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Mezzogiorno

4.3
538 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
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
What 538 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
4.1
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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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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2.0Dined on November 15, 2017

Not recommended. The UWS location is convenient, the place is comfortable, the prices okay for a neighborhood dinner, and the service okay, but the food is disappointing. A seafood platter consisted of small, bland shrimp, a watery scallop, and a mysterious strip of grilled chicken (?!), all reminiscent of cafeteria food. A request to replace grilled tomato--an odd side dish in November-with vegetables was handled nicely, but the vegetables, like the seafood, had no taste or appeal. What's needed is someone to compose and execute dishes worthy of the location, and that includes finding good suppliers. Until then, there are better options.

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2.0Dined on November 15, 2017

It's a pleasant place, but extremely noisy, so we will not return for dinner.

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5.0Dined on November 6, 2017

Best Italian for miles in any direction. And we're talking Manhattan!

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3.0Dined on October 28, 2017

Went to Mezzogiorno again the other day for pizza and was dismayed to find that they'd changed the menu. Our favorite pizza, "Regina," with mozzarella bufala, was gone. So was a great artichoke salad. We were grateful that at the remaining pizzas hadn't changed in quality, but -- why? Why change something good?

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1.0Dined on October 27, 2017

We loved this restaurant when it was done south. When they moved up to the present locale we followed. However, poor poor service and it is in the middle of nowhere for travelers. Sorry to say.

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2017

Awesome, authentic Italian food. Wonderful service, made a friend's birthday really special.

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5.0Dined on October 5, 2017

Always great food, service and drinks

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4.0Dined on October 1, 2017

The lasagna is always delicious and the chicken with potatoes and spinach was very good. Hazelnut chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream ended the meal very well. Nice atmosphere and good service.

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4.0Dined on September 30, 2017

I particularly liked the calamari appetizer. It was fresh and zesty. There is am emphasis on combining leafy greens into otherwise normally less textured plates, like fresh frizee with veal and arugula with pasta. Next time I will try a pizza.

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4.0Dined on September 28, 2017

Well portioned and flavorful! We cant wait to try the pizza

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3.0Dined on September 24, 2017

Eggplant fritters lacked any notion of eggplant. Pastas were quite good and properly cooked. Service was very attentive and well meaning if a bit inexperienced.

Ambiance in the outter room is lacking. Is in need of a renovation.

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2017

Fantastic, as always. Have been coming to Mezzogiorno's since 1999, when it was on Spring Street. My Employer took me there for lunch to welcome me to the firm. My first job after graduating. Had the Lasagna Bolognese and haven't stopped coming back for it since. My favorite/only Lasagna to eat out in all of NYC.

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5.0Dined on September 15, 2017

So happy they moved to this neighborhood. A wonderful addition. Always a great meal with professional and friendly staff.

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4.0Dined on September 13, 2017

One of our favorites in Upper Manhattan for reliably good pastas, salads and good conversation with friends.

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5.0Dined on September 12, 2017

Food was delicious! Nice table - great for conversation.

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5.0Dined on September 10, 2017

It was the birthday of an old friend and he is very fussy about what he eats. We've eaten here a few times (very tasty pasta dish) but this time I tried something new. It was beautifully presented and delicious. I finished it, something I rarely do when I eat out. I hope they stay around for a long time. Bravissimo!

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4.0Dined on August 26, 2017

Innovative Italian food served with pride and kindness. Desserts were especially good, particularly the ricotta cheesecake.

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3.0Dined on August 15, 2017

$17 cocktails? Are they kidding? They trained the waitresses to talk up the special cocktails that are not listed with a price. Very deceptive. Service was very slow and inattentive even though the restaurant was empty when we arrived. We shared a strip steak and caprese salad. Both were very good and plentiful. So one can get a good meal at high prices if willing to put up with the negatives.

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5.0Dined on August 14, 2017

Always delicious. Service and staff always pleasant and comfortable. Highly recommended

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3.0Dined on July 29, 2017

My meal was a lit lackluster in the taste department and I will probably not be going back.

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