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“Great Food, Casual Dining, Leave Room for Dessert” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Messina's Restaurant

Messina's Restaurant
5658 State Route 23, Windham, NY 12496
518-734-4499
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Ranked #11 of 25 restaurants in Windham
Cuisines: Italian, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Greene County
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great Food, Casual Dining, Leave Room for Dessert”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Messina's is casual and nicely appointed. The food is fresh and homemade. You can tell it's not from a can and 'doctored up' like many other restaurants now days. We had homemade soup with a great stock base and pieces of fresh seafood. The complete meal entrees in the center of the menu were a really great value! Good choices and nice portions. Friends had the "perfect" steak. Save room for dessert. Chocolate Snowflake Cake was Delicious with a capital D! Staff was friendly and bar area had a 'good vibe'. A must visit in Windham.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rachel M, Manager at Messina's Restaurant, responded to this review, August 9, 2012
Thank you for the review! It is great that you have recognized that the owner, Ed Messina, is a chef! He takes great pride in his dishes, and only learned from the best being Vito Radelich. We love it when you come in for dinner, hope to see you very soon! -Rachel
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Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“The owner really takes pride in what he is serving you”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Fantastic food - I can't say enough. The price was great and the full course meal from home made soup to icecream was incredible. Will go back again!

Visited July 2012
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Rachel M, Manager at Messina's Restaurant, responded to this review, August 9, 2012
Thank you for the review! We are so glad you enjoyed our food and menu choices! Anticipating your next visit! -RM
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Brooklyn, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Delish!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

this is my husband and my favorite restauarant in all the Catskills. The food is always fresh and delicious, and the portions are quite ample. The owner Ed puts alot of thought into his specials, the staff is friendly and courteous, the ambiance is low key. All in all, Messina's is the ultimate dining experience. Don't forget the spectacular mountain views - you'll be glad you came.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rachel M, Manager at Messina's Restaurant, responded to this review, August 9, 2012
Thank you so much for your kind words. We are glad you enjoy coming in and we would love to see you again. -RM
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Manorkill, New York, United States
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75 reviews 75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Pizza”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Has good pizza, great desserts and the rest isn't to bad either

Visited July 2011
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, Manager at Messina's Restaurant, responded to this review, July 3, 2012
Thank you for the review! We hope to see you back in again soon for more pizza! -Rachel Messina
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Boston, Ma.
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Our vote as best in Windham!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

The chef and service was so good that we ate here two nights in a row! The first night my sisters and I had a full course delicious Italian dinner with each meal different and cooked to perfection. All the food was fresh and presented very nicely. Our congratulations to the chef! The house wine was also very good and reasonably priced. We were surprised when at the end of the meal they brought out a complimentary cheesecake serving for my sister and sang Happy Birthday to her too.Special and thoughtful! The second night we ordered pizza which was also excellent and baked to order. Couldn't have been better! Finally, I want to add that the service was excellent and everyone was very friendly, making our stay memorable. We will definitely return the next time we are in Windham, Thank-you Messina!

Visited June 2012
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Rachel M, Manager at Messina's Restaurant, responded to this review, June 16, 2012
Thank you for the great review! It was a pleasure serving you all that weekend, and we are glad to have accommodated you all. Please come back for the next sister's birthday! We would love to see you all again. Take care! RM
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