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“Pizzaiolo perfection”

Pizzeria Mesita Grande
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $14
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Wicklow, Ireland
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192 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
“Pizzaiolo perfection”
Reviewed April 14, 2014

After eating rehydrated food for four days whilst trekking in the Torres del Paine National Park, this restaurant ticked all the right boxes. The mouth watering smell of fresh bread cooking in the wood fired pizzaiolo in the centre of the restaurant greets you the minute you open the door. Inside is warm and cosy with attractive décor reflecting the building's past life as general store. The shop's old cash register still sits on the counter and the walls are adorned with art deco advertising posters. Long, antique pine tables run the length of the restaurant, hence its name.

After burning calories for days, I did not feel the least bit guilty in ordering a large thin crust 4 cheese pizza from a very imaginative menu that included pastas and hearty salads as well as numerous types of pizza. The food is super fresh and you can watch the dough base of your pizza being made in front of the pizzaiolo. Mine was crispy, delicious and perfectly cooked, as good as anything I had eaten in Italy. I was also delighted with the choice of draft and bottled Patagonian craft ales and beers and was so glad I discovered the rich and chocolaty Hernando de Magallanes negra! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place.

  • Visited November 2013
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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good pie!”
Reviewed April 2, 2014

You know what they say about pizza. Even when it’s bad it’s still pretty good. But what about when it’s really good – I guess that makes it the best thing ever!

OK, maybe I got a bit carried away (and yes, I was starving when I stopped in), but damn, this is some seriously good pizza.

Nice atmosphere and I loved watching them make and cook the pizza right in front of my eyes.
A bit pricy compared to other (similar) places in town, which is why I didn’t give them the 5th star.
Well worth a visit if in the mood for a pie though (or even if you’re not in the mood)!

  • Visited March 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
Reviewed April 1, 2014

Great place for dinner or lunch - good vibe, warm and friendly with attentive staff, even when they are very busy. Shared tables - long benches, but it doesn't mean you have to chat with your neighbours - though many people do. Pizzas were delicious.

  • Visited February 2014
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London
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“Open on Sundays for lunch”
Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

We ended up here as we were struggling to find anywhere open for lunch on Sundays.

Food was delicious. Pizza was great and the salmon pasta in cream sauce is one of the nicest things I've eaten for a while!

There was also local beers on draft and by the bottle. Service was fast and friendly. Would recommend.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Good choice”
Reviewed March 29, 2014

A good choice in Puerto Natales. Ok prices, great atmosphere thanks to the two big common tables. The pizza is nicely thin an tasty, the local beers served are worth tasting too. I went there twice, and was happy with my dishes and the overall experience both times. On the second occasion, my order somehow got lost.

  • Visited March 2014
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