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ANTIPASTI (APPETIZERS)
Bruschetta Torrentino
Two garlic toasted Italian crostini topped with vine ripe tomatoes, fresh basil, sliced garlic, extra virgin olive oil and fresh mozzarella; and two crostini topped with sun dried tomatoes, red onion, roasted red peppers, balsamic vinaigrette and olive oil
USD 14
Specialita del Maestro
Whole roasted poblano pepper stuffed with lobster, scallops, shrimp and crab, finished with lobster cream sauce and basil pesto
USD 16
Calamari Fritto
Dusted in Mesa's special seasoned flour and fried crispy. Served with Marinara sauce
USD 15
Mozzarella in Carrozza
White bread, thinly sliced prosciutto, provolone cheese, mozzarella, parmesan bread crumbs crusted and deep fried, accompanied with choice of marinara
USD 14
Carpaccio di Manzo
Paper thin slices of rare filet mignon with spring mix, shaved Parmigiano cheese, extra virgin olive oil, fresh ground black pepper and aged balsamic reduction
USD 16
Lumache Modo Mio
Jumbo snails in garlic-lemon butter sauce over three French bread crostini
USD 15
Antipasto Freddo
Prosciutto, caprese salad, Parmigiana Reggiano cheese, Genoa salami, marinated artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, Greek olives and red grapes
USD 16
Shrimp Cocktail
6 large shrimp served in a martini glass with cherry tomato caprese and house cocktail sauce
USD 16
INSALATA (SALADS)
Greco
Spinach, vine ripe tomatoes, applewood smoked bacon, hard cooked egg, sliced red onion, Greek country olives, feta cheese and our house balsamic vinaigrette
USD 14
Caprese di Bufala
Imported fresh mozzarella, sliced vine ripe tomatoes, fresh basil, extra virgin olive oil, fresh ground black pepper, shaved Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and aged balsamic reduction
USD 16
Caesar
Hearts of romaine lettuce, house made croutons, shaved Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and Caesar dressing
USD 12
SIDE SALAD
House
USD 4
Caesar
USD 4
Greco
USD 7
Caprese
USD 8
ZUPPA (SOUPS)
Pasta é Fagioli
Our own special blend of white beans, pasta, tomatoes and chicken broth
Cup USD 4
Bowl USD 6.5
Portobello Griglia
Grilled portobello mushrooms and fresh leeks, simmered in a creamy vegetable broth
Cup USD 4
Bowl USD 6.5
PASTA
Sauce substitution not on menu - $3. All entrées served with choice of soup, or House or Caesar salad
Capellini Pomodora
Fresh Filletto di Pomodora, sliced garlic, basil, and extra virgin olive oil. Tossed with angel hair pasta
USD 18
Spaghetti with Meatballs or Italian Sausage
House Tomato, Marinara or Meat Sauce
USD 16
Penne alla Vodka
Imported Parma prosciutto, Spanish onions simmered in a vodka spiked plum tomato cream sauce
USD 18
Fettuccine Alfredo
Parmesan cream sauce tossed with fettuccine pasta
USD 16
Linguini Verdura
Arugula, sundried tomatoes, wild mushrooms, zucchini, squash, red onion and artichoke hearts sautéed with garlic, olive oil and fresh basil. Finished with shaved Parmigiana Reggiano cheese and white truffle oil
USD 20
Rollatini Melanzana
Thinly sliced sautéed eggplant rolled with three cheeses and topped with marinara sauce. Served with fettuccine alfredo
USD 18
Penne Siciliana
Vine ripe tomato sauce with garlic, fresh basil, eggplant, and Italian sausage topped with a dollop of fresh ricotta
USD 19
Fiocchi Mandarino
Pasta purses stuffed with gorgonzola cheese and roasted pear, Grand Marnier and mandarin orange brown butter sauce, toasted pecans and shaved parmigiano Reggiano cheese
USD 26
Capellini de Notte
Breast of chicken, onion, pancetta, sun-dried tomatoes, wild mushrooms and fresh spinach in a light garlic brown butter sauce tossed with angel hair pasta
USD 17
Lasagna Bolognese
Layers of fresh pasta with our house meat sauce, ricotta, parmesan and mozzarella cheeses
USD 17
PESCE (FISH)
All entrées served with choice of soup, or a House or Caesar salad. Side Dish: Garlic Wilted Spinach | Sautéed Vegetables | Grilled Asparagus | Parmesan Risotto - $8. Add Ons: Grilled Chicken - $6 | Salmon (6oz) - $14 | Lobster Tail (5oz) - $16 | Mahi (6oz) - $14 | Grilled Shrimp (4) - $7
Linguini Pescatore
Scallops, mussels, shrimp, mahi, clams and calamari simmered in a white wine plum tomato sauce, over linguini pasta or risotto. Can also be prepared in a garlic white wine sauce
USD 32
Capesante e Gamberoni Scottare
3 Scallops and 5 large shrimp, pan seared with red onion, pear tomato, spinach and garlic in lemon-cognac cream sauce. Served over black and white fettuccine pasta
USD 34
Salmone Griglia
Fresh salmon filet grilled and topped with sundried tomato vinaigrette. Served over spinach and angel hair aglio e olio
USD 27
Gamberoni Mesa de Notte
10 large shrimp sautéed in a garlic white wine lemon butter sauce with a pinch of crushed red pepper. Served over linguini pasta
USD 27
Linguini Vongole
Fresh clams sautéed in a garlic white wine sauce with fresh basil and a pinch of crushed red pepper
USD 22
Pollo é Gamberoni Pancetta
Breast of chicken and 5 large shrimp sautéed with pancetta, scallions and sun-dried tomatoes in a garlic brown butter sauce. Served over angel hair pasta
USD 27
Mahi Piccata
Fresh Mahi fillet sautéed in a white wine lemon butter sauce with artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes and capers. Sprinkled with toasted almonds and served over angel hair pasta
USD 25
Risotto Primavera
Breast of chicken and 5 large grilled shrimp served over a creamy vegetable risotto
USD 30
CARNE (MEATS)
All entrées served with choice of soup, or a House or Caesar salad. Side Dish: Garlic Wilted Spinach | Sautéed Vegetables | Grilled Asparagus | Parmesan Risotto - $8. Add Ons: Grilled Chicken - $6 | Salmon (6oz) - $14 | Lobster Tail (5oz) - $16 | Mahi (6oz) - $14 | Grilled Shrimp (4) - $7
Anatra L'orange
Crispy tender young roasted duckling laced with Grand Marnier orange reduction served with parmesan risotto and grilled vegetables
USD 28
Scarpariello
Sautéed with Italian sausage, mushrooms, pepperoncini peppers, onions, Greek olives and fresh oregano in a garlic white wine sauce with a splash of red wine vinegar. Served over angel hair pasta
Chicken USD 18
Veal USD 26
Braciole di Manzo
Tender beef slices rolled with pesto, toasted pine nuts, herb bread crumbs and parmesan cheese, simmered in red wine plum tomato sauce. Served on a bed of spaghetti
USD 24
Sorrentino
Lightly breaded and topped with sautéed eggplant, Parma prosciutto, a vodka spiked plum tomato cream sauce and provolone cheese. Served with a side of penne marinara
Chicken USD 18
Veal USD 26
Pollo Cacciatore
Chicken thighs slowly cooked in red wine marinara with mushrooms, onions, peppers, fresh oregano and garlic. Served with a side of spaghetti
USD 18
Mesa 2436
Sautéed with artichoke hearts, spinach and capers in a white wine lemon sauce. Served over angel hair pasta
Chicken USD 18
Veal USD 26
Marsala
Wild mushrooms and shallots in a Marsala wine sauce. Served over angel hair pasta
Chicken USD 18
Veal USD 26
Parmigiana
Lightly breaded and topped with our slow cooked house tomato sauce, parmesan and mozzarella cheeses. Served with a side of penne marinara
Chicken USD 18
Veal USD 26
Francese
Sautéed in a light egg batter and finished in a white wine lemon butter sauce. Served over angel hair pasta
Chicken USD 18
Veal USD 26
Saltimbocca
Sautéed with prosciutto and fresh sage in a sauce of white wine served over sautéed spinach
Chicken USD 18
Veal USD 26
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Italian, European
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for lunch and did not know what to expect from the outside because it is a small house. What a surprise. The inside is nicely decorated, small bar and terrific food. We did not have wine but the wine list looks great. We...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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E2365NMjosem, General Manager at Mesa de Notte, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, thanks so much for rating us 5 stars! It is such a compliment to see that you had such a positive experience. We hope to see you for many more!

Reviewed February 20, 2020

I rate a restaurant by one major criteria. The Food. I have found that the greater the ambiance sometimes equates to lower food quality. I go to a restaurant for the enjoyment of the food. People who tell you that this place is in a...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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E2365NMjosem, General Manager at Mesa de Notte, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2020

Hi Tom, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! Serving great food is our goal day in and day out and I am happy that you took such a liking to your meal. We hope that we will see you in again...More

Reviewed February 17, 2020 via mobile

There's no lack of good Italian restaurants in the Ocala area. Mesa de Notte is just one of them. It's not only the food, decor but also the SERVICE that makes me to come back to a particular restaurant again and again. I would think...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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E2365NMjosem, General Manager at Mesa de Notte, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2020

Hi Frank, I'm sorry to hear that you experienced unacceptable service during your visit with us. Please know that all of our staff are trained to be as professional, hospitable and welcoming as possible. Rest assured that this will be taken care of immediately and...More

Reviewed February 11, 2020

I always research menus before I visit a restaurant since I need to order gluten free. This restaurant offered the most extensive gluten free menu I’ve ever seen and the food was excellent. The other 7 members of my party ordered from the regular menu...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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E2365NMjosem, General Manager at Mesa de Notte, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2020

Thank you so much for the stellar review, Gwenn! Your kind words truly mean so much to us. We hope this means that you'll visit us again soon!

Reviewed January 28, 2020

Service and ambience as good as it gets. 4 of us for dinner last night. Not to put to fine a point on it but everything was simply perfect. Menu Heads Up...I wandered off my typical veal picata (cause it's better than mine and I...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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E2365NMjosem, General Manager at Mesa de Notte, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2020

Hey there, thank you for the great review! We work hard to make sure all of our guests leave happy and with a full belly. We are happy we could do that for you! Hope you come visit again soon!

Reviewed December 30, 2019

We had a strange experience. We were seated by a pleasant host and then greeted by the female server. This was our first visit so we asked for a few minutes to look over the menu. Apparently that was a bad request because our waitress...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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E2365NMjosem, Owner at Mesa de Notte, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2020

Hello Cheri, I am so sorry to see that you were so displeased with the service provided to you. All staff members are trained to be as professional, efficient, and welcoming as possible, and I greatly apologize that it did not come across that way...More

Reviewed December 17, 2019

The Italian American Club of Stone Creek had their annual Christmas/Holiday Party on December 16. there were 70 people there and service and food was delicious. Working with Julian, the manager, is always so easy. He is accommodating to our needs and budget.

Date of visit: December 2019
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E2365NMjosem, Owner at Mesa de Notte, responded to this reviewResponded December 27, 2019

Hi Patricia, thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback! It's important to us that every customer has a great experience, so we're thrilled your visit was indicative of our true potential. We're already looking forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed November 20, 2019

Went on a Wednesday evening. It was our anniversary and I wanted to go to a nice restaurant. Made reservation and waitress was very attentive. I mentioned to her it was our anniversary and she allowed me to chose a table that was more private....More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Jose M, Manager at Mesa de Notte, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2019

Hey JoAnn, Thank you for the great review! We strive for our guests to always leave feeling happy and satisfied. We are happy we were able to make that happen for you, especially on your anniversary! We cant wait to see you soon!

Reviewed November 16, 2019

Extensive menu that,I believe, includes dishes of northern Italy, with plenty of traditional Italian cuisine. Attentive, friendly service from entry to departure. Chicken Marsala and chicken Parm, both cooked to perfection, nicely presented, and delicious. Definitely a winner..

Date of visit: November 2019
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Jose M, Owner at Mesa de Notte, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2019

Hi there, thanks for the awesome feedback! We take great pride in our staff to always provide great service and prepare excellent food - and am very happy that it came across to you. Hope to see you in again soon!

Reviewed October 8, 2019 via mobile

This was the first time my husband and tried this restaurant. The restaurant was immaculate, wait staff were friendly and knew all about the menu items. The absolute best Italian food I’ve ever had. Definitely our go to Italian restaurant!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Jose M, Manager at Mesa de Notte, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2019

Hey there, it's so important to us that all of our guests enjoy every aspect of their visit. Thank you for the great review, we are glad to see that you enjoyed your experience with us!

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Arthur G
January 24, 2017|
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Response from Linda B G | Reviewed this property |
I would call and ask, they are very accomadating
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tootertawk
December 7, 2016|
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Response from jimbo4691 | Reviewed this property |
never seen it on the menu but I wouldn't doubt they would make it if you asked!
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Francine S
August 1, 2016|
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Response from South Coast D | Reviewed this property |
Yes......they can.
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