Mezza Livingston

4.5
369 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 369 people are saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipPeterH
New York Area
350 reviews
Dined a day ago
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 3 days ago
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
21 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
104 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
London
89 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
34 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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MariM
New York Area
18 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
21 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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 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
351 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
20 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
36 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
44 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
104 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.

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vip2ndbreakfast
New England
22 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The portions of the mezzas were very generous and quite tasty

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had to wait a little for seating but it was worth it. The food and service was great!

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vipShariG
Atlantic City
21 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Nice outdoor setting for evening dining. The food was pretty good but the service was terrible.The Moroccan chicken was especially delicious. Took 2 1/4 hours to get an appetizer and dinner. We left without coffee and dessert as it wasn’t offered in all that time. We were very disappointed as we’ve eaten here before and had good service just a few weeks ago.

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Sergio
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Easy to make a dinner reservation for indoor seating, but also looked like plenty of outdoor seating both covered and uncovered. Indoors felt very safe and comfortable. Tables were WELL spaced out (at least 12 feet or more), so felt very comfortable. Wait staff was professional, courteous, and provided excellent service. Food was terrific from apps, to salads to main course. Only one of us got dessert and the presentation was very eye appealing.

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vipoutstanding
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love Mezza! food is delicious. service was very good - busy night so our server wasn't as quick to get to our table initially but once she did she was great. only think I don't love about the restaurant is having to order appetizers & entrees all at once. but it's fine. love the BYO too

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SharonF
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food goof, service good, & they made the best of the COVID eating outdoor situation.

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vippb2013
New York Area
104 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mezza is an excellent restaurant. Our party of four ate outdoors.

We started with some strawberry mango salads and crispy cauliflower. Entrees included shrimp orzo, the sautéed branzino, and the specials soft shell crabs and halibut. All were excellent and we recommend them.

Great outdoor seating with options for tables with umbrellas and inside a tent (that was busy with several parties this evening!). Indoors the tables are very well spaced.

Servers are great and very knowledgeable.

Highly recommended!

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vipalisona
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Mother’s Day dinner

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Went for Mother’s Day lunch and was told that it was the more expensive dinner menu not lunch although it was noon. No mention on website of the change only upon seating. Understaffed for that time, food took a long time to come. Food was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful!

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NeilG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and great service. Never disappoints

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vipMomma
Miami
245 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls night out for my birthday
Food was excellent. We shared the branzino, and hummas dips with pita. We splurged on the soufflé for dessert.
Service was excellent. No rush to leave. This is becoming my go to place for special occasions.

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PeterH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dined outdoors and it was just fine. As always, great service and food.
We had not been here since the shutdown began so we took advantage of a nice warm day to dine out doors.
We live a bit too far away to have done take out and really missed enjoying our favorite dishes.
We WILL be back again soon!!!

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vippb2013
New York Area
104 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose Mezza for our first indoor dining since the pandemic began. Over the past year we have eaten at Mezza outdoors many times and always had fine meals and fine service, and also done takeout many times. We chose Mezza for indoor since they upgraded their filters which also get changed frequently and added air purification to their HVAC system. Of course, tables are well spaced and everyone wears masks (well, except for one diner who took it off while walking to their table and left it off when getting up from their table). We felt completely safe.

Onto the food and service! We started with the wonderful halloumi cigars (Halloumi, zucchini, spinach & caramelized onions, wrapped in phyllo dough, served with cashew dipping sauce). Entrées were two really superb specials – halibut with asparagus/peas risotto and a 16 oz ribeye steak with potatoes and asparagus. So well prepared and presented, asparagus perfectly crisp, risotto delicious. Dessert was the pistachio baklava – a must try.

BYOB. A good wine & beer shop is a two-minute walk away.

Very highly recommended for indoor, outdoor, and takeout.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner

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NJKnows
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food at Meza is very good. The humus is the best!

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 4.5 stars by 369 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.