Bistro Mezzaluna
Bistro Mezzaluna

Bistro Mezzaluna

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bistromezzaluna.com/
  • Phone: (954) 522-9191
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Bistro Mezzaluna reviews from OpenTable diners
61 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (35)fit for foodies (31)romantic (24)good for groups (21)neighborhood gem (18)notable wine list (15)vibrant bar scene (13)great for outdoor dining (9)great for lunch (5)late-night find (4)hot spot (4)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
  • Excellent! A must go!
    Namz
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    We were at Bistro Friday and Saturday this week. The restaurant was busy but we were greeted right away... The front of the house from the hostess, manager and the servers everyone is absolutely excellent. Our servers Serge and Illia were absolutely fabulous. The drinks and food were equally great. Our table ordered seafood pasta, salmon, pasta, lobster bisque and each dish was just excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New Years
    Dineatdinner
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    My friends and I decided on Bistro Mezzaluna for New Years Eve because we saw they had a couple of festivities going on that night. Beside there being a large crowd of people that night (as expected on new years) the service and food quality was the best as ever. I am a frequent diner at Bistro and it is refreshing to walk in and feel welcome and at ease. The restaurant was beautifully decorated with balloons and signs to emphasize the already exciting atmosphere. Bistro had never disappointed on their food and I would highly recommend it to others!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Years Eve Dinner
    Honest2014VIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    So this was a last minute decision with few options on New Years Eve. We went with a party of 5 and everyone was pleasantly surprised. We could not have found a better dinner. Sea bass was delicious. Scampi and Salmon were fabulous. Pasta was cooked to perfection. Even the rolls and salads were scrumptious. The waiter could not have been more attentive. Definitively a great choice.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!!!
    armd
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    I found Bistro Mezzaluna to be an outstanding restaurant, giving myself n my wife just what we were looking for. For us, it was a rare date night, away from the kids, and we we're looking for a romantic get away for some alone time. The food was outstanding everything was cooked perfectly. My wife had the rack of lamb, which was the first time she actually enjoyed someone else's rack of lamb. I had the skirt steak which was "melt in your mouth tenderness". My only complaint was the entertainment. The piano/singer was amazing, with an amazing voice, but couldn't get over dedicating and talking about his wife/girlfriend. After about 1/2 hour, both me and the wife were like. "ok we get it, you're in love". The price was also a little steep.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service, fair food at best
    WillB
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Visited this restaurant on the recommendation of a local while on vacation. The entrance and restaurant are very nice. The waiting staff is quite an unusual setup as we must have had 6-7 people wait on us and they did not communicate to know where we were in the ordering process. For having such a large wait staff sharing one table they also provided very slow service. Waited almost 15 minutes for a drink order alone. Many other food options in the area, wouldn't put this one on the list at all.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • histro of the bistro
    seachaser
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Used open table to make reservations and included a special request for a good table location as it was our 38th. anniversary. We were sat on the patio and adjacent to the lovely fountain. The weather was perfect as was our server, Gabriel. Mary Lou had the Pompano special and I had the rack of lamb. We were both pleased. We also enjoyed the oysters Rockefeller as an app. We ate at a leisurely pace and never felt hurried. Our server was attentive when needed but not a nuisance as some can be. I look forward to me next visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently good pasta & seafood!
    1ReservationFanVIP
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Our calamari appetizer was hot and cooked perfectly as was the salmon special! Everyone in our group enjoyed their entrees as well as their desserts. The apple pie & Key Lime were amazing and enough for two. Servers are all professionals! Ample parking. Reservations are wise. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fort Lauderdale Surprise
    RonnVIP
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    We recently dined at Bistro Mezzaluna mainly because it was close to our hotel. Even though it is advertised as an Italian restaurant I would say it is more of a New York steak house genre with some Italian dishes. That is good in my opinion and we found the seafood menu to be very interesting. My wife had a seafood combination which she enjoyed and I had Yellow-tail Snapper which was very good. Our server was very knowledgeable and provided good service throughout our meal. We would certainly dine at Bistro Mezzaluna again if the occasion presented itself.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hit the spot
    G888VIP
    Dined on 12/2/2013
    Business dinner- perfect courteous service. Great choice of entrees, excellent wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Bistro
    BobWVIP
    Dined on 12/2/2013
    We wanted a meeting place for a festive dinner to entertain a grandson who was visiting. Bistro Mezzaluna was the answer. Everyone enjoyed the food, the great service and the ambiance. We were able to taik and be heard which was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bistro Mezzaluna means Business
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    I headed over to Bistro Mezzaluna for a business lunch meeting, the ambiance for such was perfect. They accommodated our large group in their outside patio which was quiet and secluded. Our server was Hector and he was very polite, conscientious, and knowledgeable. The food was also very good and they had a wide variety of options to choose from. Best of all, we were able to get in and out in a timely matter. Recommend this location for businesses and taking clients.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Night Out
    Phil
    Dined on 11/21/2013
    I have not been to Bistro Mezzaluna in over a year and am glad I came back. The wine list is packed with interesting wines you don't see everyday and I had an excellent red blend and my wife drank Prosecco which was fresh and vibrant. She had the sea bass and I had the lamb which was perfectly prepared to our liking. Our waiter, Was gave us plenty of time to enjoy our wine and did not rush our dinning experience which made it even more enjoyable. The important fact about Bistro Mezzaluna is that the food and service is just as good as when it was a much smaller restaurant in a different location. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone that wants to have a very good restaurant experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Frequent Diner and This Is Why...
    Dineatdinner
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    My husband and I frequently dine at Bistro Mezzaluna for dinner. We have always had such great service and enjoyed ourselves very much. We recently decided to try out Mezzaluna for lunch and were pleasantly pleased. The lunch ambiance is a lot more relaxed and quiet. Everything on the menu looked very good, but the specials they offer sounded even better. I had the special for the day and my husband requested a dinner dish, which they so kindly accomodated us. The service was just as good as it is at night and we highly Bistro for lunch as well as dinner! Cheers!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a favorite and anytime go-to
    gerry
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    a favorite and anytime go-to restaurant as long as it has been open consistent, best service this time, the bar lounge had the best music -- variety, fun, and not so noisy -- you could actually talk to friends and hear them I believe the singer was Giovanni. In the past, some of the lounge singers were so loud and so awful we could not stay long.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The customer is always right? WRONG
    TravelnDineVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    We had a large party who had just met and we failed to let our waiter know in advance that separate checks were required. After the check came, there was no way that the restaurant would calculate separate checks. We spent almost an hour after our meal trying to work out the amounts for six separate couples. We could not get the separate amounts to total the entire check and then found several items on our check that had not been ordered or delivered to our table. We assume that was the reason for their refusal to provide separate checks after the meal. Also, beware of the up selling and if you order a glass of wine, when the waiter say he'll bring you a nice Cabernet (or any other variety) be sure to ask the price... Or be surprised!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were seated far from others,
    Peteates
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    We were seated far from others, I assuming due to the guide dog. We ordered drinks asking about the happy hour prices. We were told only at the bar. I told the waiter that no where on the web site does it reference the bar and asked to speak to the manager. The waiter, Gabriel, told us the manager would not see us. We asked again and he disappeared, upon his return we asked for management but were thwarted once more. He gave some long winded speech that he was a manager somewhere else that he had complained to management before but nothing happened. We decided not to remain, paid for our drinks and left. I find it disquieting that no management was called and where we were seated. This we will definitely not return.
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  • Bistro Messaluna
    DianeVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    We were a party of 6 and were welcomed by the Host and seated promptly and immediately asked what we would like to drink! The drinks were kindly served and the specials of the evening announced. Everyone was truly pleased and enjoyed everything that we ordered. All I can say is nothing works better than good company folllowed by good service and excellent food. We did have all of the above!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went to eat there for dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/11/2013
    Went to eat there for dinner and enjoyed a couple of glasses of wine from their huge select wine list. My husband enjoyed a couple of cocktails while we waited be seated. Great bar area and live music to keep you entertained while you wait. Our server was Illija and he was fantastic, very knowledgeable about the menu and he had a great personality! The prime rib and Lobster and Shrimp Fra Diavolo was delicious. Highly recommend this place to others.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Italian
    pmnyVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Food and services was excellent. The lobster and shrimp Fra Diavolo over linguine was very tasty. Nice size portion. Wine list has a great selection of domestic and international vintages. A separate bar area had live entertainment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still one of Fort Lauderdales Best!
    MartinB
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    The Food and service at BM are back at its Best. Must be the best Italian in Town !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I went to the Bistro Mezzaluna
    foodconnoisseur
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    I went to the Bistro Mezzaluna for lunch after being referred there by a good friend of mine that lived in the area. The place is absolutely beautiful! They have two very nice dining rooms with a lounge area that has a piano for live music at nights. We ended up sitting outside on their terrace, which is absolutely gorgeous. The service was exceptional, our server was very attentive, polite, and made the entire experience that much more delightful. However, the best quality of the restaurant is their food! We had one of their featured specials for the day and it was to die for. It is safe to say we will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was average, service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/29/2013
    Food was average, service was good. Had the chicken parm special which was a huge portion but fairly bland. Couldn't get through half of it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slightly Over the Top
    Robert
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    My meal was good, not great, and especially not great at the top-of-the-menu price for a prime rib. At that price I would have ordered a steak. Oh well, I'll stick to the menu and forget the specials.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Find
    luvsushi2
    Dined on 10/15/2013
    We chose this restaurant on a recommendation by a salesman that we were meeting with in Ft Lauderdale. Having no knowledge of the area and it's restaurants, this couldn't have been a better recommendation!!! We were only in town for 1 night and dining at Bistro Mezzaluna was the best decision we made regarding choice of meals!!! The food was phenomenal, as was the service. The meal, from the appetizer to the desserts was excellent!! We are still talking about how great our dinner was 2 days later!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.