Mediterraneo
Mediterraneo

Mediterraneo

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://mediterraneonyc.com/
  • Phone: 2127347407
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:30am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

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A word from Mediterraneo
Located at Second Avenue and 66th Street, Mediterraneo is the epitome of style and fine Italian cuisine. Here the Florentine and Tuscan heritage of the owners, Massimo Stocchi and Vito Mezzatesta, translate into a menu filled with fragrant aromas and flavors spectacular enough to sate the most sophisticated palate.
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Mediterraneo reviews from OpenTable diners
17 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food3.5
    Service2.9
  • Ambiance3.2
    Noise LevelModerate
44% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (8)great for outdoor dining (6)great for lunch (4)good for groups (3)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (2)fit for foodies (1)Show More
  • Consistently Reliable
    Nange25
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The Maitre'd needs to work on his people skills but the waiter could not have been more accommodating. Reservation for 2 at 7 on a rainy Tuesday night, restaurant not full but he would not seat my friend until I arrived! The waiter recommended the buratta mozzarella appetizer - so fresh and creamy. The Friday calamari are perfect, marinara dipping sauce has a zing to it. Meatballs were delicious but a little dry for my taste. I come here often and love the the crust pizzas, the veal Milanese , salad with grilled shrimp and any pasta. I have never been disappointed with th food. Lovely inside and outside to,people watch on Second Avenue.
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    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • dsgnchickVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I sent my out of town guests, who were very pleased with their meals and the atmosphere
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    neighborhood gem
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  • a great spot
    jcjcVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    this is reliable, very good Italian food with good service too. Good salads !
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    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Terrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The server was just trying to get us out of the restaurant as quickly as possible and the restaurant was completely empty. He came to our table every 2 minutes to order. Once we were done eating, he just gave us the bill and told us he needed us to leave. I'm never going back if that is the service they give now. I have been going to the restaurant for over 13 years and this was my last time ever. I asked him to check if a dish had egg due to my personal religious reasons. Instead of coming back and informing me, he just brought me the dish when I wasn't even sure if that's what I wanted.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.5
    • Food3.4
    • Ambiance3.2
    • Service2.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 28 reviews are from the Mediterraneo reviews archive.
  • Surprised and Disappointed
    FoodFoodFood
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    I've been going to Mediterraneo for years and have always loved it. Unfortunately, this time the server was very impatient in taking our orders. They didn't have the appetizer she oredered and wanted a few moments to look at the menu to choose something else, at which point he huffed and puffed like she was taking up his valuable time. He was just so rude. The foccacia was burned. the food was mediocre which was such a disappointment. We hadn't ordered our dessert yet and a busboy tried to take our 3/4 filled wine glasses away. Really? I've been coming to Mediterraneo for years and this is my last visit. Terribly disappointed.
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    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Great neighborhood find
    ManuelaVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    We moved recently to this area and tried Mediterraneo for lunch. It definitely will become our "go to" restaurant in the neighborhood. The food was terrific, big portions, well prepared and presented and very friendly attentive service. Being Italian we certainly know about Italian food and Mediterraneo did not disappoint , the dishes were true to tradition and the focaccia with robiola and truffle oil absolutely divine!
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    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    Katie
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Food was delicious and service was outstanding. Only negative was the food prices, but I guess that's the price you pay to eat on Greenwich Ave.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gnocchi
    Victoria
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    I tried the gnocchi-it was great andy so light, I highly recommend it.
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    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • not what it used to be
    OpenTableDiner
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    I've been dining at Mediterraneo since 2008 and it is not what it used to be. They've started pulling back on the flavors of the sauces, making their pasta dishes a bit bland. It's disappointing because the pasta here used to be absolutely divine. There pizza remains good so far.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Like a family party
    Allanah2000VIP
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    The place the atmosphere was like having your favorite people around your house Great food great atmosphere
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A HAMBURGER? AT MEDITERRANEO?
    peterpostVIP
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    We always drop in here for the fish and unique appetizers, and it is always consistently good. But this was a lunch and the Kobe Burger caught me eye. The best burger that you can eat in Greenwich based on my experience. Perfectly cooked, wonderful blue cheese. I do not eat meat much anymore, but this will be a once a month treat at a restaurant we visit several times a month.
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    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Open Table points
    YazpazzazVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2013
    Although this restaurant is on open table, and I made a reservation using open table, they did not take the open table certificate I had brought to pay my bill. Needless to say, this was a huge inconvenience. Best regards.
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  • always good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    The food and the service is always good.....you can count on it!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice neighborhood place with
    dsgnchickVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2013
    nice neighborhood place with very good pasta - I'm sure there are other great options on the menu, but since the pasta choices are both numerous and delicious, I stick to that. we went early, so it was nice and quiet, it can get noisy at a later hour.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • At least it's consistent
    TraumamdVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2013
    There are three things i can say consistently about this restaurant. The outdoor space is lovely during the spring/summer, the food is consistently OK, nothing great, never bad, and the service is consistently bad. Waiters ignore you, we were rushed to get off the table after we finished, water glasses remain empty unless requested, no one comes to check on the food after it arrives, etc. Just low class service.
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  • Avoid at all costs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/11/2013
    Decided to give Mediterraneo a try for a business lunch for two. I had made a reservation on Open Table and they had made no preparations for my table, simply placed us between (2) 12 person parties with hyper kids. Server forgot about us on multiple occasions and when he was assisting us, his mind was somewhere else and could not care a less about our business.
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  • Tasty neighborhood restaurant
    FinefoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/8/2013
    Delicious pasta dishes and superb chicken payard! Service is outstanding! A neighborhood gem!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent food, a little pricey
    Emily91
    Dined on 5/7/2013
    Ok Italian food. Nice to sit outside and eat but nothing too special.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mediterraneo
    PJJ9126
    Dined on 4/29/2013
    Skip the pizza. Bland. Olive oil awful. Push-you-out even with empty tables around. Very good homemade gnocchi.
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  • Bland food, mediocre service
    HandleVIP
    Dined on 2/17/2013
    Bland food, mediocre service we were disappointed and will never return.
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  • service was awful from point
    surpriseVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2012
    service was awful from point of arrival to departure - we basically had to pull the host to seat us at a table - and for each service of dinner the same - the food was tasty - prepared in fine fashion.
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always hopping so decided
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/16/2012
    Always hopping so decided to try it. If you want to constantly turn your head and see if anyone "special" is coming, go to the restaurant. Otherwise, stay away! Canned beets in a salad is outrageous. Won't return.
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  • Expensive for quality and
    loveVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2012
    Expensive for quality and quantity but decent food
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very accommodating to your
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/5/2012
    very accommodating to your needs. was there for dinner at last minute had no problem a party of six. Went back next day for lunch with a child still very accommodating and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lots o kids and baby strollers
    Tina
    Dined on 6/1/2012
    Lots o kids and baby strollers made it a bit crowded and hard to navigate. The food was okay, but nothing to anticipate. Service was friendly. Very family friendly.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent selection of pasta
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/28/2012
    Excellent selection of pasta and very tasty. Good beer & wine. Great service, very friendly, patient & helpful. Nice decor. Had a table right next to Spike Lee. My only complaint is the music is too loud & had a real heavy beat. Does not make for a romantic mood. Try and get an outdoor table to lessen the loud music.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Was pleasantly surprised
    adgal1VIP
    Dined on 4/11/2012
    Was pleasantly surprised with quality all around and would def go back.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I believe the restaurant has
    OpenTableDiner
    Dined on 4/3/2012
    I believe the restaurant has come under new management recently. Even though the restaurant seems to be pulling back on the sauces, their pasta remains divine. Furthermore, If you ask for extra sauce, they WILL honor the request and that is greatly appreciated. They have not lost a step; food continues to be served quickly while preserving the taste. Service, however, remains slow and only casually attentive - very European. This restaurant would be perfection if the staff could pick up the pace a bit.
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  • Be careful what you ask for!
    HeidifromNYCVIP
    Dined on 12/2/2011
    The food was good. The waiter was not. After being informed that my salad choice was not available I asked if they could make a Cesar salad (not on the menu). The waiter was incredulous and seemed shocked and insulted that I would make such a request. Surprising and very unpleasant.
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    great for lunch
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  • Not coming back!!!
    FoodnaticVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2011
    I have no words about this restaurant. Service was non existent, my pasta was overcooked and shrimp rubbery, my daughters pizza was ok, but not worthy $19.00, a lot of empty tables the one(wearing white sneackers) who set us was lost looking to give us the worst. I was never asked if my food was good(it was not). We are Not coming back.
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  • terrible Service. Where is manageme
    srk49VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2011
    Terrible service at lunch. Where is management? We were bothering the two girls behind the bar when we arrived, one stuffing her face with bread. Our waiter was terrible. . The margarita pizza was thin crust with good sauce and cheese and one piece of basil in the center of the pie. Asked for more basil so we could have some on each slice, which they brought us. Salad with grilled vegetables come with baby arugala. I asked the waiter if they could give me mixed greens and he said yes but he didn't tell the kitchen. What poor service.....
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  • this was my second time dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/19/2011
    this was my second time dining at mediterraneo. dined during summer months and had a pasta dish that was prepared perfectly.this time i had a fresh fish that was a little bit too salty for my taste but overall quite good. service is also good. place is always packed and fun. will be going back again.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic