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Mezzaluna: Classic Italian Food in an Upscale Environment
In the heart of Nisantasi, one member of an Istanbul chainlet of Italian restaurants has been providing meals to the young and sophisticated crowd for over 10 years. It is located below ground level at the center of the shopping district on Abdi Ipekci Street in a large room decorated with Italian tiles and features a full bar and a sizeable wine list. The menu has all the usual favorites including about twenty variants of a rather good thin crust pizza, loads of pastas ( spaghetti bolognese was an excellent version ), classic chicken and veal dishes, and typical desserts. Many of the pastas and entrees emphasize seafood, both finned and shelled. The servers were friendly and efficient. Reviewers suggest on the internet that this chain offers some of the best Italian food in the city. Not the best we have ever eaten, but not bad at all. Note - a no smoking section is not provided here, and smoke wafts througout the room.
Favorite Dish: MEZZALUNA - a kitchen instrument comprised of one or two curved blades in the shape of a half moon ( mezzaluna in italian ) with a wooden handle on each end. The double bladed mezzaluna is used for chopping herbs while the single bladed type is used for slicing pizza.
Mezza Luna: Italians on Asia
Mezzaluna is a typical italian restaurant in the middle of the city ,in the asian site of the city.
New executives of the country wants to spend easy lunch time ( far from the city traffic) and wants also spend cpmpanies budget.Mezzaluna is trying to satisfy all this needs with italian food served in italian way .Nothing interested for tourists but can be interesting for some italian food fans
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