Mediterraneo Ristorante & Caffe

4.4
172 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Authentic
Soft lighting like golden sunset, ruined pastel columns and arches, billowy sheer curtains, songs breathed seductively, attentive service and, not least, delectable food...

For the past 20 years, Mediterraneo chef and owner Rino Letizia has stuck by his primary goal: to consistently give his customers first-rate food and service. The innovative menu draws from different regions of Italy and includes the chef’s delectable daily specials. The kitchen focuses on quality, freshness and food presentation. Enjoy a delightful meal indoors or al fresco, before or after the theater.
At Mediterraneo, you will experience what authentic Italian food is all about.

Buon Appetito!
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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(914) 773-1020
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Rino Letizia & Andrew Margiotta
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Private party facilities
Private dinning available during lunch and dinner hours. All private dinning can be customized.
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Private party contact
Carlo: (914) 773-1020
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Catering
Off site and on premise catering available.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bedford Rd
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Parking details
Private Lot and ample street parking
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Public transit
Metro North Railroad Harlem Line. Pleasantville Station
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 172 People Are Saying
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New York Area
4 reviews
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service from our server. Very attentive. Great food. Thanks

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D
New York Area
2 reviews
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All fine. Just a little hard to find.

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AE
New York Area
31 reviews
4.0Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very excellent and accommodating AS ALWAYS.
Very handicap accessible.

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p
Caribbean
8 reviews
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday dinner....great spot. Delicious food!

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BJ
New York Area
8 reviews
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every respect. Staff was attentive, friendly and welcoming. Food was delicious -- whether one of the specials or off the menu. We will be definitely be back.

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NS
New York Area
17 reviews
4.0Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

reliably good food, good service. nice atmosphere. great neighborhood standby.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent!!

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AU
New York Area
3 reviews
4.0Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

excellant food and value. definately will go back again

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j
New York Area
12 reviews
5.0Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I started going here years ago and always felt the food is authentic and fresh.... Never lets me down. I am a Sicilian/Italian and I can count on this restaurant to bring back memories of my grandma's kitchen. BRAVO!!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Mother’s Day meal!

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KS
1 review
4.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a party of 6 for mother’s day at 2:00. We were promptly seated. We stared with fried calamari and baked clams and the arugula beet salad. The calamari was tender and the baked clams were tasty- whole with bread crumbs done old school. Everyone enjoyed their main courses. The portions were large, several of us took half home. I loved how they were serving the regular menu in Mother’s Day. I had a halibut special, done in a Chardonnay broth with clams, chorizo corn and potatoes. Very nice . My daughter had the Veal Braciole with Gnocchi- the gnocchi were like clouds she proclaimed! Other dishes were penne vodka, sole piccata , chicken franchese and the salmon. All delicious. The picky grandma’s ate way more than normal and loved their meals . These women do not give complements easily! Highly recommend for any occasion or just a nice meal in a nice setting.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time, the first time was a date night and this time we brought our kids with us and we loved it both times. The food is so good; I love that they have a menu that has a nice combo of unique meals, but offer some classics too! We all loved our dinner choices and the service was awesome. Our waiter was really attentive, gave us great recommendations and was very pleasant. We will definitely be back:)

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G
New York Area
27 reviews
5.0Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were a group of 8, family and friends. The ease of the Open Table reservation was wonderful. We chose a variety of Italian selections, and all of us were pleased. The zucchini blossoms appetizer were popular. The calamari were attractively served, but not as crispy as the menu suggested - too bad. All in all, a wonderful evening.

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SR
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there on a Saturday night. The service staff were professional and friendly and the food was great!

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A
New York Area
7 reviews
4.0Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great local spot, been a staple for years in Pleasantville, consistently good food!

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JC
Orlando
3 reviews
4.0Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a very nice time. The food was excellent - my wife and i both ordered dinner specials, and were both extremely happy with it. Service was good but not great. Had no complaints about the service, but there were a few little things that you would expect in a mid- to upscale-restaurant that we didn't get (e.g. my wife and I split an appetizer, and had to ask for separate plates, then only received one plate and it was an entree sized plate). With that said, will definitely go back.

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E
New York Area
7 reviews
3.0Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The server was very slow with our wine order and the bottle of SB house came warm. I had to have him chill it for another 20mins. My wife found the vongola to be very dry and the stuffed artichoke was full of garlic and no taste. I wanted to love this place but left us feeling not satisfied. Sorry

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OT
New York Area
27 reviews
4.0Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Have eaten here many times. Good whenever I want a relatively quiet place with good traditional Italian food. Also very accommodating to requests for some of my favorite dishes . All and all ,a very pleasant dining experience . I will keep returning.

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K
New York Area
23 reviews
3.0Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The restaurant was very busy on a recent Saturday night with many people who appeared to be regulars. Two of the diners in the group enjoyed their meals. I chose the cioppino--a mistake. It was very bland and the seafood was overcooked. I wouldn't return to this restaurant any time soon.

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C
Los Angeles
6 reviews
3.0Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Tonight's special lamb chops were very good. Clams over linguine were rubbery and tasteless. Three fresh clams. Artichoke appetizer very small. Desserts were perfunctory. Dissppointed.

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d
New York Area
9 reviews
5.0Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food never disappoints. Service is top notch and very very friendly

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OT
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here for Easter dinner and everything was phenomenal. We love coming to Mediterraneo because the food is always amazing but the atmosphere always wins us over.

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R
New York Area
4 reviews
2.0Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

We were very disappointed with the food. Both of us chose the prix fixe three course fish choice. My salad greens had clearly been cut much earlier and my husbands baked clams were mostly breading. The fish was too heavy it breaded and very salty. The only decent item was the biscotti-they were very good.

We were disappointed since the reviews were good and the place was packed. Maybe we should have gotten a pasta dish?

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SA
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had lunch with friends. Food was excellent. Stuffed artichoke and the fettuccini special was delicious.
Profiteroles for dessert!!
Service very good.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
5.0Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went on a Friday for dinner and it was so great. The service was awesome (hostess and waitress were dolls) and the food was amazing! We loved the menu and their specials and appreciated that the menu was not overwhelmingly big, but had really good choices...,honestly the toughest part was picking! We looking forward to coming back soon!

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G
New York Area
17 reviews
5.0Dined on February 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food
Love the service
Love the easy parking
Love the wine list
Love the noise level so you can talk to your friends
Love not to be rushed

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C
New York Area
14 reviews
4.0Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Went back for the first time in many years. Not going back sooner was my loss. We had a thoroughly enjoyable dinner with friends. The food was delicious. Our waiter made the experience fun, and they were kind enough to let us keep talking way after the food was gone and just about everyone else had left. Definitely going back.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
5.0Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, our experience was excellent! Our friends have never been there as they live in CT, and they thoroughly enjoyed and plan on returning when visiting NY. The food was delicious, the service was top notch and the ambiance was cozy and comfortable!!

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MP
New York Area
12 reviews
4.0Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

They always do a great job. Very good food and service.

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JC
New York Area
7 reviews
4.0Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My girlfriend and I had a wonderful time at Mediterraneo, a nice little Italian find with a lively atmosphere! Carmine, our server was the best! He was super attentive, very friendly with unparalleled hospitality. We never felt pressured to leave or hurry up between servings.
The food was good. The bread was fresh and warm to crusty perfection, and served with garlic butter in evoo. For the appetizers, we ordered the beef carpaccio with arugula and shaved parmesan, which was delightful, and polenta fries, which was very flavorful, and served with gorgonzola cheese dip. We each ordered sparkling water and a glass of Malbec, which I didn't think was Malbec but paired well with the food we ate. I'm a novice with wine so what we were served may have well been Malbec but perhaps that was a label that I was unfamiliar with. The restaurant doesn't serve bottles of wine, which I found surprising. For the entrees, my girlfriend ordered the short ribs, which was tender, with risotto, which was flavorful. A serving of vegetables would have paired well with that dish too. I ordered the chicken in balsamic with hot sausage and potatoes with string beans. A couple chicken pieces were slightly tough but paired well with the hot sausage (which I loved) and balsamic reduction. The potatoes were slightly soggy and would have preferred a side a faro (now that i think about it) for the starch. Overall the dish was good for a prix fixe menu. For dessert we had a tartufo, which was excellent, and a no baked Nutella cake, which was a little on the sweet side.
Overall my girlfriend and I were very happy sharing our first Valentines Day together at Mediterraneo. We will definitely be going back to taste their regular menu!

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
4.0Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We were there for Valentine's Day. Quiet, intimate. Staff was helpful. Fully understood we had tickets for a movie and had time constraints. The food was excellent! Especially the Brussel sprouts soup with bacon. Really delicious and not something you'd find on every menu.

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a
New York Area
23 reviews
4.0Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

good food in a casual environment. well priced. will return.

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LA
New England
13 reviews
5.0Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a wonderful time and I would very much recommend this restaurant! It is a hidden treasure!!!

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OT
New England
1 review
3.0Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Disappointed from prior experience. Loud and crowded. Appetizer was just so so but entree was w/o flavor. Won’t go back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on January 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice, comfortable, great menu we sere there very early because we had an event to get to so we cannot comment as if it were a full house!

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JO
New York Area
42 reviews
4.0Dined on January 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always enjoy our dining experience.

Delicious food.

Our family favorite is the Spaghetti Carbonara

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ML
New York Area
12 reviews
4.0Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Consistently delivers! Very good wine selection that is moderately priced. Meatballs are outta sight!!!

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LW
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant New Years Eve dinner. Good food excellent service and quiet enough for conversations. Thanks

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OT
New York Area
1 review
1.0Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Hostess did not greet us kindly. Waiter complained about special requests when placing our order. Food mediocre

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K
New York Area
10 reviews
5.0Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy this wonderful restaurant. The food, service, attention to detail and atmosphere are top shelf. Have never been disappointed, and the chef is a master at his craft.

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