Mediterraneo Ristorante & Caffe

4.4
193 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Soft lighting like golden sunset, ruined pastel columns and arches, billowy sheer curtains, songs breathed seductively, attentive service and, not least, delectable food...

For the past 20 years, Mediterraneo chef and owner Rino Letizia has stuck by his primary goal: to consistently give his customers first-rate food and service. The innovative menu draws from different regions of Italy and includes the chef’s delectable daily specials. The kitchen focuses on quality, freshness and food presentation. Enjoy a delightful meal indoors or al fresco, before or after the theater.
At Mediterraneo, you will experience what authentic Italian food is all about.

Buon Appetito!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(914) 773-1020
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Rino Letizia & Andrew Margiotta
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Private party facilities
Private dinning available during lunch and dinner hours. All private dinning can be customized.
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Private party contact
Carlo: (914) 773-1020
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Catering
Off site and on premise catering available.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bedford Rd
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Parking details
Private Lot and ample street parking
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Public transit
Metro North Railroad Harlem Line. Pleasantville Station
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 193 People Are Saying
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RR
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Have been dining at Mediterraneo for several years now. Fabulous food and service.

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E
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Very disappointed. Salads dressed in heavy dressing. Sauce for pasta heavy with tomato paste. Flounder overly breaded. Tartufo seemed like it was in the freezer for long time and prepared weeks ago.
There are many superior options if you crave authentic Italian dining.

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MW
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Mediterraneo is a great local Italian restaurant in Pleasantville. The management and the service is always very warm and professional. The food is reliably excellent. The atmosphere is upbeat, just lively enough without being loud. And the bar is a nice place to enjoy a drink. This is not achieved easily or by accident -- kudos to Mediterraneo for always working hard to deliver a nice experience all around.

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SA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a frequent patron I am never disappointed with this restaurant.
Every aspect of it is wonderful.
The veal stew over polenta was exceptional. I always start with the stuffed artichoke which reminds me of being in my Grandma's kitchen.
This is my favorite place to go to for Italian food!

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PR
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Son’s birthday. Enjoyable & good food. Nice evening.

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NR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time here. The service and the food was great. We were not rushed which made for a nice meal. The only issue that I had, not being familiar with the streets and relying on navigation was that the websites directions got us lost, my cars navigation got us closer but not to the door. After driving in circles for 25 minutes finally came in from another direction and saw the resturant. Other than that I can't wait to go back.

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I
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful choice!!! Great food, ambiance and service!!

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ER
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was great and the food very good and excellent value. We were very pleased.

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DA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I'm very picky about my Italian food.(Italian heritage and raised on all homemade Italian food.) It was decent food, but excellent reviews left me expecting more. Eggplant parmigiano was okay but definitely not in my top 10. Maybe it wasn't sliced thin enough. My partner ordered chicken parm and was served veal. He's good natured and ate it, but we really don't eat veal ever (on principle) so when the waiter told him he had ordered veal, we had to laugh to eachother. (He had asked about another dish that ended up having veal in it, so perhaps that was the confusion. ) We had the protiferole (sp?) dessert which said it was filled with cannoli cream; it was filled with ice cream. Go figure! As for the positive, the stuffed artichoke was very good and nice to see on the menu, the Merlot was one of the best glasses of wine I've ever had, and the wait staff were very kind and attentive. It's a toss up if we go back. Maybe for appetizers and Merlot!

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BM
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my first time here, but my husbands been here many times w friends. Food was excellent and service exceptional!
Will definitely add this place to our regular dining spots. We shared the dreams mussels w garlic & wine and the Sole franchise was excellent, soo fresh and very large portions (took half home), my husbands Choppino was excellent and very fresh. Beyond 5* here! Thank you! We will be back soon!...

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JB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for an intimate dinner. Food has never disappointed!!

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KE
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mediterraneo is a lovely setting. Consistently good food and very friendly service. We go there often.

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SS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Love this place. Food very good and the wait staff couldn't be nicer or more accommodating.

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CM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent restaurant. Good value, dependably good food! We are always happy to eat here.

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SA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are never disappointed with this restaurant. Food and service always great. Lou was our waiter. Very personable and attentive.
Artichoke and profiterole exceptional as are the entrees.

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S
New York Area
290 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had lunch here twice this past month. The space is very pretty and the help is very, very nice. The food was good and I wouldn't hesitate to return!

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SA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been here several times and have never been disappointed.
Carmine was our server and we could not have asked for better.
This is my Favorite restaurant!

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F
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go here frequently and the food is always fabulous. Best piece of fish anywhere. They never disappoint!

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E
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Picked this restaurant based on OpenTable reviews for a business Meeting lunch and as always it lived up to the reviews. The portions were nice size and appetizers delicious. Stuffed clams and calamari were great. Service was good. We were the only ones there at noon on a Wednesday.

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I
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a good choice for quality, cleanliness and service

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our dining experience. Food & wine was excellent, wait staff did not rush us. We will be back often.

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s
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service from our server. Very attentive. Great food. Thanks

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D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All fine. Just a little hard to find.

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AE
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very excellent and accommodating AS ALWAYS.
Very handicap accessible.

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p
Caribbean
8 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday dinner....great spot. Delicious food!

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BJ
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every respect. Staff was attentive, friendly and welcoming. Food was delicious -- whether one of the specials or off the menu. We will be definitely be back.

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NS
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

reliably good food, good service. nice atmosphere. great neighborhood standby.

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TL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent!!

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AU
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

excellant food and value. definately will go back again

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j
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I started going here years ago and always felt the food is authentic and fresh.... Never lets me down. I am a Sicilian/Italian and I can count on this restaurant to bring back memories of my grandma's kitchen. BRAVO!!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Mother’s Day meal!

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KS
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a party of 6 for mother’s day at 2:00. We were promptly seated. We stared with fried calamari and baked clams and the arugula beet salad. The calamari was tender and the baked clams were tasty- whole with bread crumbs done old school. Everyone enjoyed their main courses. The portions were large, several of us took half home. I loved how they were serving the regular menu in Mother’s Day. I had a halibut special, done in a Chardonnay broth with clams, chorizo corn and potatoes. Very nice . My daughter had the Veal Braciole with Gnocchi- the gnocchi were like clouds she proclaimed! Other dishes were penne vodka, sole piccata , chicken franchese and the salmon. All delicious. The picky grandma’s ate way more than normal and loved their meals . These women do not give complements easily! Highly recommend for any occasion or just a nice meal in a nice setting.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time, the first time was a date night and this time we brought our kids with us and we loved it both times. The food is so good; I love that they have a menu that has a nice combo of unique meals, but offer some classics too! We all loved our dinner choices and the service was awesome. Our waiter was really attentive, gave us great recommendations and was very pleasant. We will definitely be back:)

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G
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were a group of 8, family and friends. The ease of the Open Table reservation was wonderful. We chose a variety of Italian selections, and all of us were pleased. The zucchini blossoms appetizer were popular. The calamari were attractively served, but not as crispy as the menu suggested - too bad. All in all, a wonderful evening.

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SR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there on a Saturday night. The service staff were professional and friendly and the food was great!

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A
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great local spot, been a staple for years in Pleasantville, consistently good food!

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JC
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a very nice time. The food was excellent - my wife and i both ordered dinner specials, and were both extremely happy with it. Service was good but not great. Had no complaints about the service, but there were a few little things that you would expect in a mid- to upscale-restaurant that we didn't get (e.g. my wife and I split an appetizer, and had to ask for separate plates, then only received one plate and it was an entree sized plate). With that said, will definitely go back.

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E
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The server was very slow with our wine order and the bottle of SB house came warm. I had to have him chill it for another 20mins. My wife found the vongola to be very dry and the stuffed artichoke was full of garlic and no taste. I wanted to love this place but left us feeling not satisfied. Sorry

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OT
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Have eaten here many times. Good whenever I want a relatively quiet place with good traditional Italian food. Also very accommodating to requests for some of my favorite dishes . All and all ,a very pleasant dining experience . I will keep returning.

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K
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The restaurant was very busy on a recent Saturday night with many people who appeared to be regulars. Two of the diners in the group enjoyed their meals. I chose the cioppino--a mistake. It was very bland and the seafood was overcooked. I wouldn't return to this restaurant any time soon.

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