Mezzogiorno

4.5
558 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Authentic
Authenticity and simplicity have been the central themes of Mezzogiorno's cuisine and philosophy since the day we first opened. Our menus offer a selection of both classic and innovative dishes. These enticing recipes are prepared with the highest quality ingredients which follow the seasons, a culinary approach that ensures the produce is at its peak both in flavor and freshness.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Sunday -Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(646) 895-9624
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Fernando Jerez
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
107th and 108th Street
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Public transit
1 train to 110th street & Broadway
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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558 reviews
4.5 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
63%
Very Good
24%
Good
11%
Fair
2%
Poor
0%
4.4
food
4.2
service
3.9
ambience
4.1
value
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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

This is my favorite neighborhood restaurant and one that I always rely on if dining out (which I don't do too often). It seems to have a balanced menu i.e. enough for a wide selection but not so much that it's hard to choose. The wait staff is prompt, attentive and friendly Sometimes I wish it were open for lunch but I think I understand why. There are lots of places in the neighborhood and it probably wouldn't be economically sound.

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3.0Dined on July 7, 2018

I have generally been a fan of Mezzogiorno-I’ve probably come 4 or 5 times in the last six months — but last week’s entree was a terrible disappointment— and embarrassing, because I came with a friend who is a real fan of Italian food and I had told him how good Mezzogiorno was. I wanted him to be pleased. It was Saturday evening and We ordered the veal with tomatoes. We also shared a salad and an appetizer — I don’t remember which one. The cutlet was just dried out, there’s no other word for it. And the topping was plain tomatoes with some green. I’ll give you another chance but that entrée was really awful.

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4.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Service was generally efficient but unenthusiastic. They could have sold at least one more glass of wine, had they asked if anyone wanted a refill. On a hot evening, the ac was not up to par. The food, however, was good and merits another visit. If the service and ac are not in better shape, the next visit will probably be the last.

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

We had a great time here! The food was amazing and the service great too!

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Excellent restaurant with pasta dishes made on site with their own pasta. Not at all stuffy, staff stellar and service excellent. A solid neighborhood asset, and a good value within very comfortable surroundings. And the serve a wonderful Creme Brûlée-my favorite! No one will be disappointed here, for lunch or dinner. I expect to return often.

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4.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Dishes ranged from average to unusually good. Pasta (veal ragu) was above average, as was calamari salad. Service someehat mixed.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

I have eaten here on several prior occasions and find it to be my favorite, reliable neighborhood staple for dining out. On one occasion I was joined by three family members who were equally happy with the cuisine, service, etc. There are many dining choices in this neighborhood but this is my favorite.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

There was no air conditioning.

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3.0Dined on June 1, 2018

The food is fantastic. The place , management and service has zero personality. It seems at if it left it's life and soul downtown and is waiting out a slow death uptown.
As I said the food is fantastic, and i will continue to patronize.
That is, if I feel like the sad environment and just need a good meal.
But that is not enough. Too bad.

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4.0Dined on May 31, 2018

We enjoy this restaurant a lot. Friendly service, reasonable portions and authentic tasting Italian food.

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2.0Dined on May 21, 2018

The vitello tonato was more like boar's head sliced deli veal than anything else. Sauce was nice, though.
Cleaning tables with pungent detergent during dinner made me think I was in a coffee shop at closing time. There were numerous tables occupied during the detergent "wipe downs."

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

We took our son and daughter-in-law out for dinner. They really enjoy the food and wine available. I enjoy the windows on the street. I had the rack of lamb special which was delicious.
The service is warm and attentive. My husband and I are both a bit hard of hearing and we find it quite noisy for conversation. There is no music, but all the glass can make loud conversation reverberate.

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3.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Food was fresh and flavorful, not overly imaginative. A very friendly place with attentive and accommodating service. Ambiance is basic storefront.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

This was a Mothers Day treat. Although the waiters were rushed off their feet (apparently there was a shortage of staff, busboys) the food was very good. Our waitress recommended calamari for the starter and it was excellent.

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4.0Dined on May 7, 2018

I have been to Mezzogiorno many times and I've never been disappointed. The food is consistently good and the variety of dishes offered makes it a particularly enjoyable place to dine. The restaurant can be rather noisy on busy evenings, but that's true of many places in New York City (and elsewhere).

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Great venue, nice location in this neighborhood. Food is simply great and really tasty. The service is fast and really friendly. Highly recommended. 5 Stars.

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Nice place to meet with friends for a really good meal. Not your high-end dining experience, but really pleasant atmosphere and service and the food is well prepared.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

The pizza is outstanding, exactly like it is in Rome: crisp thin crust, fresh tomato sauce, superior ingredients. The Insalata Mezzogiorno is delicious - so glad it's back on the menu! The pastas are delicious and authentic, too.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Mezzogiorno was fantastic!! The food really reminded me of Italy -- very authentic in every way. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves true Italian food!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

I've eaten at Mezzogiorno several times over the past year or more and have never been disappointed. It's a pleasant place, their fare is varied and I've never been unhappy with the meal. I hope this restaurant stays around for a very long time.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

I have dined at Mezzogiorno on a number of occasions and enjoyed every meal I've had there. The restaurant offers an interesting selection of specials, along with a regular menu that includes a pleasing variety of dishes. There also evenings with a "happy hour" up until 7 p.m.--there's a lot to be said for a $5 glass of prosecco!

I prefer to dine at Mezzogiorno earlier in the evening, when the restaurant is quieter. It can become quite noisy later in the evening.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Really enjoyed the meal. I had the sea bass which was fantastic. Also tried a pasta from the specials menu which was good. The bread (2 types) was excellent. Service was good. We sat talking for over two hours on week night and there was no pressure to leave. I would definitely come back. I wanted a restaurant not too far from Columbia University and this was a good choice.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Mezzogiorno was as good as always. Excellent pasta, seafood, good wines for good value.... We come here often pre- and post- theater and concerts and we're always very pleased with the food, the ambiance, the service.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Wonderful staff. Delicious food.

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4.0Dined on February 26, 2018

I've eaten at Mezzogiorno several times. I've always enjoyed the food, but on some occasions the restaurant has been very noisy. This time, I dined with a friend early on a Monday evening and the restaurant was neither crowded nor noisy. The food was very good and the service courteous, friendly, and efficient. I expect I'll return to Mezzogiorno before long.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The food was surprisingly good, grilled vegetables and prosciutto and pear to start. All the pastas were good as well as tasty risotto and braised beef. The service as friendly and the wind quite good and reasonable.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

We visited often when in Soho, and are so glad of this restaurant's move to our neighborhood. Wonderful gift to the Upper West Side! Excellent food and wines, and the happy hour is a bonus. We are always pleased with our dishes and the service!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The y have a very friendly and welcoming staff. We enjoy the half-price on wine (by the bottle) Wednesdays. The food is consistently good and the wait staff and manager ensure everyone is happy. Great neighborhood restaurant.

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1.0Dined on February 2, 2018

We had the worst waitress with absolutely no personality or congeniality. Food was mediocre and overpriced.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

I’ve been here several times with a friend who’s very particular about what he eats. He lives in Brooklyn but doesn’t mind the trip. From several neighborhood choices, this is my favorite.

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent food and good ambience, prices are a little expensive but worth it, in front of the sea , a good experience!

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

We live across the street and have been here a few times. The pizza and all the pasta dishes we've had our outstanding, as is the Tiramisu. Last Friday, my husband got the mixed seafood grill, and it was both healthy and delicious. I had the branzino, which could have been a bit more flavorful, especially the vegetables on the side, which were steamed, but bare. Of course, it was a healthy choice! But I'd get the lasagna (so, SO good) or any of the pizzas...the pasta with wild boar sauce is also a winner. They also have great, affordable wines, and make wonderful martinis. All this, coupled with the great service, and it's an A restaurant in the neighborhood!

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Charming host. Excellent chef. Convenient location UWS!

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3.0Dined on December 29, 2017

This place could be so much better but it just isn’t. Their pizza is good but their salads and entrees are flavorless. Brnaxibo woth mixed vegetables should have flavor and it had zero. The service was friendly but not attentive. We waited a long time between water availability which is disappointing. Going out to dinner should be more than functional.

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3.0Dined on December 19, 2017

Despite the fact that the first wine we chose was unavailable, and the pizza oven was not on for the night, still had an enjoyable dinner. Food was delicious, perfect portions.

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5.0Dined on December 18, 2017

Great service, good food and wine. My grandson loved to see how pizza is made. Friendly and accomodating staff. Wil come back.

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3.0Dined on December 14, 2017

The food at Mezzogiorno is very good, very authentic Italian. The decor and physical appearance leaves something to be desired. We took some people for our of town for dinner and my husband was very embarrassed with the restaurant. The owners should improve the looks to look like less of a coffee shop as the prices are not coffee shop prices. We are very surprised that it is not made to look more like an upscale restaurant. Is it the fact that it is on 108th and Broadway? We need upscale restaurants on the Upper Westside.

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4.0Dined on December 10, 2017

Truly a neighborhood gem. Very pleasant atmosphere (marble top tables). Smallish menu, but pretty high quality. Decent wine list. Friendly service.

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4.0Dined on November 22, 2017

Food was very good and service was excellent! Nice place in the neighborhood.

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4.0Dined on November 19, 2017

excellent authentic northern italian food in a not particularly inviting or cozy setting.

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