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4519 Fleur Dr.
Des Moines, IA 50321
Downtown Des Moines
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Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Everyday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Italian, Steak, Seafood
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
A word from Mezzodi's
Join us for great food, wine, and drinks while enjoying the company of your many south side friends and neighbors.
Eat drink and be Mezzodi’s.
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We had a great meal before heading
to the movie. The smoked chicken penne was really delicious."
Dined on 6/24/2014
Went to Mezzodi's to celebrate a
birthday and father's day. Food was great and kid friendly (had 4 kids in tow). Would definitely go back."
Dined on 6/15/2014
We were very impressed with the
service we received and how accommodating the staff was with our party of ten. We had the private room and they set it up perfectly on very short notice. Very friendly staff. Food was great. Would definitely visit again. "
Dined on 5/23/2014
We went for Mother's Day, the
server seemed a little distracted and unorganized, but the food was good. It seemed as though our server would take drink orders from part of out table, run to another table and take their orders, then come back for the rest of our drinks after half of us already got what we ordered, and it wasn't even busy yet. I would go back for sure I know service has been better there."
Dined on 5/11/2014
we had lemonade and we were not
aware of no free refills, but the waitress kept bringing then so we ended up paying for 3 and then when we asked about it they had attitude about it so we just paid for it."
Dined on 5/10/2014
The restaurant accommodated a
business dinner for four people at a table with reduced noise level so that conversation was convenient and productive. Attention from wait staff was efficient and attentive without being too frequent. Food was served hot, well prepared, well presented. We enjoyed the occasion. "
Dined on 5/1/2014
Our server was very attendant to
our needs and the food was one of the hidden gems in Des Moines as I have been to almost all of the restaurants town and would defiantly return here again. "
Dined on 4/26/2014
We like to support local
restaurants. Food was decent but we had to wait way too long for service. The server was busy, and this part was understandable. What was not understandable was why the hostess seemed never to even look our way once she had sat us. Her concern was getting tables bussed, not whether we had bread, water, or attention. Again: not really the server's fault. When servers are busy, hostesses should step it up. It was a staff of people just doing their job, not really going that extra mile that makes people want to go back. We aren't royalty. We just want basic hospitality rather than people just going through the motions."
Dined on 4/18/2014
We are regular patrons on
Mezzodi's and have always enjoyed our meals there. It is conveniently close to one of our favorite theaters."
Dined on 3/29/2014
The food was amazing, but the
service needs improved. Our server was wonderful, just had too many tables. We waited 10+ minutes after being seated to place our drink order. Since we didn't know how soon we'd see the server again, we went ahead and ordered and appetizer and our meals. Food was delicious, as always."
Dined on 3/29/2014
My family of four celebrated our
youngest 18th birthday. We were given a table in the center area so it was quieter than the front area. We had a blast with our waitress. She was energetic and joked along with us. We like to have fun and the staff was great. Our food was delicious!!"
Dined on 3/19/2014
I've been to Mezzodi's, for lunch,
we had sandwiches and soup were incredible, especially the Tomato Bisque. The Chicken Picata which was outstanding. This time we ordered Italian Pork Chops, Italian Chicken and a Bolognaise pasta. No one enjoyed it. The breaded "chicken breasts" & the "pork chops" were frozen patties that you can buy off of a Schwan's truck and the vegetable medley was obviously out of a frozen bag. The Bolognaise was so spicy that it was not hardly edible. The only thing that we enjoyed was the South Union Bakery bread, the cheese pizza for my 8 year old and the chocolate cake for desert. The service was very good and the atmosphere is swank, but so is my house and it doesn't cost as much to eat out of my own freezer."
Dined on 3/19/2014
About 3 years ago, the Giudicessi
family sold Mezzodi's. The menu changed and the quality suffered. While the food is decent, it isn't what I would expect for the price tag. We were just there again Friday for my mom's birthday. The service is great. The ambiance is nice and the cocktails are good, but again, the food is lackluster. It is still a decent restaurant if you are on the south side and planning to catch a movie at the Fleur, or in our case, had our kids with us. But, for the money, if you are dining as a couple or a group of adults, opt for making reservations at Skip's."
Dined on 3/14/2014
Our waitress was excellent! Food
was excellent! Staff was friendly. They go above and beyond to make your dining experience exceptional!"
Dined on 3/6/2014
As I said, the food was excellent.
Our waitress was simply superb!!! She catered to our every need, was patient as our party did not gather quite on time. She took pictures for us. Oh yes, our experience was wonderful!!!!!"
Dined on 3/5/2014
We were visiting from out of town.
Service was fast, friendly, and helpful. The suggested wine pairings with the courses worked well. The food was good and the portions were HUGE. I was there with my teenage son. We both ordered an appetizer and a main course. Neither of us was able to finish our meal, despite how much we liked it."
Dined on 3/3/2014
Our party of 6 was impressed with
the quality of the food and our waitress was cheerful, attentive and efficient. The wild mushroom lasagne was wonderful, but the amount of rich alfredo sauce, although delicious, was a little too generous and the spinach too sparse. The selection of beers and wines was extensive and we all enjoyed our drinks. Overall, it was a satisfying meal and we look forward to returning."
Dined on 2/25/2014
Both the food and service were
mediocre. A group of 9 went there because they had a good reputation but the food has gone downhill over the last few years. The waitress was really nice but not knowledgeble and messed up many orders, plus it took 3 times to get the checks correct. I will not be going there again."
Dined on 2/13/2014
The food was good. Service was
great and we made our movie without any problems."
Dined on 1/18/2014
My food was good and the people
were friendly. My only issue was, I ordered my ravioli with Alfredo sauce and got tomato sauce. Oh well, it was still good."
Dined on 1/17/2014
We dined at Mezzodi's after a
movie on Saturday evening. Love that they offer 2-for-1 drinks or dessert with your movie ticket! The hostess was also our server and did a great job. Food was so amazing! The largest mozza sticks I've ever seen. Everything was home made and tasted delicious. Will definitely return."
Dined on 1/11/2014
VERY flavorful food. We really
enjoyed our selections."
Dined on 12/28/2013
We were contacted twice to see if
we wanted to still keep the reservation.Which was great to know they knew we wee coming. The waiter was overly chatty or too quiet. You felt you could ask him questions and not be a bother. The menu was varied which was great because our group was also varied. The serve was timely as we were going to a show and did not have a lot of extra time. It seemed we would finish with the appetizers and the salads came, finished with the salad and the main entree arrived. Drinks and water were always kept full and a request to leave a pitcher of water on the table was met with a smile and the pitcher. We had a wonderful time and will most assuredly be back agin. This was not our first time nor our last."
Dined on 12/27/2013
We went to Mezzodi's to celebrate
my 48th birthday. The food was certainly good enough. Waiter was young, attentive and knowledgeable. The only 2 issues would be how dark the room was (we read the menu with our smart phone flashlights) and the our sitting was tight for 4 people. The booths (that I could see, there may be others) were U - shaped around a square table. Suffice it to say it was a bit uncomfortable @ 6'2"."
Dined on 12/14/2013
We have been enjoying Mezzodi's
for several years. It's cozy, the food is great and the lighting is soft. Our favorite waitress retired but the wait staff we've had since then is good but we miss Cheryl :)"
Dined on 11/30/2013
We ordered a salad and the
margherita pizza. It was nothing special but may have been better if it were served warm. The sald had a nice flavor but was drowning in the dressing. The wines by the glass selection was disappointing. Only one Chardonnay by the Glass and not one I would order so we went with ice tea."
Dined on 11/26/2013
Our party of eight was
disappointed with the experience at Mezzodi's. The wait staff was inefficient and inattentive. Food was okay but arrived at the table lukewarm. We were never asked if we wanted a second glass of wine or more bread. Water glasses were filled sporadically. One waitress made a rude comment under her breath about an older guest's request. I had remembered Mezzodi's as being a very nice restaurant but will not return again anytime soon. Very disappointing!"
Dined on 11/15/2013
Everything was absolutely
wonderful from the private room to the food and service, we will diffently be back."
Dined on 10/12/2013
We had a group of 11 for lunch and
it worked out great. Food was EXCELLENT and although it was a little slow to get our initial order taken, the food came relatively quickly and the server was responsive to our needs."
Dined on 10/1/2013
The decor was nice. The server was
attentive. My husband ordered the Gorgonzola steak and said the cut of meat wasn't very good. I ordered the mushroom lasagna. It was so hot that even with being careful I burned the roof of my mouth (felt it all the next day). So much sauce I couldn't find the noodles. It kind of turned into a soup as I poked at it. We didn't have dessert."
Dined on 9/28/2013
Every detail was accounted for.
Wait Staff, Appetizers, Entre, and drinks were all excellent."
Dined on 8/30/2013
We took our 6 & 3 year old boys,
and the good came out very quickly and very yummy. Strongly recommend for a date or nicer dinner with family or friends!"
Dined on 8/31/2013
This is the second time we have
eaten at this hotel during our stay in Des Moines. From what I can tell it's the best option in the area for a sit down dinner. My husband and I both had the salmon salad. Overall, the food, service, and experience were good. We'll go back next time we are in Des Moines if we stay in the area."
Dined on 8/31/2013
Had a terrific experience and
definitely will visit again."
Dined on 8/24/2013
Quiet, great good and nightly
specials . Good for small groups and couples. Service is terrific!"
Dined on 8/10/2013
We had an amazing time with a
large group (17) and the kids almost outnumbered the adults! Wonderful food, great hospitality. We will be back!"
Dined on 7/21/2013
I have never had a bad meal at
this place. It is a neighborhood gem with really friendly service. The menu is predictable, but everything is deliciuous. It is on our short list when my family is ready to dine out."
Dined on 7/6/2013
I went to Mezzodi's with a group
of eight people. The service was friendly and competent. We all loved the food. Would definitely go back."
Dined on 7/6/2013
While the food was outstanding, we
waited over a half an hour just to give our drink orders. We were a large group, and not in hurry, but it still took quite a bit of time. Bread came after 45 minutes. Too long to wait to be greeted by server. The hostess also was not the kindest. But the food was wonderful and very large, filling portion sizes."
Dined on 6/19/2013
My dish was too overwhelmed by a
smoky flavor to taste anything else. My husband had a similar experience with the pork chops he ordered, no mention on the menu of any heat to the dish but they were overwhelmingly spicy, a flavor that seem to overtake everything else on his place (and there was a LOT going on, on his plate). Our bruschetta had way too many ingredients, balsalmic, and boursin cheese on top of the classics. Overall things seemed over-complicated by flavors that weren't necessary or overpowering. Disappointed on our first visit. And the service wasn't great, either. Our water glasses ran empty and stayed empty for extended periods of time."
Dined on 6/1/2013
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