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Cafe Mezzanotte's menu showcases the rustic flavors and cooking techniques of northern and southern Italy. We believe in preparing all of our foods, whenever possible, with locally sourced, sustainably grown or raised, and certified organic ingredients. We support GMO labeling and work dilligently to keep GMO ingredients out of the food we serve. We change our menu throughout the year to stay in sync with the season and our local farmers. Our commitment to food integrity is as much about flavor as it is about health. We believe in sustainable food systems that enhance the lives of those whom it feeds, as well as the earth from where it all comes. This is our home and you are our guests, so relax,
PRICE RANGE
$14 - $34
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed June 9, 2022

This is an attractive, formal, high-end Italian restaurant. We recently met friends here for dinner and had a great meal. The bread was delicious. My scallop risotto was fantastic but I was surprised that the scallops were cut up in the risotto instead of whole....It did not affect the flavor. They have an extensive wine list. Tables have table clothes. Service was excellent.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 19, 2022 via mobile

Six of us had dinner on the patio, and it was an enjoyable experience. I give this restaurant a 4 star rather than 5 for two reasons: one waitress was really trying too hard to sell us drinks when we just wanted to stick to...water. Also, I asked for another dressing for my salad, but it was served with barely no dressing at all. Otherwise, food was tasty and we loved the bread they served at the beginning of the meal.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 20, 2022

I cannot count the number of times I passed Cafe Mezzanotte on Rt.2 in Severna Park and never stopped to try out the restaurant. My wife convinced me to give it a go for dinner and we were very happy with our experience. We had...reservations and were immediately seated, our server was nice and knowledge about the specials and the menu. The menu is a great mix of Italian dishes. The bread and dipping sauce are excellent and a nice way to start the meal. We had the Veal Osso Buco (Very Good!), the Chicken Picatta and the Chicken Marsala. Everyone was happy with the meal and left the restaurant more than satisfied.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed November 22, 2021 via mobile

On the positive, we attended a concert there and the band was great. The beer was cold and our server was responsive. Everything else was mediocre, at best. We were delayed in being seated by 35 min with no explanation, close to 50 people were...made to stand in the tiny lobby like cattle, the hostess had lost control of the crowd, screaming at customers, looked like she was having a seizure. We had ordered several different dishes and food was hit and miss.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed July 31, 2021 via mobile

Arrived on a beautiful Friday evening and were seated immediately at a requested patio table. We were greeted by Jesse our server. He took our drink orders and offered to take appetizer orders. The drinks, a Cosmo, Gibson and Maryland mule arrived quickly and each...was properly proportioned and mixed. Appetizers, calamari and stuffed shrimp like the cocktails were excellent. Early on, Jesse announced and described the evening specials. While we enjoyed the preliminaries, our dinner orders were taken. As we finished appetizers and drinks, the main courses arrived. My wife had the three fish risotto and I had veal Marsala. I’m not sure what the other couple ordered, but the food was fantastic. And, to hear food accolades from my Italian brother-in-law was an accomplishment. The evening at Mezzanotti was the best of any we’ve had anywhere in the last five years. Service and our server, Jesse were perfect. Water glasses were kept constantly re-iced and refilled. Food descriptions were helpful and accurate. The food was as good as it gets at a very fair price. And, although we lingered longer then most, we never felt rushed. Mezzanotti never disappoints.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 28, 2021 via mobile

Three of us had a delicious luncheon here. The dining room was quiet when we arrived around 2:30 and we enjoyed this as we had much to talk about. Everything we ordered was top notch and beautifully seasoned from the langoustine salad to the Caesar...with shrimp to the octopus. We will definitely return.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed February 12, 2021

Received a gift certificate from a friend - hadn't been there in over 5 years since it wasn't so good on our first and only visit. We all had appetizers and meals and the judgement from all of us was that it was worth it...only because we didn't have to pay for it. Won't go back......we think that our "taste" is a whole lot different from others in the area. Another friend said he only went because he heard that they had remodeled and updated their menu. After his visit, he too won't go back.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed January 29, 2021 via mobile

Ordered six meals from their pickup option - beet pignoli risotto with chicken, chicken picante and eggplant parmigiana. The risotto had broccoli and a smoke tomato flavor with wonderful beets. But the chicken piccata was so flavorful with a lemon caper sauce over roasted little...potatoes and carrots. It was my favorite. I should mention the bread was very good also. So I think I may order more dishes from now on. This was a home run. All vegetables appeared heirloom variety. Plenty for two.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed September 6, 2020

I have been there four times over the last five years because the reviews are always so good I keep thinking I was in on an off night. We usually go in a group of four to eight and love to share so we all...get to taste everything. Usually, one or two people pick the winning dishes and we know what to order the next time. That never happens here. Every dish every time has either no flavor or it's not nice. It's never horrible, but for the money you pay and the rave reviews you would think it would at least be up to Olive Garden level. The decor is bizarre. Paintings of fields. I sat next to a poorly painted picture of a cow in the field once. On a good note, they have a nice lounge area with live music.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed April 19, 2020

Everything was superb from an Italian’s point of view!! Deliciouso. Lots of variety including many yummy seafood options. Even the bread was remarkable.

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed April 15, 2020

Cafe Mezzanotte has always been a favorite of our family. We enjoyed eating outside on their lovely patio in the good weather, and inside in their nice dining room or bar otherwise. The food was always delicious and the service excellent. But in these times...of social distancing, Cafe Mezz has done a good job of offering a good variety of options for pickup. The pasta bowls, at $10, are an especially good deal. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed February 12, 2020

We found this restaurant while at our daughter's home. We were very pleasantly surprised. Located in a "strip mall," we were judging "the book by the cover." However, once inside, we found a very lovely restaurant with excellent food, a good variety, and the best...service possibleMore

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 22, 2019

By Sefi Dover, 410 721 0976, www.sefidover@yahoo.com Mr. Review’s mystery views on… Café Mezzanotte 760 Ritchie Highway (Rt. 2) Severna Park, Maryland 21146 410-647-1100 info@cafemezz.com Mezzanotte Got Me to Vote “A” Or, to be more exact, A+++. Can’t think of a single thing they need...to improve on - not the food, not the service, not the atmosphere, nuttin’! “There’s no such place,” you say? That’s what I thought ‘til I tried it. Upon entering the establishment, I was promptly welcomed by an outstretched hand -- a backhand, that is (with fine follow-through I might add). My assailant was a 6’4” muscular mass with long, stringy hair and a scarred face. I later found out she was the owner. “Sorry,” she said, “just practicing my Tae Kwon Do.” “No worries,” I said, admiring the tattoo on her neck of two jelly fish mating. Marveling at the tastefully posh but unpretentious Italian-themed décor, I walked slowly through the dining area and finally found an empty seat. Then I went to look for an empty table and found one of those too. I settled in next to a big picture window offering a panoramic view of the back alley and some dumpsters. I’ll forego any more fictitious, snarky humor and get to the true stuff. Everything at Café Mezzanotte, and I mean everything, is top-shelf haute cuisine. It all started with the bruschetta. It was exquisite: house-baked, crusty, Italian bread with spectacularly fresh and perfectly seasoned tomato topping. It all went uphill from there. I tried two appetizers, just so you, the reader, could learn as much as possible about the selections (lol). The first was a Capri-style salad of mozzarella and roasted tomatoes. The mozz was out-of-this-world fresh, and the tomatoes tasted home-grown. Exquisite. The second was Calamari with a lovely tomato-based sauce that combined perfectly with the crusty bread. Again, exquisite, though it was a tad spicy for my taste. For my entrée I chose Gamberi Verdi (their version of fried shrimp) accompanied by fresh, home-made spinach fettucine in saffron butter sauce. Guess what? Yup, exquisite. I particularly enjoyed the side of broccoli because it wasn’t almost raw (which seems to be the trend at many swank restaurants these days). I could actually chew it without breaking any teeth. By the time dessert arrived, I was tired of writing the word “exquisite” in my notebook, so I only gave a “decadently delicious” to the Cannoli with Sweet Ricotta & Chocolate Chip Cream Filling. Café Mezzanotte is an amazing fine Italian dining experience. It definitely deserves all the great reviews it’s gotten over the years. It can’t compete cost-wise with McDonalds, Checkers, or even Chick-Fil-A, but it is an absolute must for celebrating special occasions or simply spoiling yourself occasionally with one of the best meals you’ll ever have.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 20, 2019 via mobile

We were greeted and seated promptly. Our party of four were quite impressed with our selections and thoroughly enjoyed our entire dining experience.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed November 13, 2019

My future in-laws brought my fiancé and I to this restaurant for dinner. We were told it is one of their favorite places to eat. We were seated right away and the service was excellent. The food was fantastic. We ordered cream and crab soup,...Oysters Rockefeller, Parma pinwheels as our appetizer. Then had Bucatini Mignon, Filet Minion, Fettuccine Mediterraneo and the Chilean Sea Bass. Only down fall for me. I LOVE OYSTERS, but was unable to eat the Oyster Rockefeller due to the bacon. (I don't eat pork.)More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Kosmas K, Owner at Cafe Mezzanotte, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2019

Ciao, Thank you for the fabulous feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you had a nice time with us. We're glad that you enjoyed your meals and found our appetizers delicious and our steaks and Chilean sea bass so amazing. We truly appreciate the...More

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Cafe Mezz product offers its full and complete menu for Christmas Eve. No menu shrinking and no price changes. We will also have a handful of interesting chef's additions to feature with the Menu. Reservations are... More
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It is definitely a business casual atmosphere, but very few people get dressed up to go out anymore. No matter how you are dressed, someone will be sitting near you wearing a t-shirt and jeans and right next to them will be... More
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I know friends who have used gift certificates so the restaurant sells them. I haven't bought one.
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Cafe Mezzanotte is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4