Bistro Mezzaluna

4.7
1354 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Bistro Mezzaluna has been a long time favorite of Fort Lauderdales discerning local diners and snowbirds alike. Located in a magnificant freestanding location at 1821 SE 10th Ave. (just a few short blocks away from our original location).
Under the watchful eyes of executive chef Jose Diaz, we maintain our reputation for well-crafted bistro fare. Add to that an award winning wine list (arguably the best in the county) 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.
What 1354 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
OT
OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Perfect Mother’s Day!

RO
vipROMAC2
Charleston
53 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Busy night in bar. Service and food were good. Always like going here.

M
Mona
Miami
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wait staff was exceptional and food delicious. We enjoyed our 1st visit & will go back

LH
LoraH
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous and delicious. Large portions I had to take some home. Waiter was outstanding. Birthday celebration and waiter brought our dessert with a candle for the birthday girl. Can't wait to go back.

M
vipMrsjodi
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious. I can't say enough about this restaurant. The food is consistently good and the service is great as well. One of my favorites in Fort Lauderdale!!!!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Had reservations and no one was there. We called and they closed. And we had reservation at 9:30

EM
EugeneM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding.

m
mannys
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I had been there twice before and enjoyed it. This time the food was pretty rationed and not very good for the price.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. We went here last minute and felt underdressed. Would recommend

MJ
vipMJM1
Miami
66 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good experience, again. Overall, a tad pricey, however food and service were both very good. Only minor blip was that the original bottle of wine we ordered, a red blend to accommodate varied tastes of all people at the table, was out of stock so the server recommended another bottle. This was a nice gesture however the bottle he recommended was a red zin (very heavy and on the other end of the spectrum from a blend) and was not in the same price category of our original bottle. Other than that, an enjoyable evening!

B
vipBuckeye
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So thankful that Bistro Mezzaluna continues its amazing service and food. It is harder and harder to find a good place to eat these days without being disappointed in service or food quality or both. Bistro Mezzaluna is excellent and always reliable! We loved celebrating my mom's birthday there.

BA
BruceA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Beautiful restaurant with a relatively small menu and extensive wine list is usually a recipe for success, but not so much here. The wait staff is excellent, but the food took forever to come out. 3 people should need to sit for 2 full hours for apps, entrée, and dessert with a bottle of wine that was served nearly 10 degrees too warm. Regarding the food, meh. Not bad, but not particularly good either. Average at best and not good give the prices and reviews. Just another overpriced Italian restaurant in sofla that seems to have gotten lazy.

RW
RussellW
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seafood was great, Valerie made very good cocktails. I would definitely recommend.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Experience!! Our waiter was so Nice. Food was Outstanding and such a Clean Restaurant!!
Loved it!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice. Atmosphere. Piano bar is great

D
Deemax
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outside seating for these trying times. Food was delish.

PF
PhilipF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Service was attentive, food was excellent, atmosphere was great.
Not inexpensive, but good value for what they provide.

f
vipfoodie
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service.
Sat outdoors - very nice.
Highly recommended for special occasions - a little pricey.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The waiter was a bit arrogant. We ate outside and that was lovely. The food was not what we expected considering the price.

BG
vipBruceG
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice location, good staff, a bit crowded and we had to wait for quite a while to be seated, even with a reservation.

MW
MattW
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upscale, but comfortable. Excellent food, service, and ambiance. A little pricey, but that was expected given the upscale nature of the restaurant. Would definitely return and also recommend.

SB
vipStephenB
Miami
120 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

In addition to a well rounded menu they usually have great specials. Which was the case this time, the halibut was delicious and so was my Husband’s veal chop.

EF
vipErinF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite stop when in FLL. Truly a dining experience. Amazing waiters and staff.

W
William
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, great food, and great service. Me and my fiancé loved this place while visiting Fort Lauderdale.

KH
KathleenH
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely note. Great food, service.

N
vipNikole
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely meal. The service was excellent. The atmosphere was white tablecloth nice without being stuffy.

BT
BrianT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Server was a little over the top and forgetful. But we all had a great time and the food was good.

AA
vipAnthonyA
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

some of the best italian food I've ever had served by professional waiters who never let your glass run empty

TT
vipTastingTrio
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We were 3 and had 3 different entrees. My go to is the scallops with mushroom risotto which is always excellent. I first started with the pear salad, and we all ended with hot chocolate soufflé's which weren't as it was chocolate cake with a gooey center. Since we were observing the holiday week of Passover and were not to eat cake with flour, this is what upset an otherwise excellent meal. The other 2 started with an excellent lobster bisque, one followed with rib eye steak, and the other with roast chicken which she said had a peculiar sauce.

P
vipPerfect
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

One of the worst experience we ever had.
The service was horrible. We were trying to order a bottle of wine and waited for 20 minutes to someone come to our table.
We chose a wine and after 10 minutes the waiter came back saying that they didn’t have. He suggested another one. The wine was bad, like vinegar. We chose another one. They didn’t have. Finally, after 3 tentatives we were drinking.
The food was the same. Two dishes we order they were out. And it was only 7:30pm!!!!
We waited for the food forever.
And in the end, the waiter came outside the restaurant, screaming with us complaining about the tip!
I never went trough a situation so embarrassing like that.
Will never come back and DON’T recommend for anyone.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Greta restaurant, great food, it did take a little long but ok. Loved it

R
vipRobert
San Antonio
38 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We felt very comfortable dining here outside. There was plenty of space between tables and the ambiance was pleasant. Our food was excellent and the portions generous. I am wary of ordering salmon as it can be fishy but I ordered it. This salmon was perfectly cooked (medium rare specified and received) and it melted in my mouth. It was fresh and not fishy at all. It was served on a delicious pear and gorgonzola salad, which was lightly dressed. Roasted potatoes accompanied the dish. My leftovers were enough for two lunches! Others had snapper (excellent) and the fettuccini with lump crab and shrimp. Unlike a recent experience where I ordered a lump blue crab and avocado salad (the crab was not lump, instead watery, tasteless - from the Philippines,) the crab in this dish was the real thing, like the blue crab you get in Maryland and Virginia. We started with the classic Caesar salad. It didn't have anchovies, which wasn't an issue with us. It was a great Caesar salad. Two of us split it and the portion was so large that perhaps that's why I couldn't finish my salmon dish. The wait staff was very pleasant and accommodating. Our only issue was that it took about 45 minutes from finishing our salad to getting our entrees. This is not an inexpensive restaurant, especially if you add in the cocktails and wine, but it's worth a trip for a special occasion.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere and service. Outside dining was magnificent. Excellent wine selection.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Waiter was awful. Food good but not great.

KM
KimberlyM
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absoultely LOVED it here. Food was excellent and the service was just as good. There was live music which was so fun and energetic. We can't wait to vacation in Florida again so we can come back.

JC
JmdC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phil the waiter did an awesome job. We had a very nice experience for our Anniversary.
The Piano Bar was a nice touch to the evening.
We highly recommend this restaurant.

DD
vipDiscerningDiner
Cleveland
16 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining offered relaxed vibe and staff was accommodating with special requests.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was good.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

TERRIBLE. Fish is burned, steaks are burned, service is way below average, and price at the end is INSANE for what they serve. And they include their tips automatically, so you cannot complain. There were a lot of people complaining. If you finish the drink you are on your own as they pass every 2000 years from your table even if the place is almost empty. My worst experience in fourth Lauderdale. Go anywhere else and save half of the money and get a better food, even at gas station. Very very bad.

AC
AnthonyC
Austin
41 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply fantastic.

FAQs

Bistro Mezzaluna offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (954) 522-6620.

Bistro Mezzaluna is rated 4.7 stars by 1354 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.