Suprise spot.. When I first walked into mezzaluna I was shocked at how nice it looked. The restaurant is located in a strip mall but looks like it should be inside a nice hotel. I was even more impressed when I opened the menu. There was a wonderful selection of dishes that you will not find on any other italian menu in town. The meals were excellent and you could tell real effort was put into small perfections. The food had a real down home italian feel. The only downside would have to be the smaller portions of some of the dishes. Most places try to stuff you silly, this certainly is not one of them. I would definetly recommend giving this place a try, especially if you like to try new things.
Lukewarm bland food. The atmosphere to this restaurant is romantic and cozy. You forget that you're in a strip mall. We were seated promptly and the service was attentive. The simple problem is this: the food wasn't that good. We began with the complimentary bread and oil. The oil was so lightly seasoned as to be almost tasteless. And the bread appeared store-bought. It was warm but not hot, which seemed to be the theme of the evening. Our shrimp appetizer came in a lukewarm creamy tomato sauce that could have used more seasoning. And it would have been better if piping hot. We had a salad of mixed greens, goat cheese, and sun-dried tomatoes that was quite tasty. For an entree, my wife had the signature dish of Chicken Mezzaluna--breast of chicken stuffed with sausage and other goodies. It was pretty good, but again could have been hotter. I had the gnocchi in a gorgonzola sauce. There wasn't anything to the seasoning except the taste of gorgonzola. And the food arrived lukewarm at best. It was cool by the time I finished. This dish especially needed to be served piping hot. The dessert of tiramisu and creme brulee was fine but not spectacular. There are better Italian values for the money at chain restaurants like Johnny Carinos or Carrabas. Even Olive Garden is a little better, though that's cutting it close.
Fantastic Lunch or Dinner.
Impeccable service, wonderful food, exquisite wines, and healthy portions. Highly recommended!
Small and intimate, very romantic for evening dinner or a quiet lunch. They occasionally surprise patrons with added benefits/food/drink or ??? Always enjoyable, always memorable. A quality place for a quiet business lunch or dinner, as well. But, please, don't bring the kids and demand hot dogs or PB&J sandwiches.
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