About 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.

1821 SE 10th AVE
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood, Steak

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

Cross Street:
SE 17th ST CAUSWAY

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(954) 522-9191

Website:
http://www.bistromezzaluna.com/

Catering:
Customized Menu ... with or without service staff

Parking Details:
Free Valet or self parking in PRIVATE lot

Executive Chef:
Anish Rana

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: (954) 522-9191

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Bistro Mezzaluna Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (21)
Special Occasion (18)
Notable Wine List (15)
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Good for Birthdays (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Business Meals (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Romantic (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Cozy (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Live Music (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Authentic (4)
Casual (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Live Sports (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
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People Watching (1)
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 1, 2017

We really enjoyed the evening. Great service and food. We will return. Highly recommend

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 24, 2017

From the moment we arrived to the time we left everything and I mean everything could not have been better. The ambience, the attentive service, the timing of courses was simply outstanding

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 (Miami)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Very responsive staff and the food tastes as good as it looks.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 18, 2017

I have been coming to this restaurant for 20 years and it's always consistent and amazing. I would recommend this to anybody. I have never had a bad meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We chose this restaurant for our Father's Day dinner. It was our first time dining here. Robert, our waster, was great...in service & personality. We started with jumbo shrimp cocktail & lump crab cocktail. Amazing! The veal chop & lamb chops were superb. Key lime pie was the grand finale. Will definitely go back.

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 (Miami)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We went for dinner for our anniversary and were pleasantly surprised. This was our first time at this restaurant. The service was amazing from the minute we walked through the door all the way up to dessert. The food was excellent and served hot. There were so many things we would have liked to try, so we will definitely come back.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Have always wanted to try this place. Oh so glad I finally did! Our server was Alex, he was very knowledgeable and professional. All the food was fantastic, from the appetizer all the way to Desert. We will definitely be back.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Old world excellence at every turn. Friendly, experienced and well trained service team compliments the hand crafted artisan pasta dishes, fresh fish, aged steaks and rustic salads. Was plain to see the restaurant caters to both the tourist and the regular local clients, with a lively happy hour and entertainment in the bar. The backlit menus are an amazing find and I immediately shared the concept via video with several friends who own restaurants. Overall 5 star experience with execution that sparkled from valet, host, bar, kitchen and wait teams.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 7, 2017

The restaurant was in a large building with no windows. The waiter was good and tried to speak Italian but managed a only a few words. The food plates were huge and not all that Italian or appetizing. The overall impression was that of a large operation that was "fake" Italian.

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 (Miami)·Dined on June 3, 2017

As usual a great meal and great service

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Server was awesome, i loved it here. My love and I had a very relaxing and romantic, delicious dinner

Tags: Romantic, Cozy
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Food is consistently good
And same with service
One of our very favorites for many yeard

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Fun, Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Very good food
Excellent happy hour
Very nice wine list
Enjoyed the shrimp scampi

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 20, 2017

I had always ridden buy as I work close by, decided to check the reviews! I am glad I did, atmosphere, food, wine selection, and service all excellent! A must go!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 20, 2017

- " Outstanding Food " in addition to great service and ambiance. This place is a hidden gem but must be doing something right to stay in business for 25 years and look relevant in today environment. Great Job

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Excellent food. Beautiful atmosphere.

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 (Miami)·Dined on May 14, 2017

It was Mother's Day and I took my wife out to dinner, as we'd had a very good experience there during our last visit. Well second time around proved to be just as great as the first. Everything from the server, to the food, to the valet was top notch and worth every penny afforded for a wonderful dining experience! There will definitely be a 3rd time for us!

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 (Miami)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The food is always excellent whether you choose from the daily specials or the fantastic menu. We had good service with excellent food recommendations. The night was very memorable. Can't wait until I go back to my favorite Fort Lauderdale fine dining experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Good food and service, but over priced, even for Fort Lauderdale.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Good food, great ambiance, and attentive service!

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 (Miami)·Dined on April 29, 2017

We always enjoy good drinks and food here. We've been coming here for a few years and have been treated well.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Fast service, great food and ambiance. Close to theater.

Tags: Romantic, Live Music
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 29, 2017

We were seated in the east room and there were a number of large noisy groups there. Next time I will request the west room.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Food and service were excellent as usual. However we had an overly enthusiastic table next to us which made it very difficult to have conversations with our guests.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Live Music
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 16, 2017

awesome Surf and Turf and Seafood pasta delicious.. easy reservation Easter Sunday our Waiter was Bobby he was really great!!!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Food was good, however we went with a baby and they didnt have enough high chairs so we had to eat(uncomfortably) with a baby on the lap. Their excuse was "sorry we don't have enough high chairs because usually not many babies come here" very lame excuse. Not a baby friendly restaurant

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Food was superb and the service impeccable. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Hector Navas was the best server!!!!

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 (Miami)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Best food, delicious and served hot.Beautiful room,shame they don't have a dress code,those sandals and shorts takes away from a upscale dining experience

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Fabulous as always‼️

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, People Watching
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Hector was incredible! Amazing food. And the Parmesan for bread service was amazing. So so so good!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Although Bistro Mezzaluna has been in its present location for five years, we hadn't been to the current site. We were delighted. The atmosphere is classy yet comfortable. The service is exceptional. The food is worth a drive from anywhere. Most important, is the fact that the space is quiet enough, even when very busy, to hold a conversation without raising one's voice at all. We look forward to our next visit.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on March 28, 2017

Great food!! Great service by Hector!!
Since we are regulars we are always greater warmly !
Never disappoints!!

Tags: Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Healthy, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on March 28, 2017

Bistro Mezzaluna had been recommended to me due their outstanding lobster bisque soup and they did not disappoint! We also enjoyed the pear salad, pine nut crusted sea bass and filet. I highly recommend their truffle and mushroom risotto, but not the garlic broccoli for a side dish. If possible, ask to sit outside under their covered space as it so relaxing to listen to the nearby water fountain. In addition, I would like to recognize Bistro Mezzaluna's excellent customer service. Our server, Eric, was able to fulfill each and ever request during our first experience at this restaurant in which I highly recommend trying.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Great service with lovely cocktails, wine and great food. Stone crabs fresh and delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Excellent menu. Third time dining here in 5 years.

Food prepared well but everything was slightly over cooked. Especially the fish dishes. Otherwise wonderful preparations.

This was a birthday celebration. Waiter forgot.... then realized. Made no attempt to correct by bringing candle, etc. just an "oh well".....

Check was $307. Waiter took my AX card and ran it "in error" for $487. Claimed to have inadvertently charged the wrong dinner check. Of course, when I "noticed" , it was immediately corrected. We dine out 5 nights per week ...... for many years. I don't recall such a mistake in the past. Inexcusable!!! A comment on the lack of attention to detail.

Would we go back? For sure. The location and proximity to the Everglades port alone make it a worthwhile dining stop (especially if you are going to cruise). Overall, the menu is good value. Buyer beware! Compare your dining check to the credit card charges!!!

Tags: People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 24, 2017

I have dined at Bistro Mezzaluna before on three occasions. This visit was our last.
Expensive, poor service and a Filet Mignon I had to send back because the salt shaker was emptied on the beef. For a Friday night the place was empty and the bar with live entertainment was sparse.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Always great food. And great happy hour

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Key lime pie was excellent. Steak and veggies done to perfection.

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 (Miami)·Dined on March 18, 2017

I frequent this restaurant since I move to Florida and before they move to the new location. The food is outstanding however this night I brought friends with us to introduce them to what I always thought was a great Italian restaurant. We were seated and the waiter was the worst I've ever had anywhere. My wife ordered a French martini and was given a cosmopolitan I picked a bottle of wine off the wine list and was brought something totally different and told by the waiter, this is what I ordered. Then he went and looked at the wine list and found that that's not what I wanted. Then be puts his hand on my shoulder and talk to me like he knows me. He doesn't know me. When you go to a restaurants of this caliber the entire experience is what you're there for. The ambience, the dinner and the service. No waiter should ever touch you or argue with you, a customer and for this reason it will be a long time before I go back to this restaurant. I actually had to go to the manager Frank and ask to change my waiter so that I can at least enjoy my dinner with friends.

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