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
63 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (35)fit for foodies (32)romantic (26)good for groups (20)neighborhood gem (19)notable wine list (16)vibrant bar scene (15)great for outdoor dining (8)great for lunch (6)hot spot (5)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • service
    MsYummy
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    The bar service was poor. I sat at a table in the bar area for 13 minutes before a waitress arrived to take my drink order. It took another 10 minutes before the wine was delivered. The wine pour was generous; the wine full-bodied. In the dining room, our wait service was terrible. The only attentive person was pouring our water and delivering bread. We did get a drink order within 10 minutes but after drinks were delivered, we didn't see the waiter again for 22 minutes...and then he asked for our order at the same time he shared the specials. The food was good but I've had better Italian food in Fort Lauderdale. The service is inexcusable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best linguini and clams in town!!!!
    fancypmg
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Everyone was very friendly and the food was great! The linguini and clams was especially delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Beautiful atmosphere. great piano bar lounge area. Food was perfect and pleasant wait staff. Notable happy hour.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All around wonderful experience
    Debi
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Food is always excellent, service is too!! Sometimes the noise level is very loud, but lots of people are eating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best restaurant on SE 17th Street
    GSSFTL
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    I started at the bar for a drink and asked to transfer the drink bill to my dinner tab. The bartender said huffily they didn't do that, but she'd speak with my waiter. (I was prepared to tip her before leaving the bar.) When my table was ready, the cost of the drink was transferred without fuss, which was as it should be, but no one offered to carry it to the table. The restaurant was very busy for a Wednesday night off-season. (The Boat Show was upcoming.) The service was good, but I felt rushed through dinner, and, indeed, was out the door 80 minutes after having been seated. (It was all-too-obvious the table was being turned for later diners.) The food, however, was well prepared, albeit expensive for Fort Lauderdale.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Dining Experience....
    jwknhrdjVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We had the lobster and shrimp fra diavolo, the sauteed snapper, a mixed seafood appetizer / salad. Our waiter was excellent (wish I could remember his name, but he travels to Brazil regularly). There was a rather loud party in the dining room, but I'm always on the fence when it comes to that. I like people having fun. We asked to move, but ended up having a fine time where we were.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just ok
    KellyVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    the food was ok, but this place was very loud with not that many people - the support staff for our waiter rammed into the back of my chair repeatedly, as the place they lay the trays to rest was next to me - it is also very dark everywhere, thankfully they have those light up menus
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!
    gatormom
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I was looking for a special place to take a friend for her birthday, and I was thrilled with Bistro Mezzeluna. The for was amazing! Perfectly prepared, hot to the table. A great lunch for sure. Try the salmon...It's delicious!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • richVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Food excellent, but waiter was not really interested in telling how they could modify the veal dish the way she wanted it. Had to return the food. The manager never came over to see why we returned the food. Would not go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great menu
    Gabgo
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Excellent South Florida restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale. Menu with great choices for everyone but expensive. Pet friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice evening
    dinerbill
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    My friend and I attended Maxaluna for the first time because they were donating 10% of the proceeds of the dinner to a Canine Assisted Therapy organization. The food was excellent. My salmon and her pasta were prepared perfectly. The wine selection was very good and the service was attentive without being obtrusive. It was a very pleasant evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ElyG
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    This is our favorite "go to" place for special occasions. Food and service has always been excellent!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellence choice for all occasions
    MMdinesout
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great service , great good. What you expect from a South Florida gem. Off the beaten path but definitely one of the best in the Ft Lauderdale area .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Exceptional food and excellent service!!! I was a bit disappointed I wasn't offered to view a wine list. I ordered what may have been an house wine. Not so great. Would of liked a bit more views of the outdoors from the dining section we were seated. Did I mention exceptional food and Service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food! Great Service!
    JudypitutyVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Always good food. We eat in the bar as I don't like the other rooms. Service is excellent! Most waiters have been there for years. Know what there doing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great night out
    lena
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Excellent service and excellent food. My grouper special included artichoke risotto which was delicious. My husband's filet mignon was a buttery steak served with luscious mashed potatoes. It was a special dinner for the two of us and we will return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    Bonzai
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Our evening began with an accommodating Valet, a welcoming manager/host, and an excellent waiter, Hector. It continued with great food and wine, and ended with a delicious flour less, chocolate cake. We enjoyed our evening, immensely!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Good
    TurnberryGirl3VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    My husband and I had dinner; I had the rigatoni boulognese and he had the goat cheese ravoli. Both were very good, but I liked his more. My portion was huge and I should have only eaten 1/2 and taken the rest home for a meal the next day but it was so good I just kept eating. My glass of Pinot Grigio was so so. The booth seating was lumpy and not too comfortable.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great neighborhood find!
    nickname
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Greetings upon entering started a great dining experience! My brother was visiting and thought to try Bistro Mezzaluna Started in lounge w happy hour drinks. Live music in lounge starts 7pm (happy hour ends) we did enjoy the music for a short while before going to table. Frank escorted us to our table & Ilijio was our waiter. I had the med rare tuna seared in peppercorn w spinach & shoe string potatoes - cooked to perfection! Excellent...melted in your mouth. My brother enthusiastically enjoyed linguini with whitewater clams - again perfection. We did not indulge in dessert. Staff dedicated to making your dining experience amazing and the food outstanding! Kudos to the chef! Kudos to the staff! I highly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Evening
    MRDM
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was our first time dining at Bistro Mezzaluna and it won't be our last. The restaurant's ambience was sophisticated, yet inviting and comfortable. The service was excellent, the menu diverse and the food well-prepared (best fillet mignon I've had in quite awhile!) Although we didn't spend time in the lounge area during this visit, we hope to return to enjoy drinks while listening to the piano tunes being played next time. We had a lovely dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I needed a restaurant for a dinner meeting and found this place online and picked it based on the reviews. It turned out to be perfect. Service friendly and efficient. The food was very good and as it would happen, the 3 of us ordered different entrees, fish, veal, and a steak. They had their own twist to Veal Scallopini, the steak was exceptional and the fish was generous and well prepared. Sides not overcooked. The restaurant seems to be more of a favorite to an older crowd, many who have been going for years, but this is South Florida.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boca Foodie
    BocaFoodie
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great Dinner and Service... Bar and Pianoman were terrific
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • SE Fort Lauderdale's Best
    ToppcatVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Half a dozen meals into this fabulous restaurant over the last eight years and all have been memorable. Not cheap but excellent value for the money. And dig those light up menus!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 40 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 501 reviews are from the Bistro Mezzaluna reviews archive.
  • Good food-over priced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We went to Bistro Mezzaluna because we won a gift certificate. We found the restaurant to be pretentious in some ways but our experience with the wait staff was excellent. They were very personable. The food was very good Italian but definitely over priced. We probably won't be back simply for that reason.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Come in for one dish!
    SummerSeeker
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I'm in love with the chicken and sausage and pasta plate! The atmosphere is great, but the lighting could go up just a notch........in the defense of the restaurants lighting, the menus are back-lighted, so they are easy to see, but you want to see your food also! :) Parking is great, you don't need to valet, although the service is available. I have recommended the restaurant to several of my friends, who, have then, visited and enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never let's me down
    jc12
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    As always the bar ambiance is terrific and the sevice is great. At the front Frank is always making sure everything is running smooth. The sevice and the good at the table is five star. This trip we took our neighbor for her eightieth birthday. They went out of there way to make it a very special evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 3rd time and still not disappointed
    LuvJayVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    No complaints. Always good service +good food every time I go. Trust you will love it
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodie4life
    Foodie4life
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The restaurant itself is absolutely beautiful, the entire staff was caring and attentive. The food was amazing , and ambiance , set-up vibe of the restaurant was awesome, I would definitely go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Suz2816
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This is a great restaurant with consistently great food. The service was great -- the waiters were very friendly and knew when to come to the table without being annoying.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Happy Hour
    LivingOnTheBeachVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Went to Bistro Mezzaluna to celebrate a birthday. Stopped into lounge for Happy Hour first and very glad we did. Half price drinks and appetizers. Varied selection for a happy hour menu. Enjoyed the marinated seafood salad. Large portion and very fresh. Not too oily and seasoned perfectly. Meal (snapper) was OK, no complaints but did not special for the reputation I had heard about the restaurant. Service in the restaurant was excellent. Waiter very attentive and offered taste of wine before ordering. Will go back for happy hour.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Much Too Much
    profjoeVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Asked for a quiet table--obviously there isn't one despite early and empty. This restaurant caters to groups and conventioneers who have expense accounts. With that said, the service is good, the food very good, the wine list ample, and the restaurant is very pretty. The old Mezzaluna was smaller and warmer and more in touch with the Fort Lauderdale townie market. This is off peak season and the entre prices are way on the high side- Almost $70 market price for a veal chop? $45 for Meomi red wine? We'll stick to Midddle River area and north of E Sunrise for our Italian!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Steaks and Seafood
    butchy15VIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    This is a great place if you are looking for a great meal. You get what you pay for and that is why if you don't mind paying more it is worth it. My friend had shrimp cocktail and the shrimp were #8s (8 per pound...Huge) and they were delicious. I had a seafood salad that was very fresh and delicious. We both had steak that were high quality and they are very generous with substituting the sides, since we were avoiding carbs...The only drawback is that there is very low lighting. The menus are back lit, which was cool. They also have a beautiful outside area. Will go back for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hope to return
    AvisG
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I'm so glad we took a chance and dined at this fine restaurant and hope that we'll be able to return one day! My husband and daughter had no idea where they were going for dinner but after our experience, they couldn't say enough about the great service and over-the-top dishes. All of the items we ordered were of shareable size so plan on the large portions that will arrive at your table. This was an excellent dining experience from beginning to end...staff, ambiance, presentation, taste and selection were all outstanding.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Ftbl
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The title says it all. We had the veal scallopini and and the pan seared jumbo sea scallops and they did not disappoint. The scallopini was tender and flavorful. The scallops were cooked to perfection. The wait staff was attentive, but not overbearing making it a very pleasant evening. The only problem we had was that we didn't save room for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • reliable
    wineguyVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    this restaurant has been around for many years and is enjoying it's new digs! it is a reliable and consistent place to eat and enjoy. we will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yummyinthetummy
    yummyinthetummy
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    You did not give choice for "great for dinner". Would rate excellent for dinner, have not had chance for lunch. But will. We are kosher so can take advantage of your meat or chicken selections but fish and pasta is great. And you serve a nice size Crown Royal, otherwise I would have heard my husband's complaints. Can't wait till it is cooler to be served in your romantic patio area. We aren't late nighters but think it would be a hot spot at night. Judy and Larry Wiener
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Barry
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Consistently good food,service, and the best bar since Burt & Jack's.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best
    Luvtoeat
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    The food is exquisite i had goat cheese ravioli and my wife has salmon over argula salad. The scene is beAutiful with pictures and decor. You have to try the flour less chocolate cake the best moist, melts in mouth with distinct flavor of chocolate is beyond . This place is highly reccomended. Also the service is amazing so attentive makes you feel at home.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • allabout food
    foodie01
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Beautiful place great food and live band on the weekends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional
    Jeremy
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    As usual, our dining experience was exceptional from the easy parking (a rarity in south Florida hot spots), to the friendly greeting from Frank and the hostess who seated us promptly although we arrived somewhat earlier than our reservation on a Saturday night. Serge our server was flawless, the food outstanding as usual. The veal chop is simply the best a fine diner will find in south Florida. We've never had anything less than a five star dining experience at Bistro Mezzaluna, at both the old and new locations. Many thanks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.