Bar Mezzana

4.8
656 reviews
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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 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
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and staff as always on point. We look forward to our next experience and meal there.

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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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

I love this spot so much! I've taken my parents here, and most recently took some friends and everyone is always impressed. My friend is moving to Kentucky and said she is going to miss the great fish and pasta options we have in Boston, so Bar Mezzana filled all of her needs before her move.

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great overall experience!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good spot for a birthday dinner

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J
New England
21 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well prepared Italian fare! We are returning customers and we brought friends that loved it this time.

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JC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I chose to try the tasting menu. Everything was delicious. We definitely recommend trying this restaurant.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Anthony was the best server, he’s awesome!

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

The service was horrific, the food was outstanding . I doubt we will return

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LS
New England
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, excellent food and service. Would definitely return.

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GM
New England
46 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great evening at Bar Mezzana. The food and drinks were delicious and the wait staff was friendly and appropriately engaging. The restaurant also has a fun vibe — it’s a very easy place to have an enjoyable meal.

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

My new favorite restaurant. Great food and great wine.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service

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AG
New England
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was wonderful until they presented the check with a 4% "kitchen administrative fee." This is a disturbing addition to the check. If they want to take care of kitchen staff--and they should--they should reflect their payroll overhead in their prices.

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JD
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

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Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were wonderful. The best part of the evening was asking my server for wine recommendations for each course, and she hit it out of the park three times! I was dining alone, traveling on business, but she made me feel like I was her most important guest of the night. PS: The panna cotta is NOT to be missed. Cheers.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

That maple sausage and potato hash... killer. My associate loved his food and his cocktail.

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1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. The food was outstanding and the service was just as good. Always a pleasure to dine at Bar Mezzana!

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DL
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first time at Bar Mezzana and it was fantastic! Bright and energetic atmosphere with great bar service and the food was excellent. I would go back just for the crudo tasting.

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for awesome italian food, particularly seafood. Their take on crudo is some of the best I've seen in Boston.

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DT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lisa is the best waitperson!
And of course your eggplant crostini & orrochieti rock!

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New England
22 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time diners. Food and alcohol excellent, wonderful service, nice ambience.

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MT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fantastic place to celebrate a special occasion! The bright cheery room made it feel like winter was over. The food and drinks were both excellent, and the service was top-notch.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The food was amazing, but the service was horrendous. We cake for my 30th Birthday. The waitress took forever to come over and we were waiting 30 minutes before getting service. We asked for information on wine and she couldn’t answer our questions. It was very obvious she completely bullshitted the taste of the wines to us. We were very disappointed in our experience.

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Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very knowledgeable and helpful server; food was good but not amazing; very, very loud - we weren’t even deep in the restaurant seating area and had to shout across our table for four to be heard. Dessert menu didn’t have anything chocolate on it - major miss there ;)

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S
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great balance of exceptional quality without unnecessary pretension

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VS
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food....

Curved chairs really in uncomfortable....

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J
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful options. Food was awesome as well as the service. A great experience.

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J
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food in a buzzy but minimalist location. Wine overpriced, the food slightly so. No gap between courses so the experience felt very rushed.

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go there all the time and are always looking forward to our next visit 😊

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

Brunch frittata and toasted banana bread were group favorites!

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a perfect surprise! Being in the food hospitality business I would recommend Bar Mezzana

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MB
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waitress was excellent, very knowledgeable about the food and wine. Everything was delicious. My only complaint was that the food took quite a while to arrive.

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Crudo fish appetizer was inedible and Brussels Sprouts far too salty. Pasta and mushrooms was delicious.

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New England
13 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great! Chicken under the brick is always superb. Black Bass was excellent. Only negative is they still poor small drinks. Charge me an fill it up.

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CM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there --- very convenient to where we were meeting a friend. Great place for spending time, visiting, eating. Even though there was a nice "buzz," it wasn't too loud to talk easily. Apps are delish and a great deal --- plenty for sharing. Main courses also delish. Shared 2 among 3 of us. Beer/wine great. Too full for dessert! Wait staff very friendly, very available, but not hovering. Our friend from Japan was very impressed. Would totally go there again!

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KS
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stellar menu and great wine. Great to split snacks and pastas. Fine dining!

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JM
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bar Mezzana is the best. This was a Lynch twofer night. Cocktails at Shore Leave and dinner at Bar Mezzana. Perfect evening. 5 stars all around! Service is a great and they have the best Italian food in town. I like to graze through the menu trying crostinis and appetizers. They have the most creative salads in the city. I hope the pea tendril salad comes back this summer. In the meantime the citrus salad is amazing.

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San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoy the food and wine options here. The restaurant staff is very attentive

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Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are regular visitors to Bar Mezzana and the experience is always excellent. This most recent visit, an early dinner, was even better than usual. Everything seemed to be "on" that evening -- the service, the drinks, the food. We had the Crudo sampler and then the chicken under a brick. The beet flavored cocktail was delicious - exactly as the server described. The Nebbiolo also delicious. It is really one of the most consistent, and consistently enjoyable, restaurants in town.

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