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“Awesome food good service very bright we will go back” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Mezzaluna Cafe

La Mezzaluna Cafe
90 Somerset Blvd., Charles Town, WV
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Ranked #3 of 48 restaurants in Charles Town
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Phone: 304-728-0700
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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“Awesome food good service very bright we will go back”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Walked in on a rainy Fri

ay night at 7:30 and Mezzaluna was 2/3 full. The receptionist/waitress was young slim and attractive but had a permanent frown (but she was polite). Fortunately our server Angie was charming efficient and delightful. The dining room was open and airy with tables in the center and a few booths around the periphery. Nothing fancy - no flowers or fancy light fixtures, but pleasant. The lights were even brighter than the diner down the street - while that makes it easy for older guys like me to read the menu it means absolutely no romance.

As for the food - everything comes with a nice basic but tasty and well-executed Italian salad - iceberg, tomatoes, olives, red onions with Italian dressing. Our calamari appetizer was outstanding - light and delicate breading possibly the best I ever had, with a marinara/tomato sauce to dip. The linguini with white clam sauce had enough butter/olive oil to require bypass surgery but was delicious, as was the calamari fra diavolo but be aware - spicy means very spicy and medium is probably a better choice so as not to overpower the other flavors. Decent chianti and other wine is available by the half-carafe, and the coffee torufo (ice cream) dessert was really good. And the bill without tip for all these goodies (2 entrees, 1 appetizer, 1 dessert, 1/2 carafe wine) was $55.

The online menu was accurate and will give you an idea of what Mezzaluna has - but a few items had increased in price by a dollar or so.

5 / 5 in value, 4.5 / 5 in food, 4 /5 in service (they lost a star because of that permanent frown), and 3 / 5 in ambience.

I live in the area - this La Mezzaluna is the best place I have eaten in Charles Town.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, United States
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Great Italian Food in Small Town setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Have been here several times the food has never been nothing but excellent. Prices very reasonable for the class of food. The place looks very plain from the outside.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Union, NJ
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“Veggie Accomodating”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Great waitress, willing to accommodate our vegan requests, and delicious dinner (pasta with about a half dozen vegetables). Yummy!

Visited April 2013
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Charles Town, West Virginia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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“Great Lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Hubby and I moved to Charles Town recently and have been slowly trying out new restaurants. This one surprised me in that it was quite good. I really enjoyed the garden salad and those garlic knots dripping in butter are quite addictive! I had a spinach stromboli and my husband had chicken parmesean. His only complaint was the sauce for his chicken and the sauce used for the spaghetti were not the same. The spaghetti sauce (according to him) was not as good as the chicken parm and tasted like tomato paste. I got a slice of carrot cake to go which was delicious. They also advertise a ricotta cheesecake which sounds tempting. All in all, good service, good food, and in great company- give this place a try ; )

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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“always great food, good service and often full of locals”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I have eaten here dozens of times and have never had a bad meal. It offers a full range of Italian foods, of which my favorite are the calimari and the tortellini. The waiters have all been there for years, the same family has owned and run it for at least 10 years, and the customers are mostly locals who know that they will get good value and a tasty meal. The only drawback is that there is often a line to sit down on Friday and Saturday nights, but it is well worth it.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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