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“Staff Lunch” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Mezzaluna Cafe

La Mezzaluna Cafe
90 Somerset Blvd., Charles Town, WV
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Ranked #5 of 55 Restaurants in Charles Town
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Phone: 304-728-0700
Greenville, North Carolina, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Staff Lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

We just finish having lunch and everything was really good. I have eaten in the restaurant probably 50 times since it opened 10 or more years ago and have never been disappointed.
You will not walk away hungry!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Brunswick, Maryland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“A Lovely Surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

in a shopping center in Charlestown across from Walmart. It has yummy food and a gentle, Italian mood with Italian options.

Visited December 2011
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Winchester, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Tasty pasta!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

I ate here last week, and it was delicious! The complementary garlic knots were fresh out of the oven, and our pasta dishes were huge! Everything had a great taste, and the server was very polite. Can't wait to go back!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, California
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18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Excellent Italian hidden in Charlestown.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

While traveling through Charlestown I reluctantly stopped in to Mezzaluna at the recommendation of a shopkeeper. I travel each year extensively throughout Italy, and am passionate about great Italian food and groan at the heavy handed americanized Italian food often found in strip mall restaurants so honestly I expected the worst. The waitress, Stephanie, greeted us warmly and answered the menu questions candidly, no they make none of the many pastas in house ( no fatta in casa), a question that often establishes or lowers my expectations. I probed more....was the Veal in the Parmigiana frozen or freshly breaded in house? She quickly explained it was fresh and the pounded it with a mallet.... hmmmmm I ordered it, and found it excellent, a bit heavy on the mozzarella but one can push that aside. Served with a wonderful salad with a house made herbed vinaigrette, a simply average side of spaghetti the surprise arrived in the form of hot, fresh made fluffy garlic rolls! Let me be clear, you will not dine in this restaurant and fool your palette into thinking your in Italy but accepting one is in the states and Italian food in America has its own character, the food, service and atmosphere are excellent!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
“Yes! Yes! Yes!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

The service was good despite a full house on a Friday night! By 6:00 PM every seat was taken. (That should be a good sign as to the quality of the food.) Waitress good! I had angle hair pasta with meant sauce. HUGE portion and very, very, tasty. It came with a salad made from romaine that had onions, tomatoes, olives, etc. Fresh and crunchy. Six Garlic Knots came as part of the meal. My husband had ricotta cheese filled Tortellini, baked and smothered with sauce and more cheese. He claimed that it was delicious and very filling. Total bill with tax and gratuity was $24.88. (Much less than we paid for a meal at one of their competitors the night before with them having double the portion size. 10 times more flavorful, too.) I have to mention the portion size again. We both had enough left over to box up and eat for the following night dinner. CAFE (sign) is the only indication that the restaurant is in a strip-mall right across from the Walmart strip-mall. Use your GPS. Free parking. Red light to get back out onto the main highway. We would definitely eat there again.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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