MezzaNotte Restaurant

4.6
303 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Whether you call it Classic Italian with a Modern Twist, or Modern Cuisine with Italian Influences, locally owned MezzaNotte Ristorante is sure to please. Highly rated food, prepared fresh from scratch using seasonal and local products. Whether for an intimate dinner, business meeting or dining with friends and family, MezzaNotte will exceed your expectations. Come try us and see why we are a Trip Advisor Restaurant of Excellence.
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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food served by friendly professionals in a warm and inviting atmosphere.

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DG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When we first walked in the music was distracting and loud. It was turned down per request. I started with the Love Bite, a layered drink with raspberry and Godiva liqueurs and raspberry puree, topped with chocolate covered raspberries. The duck meatballs with Gouda centers on polenta patties were fantastic. The crab and rigatoni had a very flavorable sauce. I had no room for dessert. The staff was accommodating and checked on us often.

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MT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The kitchen must have been badly overwhelmed and understaffed that night... Apps took much too long to arrive, and this was compounded by the fact that we were not eating bread. Calamari fra diavlo app was very overcooked and completely rubbery, brussel sprouts side was delicious but very small. Our shared entry arrived after another overly long wait, we knew we were in trouble when our server dropped off bread and hurried away after we had clearly shared with him we were not eating bread and had refused it earlier. When our grilled Branzino fish special finally arrived it was raw, bony and inedible. We asked for our check, paid the bill, and went home disappointed and hungry. No one at the restaurant came to see us and offered to make amends for our poor experience.

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I
New York Area
105 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The risotto and the rack of veal were outstanding. The calamari was fresh, crisp and had the right amount of spice. The pannacotta was homemade, creamy and had the right amount of sweetness. The service as always was exceptional.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

MezzaNotte never disappoints. It’s our go-to place for birthdays and special occasions or when we just want a perfect meal. The food is exceptional the setting quiet and contemporary and the service is wonderful.

It was my wife’s birthday and we asked for a booth when we made the reservation. We were seated in the perfect booth. The server was attentive and helpful without being overbearing and we never felt rushed or ignored. Everything on the menu is wonderful and their wine list and specialty cocktails are great complements to a great meal. And always, always save room for desert.

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E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always top notch

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OA
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was great I live the coats checked it make it comfortable at the sitting space. Food was excellent and the service.

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B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Reservation for 7:30. Was seated at 8:40. Dinner ordered,food came 1:15 min after. Waiter never offered to bring more bread while waiting or showed up to check on us. Place is cramped with too many tables for a small place. Food was tasteless and cold. The noise is loud and hard to maintain a conversation. Not a place for a romantic dinner. The only person that showed some attention was the hostess - but there was nothing she could do to help,other than apologize. That’s not a fine dinner experience. Food is expensive also for what it is- was truly a bad experience.
Owner or manager never came to our table to apologize. This is an established restaurant - should not have such a bad service. Waiter was inexperienced and would care less to be attentive and courteous. I wonder if they had a manager on duty or the owner on the premises.

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j
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service.

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I
New York Area
105 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pasta carbonara was a delicious appetizer we shared. The swordfish puttanesca was fresh and the flavors were savory. The veal saltimboca was excellent. Our server was very attentive. We will definitely return.

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r
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service and food was excellent. It would be nice if there were more vegetarian options.

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CM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mezza Notte Never disappoints. Brought my Staff for our annual Holiday get together. None of them had been before. They all LOVED it. Few arrived early and were able to take advantage of Happy Hour at the Bar. I ordered appetizers for the table Brussel Sprout chips, Calamari and the Meat and Cheese board. All were excellent. Bread with the Olive Tapenade is a perfect companion. For Dinner. Scallop and Shrimp Risotto was perfectly cooked, Swordfish Picatta was excellent cooked to perfection. We had one guest very allergic to shell fish and onions she spoke to the waiter and made all request and everything was cooked appropriate. The Service is excellent. And the Owner is very gracious. I know I will return and hopefully the rest we return on there own.

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DD
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Standard by which all other restaurants we frequent are measured. We love everything and especially notice and appreciate the owner's attention to detail.

Our only regret is that we don't have the same in Delmar.

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LR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for dinner on New Years' Eve, and they had a special menu. We always love the food and the service at MezzaNotte, and this evening was no exception. My daughter had a special duck entree, I had a superb swordfish, and my husband enjoyed the filet. Service was attentive and friendly, and the food was terrific. MezzaNotte continues to be a favorite!

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RS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was very good. Service was good, everyone that we encountered was very polite and efficient.

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LG
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were all extremely friendly and courteous. The food was delicious. We cannot wait to go back!

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RS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is hands-down one of the best restaurants in the Albany Capital District. It’s a bit pricey but the food is amazing and well worth it. We tend to come here for a special occasion or to share a memorable dinner with close friends.

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MH
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best lasagna we ever had. Great service and ambiance.

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CR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We have been here several times and it was always very very good from food to service. The owner was always there and was always on top of everything. This past night there was no owner there. We ordered appetizers and a glass of wine that the waitress never brought, by the way they’re only three tables there as being one of them. My wife ordered the fettuccine and lobster. After several minutes the waitress came back and said the lobster that came in was no good so there was no lobster for the evening. She chose The tenderloin risotto which was good. I ordered a rigatoni sausage and egg plant that was swimming in size and the rigatoni’s were overcooked. Both cooks in the open kitchen we’re constantly enjoying some food as every time we looked over they were chewing on something. It is unfortunate that the owner needs to be there to keep things in order. Not sure if we will try back again or not but after that experience it is highly unlikely.

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S
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was great as always. The service was extremely slow and I am not sure if it was because our waiter was also working a party in the upstairs. He was rarely at our table and when he would show up it would be an extremely long time before he returned. Drinks were left unfilled and the service in general was extremely slow. We have not had this problem in the past so I am not sure what was going on. Perhaps it was because it was a Friday night. We usually go there during the week and do not have this problem.

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SG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good all around experience

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, great atmosphere, Tim is an excellent waiter. We will definitely visit again.

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and atmosphere were excellent. Service was good, but the wait staff seemed annoyed when we made some special requests. I can’t say they were rude, just not particularly enthusiastic. All in all a good experience, I would return.

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SL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here multiple times and have enjoyed every dish I have ordered. You are greeted with a warm welcome when you walk in. The service and food is awesome. You will not be disappointed.

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KH
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, atmosphere and staff.

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JD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great. Service was especially good.

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A
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Went with friends on a Saturday night to celebrate our mutual birthdays. We had a reservation and were seated immediately BUT...did not realize we would have an hour to wait from the salad course to actually getting our meal! Kitchen staff are incompetent. My and husband's meal were cold. Avoid all specials and just order the pasta meals. Our waiter was very good and we did not punish him for the kitchen's problems. Also way too expensive for the place and quality of food. I brought my $38 special strip steak home for the dog since the eatable beef was minimal

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JS
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is consistently excellent. Our waiter Tim is always fantastic. The hostess was extremely accomodating in making sure we had him for our waiter. The bartender was great as well. Always a treat!!

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d
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The lasagna was excellent. My wife has had it before and is consistently good. I had the lobster fettuccini, which was disappointing. I seriously doubt the lobster was fresh - meaning never frozen. It was tough and chewy and the sauce was mediocre. Not something I will need to order again. The Baby Amarone - by the glass is - is excellent

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DH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Connie and her staff always top notch. We always enjoy it.

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BB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, friendly service, no rush to turnover the table. We were slow with ordering and our server was great about it. Highly recommend the duck meatballs appetizer!

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OT
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We booked Mezza Notte to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We were seated in a nice booth which gave us some sense privacy from the crowded main dining area. Our server was prompt in taking our drink order and explaining the specials. However, he almost exclusively had eye contact with men as we experienced at our table and observed with his other customers.
We give a mixed review regarding the food. The menu is somewhat limited yet does have a few good options. My beet and burrata salad as well as the rabbit ragu were very good while my husband's beans and greens was more like a soup with the amount of broth overwhelming the few greens, beans and scant amount of sausage. His chicken saltimboca was tasty yet very meager and he could not determine if prosciutto was actually included in his dish.
Although our server checked on our opinion of the entrees, he then totally ignored us and his other table in the next booth as he proceeded to have an extended conversation with the couple at the table directly in front of us. We were distracted by his animated discussion and how long it continued. We would have liked to order a glass of wine with our entree and likely would have had dessert, but we were never approached by the server. I finally waved my hand to obtain his attention. We requested a box for our leftovers and the server seemed annoyed and never asked us if we would like anything else. We guessed he was angry that we had interrupted his conversation. We paid and left. His behavior was totally inappropriate, rude and displayed a lack of training of this server.
With so many good restaurants in the area, there is no reason to go to Mezza Notte and be treated as if you were in a diner setting. Save your money and go elsewhere!

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D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Even though it was only half way through their service they ran out of Filet's; however what we ultimately ordered was good but on the smaller side - The fried calamari as an appetizer not so much. Also it was very noisy. We are kind of neutral but may give it another chance.

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l
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great atmosphere great service very good price

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had an excellent first visit to MezzaNotte. I would definitely recommend it. We will be back.

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TB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was great and the staff was very good and very professional.

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WK
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

After reading other reviews we were looking forward to dining at Mezz Notte, but it did not meet our expectations. My wife had the linguini with lobster sauce. The lobster was chewy, pasta was cool and must have been sitting for a while, stuck together. Found it to be very noisy.

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AA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Mezza Notte continues to live up to expectations for a special occasion meal. The Mezza Notte Salad remains a special favorite!

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S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and atmosphere. A very nice place to dine overall. The lobster fettuccine was delicious and the ricotta cake dessert was light and airy. Everyone in our party was pleased with their meal.

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WS
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the 3 for $30 plus wine pairing. The meal and atmosphere was a pleasant experience. We look forward to more evenings at MezzaNotte.

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