Mezzaluna

4.4
26 reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Consistently named as one of Abu Dhabi’s best Italian restaurants, Mezzaluna serves hand-crafted, regional Italian specialties. Guests will delight in dining al fresco on Mezzaluna’s inviting terrace to sample new and inspired dishes. A menu rife with the finest ingredients sourced throughout Italy -- from seafood and artichokes form Sardinia, blood orange and fine sea salt from Sicily, olives and olive oil from Liguria -- is complemented by glorious views of the picture-perfect sandy beach, crystal blue waters of the Arabian Gulf and the Emirates Palace Marina.
What 26 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Although being humble people, we were treated as princess and prince.... great cooking, great atmosphere and ultimate level of making feel people extremely comfortable. We are definitely hoping to be able to come back here..... thank you all @mezzaluna

GI
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Very nice service provided by the attentive staff. However, the so called pasta “Signature Dish” was very disappointing. One should not thicken the sauce using corn starch or pasta water. The sauce and the dish itself should have the taste of your grandma’s cooking with enough portion to really enjoy the special ingredients in every mouthful. The price of this dish would have been acceptable if all the above comments were in sync.

R
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 3

Food was expensive for food that was mediocre at best.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening. Staff very attentive. Excellent value

AA
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Its not my first time in the restaurant
The first time was better.
The food was more testy

NJ
Dubai
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Tried to book a table online for 8.30pm but only had 7.30 or 9.30pm options. The restaurant was only a third full for the entire evening. What’s up with that, Opentable?!

Good wine list but only one rosé by the glass. Food was very good and served quickly. Spaghetti alle vongole et olive was very salty. Be warned.

Be prepared for the chaotic tourist crowds on arrival. You find yourselves dodging huge groups of people who are a) tourists bussed in to marvel or b) Abu Dhabi residents who have brought in their toddlers to use the space as a playground.

Most of the staff we asked for directions to the restaurant were unfriendly and/or unhelpful. Credit goes to Bernard in the Havana Club Bar. He was so friendly and good at his job that we had both pre and post-dinner drinks in his bar.

Sorry, Emirates Palace, but your hotel is just another theme park with poor signage.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Gutes Essen und ein toller Service.
Außergewöhnliche Location 😍😉

Danke, kommen gern wieder

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XZ
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dining tables of outside shows a low level of restaurant in Emirates palace! The table I usually see in fast food restaurant, even no table cloth, but the view is really nice!

C
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Some guests smoked which was a bit uncomfortable for non-smokers.

GS
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and first class service. Staff went above and beyond to ensure a special night. Thanks!

OT
Las Vegas
27 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Fantastic place but food is lower then intermediate level 🤷🏻‍♂️

TR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We went there for the $50 pizza cause we have been there a couple of times before this year and it was always execptional. But this time they must have had a different chef. The pizza was just average and definitely not worth the money.

MW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful environment, awesome food (if a little pricey!) but overall worth it; amazing friendly and attentive staff... highly recommended !

LI
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cocktails as well as meal were delicious. The whole in a felted atmosphere. On the other hand the prices were completely reasonable for a hotel of this category.
We celebrated the success of the Master's degree in law of our daughter. Mezzaluna offered us a very attractive and good cake. Very charming attention.

RR
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

- no special food
- we ordered sea bass with the waitress but we received sea bass with mussells. My friend does not like mussels. That should be told us that the fish will be served with other sea food. we are ordered only fish.
- fish was also not skinned.
- I ordered as per the menu tiger prawns but I received small tiger prawns in stead. This also no one told us that tiger praws are not available. The waitress said the praws are served with cous cous. But this was not cous cous. Kind of pasta crumble never saw this before. But definetly not a cous cous. Wrong explaination.
- All in all test was also not italian and good.
- Not satisfied.

HC
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, atmosphere and service. Authentic menu, delish desserts. Will certainly return to this wonderful restaurant.

MZ
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Mezzaluna for our anniversary. I have to say it was a fantastic dining experience. We were first greeted by Denny who was extremely nice. Our server Ram was exceptional. He was very attentive, informative and friendly and made time to attend to all our needs. The food was delicious. It was a bit expensive but worth the experience. Would highly recommend.

d
London
79 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful dining experience in the most opulent of surroundings. Often this can lead to restaurants resting on their laurels or staff being very cold. The food was wonderful and the staff were charming and friendly. It is a little costly but worth the extra😊

M
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated outside, spectacular view, impeccable service. We shared pizza for an app and it was delicious. Lamb chops, steak and salmon were perfectly cooked. Wine selection is vast and we chose the primitivo - excellent. Do not miss this spot, truly a memorable experience.

MV
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Location superb
Service excellent
But food substandard! Two of us had choosen canelloni with lobster: the pasta was undercooked and the quantity of lobster was minimal. The ravioli was acceptable, no more. A grillen fish platter was the only one worth the price. The tiramisu as dessert was also not what it should be.
We had pleasant lunch due to the good weather, the nice environment and the good service but were deceived by the culinary level.

BL
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2018
Overall 5food 1service 5ambience 5

Very good and nice service.
Champagne was excellent.
Pizza had a terrible pizza-bottom. I saw that the pizza-baker
gave the pizza without cover in the oven, after that he gave the
cover on it That is unusial in Italy and Germany and the reason
to be hard.

RG
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about our evening was fantastic. The people were really nice and friendly. They went out of their way to make my birthday special.
All I would say is need more vegetarian varieties needed, other than that it was a perfect evening.
Thank you

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic evening at Mezzaluna. The outdoor eating area is absolutely stunning, we couldn't resist sitting out, despite the weather. The waiters were so helpful and attentive and ensured we had many heated lamps around us whilst eating - thank you very much for this.

Food was absolutely fantastic - along with wine.

Would recommend this restaurant to everyone I know visiting Abu Dhabi.

OT
Dubai
3 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastica location...da sogno.
Cibo eccellente

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AN
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family of 4 came here for lunch to celebrate our son's 18th birthday. We had a table outdoors. Our waiter (I think his name was Ram Chandra) was outstanding. Very attentive but not in your face. The choice of food was great. We all had a pasta dish and it was superb. Then we each had a dessert and yes, they did bring out a complimentary dessert for my son's birthday. Most appreciated.

OT
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice, food but could be better. Staff was nice and friendly and the ambience beautiful.