We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Superb !!!”

Restaurante Messina
Ranked #16 of 1,447 Restaurants in Marbella
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $86
Cuisines: International
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed January 24, 2013

We went to Restaurante Messina back in 2008, and circumstances have stopped us returning.
We went to see our daughter in Spain at Christmas and on our last night we asked if she would drive us to this Restaurant.
To cut a long story short, it was even better than we remembered...if that is possible. And, the Chef's Wife can speak English even better than before, although our daughter chatted quite happily, and at length, to her in Spanish.
The only drawback, was that the pudding, Vesuvius, was not on the Menu, but it didn't matter as every mouthful was absolutely delicious.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank barbara10
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (683)
There are newer reviews for Restaurante Messina
See the most recent reviews
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

197 - 201 of 683 reviews

Reviewed January 19, 2013

It's terrible to park nearby even in low season ( so maybe use a cab) and the lighting is very dull inside. However the staff (4 young women when we visited) are very welcoming and the food is terrific, and beautifully served. For main course we ( bravely we thought) tried neck of baby goat, Iberian pork and pigeon. All were delicious! Excellent selection of mainly red wines at sensible prices. In our view, well worth the very high Tripadvisor rating. Cost per head 63 e.

1  Thank douglas77
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 9, 2013

we booked messina for our new years eve celebration dinner, it was recommended to us by our B&B owner, marie-helene (casa la concha). we had lots of emailing with pia - the owner - who could not have been more kind or helpful. we had read reviews on trip adviser before choosing this place (from several options marie-helene suggested), and were not disappointed!
the place is small and intimate, modern with contemporary styling. it was full. there was a set menu which was totally delicious, everything came with a friendly explanation and met our ever soaring expectations : ) pia and her staff were thoroughly professional, very tuned in to what their guests needed/wanted. our drinks were always topped up and we never waited very long for anything. we have been to many new years eve dinners at restaurants of all kinds, good, bad and ugly - and never have we been served so attentively, or received exactly what has been promised as we have here. it was a triumph and we cannot recommend it highly enough on all levels - food, service, ambiance. definately worth a visit if you are anywhere near to marbella and a great start to 2013 for us.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank weazil
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 7, 2013

We came to messina on New Years Ev and had a fantastic time. We are regulars here and visit every time we come to Marbella. They couldn't have been more accommodating with our parties dietary requirements and came up with a gala dinner to suit all inc 2 vegetarians . The service food and atmosphere is top notch and I'm sure a star is on the way for this hard working team. We can't wait until we get the opportunity to go back.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank shaunprid
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 5, 2013

As I love elegant dining and tasty food, I love Messina. If you are a Gourmet and you are ever in Marbella this might be the only dining experience you need! Every dinner we have there is a culinary journey eased along by the excellent service in a relaxed ambiance. Do reserve your table though as it is massively popular.

Thank Andrea B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Restaurante Messina also viewed

Marbella, Costa del Sol
Marbella, Costa del Sol
 
Marbella, Costa del Sol
Marbella, Costa del Sol
 
Marbella, Costa del Sol
 

Been to Restaurante Messina? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing