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“Always good food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Mezzaluna Cafe

La Mezzaluna Cafe
Ranked #4 of 58 Restaurants in Charles Town
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Phone: 304-728-0700
Rice VA
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176 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Always good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

I've eaten at La Mezzaluna Cafe several times and have always found the food and service to be excellent. This most recent visit with a large group of friends proved to be very good. I had a tuna dish which was very well prepared. Others in our group were equally satisfied with their meals. I don't eat pasta (which seems to accompany most of their entrees) yet was able to substitute veggies. There is a large self-serve salad which comes with the meal. Our waitress kept it filled and available. We arrived a bit early for dinner - just before 5 on a Friday and had lots of seating choices. When we left an hour or so later, the place was packed and bustling. It would be worth the wait to eat here!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank love2RiceVA
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Garden City Beach, South Carolina
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Nice out-of-the-way Italian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Located in a strip mall, La Mezzaluna was a great find. We enjoyed the food a lot. Very busy on a Friday night but the wait wasn't too long. Worth the small wait. Will definitely go back.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank SL M
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Harpers Ferry, WV
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great food but needs better management ASAP”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

This is a follow up to my last review of The Mezzaluna Cafe. The food is great and the dining room atmosphere is OK for a strip mall restaurant, that said the staff seem burned out, the place is really really getting filthy. The walls next to our booth were disgusting, the rest room is plain nasty, "Food Lions is cleaner and Ive used the Mezzaluna's right after they open for service so there is no excuse", to ice the cake they ran out of receipt paper and our server told us that its becoming common, that they feel like they have no manager running the place! This added 20 minutes to our wait time, after we had finished our dinner, while a server ran to Staples! I wish the owners would watch a few episodes of Kitchen Nightmares, it would not take more than $100 to refresh the restrooms, put in some new clean lights and mirrors, and CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN, the tile walls and floors should not be that dirty, not in one of the area's best Italian restaurants.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank ilovewvmountains
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Charles Town, West Virginia, United States
2 reviews
“WE keep going back”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

No question the best Fried Calamari & the spinach and eggplant Parmesan is to die for. Excellent salad,excellent hot bread served with each meal.The service is great & I have said excellent (it is for us) but the menu is limited for some people as only Italian & seafood. We love th Bomba for desert

Visited December 2012
Helpful?
Thank Barbara L
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Shepherdstown, West Virginia
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“If You Like Italian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

This cafe is a treasure. The food is excellent as is the staff. Prices are more than reasonable considering the quality and quantity of the food that you are served. The cafe does not accept reservations but even a 20 minute wait would be worth it. Suggest early arrival for dinner, especially on Friday or Saturday.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank ray027
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