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“How Refreshing!” 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 #14 of 26 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
Stamford, NY
1 review
“How Refreshing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

" Yes refreshing, to NOT be turned away because perhaps when dinning out you prefer to eat around 8pm to 9pm, but to be welcomed, which is uncommon in the area..Not only were we welcomed, we had excellent service and exceptional entrees,from the Calamari to the Seafood Fradiavolo and the succulent U10 Scallops! Meals included soup and salad all was great! couldn't fit desert but took it home , WOW Cannoli and a Chocolate bomb ..and a big glass of milk ...awesome.. Recent renovations brought on the fresh smell of knotty pine in the window view room made everything just that more delightful " after all its the wood that makes it good!"
So now I know where we can go and relax...We had a great time & great food....

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Long Island, NY
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“The 'Wow' Factor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

If you find yourself in the town of Windham, NY (and if you're a skier you're probably way ahead of me) don't miss Messina's Restaurant. Having been to Messina's just once, I can only speak of what I ordered that evening, but the memory will linger on until my next trip to that pleasant town. It's a casual, friendly place, with happy sounds emanating from the bar area that you'll pass on the way to the comfortable dining room. Our server was both welcoming and efficient as she provided details about the menu. The "soup du jour" is literally the only soup of the day - unless the chef goes over the top and creates a second. The cream of butternut squash took the stage that evening and it made us sit up and take notice. After looking over the dinner offerings - and dinner, buy the way, comes with soup AND salad AND ice cream - I hit the jackpot with "Messina's 8-oz. Filet Mignon with Shallots and Portobello Mushrooms in a Burgundy Demi-Glaze." It was so good I was wishing I lived
in Windham. You don't have to ski (we don't) to enjoy a short stay in Windham, with its walkable main street and overall ambiance. And be sure you don't miss Messina's if you go there.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Manorkill, New York, United States
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88 reviews 88 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“not worth the money”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

We went to Messina's and paid over $100.00 for terrible food. Couldn't believe how bad it was. What a disappoinment.

Visited January 2013
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Syracuse, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful Italian food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

This restaurant gave us great portion sizes and wonderful food. We enjoyed our meal and the atmosphere here.

Visited September 2012
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Brooklyn, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Amaizing Italian Dishes at this Family Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Very flavorful dishes, from pasta to fish special, to desert. Very plane decor on the outside, but a feast for tastebuds at the table. Would love to come back and try other dishes. Muscles in wine and garlic sauce, stuffed cod, and pasta in bolognese sause were to die for.

Visited February 2013
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