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“Excellent food, slow service”

Mesa Restaurante Italiana
Ranked #1 of 34 Restaurants in Holbrook
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed July 11, 2014

After a full day of travel and sight seeing we went to Mesa Restaurante Italiana for dinner at 7:30 PM. The interior is rather dated but pleasant enough. We were seated quickly and brought glasses of water. After a long wait a waitress came to get our drink order, and we also placed our dinner order. I finally got a waitress's attention and asked if we could at least have our drinks and possibly a bread basket or something since we'd been waiting for a half an hour at that point. The service after that became quicker but we did notice 3 other tables that had come in after us were seated and served and had completed their meals before we even received ours. Our meal was not of a special order so I'm not sure what the delay was. Overall I would eat there again because the food was delicious. Hopefully they hire a few more waitstaff personnel.

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Thank DJ B
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Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Don't let the exterior and plastic table coverings fool you. The food and wine were great and I felt well worth the money! Nice locals working. Highly recommend!

Thank Corby W
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Reviewed July 10, 2014

After a long day of travel, Mesa Restaurant served us a wonderful Italian meal. The linguine with clam sauce has a good 3/4c of clams and the fettuccini alfredo - well, my husband used extra bread to clean his plate!

The restaurant isn't large and appears to share bar and kitchen with the "Mesa Grill" next door. During our visit, the restaurant was filled to capacity most of the time. Should you want a steak, it's on the menu for the Grill, but I suspect that it would gladly appear at your table for the meat lover in the group.

The only "con" was the wait staff. It was apparent that the room was split between waitresses. While one side got great service, we watched several tables on the other side wait and wait to have their orders taken while seeing guests that had arrived after they had already being served their drinks and salads.

Nevertheless, we will definitely be returning to Mesa Restaurant in the future.

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Reviewed July 10, 2014

We had a very nice dining experience at the Mesa restaurant. Best Italian food we've had in Arizona - this was certainly an unexpected surprise after a long day of driving across I-40. Service was friendly and the food was delicious. We were there on a Wednesday evening and the place was very busy - traveling families as well as locals! If you're looking for a delicious alternative to burgers and highway food - try the Mesa!

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Thank Greg G
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

Despite the name and the dated decor, great food, good service. Right around the corner from the Travelodge where we stayed.

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Thank freepowder
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