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About La Mezzaluna
At La Mezzaluna, we bring you an authentic taste of Italy. All regions of a country world renowned for its food are represented on one menu. Chef Michael Moriello, born in Italy and emigrated to the U.S. in 1997. A graduate of the Sorrento Cooking School and honed his skills at top restaurants in both Rome and Naples. Located right in the heart of downtown Princeton, our primary attention is paid to the food & service. Our friendly and knowledgable staff will make you feel like you're dining at home.
Princeton, NJ 08540
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We can cater parties of all sizes up to 200 people. Consider us for your next birthday, anniversary party or graduation!
Municipal garage located right around the corner from the restaurant. Street parking also available.
Multiple bus & train lines from Nassau Street, downtown Princeton.
Banquet, BYO Liquor, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout
La Mezzaluna Ratings and Reviews
We went for a meal on a Saturday night and had a wonderful time. Our food was delivered very promptly by the wonderful wait staff and we could not have been more pleased. For starters, our fancy crabcake was out of this world! My very generous veal, sausage and mushroom dish was flat-out fabulous as was my wife's pork. For dessert we had first-rate tiramisu and very good coffee. The owner hovered around making sure everything was perfect and made us feel very comfortable and right at home. His warm, inviting presence created a very friendly atmosphere. All I can say is by all means try La Mezzaluna yourself and you'll see what I mean. But make sure to make a reservation as this restaurant draws lots of very loyal customers. Enjoy!
Would not suggest trying on a holiday. We were rushed through a 3 course meal in 45 mins with not even an offer of coffee. The eggplant was the star of the meal although it was too big and too much cheese for an appetizer portion. The flounder was tender but drowned in a tasteless sauce. Dessert was good but not remarkable. This was our second try here. We’ve heard raves from others and decided to give it a second try after a less-than memorable first dining experience. We won’t be back. Too many other better restaurants in the area.
The food was amazing. My sister and I met for lunch on a Sunday and would recommend to anyone who enjoys authentic Italian cuisine. There wasn't a lot of people in when we arrived around noon. However we could easily hear the conversations from other tables. I imagine when the restaurant is full it could be quite noisy. The quality of the food and service was impeccable. We will definitely return!
The food was good. We'll start with that. Service outstanding if not a bit much, kept getting asked if everything was ok, even though 2 people had just asked and we were in the middle of conversing. The restaurant has horrible acoustics even though it looks quaint. It's on the small and certainly narrow side and the sound of people talking is so loud that you can't really hear the people across the table from you. It's not a good place for an intimate date. Food was good, price was fair and the waitress "Kelly" was very nice and on top of things. All of us liked our food and once the first crowd left and the restaurant quieted down, we loved it. Because we could hear each other. The second shift /crowd came in and once again we couldn't hear each other at all. I would prefer to go back when it's not so crowded on a Saturday night.
First time at this restaurant...We love Princeton, and was looking for something different- needed pre-Theater for me and my teen-age children. Didn't want to spend a fortune, but wanted gourmet. Wow! The food was top-notch delicious. Far better than Theresa's. My son's Chicken Marinara dish was outstanding...melt in your mouth. My daughter's risotto dish was incredible. Appetizers were top-notch. Portions were great. Service was quite excellent. Even the bus-boys looked impeccable & classy - were super polite and attentive. The place could use some ambiance...but I was quite impressed with the food, the value and friendly, team-effort, professional, elegant staff.
restaurant was a no show. The restaurant said it closes at 9 PM but open table accepted a 9:15 reservation. It was our anniversary and we were looking forward to a nice evening. Now it was late and the restaurant was open but no longer seating customers. They did recommend another restaurant but until we got there , we were unsure that they were open and had room for us. Very disappointing experience through open table and the restaurant.
The restaurant said they had informed open table of the hours during the week were different than weekends.
My first time at La Mezzaluna was a treat. My office had our holiday lunch here last Friday. The service was excellent and the food delicious. I had the pumpkin ravioli and the special chicken and sausage risotto. Both outstanding. My co-worked enjoyed their meals as well, especially the seafood risotto and the special stuffed portobella mushroom.
I highly recommend.
We have been eating at La Mezzaluna for over 10 years. One of our favorite places to eat in Princeton. This night, we brought friends from out of town. Our past experiences had me expecting a 5 star experience, but tonight, not so much. Overall, given our company and wine we bought, it was an almost terrific evening:
1) We were seated for our reservation time immediately and at the type of table we requested
2) The menu/specials presented many excellent options
3) The ambience is excellent
Our issues with this visit (which has never happened in 10 years) surrounded our service:
1) Our waiter struggled with opening the wine and broke our cork, it can happen to the best of us, the issue... he spent all of the time opening the bottle COMPLAINING to us about his corkscrew and telling some tall tale about how his was at home and they don't have one here at the restaurant, etc, etc - very unprofessional
2) I am gluten free - one of the reason's we love it is because they understand and have always treated me with care. This time, despite me including it in our reservation, telling the waiter, asking for confirmation about what I was ordering, he DID NOT PAY ATTENTION and brought my salad with croutons. I immediately let him know and another waiter overheard and said 'she's allergic, you must make her a new one, not just take the croutons off'. Sure enough, he brought back the salad and had only taken the croutons off - it was not freshly remade (crumbs on the plate). DANGEROUS.
3) Water - glass were never filled. It took us multiple requests to get our glass refilled and waited over half our meal for it to happen.
4) Finally - the portion sizes seem to have shrunk while the prices have gone up. The food is always EXCELLENT - no complaints there, but at $25 for a basic risotto, there should be more than 1 cup on the plate..
Our luck drew a bad waiter, it happens - but should not at this restaurant, in this town, on this night, and for this cost.
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