Cafe Mezzanotte

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$30 and under
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Italian
Cafe Mezzanotte is a new world restaurant with old world charm. Recently renovated, the restaurants fashionable design and modern layout is balanced by our famously rustic flavors and warm hospitality. We are as committed to Italian food and culture as we are to locally sourced, organic and non-gmo ingredients. Our Dining Room, Lounge and Banquet Rooms provide the right ambiance for any occasion. Come and see the New Mezz, Experience the Difference for Yourself.
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Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The restaurant forgot to note that it was my birthday dinner. Food was mediocre. My daughter ordered the scallops risotto and it looked like wet fried rice with minced scallops in it. It also had a broth. It didn’t taste right. I ordered the carbonara and it was lacking seasoning. I asked for salt, grated cheese and fresh ground pepper to add to the taste. Didn’t quite help. Gelato desserts were poor quality Gelatos. My tiramisu was lacking the liquor and too creamy. I’m very disappointed despite the raving reviews. We won’t repeat eating at this so-called Italian restaurant. Bad overall experience.

NK
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I had the Veal Osso Buco and it was outstanding - very tender and flavorful, and a huge amount. As a matter of fact I forgot I took leftovers to work today and now I'm considering going back to get it out of the refrigerator!

JM
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We are still enjoying the new menu offerings and the salads, especially, are most creative! Our server, Lindsay, was attentive. She needed to learn answers to a few basic questions, but she followed through each time and was polite and informative. Everything arrived at correct temperature and overall the meal was great. We'll be back.

J
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the experience so much I'll be returning this Thursday evening with my husband for dinner. It's my birthday!

DT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Time, Thank You! I appreciated the quiet table as I requested!

OR
Baltimore
123 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful dining experience - would highly recommend

EL
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fabulous, as was our server. This was our first return visit since the renovation, and we were very impressed with the new look. The restaurant is much brighter overall, and the art work is beautiful.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch!

D
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hidden secret here is the superior quality of their seafood dishes. Some of the best fish in the area. Of course their Italian is great too.

TD
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We love the ambience of the Mezzanotte and enjoy the fresh and organic selections they offer. This time our experience did not meet our expectations. The waiter did replace our bread that was very hard with soft bread and the manager went out of his way to make sure we received a medium rare steak rather than well done. We hope that our next encounter will be more positive.

M
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, our server Matt was great, recommend a yummy dish we would have missed out on. Just a lovely dinner all around

MR
Raleigh
26 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian cuisine done right. Comfortable decor, friendly staff, and authentic-tasting food.

LL
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a pleasure to dine at Mezzanotte. The food is most excellent, the staff/service is terrific, atmosphere is beautiful, welcoming, and sophisticated, music is always good. So glad to have Mezzanotte in our community!

OT
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night for eating outdoors... Did and service were excellent

DS
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food been going every Friday now for 4 weeks and this past weekend we went Friday and Saturday night to.....my husband loves their homemade pasta dishes, and this one dessert the chocolate something I cant remember the exact name but it's like 2and on the dessert menu

ML
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely. Blessed
With perfect weather for outside dining. Servers were attentive and friendly and
Professional even though the meal was
Complementary. And the meal was fabulous. We have been loyal customers at Cafe Mezzanotte for many years, but Tom certainly repaid our patronage with this celebration. The food was as perfect as always

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary group. 8 people. Great night!

NR
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A friend and I made reservations to dine in support of the Moveable Feast fundraiser ~ I prefer to do business with companies that do well by doing good: and Café Mezz/Tommie do this in spades... I had a glass of delicious Moscato, a tasty and different Casa salad, and the Scallop Truca risotto ~ all yummy, and incredibly attentive and lively service by Eamonn. Café Mezz always pleases. The new decor is clean and fresh, in line with the focus on sustainable, farm to table ingredients ~ but I admit missing a bit the coziness of the previous design.

D
Naples
74 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lasagne crust was a little hard.

O
Baltimore
35 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Excellent service, food mediocre

CK
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Overall a good experience. Enjoyed filet mignon, fettuccine Mediterraneo and profiteroles. Will be back to check out the more casual lounge.

OT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed quiet atmosphere with a very attentive waitress

OT
San Francisco
141 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

a pleasant dining room, sparsely filled on a Tuesday evening. Server was inattentive to the point of exasperation. one diner was pleased with his food; the birthday girl was not. Gnocchi was super-salty, salad greens were limp and unappetizing.
There is potential here, especially in their dedication to local sourcing, but execution needs more attention and effort.

OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Cafe Mezzanote never disappoints! Have been going there for over 20 years and used to work next door to it, so have a long, extensive experience with how great they are.

CF
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Our waiter was very attentive and helpful, the restaurant is nice and I like the ambiance, but the food was just not what I remember it to be. It has been a few years since I dinned at this restaurant, but the menu was much smaller. The crab martini appetizer that I used to love is gone and I didn’t see any apps that really intrigued me so we skipped the apps. We asked the waiter to recommend a wine to try to pair with both filet mignon and scallops, he recommended the Campo. I didn’t think it paired with either. My husband enjoyed his filet and there were no concerns. Out of the 4 scallops I ordered, 2 were gritty and unpleasant. The rest of the dish was fine. The waiter asked if everything was ok, but I really didn’t feel like sending it back and having to wait for another dish, so I told him we were fine. Dessert was amazing, we really liked it and we got coffee with our dessert and your coffee is excellent.
All in all it wasn’t a bad experience , but it wasn’t a great one either.

d
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful evening... the bartender was very friendly and competent, our waiter Kevin was knowledgeable and unobtrusive. Food was delicious! We started with the meatballs which were tender and flavorful and the zucchini ribbons which were awesome! The Chilean Sea Bass was excellent and the Veal Marsala which was fork tender. We thoroughly enjoyed and will be back soon!

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I love this restaurant but have to say I was disappointed on this particular occasion. The pasta and meatballs were lacking seasoning and served a bit on the cool side. I chalk it up to them having an off night. Normally the food is outstanding. Don’t worry, I will be back again.

P
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional service and fresh delicious food to include appetizers, desserts, beverages and entree. The cafe set-up and decor was beautiful and functional!!

P
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Our server was very nice & friendly. All food seemed like it sat before being brought out. Minestrone soup, Duck breast & pasta entrees were all luke warm when brought to table. It wasn’t that busy so not sure why one of the wait staff didn’t run the dishes when finished in kitchen.

JG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit and celebrating 19 years of marriage. Everything was absolutely amazing! We will definitely be returning.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience as usual. The pasta straws are a cool idea. Our server was exceptional and the food matched the service. I always recommend Cafe Mezzanotte to our family and friends.

SH
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dependable very good food and service! We always enjoy going to Cafe Mezzanotte.

JC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was friendly and professional and the food was wonderful! We did not feel rushed either.

s
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch time quiet and attentive service. Lovely atmosphere.

RC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Service from the wait staff was excellent. Food was not good. Salad vegetables were not fresh. Salmon was ordered medium rare. It appeared very well done. Bread was delicious.

Would not recommend this place to anyone who loves good, fresh, locally sourced food.

BP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Fantastic!!! Fantastic food, fantastic service!!! Love the redo!

ML
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Mezzanotte is one of my all time favorites! The farm to table food is always fresh and flavorful and prepared to perfection. Starting from the very moment you sit down with the most delicious bread dipping olive oil mixed with an amazing blend of herbs and spices! I could literally just make a meal on the bread with a bottle of wine here! But then i would miss out on the amazing entrees and daily specials! I cannot wait to return!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time. Everything was great

H
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful evening at Cafe Mezz! We celebrated our 45th Anniversary with great food, excellent service, and complimentary "bubbly". Flavors (Shrimp Arrabiata and Sea Bass) were rich and satisfying and portions were large (always love the leftovers!). We will be coming back often.

TL
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The only negative thing was that, when we were seated, we were given a table right next to a party of 6 when there were other empty tables with no one seated near them. Otherwise, food and service were great!