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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1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and great service. Our waiter was Monty and he was everything you could hope for -- great personality and even better service.

F
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent!

MM
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice meal. Thanks. Very loud

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and fellowship

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it this place

M
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We asked for a quiet table away from others and we were given the perfect table! Food and service were excellent

JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Fantastic special and apps.

C
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and the service was excellent. We hadn’t been there in a while and are looking forward to getting back soon. Really loved it!

OT
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food, as always. Not rushed to order or to leave after meal was finished and table cleared so it was nice to have extra time with old friends. Noise level was rather high.

DH
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The restaurant is beautiful and the hosts very pleasant, however the service was fair to midland and the food quite disappointing.

RD
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at the restaurant. Started in the lounge, which is a comfortable space with friendly bartender. Moved on to dining room for excellent meal. Will definitely return.

c
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was wonderful have had two birthday parties there and everything was great, food and service

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Raw dough. Food was really bad.

C
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Some pasta not homemade. Need to make that clear.

ML
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food on an interesting menu with specials. Friendly and efficient service, good wine list and excellent t cocktails.

MW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Went for my birthday, Friday night, my husband and I ordered Oyster Rockefeller and Brousel Sprouts, then Salmon and Fish of the night. The salmon came with a couple of spines, I did not want to eat anymore, the server called the manager, the manager did not want me to go hungry, but I lost my appetite; It was good enough with the Oysters, the bread and the wine; my husband said that he would give the salmon to the dogs, so we were still charged for full price. I was expecting a refund. I guess since my husband said that he would take salmon for the dogs, this is why the manager did not care about the inconvenience of possible being choked with the salmon bones in case I found another one. I found 2 in the 3 spoons I put in my mouth. Really not expected finding bones in a fillet.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service wonderful birthday party for my wife!

KS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good food, but the wine prices are ridiculous. Cheapest bottle is over $30 and the $34 merlot we bought retails for $11 at Total Wine. So, I don't mind paying double for the wine, b/c restaurant has to make a profit, but triple?

JR
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcoming and attentive to seating needs. Service is impeccable!

L
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Party of two with reservations made well in advance. All dressed up for a nice Valentine dinner. Taken to a table for four way in the back of the restaurant near the exit door when there were plenty of tables for two in other areas of the restaurant. Waiter seemed to want to rush us through our meal -- asked us if we wanted to order our entire meal when we ordered our drinks. We said we weren't in a rush. Ordered drinks. Ordered salads (no salad forks), hadn't even finished the salads before the entrees came. Didn't get drinks until we were well into finishing up our salads and after asking where they were. Didn't clear the salad plates so there was a space problem on the table. Had to hold our salad plates up off the table so the server (not the waiter) could put the entrées down. Although the restaurant wasn't that full, service was not up to par. We've been there many times before over the years. Not that impressed this time. Need to train staff better.

RP
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Belated Valentine's Day dinner for my wife and I. Table was ready when we got there, staff provided bread and water in the first minute and our server appeared within 3. The bread was crunchy and tasty, as was the olive oil with herbs. The Menu was not overly expansive, but filled with good and interesting choices. My wife tried the lobster risotto with butternut squash. I tried the boar pasta with peppers, vegetables and bucatini pasta. Both were excellent, arriving pipng hot and of good portions (made for great leftovers). The service was attentive and timely. The wine selections were appropriate for the menu items and very tasty. All told, a very enjoyable evening and we will return.

G
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines dinner with family.

JF
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Cafe Mezzanotte. It’s our go-to place for special occasion dinners. Love the atmosphere and the farm-to-table freshness of all the food.

SS
Baltimore
45 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We enjoy eating in the Lounge for a date night. The Oysters Rockefeller are outstanding; we vowed next time to just get four orders of those, along with a salad and nice white wine or Prosecco. The Seafood Mediterranean is always a winner. My sea bass was a huge piece and delicious, although too under-cooked to eat the (cool) center. Took it home to reheat and cook through the next day. Great vibe in the Lounge, good for people watching and noise level low so you can actually have a conversation. The jazz playing (recordings) in background was interesting and right touch to off set the TV basketball (which I know some patrons really like seeing). Thank goodness they have the sound off on the three TV's.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time at this restaurant. The food, service and ambiance were amazing. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends and family

BM
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Valentines Day.

s
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing. And the food was the bomb! Definitely will be coming back next Valentine’s Day and earlier

CM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good service, food was awesome, atmosphere was beautiful and romantic, price was decent for the amount of food you received. The place was just remodeled and looked wonderful.

MS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience2

The service was very slow on Valentine's night. We were crowded in a very small space and practically eating dinner with the couple next to us.

O
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Server was polite but inattentive, and had to be reminded a couple of times for the same requested items. Wine glass was barely filled to 1/4 glass. Scallops were cold on Surf & Turf Tower but, overall, our meals were good.

DA
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

HEY it's a wonderful and friendly place and we would recommend it

OT
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal

DK
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server John S was outstanding. The place was extremely busy since it was valentines night but the food was excellent. Could of made a meal of the crispy Brussels sprouts and the fresh bread. Can’t wait until our next visit.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Went for Valentine’s Day and requested bar area because it is a little less formal. Was placed with wife at a tiny bar high top that was about 19” wide and about 24” from the person next to me. I did not mind the bar chatter because we chose that area but would have greatly preferred a table away from the bar (it was five feet from us as we were sat along high bench seating at a high top). Food was good - steak a little undercooked...but tasty. Just felt like o was eating in lower Manhattan where seats and space are premium.

KW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic Valentines Day here! Loved the brussel sprouts and octopus appetizers and the sea bass entree. The restaurant itself is beautiful, spacious and open. A somewhat hidden gem along route 2!

JB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with a great menu and beverage list. It was the first time I had wine flight - very nice. The lobster bisque was superb and seafood pasta dishes were delightful! Sad, no room for dessert. A great place for any occasion.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is great. The ambiance is somewhat average, and not so spacious. I enjoyed my dinner anyway, overall i will give it a 4. I can see a potential little room for improvement on other aspects beside the food.

CR
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Server was polite and energetic, but could not multitask, which led to longer wait times between ordering food or additional drinks, as well as waiting to receive/pay our check. The main reason why we did not order dessert since we didn't want to wait that much longer. It was busy, but he would walk right by and only address/serve one table at a time. That being said, the food was fantastic and if it wasn't for the slower service it would have been all 5's.

NR
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attended to support the fundraiser for Good Neighbors Group.
John was our server ~ friendly, knowledgeable and efficient.
We all loved our meals...I had the filet mignon, luscious.

KW
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We ordered 2 apps, split a sale and an entree. Our waiter said he would bring them out in courses to spread out the evening. We were about half way through the apps when the salad arrived. The entree arrived while we still had apps and salad. After I said something they offered to take our entree back to the kitchen to keep warm.