I'm going to keep this extremely simple: salad was good, service was ok, the Mushroom Lasagna was outstanding. It was the special for Saturday night and it was one of the most delicious meals I've ever had.
Our food was lousy. After asking my server to remedy the problem, the kind manager offered to remake our food or take it off our bill. We were late going to another event. We just paid the bill and left never to return. I heard this business was related to Christophers in Beaverdale whos food and service have declined in the past years.....Sounds like a good thing gone wrong...improper management or they just dont care anymore.
We went with friends New Year's Eve to Mezzodi's Restaurant and were terribly disappointed. They lost our reservation, however, that didn't seem to be a problem since there were still plenty of tables available. It was 6:30 p.m. and there wasn't a steak to be had in the entire restaurant...not even the prime rib! Ordered an appetizer and a sad Bruschetta arrived at our table with the bread atop some kind of vinagrette reduction sauce (huh?) . Service was good but it took close to an hour for our dinner to arrive at our table and like I said, they weren't that busy. Disappointing to say the least.
Alimento italiano squisito, confortando atmosfera e la gente piacevole, senza rompere la banca: Translation... PERFECT!
I ate here with my wife on New Year's Eve and the place was packed full (good thing we had reservations). The waitress was very friendly and was always smiling.
-Chicken Parmesan--this is the best I've ever had! It's very crispy and delicious
-Steamed vegetables and mashed potatoes were great as well
-The NY Strip steak was pretty good--but didn't have a whole lot of flavor to it. It was cooked correctly, however
-Free bread with your meal
-Dessert - we had an upside down cake with ice cream, chocolate and raspberry drizzled on top
-Just a plain old lettuce salad came with the meal
-The waitress boxed up our meals and forgot to put vegetables in our to-go box even after she asked us. I wish places would just let you box up your own food!
I would have rated it 4 1/2 if the waitress wouldn't have forgotten the vegetables in our to-go box.
Very disappointing!! The service was awful. Was not Busy at all, it was a Monday night only one other table in the entire resturant. The "special" for the night Prime Rib was ordered med. came very well done on all three orders. It tasted like a chunk of over cooked roast. Waitress never came back to check our on us after leaving the food. What a waste of $120.
Mezzodi's makes my short list of restaurants where I know I'll enjoy everything from the salad to the dessert. For the total dining experience - decor, food, wait staff, other patrons - I can't think of many places that are at the same level in Des Moines.
I had my birthday party here last Friday, and we reserved the party room for 10. Everything was superb from service to food to embiance. Fleur Drive has the best restaurants the South Side has to offer: Skips, Mezzodis and Francies. If you want Italian food with good service and great atmosphere, come to Mezzodis!
One recommendation: the chicken parmesan is best with white (alfredo) sauce over the pasta and red (marinara) sauce over the chicken parmesan. This makes for an excellent combination!
I dined here about 6 years ago and loved it then... moved away and am now back and recently tried Mezzodi's again. STILL LOVE IT!!! Food is great, wine list is, too... and the waitstaff is wonderful! Thanks, Mezzodi's for being a local favorite!
After years of being stupid enough to go to Olive Garden on Friday nights, my boyfriend and I finally found an alternative . . . and a far superior one at that. It still kills me that on almost any given Friday night, there is no wait at Mezzodi's while patrons wait for an hour to two hours outside the mediocrity that is Olive Garden. And if you do it right, Mezzodi's will only cost you five dollars more than the OG.
I've eaten at Mezzodi's more times than I can count, and only two experiences provided less than spectacular quality. My second time eating there about two years ago resulted in a steak with so much fat, it was impossible to eat. In a recent visit (about three months ago), my steak deburgo tasted like it had been marinated too long. It was almost too salty to eat. These are the only disappointments I've had, and the high quality meal, service, atmosphere, and prices of my other experiences make up for them.
I almost don't want to rave about Mezzodi's because I like being able to get in there whenever I want with no hassle. But they deserve the business.
The servers are professional and friendly. They dress in black as if they are supposed to be visible but still a part of the background. And the same wonderful and sweet young lady (Nicole) has been there as long as I've been going there. It's clear the owners value their employees.
The atmosphere simply smolders with class, but the owners know how to have fun (check out the bathroom doors). And where else can you get a hot (almost too hot), huge bowl of perfectly balanced lasagna for only $10?
Beyond having slightly overpriced but marvelous strawberry margaritas, the mashed potatoes are the creamiest I've ever tasted. And the steak deburgo . . . . well, I've heard many people say that once you've had the deburgo there, no other deburgo will compare . . . and it's true.
I could go on and on about this place (and I have on another website), but everyone in this city should eat there at least once to know what quality food tastes like. The next time you think about going to Olive Garden, consider giving Mezzodi's a try.
A great place to eat, especially before or after taking in a movie at the Fleur Cinema. The beer and wine selection is great. The decore is darker. And the food...everything is very good.
Quiz fact: this place used to be a denny's
Great restaurant! Bar of the joint is even better! Ronnie (the owner) rocks it out!
when u check in, you get a half price appetizer.
This place is never open when I ride by it. I swear the restaurant is a cover 4 an italian mob.
The Ravioli is excellent, the service was good, and you can't beat the half off appetizers with a checkin. Like the terminator, I'll be back!