Bistro Mezzaluna
Bistro Mezzaluna

Bistro Mezzaluna

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bistromezzaluna.com/
  • Phone: 9545229191
  • Hours of Operation:
    Now open for Lunch Monday thru Friday. Lunch and Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 11:00pm, Lunch and Dinner: Friday: 11:30am - Midnight Dinner: Saturday: 5:00pm - Midnight and Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm Happy Hour: Sunday thru Friday: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Anish Rana
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Customized Menu ... with or without service staff
  • Private Party Facilities: For that special occasion, we offer banquet facilities and can accommodate almost any size party from business meetings to weddings. Let us host your next event!
  • Private Party Contact: Event Coordinators 9545229191

Getting there

  • Cross Street: SE 17th ST CAUSWAY
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Free Valet or self parking in PRIVATE lot
A word from Bistro Mezzaluna
Bistro Mezzaluna has been a long time favorite of Fort Lauderdale's discerning local diners and snowbirds alike. Now we are proud to unvail our new magnificant freestanding location at 1821 SE 10th Ave. (just a few short blocks away). Under the watchful eyes of executive chef Anish Rana, we maintain our reputation for well-crafted bistro fare. Add to that an award winning wine list and exceptional service and you will soon see why Bistro Mezzaluna has become synonymous with great dining.

The eclectic menu boasts such delights as ; U.S.D.A. prime steaks, homemade pastas and the freshest seasonal seafood including colossal stone crab claws. Each and every dessert is made on the premise. The atmosphere is warm and friendly and the seasoned service staff will make you know that you belong.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Bistro Mezzaluna reviews from OpenTable diners
73 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (48)romantic (38)fit for foodies (28)notable wine list (26)good for groups (18)neighborhood gem (18)vibrant bar scene (16)great for lunch (9)great for outdoor dining (9)late-night find (6)great for brunch (4)hot spot (4)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Excellent service & very delicious food--from salads to entrees to desserts !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre Mother's Day Dinner
    jfs226VIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Dinner Friday evening was delightful. I ordered the salmon, while my husband the loin of lamb. If one is ever there when lamb is offered be sure not to miss it. My husband usually has a steak but he resisted and took Phil's suggestion and went with the lamb. We love this place, and whenever possible we request Phil. Great meal, will be back shortly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great, as usual
    Ephi
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    I have dined here at least 20 times over the past eight years, and it is always a great experience. It simply provides a great the dining experience, food, service and drink are excellent. I do miss the older smaller site because you knew that you were getting in on a restaurant experience that had a sense of hidden "exclusivity". However, congratulations to those who own and work there that they have grown the business such that it needed a much more spacious and comfortable spot, just up the street. It still is a well attended, but somewhat "secret" destination in the Fort Lauderdale dining scene. (The Yellow Snapper dish is a must!)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great seafood selection, loud room
    hungrytico
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Food and service was outstanding, seafood selection was great. The main problem we had was the noise: there was a group of maybe 7 guys that were having a passionate loud dinner affecting everybody else's comfort - it was hard to hear my wife at the other side of the table. Parking was great and location was also very convenient.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    MHFtLauderdale
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Great ambiance, not too noisy, great menu and wine list.Excellent service.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best In Broward
    DiningConsultantVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    It has been two years since I dined at Bistro Mezzaluna but it will not be long before I return. This is the best overall dining experience in Broward County. I live in Scottsdale but travel to South Florida often. I wish we had a Cafe Mezzaluna in Scottsdale. It is not cheap but you get great value. If you enjoy fine dining you have to try this place!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Evening in Italy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Our family enjoyed a lovely meal on the outside terrace. Our server was polite and efficient and the food was very good. Our only concern was that the music being pumped in was contemporary pop & was too loud. It didn't blend with the ambience. Our waiter immediately changed it to Italian music as soon as we mentioned it. Also, the piano player in the lounge was very good and lots of fun.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Little disappointed
    Disappointed
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    When we drove into the parking lot we noticed that they had a new sign - Italian steak and seafood. It seems they have a new chef and the menu is very simple. We have been there several times and went there for a special occasion. A party of four we were a little disappointed with the simple menu. Nothing adventurous. Not sure we will keep this restaurant on our radar screen.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 60th Birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    When we arrived we were greeted by enthusiastic valet service.....surprise! Greeted at the front desk by polite and professional gentleman.....arrived early...told said gentleman the we would be at the bar enjoying a drink...he told us he would come to get us...20 minutes later (perfect timing!) a young lady took us to our table and mentioned that it would be nice and quiet for conversation (they knew ahead of time if was a special birthday event!)....waiter was professional yet friendly/funny! His suggestions were right on the money....VERY romantic restaurant...was able to steal a few quick kisses without being noticed nor disturbing anyone!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was exceptional. Best
    Layne
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Service was exceptional. Best Skirt Steak I had in a long time!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    Everything from start to finish was fantastic. The staff was friendly and did not rush us. The lobster bisque was great and huge! Dinner was great and the chocolate soufflé is highly recommended. I have already recommended this restaurant to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian Eatery
    Dave
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    I have been visiting the Café from its old location to the new! Very nice upscale Italian restaurant. Everyone was helpful and pleasant! The lounge is very warm and inviting with piano man and small trumpeter playing pop, jazz and Sinatra! The food was very good! I had jumbo stone crab appetizer with colossal shrimp cocktail with the seared scallops with risotto as my main dish and was delicious! What a wine list! Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A lovely evening
    KiwicottageVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Sat outside for the first time and will never go back inside. Gabrielle was a wonderfully attentive waiter who also requested a large table with children who were well behaved (a rarity) but running around, to please keep to their seats. It was much appreciated as cheren do NOT belong in a restaurant at 9:00 on a Saturday evening. Major pet peeve!!! Dinner was lovely then sat in the bar area to enjoy the 2 pianists. Perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was very good. It is
    cookingfool14
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Food was very good. It is quite pricey but worth it for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent choice!
    localfoodie
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    Food is definitely expensive, all is ala carte; however, it is definitely worth going there for the whole experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Lmack
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    We love Bistro Mezzaluna and we go often. Always wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This place always rocks. Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    This place always rocks. Food is always great. I eat here nearly ever time I'm in Ft Lauderdale.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All Good!
    LuvJayVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Our waiter was very attentive! I had a Key lime cocktail which was amazinggggggggggggg. We had steak as our main course and there was no disappointments. We sat outside, the lights were on and the waterfall was a gem to it all. I would definitely come back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb
    WhateverVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Set up a dinner here to celebrate my father-in-law's 90th birthday. The entire evening was superb. Seated immediately in a quiet location. Large round table for easy conversation all around. The service was impeccable. Seemed there was someone at our table for every little nuance without ever feeling like we were being imposed upon. Very professional staff and service. Food choices all around for the 8 of us were all prepared nicely and the flavors were memorable. All in all, a very nice evening and service that is sadly not seen much anymore.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Messy Staff
    Gigi
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Our party of 6 had 2 apps come out first. WIted 10 minutes for app 3 then 5 more minutes for 5&6. By that time most apps were cold. Main course for 2 of us came 9 minutes prior to the other 4. We all insisted they eat, but it was not fun. Food was a 9/10, but service was poor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Lovely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    The interior is so warm and inviting. We've never had a bad dish here; the food is astounding! Great wine list and the Apple dessert is the largest portion I've ever seen. And it was divine! Cannot wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I have been here before and
    suzeVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    I have been here before and never had a bad meal. However, on this occasion, they sat us right next to a huge birthday party celebration and it was awful. I should have known to request a different table when we sat down but they assured us it was an older crowd and not noisy. With two tables of 10 screaming to each other, we could not hear ourselves talk and it was most unenjoyable. They offered to move us 3/4 way through our meal which was too late. But they did buy us drinks in the bar after which tried to make up for it but did not. Moral is, when you see a table set up for a party, ask to be moved from it before they get there!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • happy hour
    SaratogamixologistVIP
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Went for happy hour and had some delicious oysters and drinks while catching up with friends. 1st tike there, didn't realize it caters to an older crowd but the piano player and friendly bartender; Janice was great and we soon forgot about that. Would definitely go back for dinner sometime.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised and delighted
    JeffreyZ
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    From the moment you walk into the lobby and see the lobby bar to your left, it's classy. Look up at the ceiling and chandelier - unique and extraordinary. You immediately feel you're in a one-of-a-kind boutique hotel, bar and restaurant. Table side mozzarella experience? Huh, that's a first. The special, a delicious gourmet presentation of monk fish - outstanding. Our waiter, Arthur was very personable and provided great details about the food. Overall, a great experience, just a few miles from our home. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time for lunch at this
    Shortly
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    First time for lunch at this historic neighborhood restaurant. Food was excellent and it was perfect for a power lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • From the moment we walked
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    From the moment we walked in, it was a wonderful experience. There is nothing negative i could say about the restaurant We are already planning another dinner there.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 5 Stars
    mchefkm
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    Took a friend out for her birthday. We had a great experience, Hit on all key elements, food, service, atmosphere. Not cheap but quality is there
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Local Diner
    SUZQZEE
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Food very good,...service Great! Outdoor dining is quiet and romantic! Bar seen has great piano bar!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Slow service?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We were given a booth next to kitchen entrance which meant a steady stream of noisy wait staff walking past us. Despite this it took forever to get our meal? Even courses like salad and dessert took 15 minutes to get. Wait staff was numerous and very friendly so problem must be in the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A but disappointed
    HalJordan
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The restaurant is gorgeous. Its vibrant and alive and the serveres are all friendly. The food, however, was not. The food was not bad but for the price tag that it came with, I expected a whole lot more.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had Valentine's day dinner
    MichyVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Had Valentine's day dinner here. Very busy but they did honor our reservation time. Our waiter Waz wasn't that good. It took forever to get drinks. Service was really slow. He kept telling us kitchen was backed up due to the holiday. Once food was delivered, he never came back to check on us or offer us anything else. The food was good. We dined with another couple. 2 of us ordered the pime rib, a veal scallopine dish and filet mignon. We ordered their special dessert, chocolate flan. It was ok, a little lumpy though for a flan. We've been there several times, so we'll be back regardless of our waiter.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines day
    jfs226VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Terrific Valentines Day dinner. The restaurant was packed, but never did we feel that they we were being rushed. We went to the bar for a drink which was PACKED, and they graciously held our table. Our server once seated recited the specials, and my husband being a beef eater ordered the prime rib, which he loved. I have the mixed seafood pasta, over linguini, after a great salad. My husband had the lobster bisque. O had to stop him from licking out the dish. A great bottle of wine, and a flourless chocolate cake with vanilla ice-cream with delicious fresh coffee made our evening complete. A ;long stem red rose was handed to me on the ways out from dinner. This is one of our favorite places to celebrate special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bistro Mezzaluna does it right
    VIP2VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The service is great, the layout fantastic and the variety and preparation of all menu items is perfect. It is one of our favorite places.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great overall experience
    aperdomo003
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I took my wife for Valentine's Day and it was just what I had in mind, just perfect for the ocassion! Although a little over my budget but was all worth it. Food is great, ambience is great and the service is also great and timely!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FLL Dining
    CrazyCuban
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    The dining experience was pleasurable and the service was outstanding. The food temperature could have been a little warmer, but overall I would go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Pocahontas
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    We couldn't have asked for a better first time experience. Superb service and absolutely delicious food...best lobster bisque!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet But Wonderful Lunch
    laurenVIP
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    I can't fully review this place because I just went for a quick lunch. The food and service were excellent. We were the only ones in the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Epicurean Delight
    dineon
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    Bistro Mezzaluna is refined but not stuffy. The food is excellent - each classic dish is perfectly seasoned. The service was attentive but not overbearing. This restaurant is my first choice for a special evening out.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful service!
    JoannaVIP
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    Wonderful service!! Hard to find these days! Delicious food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Modern Italian
    Judith
    Dined on 1/21/2014
    I love this restaurant. The wine list is excellent & the food & service sublime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.