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Mesa Restaurante Italiana

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Italian, Mexican, Pizza
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2318 N Navajo Blvd, Holbrook, AZ 86025
928.524.6696
Today
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 140
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    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 17
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Seafood in the desert?!?

Great meal! I was surprised how good even the side salad was prepared! I enjoyed the seafood pasta and was happy about the variety of seafood in this dish! Big shrimp, scallops, calamari, and mussels in the shell. Great, friendly service too! I opted for the cream sauce, which was exceptional, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Deanna B
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Glendale, Arizona
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  • Families with children
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Boulder, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The food here was outstanding - way beyond expectations for a small city alongside the interstate in an isolated area. I believe it was family run. Reasonably priced. I had the cannelloni and it had a great filling on chicken and vegetables, not just the standard cheese.

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Glendale, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Great meal! I was surprised how good even the side salad was prepared! I enjoyed the seafood pasta and was happy about the variety of seafood in this dish! Big shrimp, scallops, calamari, and mussels in the shell. Great, friendly service too! I opted for the cream sauce, which was exceptional, but maybe a bit too much. Otherwise, this place... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Staying overnight in Holbrook, we asked he front desk clerk at the Best Western for a recommendation. She recommended Mesa Restaurante Italiana. The exterior was unpretentious and the interior simple. The food however was first rate. The calamari were delicious in a spice red sauce. There was ample garlic bread and a nice section of craft beers, local brews and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

We stopped in on the recommendation of our hotel which was down the street. When we arrived the dining room was full so we opted for a table in the bar which at first seemed like a downgrade but after meeting several local families seated next to us turned out to be quite enjoyable. We all ordered the spaghetti some... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

We drove cross country moving from CA to MO. We stopped in Holbrook for the night just to stay at the Wigwam Motel. The town is very small and many businesses appeared to be vacant (tip: call first when you find one on yelp or trip advisor before heading there to make sure it is still open). This review is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I always check trip advisor to see where the best places are to go for food and the reviews on this one definitely didn't let it down. The family run business made you feel very welcome. The staff where attentive despite the restaurant being extremely busy for a Tuesday early evening. For the first time this trip it was nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

Recommended this place by Hotelier. Waited a long time to be served but it was very busy. Well worth the wait. My husband says it was the best languine ever....and he knows about sea food. I had cheese ravioli and it was excellent

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Princeton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Stayed at a nearby hotel and saw the sign. It's not a fancy exterior and sometimes you have to enter the adjoining "sports bar", but you immediately turn left to enter the restaurant and that's where the surprise begins. Welcomed and seated immediately by a smiling server, linen napkins, stemware for beverages, nice lighting and very, very clean. We split... More 

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Milton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

It was the evening of a long road trip and we wanted some home style supper, not fast food. The Mesa Restaurant Italian nearly satisfied that need but the food could use some zip. My hubby's Veal Marsella was okay but the gravy watery. The pasta needed way more garlic !! The stuffed mushrooms appetizer was fabulous and I wanted... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Our hotel recommended this restaurant, little did we know, they would have gluten free pasta and they had amazing seafood! Cooked to perfection. Great service and the best server, Larry. We'll be back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2318 N Navajo Blvd, Holbrook, AZ 86025
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Holbrook
  • Phone Number: 928.524.6696

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mexican, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?