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“Best Italian restaurant in Manhattan ”
Review of Mezzaluna

Mezzaluna
Ranked #2,103 of 14,202 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 12 - US$ 40
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating
Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Hidden gem. Probably the best Italian restaurant in Manhattan. My family and I dine here regularly. It is not unusual to see celebrity chefs dine here. They really know where the good food is.

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

What a nice little restaurant to visit. The wait staff is all male, this will bother some people I expect. Oh well you can't please everyone and should not be trying to. The food, the ambiance, the look of the place just reminded me of the local Italian restaurants in Boston's North End. It seems like the type of place that has not changed its recipe for success since it opened. There's a lot to be said for that.

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Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

I stopped by recently at Mezzaluna for lunch. It was a great pleasure to visit this old style Italian restaurant; I particularly enjoyed checking out the pizza oven in the shape of a beehive, the only one I know of in New York City.

The pasta special was delicious, and the salad on the side fresh and perfectly dressed.

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Reviewed 5 May 2017

Wonderful place, outstanding pasta, good selection
of Italian wine ranging from a northern sauvignon
blanc to a fine super Tuscan. I had the fusilli with
spicy sausage (nice sauce) and the lemon sorbet
for dessert. Both left good feelings plus nice
ambience for the restaurant -- my recommendation
would be to sit in the rear if you want a sense of the
restaurant as a whole. Service was perfect. Make a
reservation by phone if possible -- on a week night
easy to walk in at 6:30, but packed by 7:30 with a
long wait.

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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

The service at this neighborhood Italian restaurant is spot on. The Thai waiter has been there since two years before the place opened in 1984 and you can tell he enjoys his job. Buffalina pizza was enjoyable as was the mezzaluna salad and the pasta. The chocolate affogato was welcome comfort food along with the complimentary taste of tiramisu.

Thank Steven M
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