard and served in a timely manner, we only had a starter and main, as we couldn't manage a dessert!

Service was great and friendly, we thoroughly enjoyed this place and no more expensive than the buffet at La Vendome!

When we are back in Abu Dhabi we will definitely revisit this restaurant, highly recommended

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Thank deborah0907
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

Food was very good however we ate there on our first night and did not expect to be given a special half board menu so we could not even choose from the regular menu which i thought was very poor.

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