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5658 State Route 23, Windham, NY 12496
518-734-4499
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Today
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Just what we wanted

We go up each year on weekends. Had no idea they were open. But they have been for 9 years. It is a hidden gem in the mountains. Food and service was great. Very impressed. Small space so be patient if there's a wait. Food is great quality.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2014
Jenny V
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
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72 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Brick Township, New Jersey, United States
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

A part time local gave us a few restaurant suggestions to try and we decided on Messina's. Coming from NJ with an Italian restaurant on every corner we did not get our hopes up but gave it shot. I have to say it was excellent. I am very picky with Italian food since I grew up in a big Italian... More 

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Windham, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Delicious Sunday Brunch Recommend To Locals & Visitors .Ed Messina Is a Great Chef And Baker Cathy B

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Wantagh, New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I don't set my hopes high when traveling but this was just horrible. Hot Antipasta Platter. The clams had no clam inside!!! It was almost like they were there got decoration and the actual clam was removed to be used in something and the shell left. The fried Calamari wasn't cooked and was chewy and smelled fishy. Mall the food... More 

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lovetoski6567, Owner at Messina's Restaurant, responded to this review

pay no attention to this review Matt was in with 25 people and they all loved the food. They were upset because they thought alcohol was included with there prefix dinner party. Which we never include in any party.Last minute we accomodated them and included wine or draft beer for $5 extra. More 

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Went with friends and sat at the bar and ate. The fried calamari is very good and so were the wings. I had shared pasta, it was a cream sauce with veggies and gnocchi, I believe. It was very good. Bread was ok. I don't understand why restaurants underestimate the value of good bread with dinner, it is something I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We go up each year on weekends. Had no idea they were open. But they have been for 9 years. It is a hidden gem in the mountains. Food and service was great. Very impressed. Small space so be patient if there's a wait. Food is great quality.

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Staten Island, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

You can't get a bad meal at Messina's. From the simplest, traditional dishes to the most innovative, Ed Messina prepares each dish to perfection. Staff is friendly and attentive - treat you like family. Our favorite place on the mountain. Ester M.

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Although I am somewhat of a local mow, I have not had the opportunity to go to Messina's until this past Wednesday night. I am definitely going back. We sat at the bar and had dinner. Our bartender recommended the appetizer special of backed clams - she was right, they were amazing. I had the Linguini Sinatra for my main... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We went on a Saturday night where they had specials and got a full meal with multiple courses for a good value. Food was good, but I would not say 'best ever', as some reviews say. (we are from a bigger city with lots of great restaurants so maybe our expectations are higher than others). The restaurant was understaffed that... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

90 minutes before our appetizers even came to the table....slow service and understaffed....dunkin donuts sugar on the table...bathrooms with no paper towels...small pricey portions...there are better restaurants in windham...messinas was a huge dissapointment...horrid describes my experience..

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Windham, New York, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

I was in a bit of a rush tonight back at work so I ordered takeout for me and a friend. She tried the pizza (I stole a slice) and I splurged and had the Duetto Special, which came with a tender (really tender) fillet and five nice grilled butterfly shrimp. The garlic-herb butter was a succulent touch. I'm a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5658 State Route 23, Windham, NY 12496
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Catskill Region  >  Windham
  • Phone Number: 518-734-4499

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Doing business, Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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