Mezza Livingston

4.6
386 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Mezza Mediterranean in Livingston, NJ is the first expansion of the original Mezza in Westwood, NJ! Mezza Westwood is a NY Times reviewed restaurant in the heart of Westwood. We prepare authentic Mediterranean cuisine with a modern touch, and our philosophy is to use the freshest ingredients at the right time to present the most incredible menu possible to our guests. We import our pita bread directly from Israel, and our hummus and grape leaves are like nothing you have ever tried here in the States, made fresh to order. Some local favorites on our menu include our braised lamb shank, Moroccan chicken tagine, and grilled octopus, we are BYOB. We look forward to serving you the best, fresh Mediterranean lunch and dinner around in a gorgeous casual setting!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 386 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Outrageously expensive venue ($32 for eggplant parm?) offering decent Mediterranean cuisine with NYC pricing. There’s no reason for them to keep raising menu pricing with their menu. They’re chasing customers out the door at this stage!

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vipChrystalV
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have taken different friends here and they have always enjoyed the meal and experience. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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CoolK
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant outside seating. Great service. Delicious food. I really like the lunch menu!

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vipSalads
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic! Service perfect! Can not wait to go back. They are doing a beautiful job for outside dining which is all I’m doing. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my fourth time eating here. Food was delicious and there are vegetarian options.

Love the outdoor seating & plenty of parking.

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jersey
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A new spot for us to try and everything was absolutely delicious. Our waiter was very kind. We're looking forward to going back

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vippb2013
New York Area
108 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was a lunch party. The weather was great so we ate outdoors. Very comfortable and the same great service!

Everyone loved their food. We shared some appetizers and spreads, and then had our own main dishes.

Must tries include the halloumi and braised short rib cigars, sauteed halloumi cheese, mediterranean shish kabab, bronzino.

BYOB. Wine shop within easy walking distance.

Highly recommended for lunch and dinner!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Food quality and taste no where like it used to be.

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vipPeterH
New York Area
359 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another superb dinner!! We both had the specials offered.
Our server Andres and the rest of the staff are totally terrific.

That's why Mezza is one of our favorite places to dine regularly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moved inside cause of rain. They did a beautiful job of spacing tables, service was excellent, and food was very good.

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vipMomma
West Palm Beach
251 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor area. Food was delicious. Overall excellent!

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vipPeterH
New York Area
359 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A GREAT place to dine! An interesting menu full of delicious items to choose from at very reasonable prices AND terrific service. We now dine here regularly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Reliably excellent food, great menu selection and pleasant atmosphere. One of my favorite places in the area!

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NJite
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love the food, service is attentive and they have an outstanding outdoor dining setup.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mezza never disappoints. The service is spot on and the food is always amazing with great presentation.

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vipLala
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was soooo delicious. Crispy Cauliflower & Crab cakes were my favorite. I'll definitely be going back.

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vipMarnieW
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Mediterranean restaurants around. The food is always consistently good. The mezzes are delicious, the shrimp and gnocchi and seafood orzo were wonderful. They did a nice job with making the outdoor area very pretty.

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vipPeterH
New York Area
359 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious creative cuisine and very reasonable pricing. We've enjoyed everything we've tried after more about ten visits including before the pandemic shutdown.
And the servers are always friendly and professional.
We'll be back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good meal. Dined outside under tent with couple of friends. Would come back again.

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vipWeLikeToDineOut
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good, tented lunch spot on a warm but not boiling hot day. If there were a dozen tables, half were filled. Tables were well spaced. Service was attentive. Food arrived at a good pace, with warm pita and olive oil arriving soon after we were seated. The food was very good, though the seasoning was quite mild and that might disappoint some people looking for more robust flavors. All in all a very good place to which we will return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Outside. The space is not very attractive

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you like Mediterranean food this is a place you’ll want to try.

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JoanA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Get a bunch of appetizers to share. They are the best! If possible, order different main courses to split. Dont skip dessert! Yummy!

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Steadyeddie
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Unfortunately the waiter got the order wrong and was less than helpful with the situation. Unfortunately my wife did not want to further ruin the dinner by having to wait to get what she ordered. The adjustment was absurd. No problem though, the alternate was okay but not good. Too bad.

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vipMichelleZ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Great staff! We LOVE this place.
Highly recommended!!!!

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vippb2013
New York Area
108 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided on a tapas-style dinner this evening. It's very easy to do with the wide range of Mezzas (spreads) and appetizers. We had a special salad, three spreads, and three appetizers (our "main course"). It worked out really well and gave us a wide range of flavors and tastes. Pistachio baklava for dessert. Another way to enjoy Mezza's menu!

BYOB, and a wine/beer store is within easy walking distance.

We ate indoors and felt quite safe and comfortable.

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vipwestie18
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

This was our second time at Mezza but first time for dinner. Three of us ordered the "whole grilled branzino" but got a butterflied fish with its tail and no head, not a whole fish, which was disappointing. The food is very good but over priced. Would go back for lunch which has a broader and menu and better priced options but not for dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mediterranean delight

Mezza Livingston
Responded on June 27, 2021

Thank you for the review! Hope to see you again soon!

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GeoffR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

When we arrived, standing in front of the maitre d' and three other staff members who chatted amongst themselves for a few minutes before we had to 'let them know' that we arrived.

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vipMariM
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food here is just to fresh and authentic, everything on the menu sounds delicious!

Mezza Livingston
Responded on June 27, 2021

Thank you for the great review!

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vipStacyD
24 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

This is in a small affluent town. Just because it's in an affluent town does not mean you should charge more than NY prices for a meal. There was absolutely no meal priced under $30. Unfortunately we were stuck with ordering appetizers as our meals, which was disappointing as we checked the prices of another local Mediterranean restaurant and found that their meals were the same price as our appetizers. We would have up and left and gone there had one of the people in our party not been on a time constraint. Never, never will we eat there again. Even though the appetizers we had were very good. Not worth it when you can eat the same food for less money and same quality.

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RebeccaS
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great staff. Lovely outdoor seating are - one of our favorite spots!

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vipChrystalV
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A very nice local place for a casual lunch or dinner where you can always be sure to have delicious food.

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vipPeterH
New York Area
359 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great food AND service at very reasonable pricing. That's why it's one of our favorite restaurants

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vipDiningout37
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

There was outside seating which was nice. Our appetizer was great. Crispy Cauliflower and definitely recommend. We both ordered the Israeli Fish Tacos for our entree. Not so great and I wouldn’t order again. Nice choice of unsweetened iced teas. Ricotta Fitters for dessert. They were like fried donut holes served with lemon glaze and chocolate sauce on the side. They were pretty good. Overall a pretty good meal. We have always been pretty happy here in the past.

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Citygal
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food and ambience, service a little slow but may be due to the fresh food and the exquisite preparation!

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vipRichochez
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very eclcectic mediteranian menu. Food is different and delcious. Not oerspiced. Always fresh and a great selection of dishes you will not see anywhere else!

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deborah
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience. Highly recommend dining at Mezza.

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NJite
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent food, especially the Short Rib Pappardelle and comfortable outdoor seating. Service was a little slow but friendly.

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vippb2013
New York Area
108 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great time at Mezza! We had Sunday lunch and introduced two friends to Mezza. We started with several appetizers – eggplant chips, sautéed halloumi cheese, halloumi cigars. Then three different hummus bowls and the Mediterranean shish kebab. Then the regular and pistachio baklava. All delicious! All recommended!

We ate indoors and it was fine. Tables are very well spaced. HVAC system has great filters and an air purifier. Servers all wear masks.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Mezza Livingston using the Order Online button. Mezza Livingston also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 992-9300.

Mezza Livingston is rated 4.6 stars by 386 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.