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Posted by Sara on 03/25/2013
Food is ok, but not so authentic as you may believe (I am Italian, from the North, as the food they prepare should be). Waiters always looks annoyed and like they would rather do something else that dealing with you.
Posted by Francesco on 06/03/2012
Delicious, fresh ingredients, prepared authentically! I had a wonderful meal with my friends and family. Everyone loved the food and warm atmosphere ( both of which are not so easy to find in Manhattan). I had the eggplant polpettine as an appetizer , and the petto di pollo with avocados with black truffles as my main course. My parents had the Branzino which they cook in their wood burning oven- it was so fresh and tasty. If you have ever experienced a delicious meal in Italy- Mezzogiorno will take you there.
Posted by Shawn on 08/07/2011
I and my wife have been mezzogiorno regulard but after the experience we had last weekend at lunch we'll never go back. We had just ordered lunch and my wife and I were having the same pasta dish. As the waiter walked away I commented jokingly to my wife that sometimes when we do this all the ingredients come in one or the other dish (since they generally prepare a single double serving). The waiter was walking away but paused when he heard that, which I noticed. A moment later he returns with the most aweful ice tea we had ever tasted. The flavour was bitter and turned the stomach and the soap suds floating at the top suggested the worst. We called the manager over said the tea was aweful and had it taken away. We recieved a luke warm apology "sorry you don't like it". The pasta was pasty and after that experience we didn't trust it anyway. We left in stony silence, the staff didn't even say "thanks". Considering Mezzo has poor air-conditioning and seems a lot more empty recently they could take better care of their regulars.
Posted by Anony mouse on 10/07/2010
I ate their pizza the other week, it was great. Just ordered the Lasagna Bolegnese... Tastes ok, came lukewarm, no garnish or anything on the side. Maybe I'm being a little picky, but my plate looks empty. If I'm paying $20 for a pasta dish, it should be nothing short of spectacular, and at least should have a little garnish to fill the plate. Maybe just a piece of basil on top? I don't know, I'm no chef, but this is a dish I'd expect to get from a run of the mill nyc pizza joint. Also, don't order a "can" of coke. They will send you a fountain soda in a take out soup cup. I asked for a can, not a bottle, not a cup. I'd expect the delivery crew to at least warn you that you're not getting a can. Instead, I'm stuck paying $3 for a mixture of seltzer and coke syrup.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/26/2010
I can't remember the last time I went to a restaurant and the waiter decided what we could or could not have. We went with friends from out of town wanting to show them Soho and having been here years ago and remembering it as a good restaurant we decided to try it. We ordered a pizza as an appitizer to share and I can't tell you if it was good or not because we never got it. The waiter took it upon himself to cancel our order as they were backed up on making pizza. He just never let us know in case we would have like to order another appitizer and just brought our main courses all within about 15 minutes of sitting down. I asked for the Branzino as the whole fish and they would not give it to me that way and it was so small we were all done in about 10 minutes. The fish tasted good but the spinach was dry and tasteless and the 3 tiny pieces of potato were nothing to talk about. What a dissapointment and embarrassment for me taking my guests there.
Posted by anonymous on 02/16/2010
We went there for Valentine's dinner. They had a prix fix menu, which I thought should streamline operations in the kitchen and result in better than usual food. Not so! Everything but the food was ok. The food - at the lower end of the mediocre spectrum and over-priced beyond belief! We paid just under $200 for a meal for 2 with 3 glasses of wine between us, which is reasonable for a good meal but not the crap we were served. My appetizer - warm seafood salad was inedible with chunks of very dry fish and over cooked shrimp; my entree - lobster and ricotta ravioli was tasteless and dry; my boyfriend's entree - lamb chops was very mediocre (we cook better lamb chops at home for less than 1/3 the price). The only dish that was actually good was his appetizer - buffalo mozzarella with prosciutto which clearly required no cooking. The chocolate soufflé was at the table within 5 minutes of ordering it (shouldn't they bake it just before serving?) and was dry and completely inedible. You wouldn't know it was chocolate if you ate it with your eyes closed.
Posted by vigilante on 06/14/2009
I was trying to plan a dinner for a group of friends and found Mezzogiorno on menupages. Although the ratings and reviews were favorable I still didn't know what to expect in terms of atmosphere and quality of food. Mezzogiorno did not disappoint. First of all, SoHo is a great neighborhood, better than the Little Italy area. The crowd at the restaurant was lively and added to the classy yet relaxed atmosphere. And above all, the food was delicious. The fiochetti with pear and goat cheese was a 6.0/5 and the ravioli was fantastic as well. Will definitely be returning!