Messina's is an exciting restaurant at Gulf Place that features a clean, fresh approach to food and wine. We offer a lunch and dinner menu ripe with fresh vegetables, succulent seafood and meltingly tender meat. Our style is "Casual fine dining." with an emphasis on natural, hearty, true dishes… that offer flavors ranging from adventurious to a familiar comfort.
Casual cooking for us means working in sync with the seasons and celebrating whatever the market brings. It means simplifying dishes to let good ingredients speak for themselves. We change our menu with the seasons. We never want our menu to get old to our customers. What the earth gives us today, we will not have 3 months down the road. We know you taste first with your eyes, embracing the colors and shapes of a dish. Chef Carl loves the contrast of crunchy and creamy, or hard and soft. It is about flavor and textures to him. We buy a lot of local produce as we can find and of course, local fish.Continued