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Bar Mezzana

237 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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 are instant classics. Seasonal dishes like fettuccine with lamb ragu and ricotta ravioli with wild mushrooms are new favorites. The crudo menu changes daily with local seafood - 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 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. Stop in for brunch on Sundays! The private dining room is available for a business meeting or intimate party for up to 12. Bar Mezzana is a neighborhood restaurant and bar with a thoughtful wine list, delightful cocktails, delicious food and friendly staff!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Italian, Seafood, Dining Bar
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Hours of operation
Mon–Wed 4:30 pm–12:00 am
Thu–Sat 4:30 pm–1:00 am
Sun 10:30 am–1:00 am
Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(617) 530-1770
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Colin Lynch
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Private party facilities
Bar Mezzana offers a wide variety of event options. Our private dining room accommodates up to 12 guests for a seated dinner, or 15 for a standing cocktail reception. Our semi-private dining room can accommodate up to 46 for a seated dinner or 60 for a standing reception. The restaurant is also ava
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Private party contact
Heather Lynch: (617) 530-1770
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Cross street
Traveler Street
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Parking details
Valet $20 cash pm only
There is metered parking on Harrison Avenue and public parking beneath the overpass on Albany Street. Please do not park in the Whole Foods or the Sepia lot as those lots are monitored and vehicles will be towed.
BRUNCH PARKING Sunday 11am-3pm
2 hour validated parking @ INK UNDERGROUND (Laz Lot #5) under Interstate 93.
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Public transit
Red Line Broadway T stop - cross over New Broadway bridge and continue straight on Traveler St.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 237 People Are Saying
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vipOpentablefan (New England)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Was my 3rd time at Bar Mezzana and was great again. Had the Orecchiette and was fantastic.
Also, try sampler of the Crostini. They're all good but the Salami, Fig & Gorgonzola is amazing!!

Very friendly efficient service. Parking is tight in Ink Block so uber or restaurant has valet for $20.

vipLadyJ56 (New England)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

I have been to Bar Mezzana and it never disappoints. The food is fantastic, the service is excellent and it's a wonderful place for everyday dining or special occasions.
Love It!

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Despite arriving early for my reservation I was able to wait at my table for the rest of my party to arrive. The staff were very helpful in assisting in the ordering process. The menu is succinct but offers variety. The food was honestly amazing. We ordered three appetizers: eggplant crostini, duck yolk ravioli, and octopus and they were all delicious and well portioned. For our entrees we ordered two pasta dishes and the steak and again they did not disappoint. We each ordered a dessert which were good, but didn't stand out as much as the appetizers and entrees. Overall a pleasant environtment. Definitely heading back the next time I visit Boston.

vipJMPCH (New England)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Bar Mezzana never disappoints. It has become my favorite restaurant in Boston. Going back tonight and it will be my third time in a week. Food is always delicious, cocktails are interesting and they have the nicest staff in town. Everyone is a professional. Hostess, servers, bartenders, you name it. Salads are clean and delicious, pastas beyond creative and the bar bites really hit the spot. I never tire of it because they change the menu and specialty cocktails quite a bit. Highly recommend. Only drawback is no Tito's vodka, they took a page from Barbara Lynch's book at Drink and offer an organic vodka, which just does not taste very good in a martini. Stick to Privateer Rum daiquiri and you will be happier.

vipMark (New England)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Simply always great!

OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

The food and service were both amazing! Definitely would recommend!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

The food here is terrific! I’ve sampled from the whole menu at Dinner and at brunch. They never disappoint. I especially love the homemade pasta dishes.

OpenTable Diner 
2.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Food not worth the price, bar service with Hannah was amazing, sit down food service not great.

vipDavid (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

We had a wonderful experience as first time visitors to the restsurant.
My daughter is vegan, and the staff went above and beyond to create a fabulous meal for her.
Appetizers and entree's were spot on. We will be returning on our next visit to Boston

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Innovative and delicious meals at Colin Lynch’s Bar Mezzana. Friendly and informative staff. We had an assortment of crudos which were delicious. Ali with cucumber and lime excellent, scallops delicious and of course the yellowtail which was also great! For the main course we all had the arctic char with lentils which was also cooked and presented beautifully. Wonderful place to eat with a good vibe.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Great food, service, and ambiance.

Bill (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Amazing meal!

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Went in on a Monday night to celebrate an early Valentine's Day after an awful dining experience the night before at another place in town. We've been in several times, and usually sit at the bar. This time we opted for the dining room and we had such a memorable experience. Everything was delicious, but the highlights were definitely the root vegetable salad, and the shima aji crudo. Our server Lisa was a gem – letting us go at our own pace, clearly answering all our food & drink questions, and engaging while allowing us to have our own conversations without interruption. Everything was so fresh and fragrant - even the coffee was outstanding. We'll be back in often and soon.

ToddJ (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

The overall experience was amazing, looking forward to the next time!

vipfoogie05 (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

We love eating dinner here. Great quality and good quantity makes Bar Mezzana a fantastic family style dinner place. We enjoy family style dinner, only issue was all the appetizers arrived at the same time. Cold and hot both. We had to rush to finish hot appetizers. Wish it was bit more delayed between courses.
We will go back. Hostess was warm and kind.