Bar Mezzana

4.8
594 reviews
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Italian
Bar Mezzana is a coastal Italian restaurant by Chef Colin Lynch at Ink Block in Boston’s South End, specializing in crudo and hand-made pasta. Signature dishes like chicken under a brick, Spanish octopus and orecchiette with sausage have become instant classics. Seasonal menu updates incorporate flavors from local farmers and purveyors. The crudo menu changes daily - think Nantucket bay scallops and razor clams along with Japanese and European delicacies like shima aji and lubina. All are expertly prepared with bright touches of citrus, oils and salts.
Reserve in the dining room for a family dinner or date night. Enjoy the bar and lounge for bar snacks, a great burger, and a Nightshift beer. A private dining room is available for a business event or intimate party for up to 12. Any night of the week, Bar Mezzana welcomes with a thoughtful wine list, delightful cocktails, delicious food and friendly staff!
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New England
3 reviews
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

He quality of the food was amazing. Crudo and crostini were absolutely delicious. Focaccia was extremely enjoyable. The only we bit of criticism J have is that brunch menu was a little bread centric. Focaccia, crostini, Benedict, breakfast sandwiches.

We will be back and I highly recommend! Chef was there serving and enjoying himself.

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New England
5 reviews
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome. Great food great service.

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New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish was just right flavor and taste!

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JB
New England
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We were seated promptly. Another server asked us what we wanted to drink after we had already put in our drink order. We ordered the pasta with parmesan, lemon and prosciutto, the burger and the affogato. The pasta was cooked well but felt like something was missing. Still tasty! Burger was Big Mac reminiscent ( delicious according to my fiance) and fries were well seasoned. I’m sure we will be back when he craves the burger again! Candy bar for V day was a cute touch.

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AG
New England
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was top notch. The food was so fresh and homemade, and the service was impeccable. Highly recommend.

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JN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I come by to this resturant a few times already. Every time I eat here it's all the same good food. Very good service. I recommend eating here.

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w
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything's great, but it's too noisy for conversation. Please do something!

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New England
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife’s birthday. With friends and family. Everything was great. Our waiter Anthony was excellent...friendly, helpful, efficient and knowledgeable. I had ordered a cake from the restaurant and it was delicious. Brought to the table with candles. It was a special birthday for my wife and she loved the attention. We’ve been to Bar Mezzana a few times and look forward to our next visit

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter came over with champagne to celebrate our anniversary. He was fantastic with his recommendations and we will he back for sure.

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JB
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit, but won't be my last! The pasta is to die for.

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RN
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

good food and wine selection. Crudos were great but not necessarily goes with italian food.

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently delicious!

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Outstanding food. Wonderful service. The noise level is distracting and makes conversation difficult. It has gotten better and better.

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MG
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to have dinner with friends. Casual, friendly, sophisticated, delicious!

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K
New England
19 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service are excellent. My wife order lamb rack but she didn’t like the pesto sauce. The waitress help us to get the chef to make some special mint sauce; it turns out really really good. The crude did not disappoint us, just a bit expensive. The place is noisy , but I will definitely go back for the great food.

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SL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was great, don’t remember her name (I’m sorry) terrible with names but she probably would remember my husbands jokes. She was very informative and guided us through a delicious meal. Thank you

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KM
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb tasting menu and great value. Open kitchen fun to watch and surprisingly not to noisy. Can’t wait to return

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K
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

For brunch, go with the "ORANGE YOU GLAD I DIDN'T SAY MIMOSA" --> not a mimosa, but even better.

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RB
New England
18 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. There was no problem accommodating any dietary issues. We were checked on frequently but not too often. Wine selection great as well. The citrus salad was SO good. Will be a staple restaurant.

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New England
23 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bar Mezzana has fast become one of our very favorite Boston finds, we have come to favor it over many local restaurants! We highly recommend it to all our friends and family and will be back again soon. We requested our very favorite table and once again the restaurant gave us exactly what we asked for - thank you Bar Mezzana!!

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p
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The service was a little slow that night. Kitchen's fault, I think. The food was great , as always.

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D
San Antonio
35 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely evening! Staff is welcoming and very helpful. Overall, the food was delicious only one of the dishes was a little disappointing- the orecchiette : a little doughy and the sauce overwhelming! Otherwise an enjoyable meal.

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GG
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful. There are so many menu options. Eating at Mezzana is what you would hope for when you go out. Food was delicious, different and good for sharing. Dessert? Well, we had the ginger cake. So good i want to try and purchase a whole cake for my wife's birthday. This was not our first visit. Unlike other restaurants where you know what the menu is before going, Mezzana is an experience, especially if you like more than steak and potatoes.

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M
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meals were delicious. The crudo and the octopus are highlights. Fried mortadella, delicious pastas and well executed entrees. Desserts are made in house. The bartender made us special off menu cocktails made with St. George vodka, grapefruit and pampelmousse. This cocktail should be a mainstay on the menu. Delicious all around!

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New England
36 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

In general, the food here is exceptional. The cocktails are pretty good. We followed the wait person's advice and ended up ordering way too much of the same thing. At these prices, service should be a little better.

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New England
14 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the minute we arrived the host was super friendly, we sat and the meal was outstanding as well as the service. I look forward to our next meal there.

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KR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Nice variety of salads. You can make a meal out of interesting smaller dishes or you can choose a main course (secondi). Nice selection of wines with a number available by the glass.

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AN
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Phenomenal for a business dinner - funky, but great wine list.

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MS
New England
157 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

great dinner all around. excellent crudo choices (three different were all tasty and inventive). entrees were perfect -- bronzino, linguini, etc. The only problem for us was how noisy the restaurant is -- very hard for us to hear each other talk.

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AB
New England
10 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was terrific, especially the crudo and the pasta! One of my favorite spots in Boston right now.

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KC
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best short rib pasta ever and great service! A hidden gem.

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A
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, the crudo was so well done. Creative flavors and excellent fish. The pasta was perfectly al dente. The lobster sauce was fantastic. Our waiter was very helpful with wine selection. Overall a great meal. I will definitely be back and will bring everyone I know.

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EL
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful dinner here! Our food was outstanding, the space was stunning and the waitress was experienced and polite. We would absolutely go again!

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CU
New England
25 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were finally able to get a table and have dinner here and it was so worth it! The staff was so friendly, and when they found out we had gotten married the day before and we're having dinner with our parents before we left on our honeymoon, they brought over an extra little appetizer, which was really good. Obviously the pasta is great, but what was surprising was the crudo! They had some fish we've never heard of and the combinations we're out of this world, I've had sashimi in a lot of places but this made the top 3 list!

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AV
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We share a starter (black Truffle crostini) and then a pasta plate each. Outstanding pasta, the pasta itself, the sauces, the flavours...but the crostini was really bad, it was completely covered by black truffle but it was absolutely tasteless, with no flavaour or smell at all. I said to the server and they offered us other plate and they did not charge for it. This is good service¡¡ and they made a memorable night from something that was not right. Congratulations¡¡¡

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PC
New England
15 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic will go again...soon!

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DS
New England
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an excellent meal at Bar Mezzana. Great service and they even did something special for my partner's birthday. Highly recommend coming for a meal.

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AM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service. Very pricey, but worth it.

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MB
New England
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I loved only Crudo and wine. They were very good. Next time, I go there just for Crudo tasting and a glass of nice white.
Pasta is over greasy. It took for a long time for food to arrive. Very disappointed with high review place.

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