MezzaNotte Ristorante

★★★★☆
  • 2026 Western Avenue

    Albany, NY 12203

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  • 518-689-4433

About MezzaNotte Ristorante

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  • Italian Restaurants

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Flanked by strip malls and big box drugstores, on the side of a 4-lane highway, it woud be easy to drive right past MezzaNotte. But that would be a shame.

We stopped in just after opening (about 5:20 p.m.) on a weekday evening in March. We knew we were in good hands when we recognized the bartender from his days at McGuire's our favorite downtown Albany restaurant.

The wine list featured Italian labels, but provide ample options from around the world.

After the delicious house-baked bread dipped into a plate of balsamic vinegar and olive oil drizzled at tableside, accompanied with homemade tapenade, we enjoyed our salads.

The Mezza Notte house salad was a bed of field greens with sliced apple, fried goat cheese rounds, figs, toasted hazelnuts and house vinaigrette. Their Classic Caesar was made with organic romaine lettuce, with anchovies flavoring the light, lemony dressing. The menu refers to a "contemporary twist" -- perhaps the sweet, sundried tomatoes that studded the salad?

The Veal Saltimbocca was fork-tender, presented with smashed potatoes and perfectly-prepared broccoli rabe. The beef special was excellent, with purple mashed potatoes with a touch of horseradish, and sauteed spinach.

Desserts sounded intriguing, but another time ...

Dinner for two, with tax and tip, and a nice bottle of wine was $125.

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★★★★☆

Flanked by strip malls and big box drugstores, on the side of a 4-lane highway, it woud be easy to drive right past MezzaNotte. But that would be a shame.

We stopped in just after opening (about 5:20 p.m.) on a weekday evening in March. We knew we were in good hands when we recognized the bartender from his days at McGuire's our favorite downtown Albany restaurant.

The wine list featured Italian labels, but provide ample options from around the world.

After the delicious house-baked bread dipped into a plate of balsamic vinegar and olive oil drizzled at tableside, accompanied with homemade tapenade, we enjoyed our salads.

The Mezza Notte house salad was a bed of field greens with sliced apple, fried goat cheese rounds, figs, toasted hazelnuts and house vinaigrette. Their Classic Caesar was made with organic romaine lettuce, with anchovies flavoring the light, lemony dressing. The menu refers to a "contemporary twist" -- perhaps the sweet, sundried tomatoes that studded the salad?

The Veal Saltimbocca was fork-tender, presented with smashed potatoes and perfectly-prepared broccoli rabe. The beef special was excellent, with purple mashed potatoes with a touch of horseradish, and sauteed spinach.

Desserts sounded intriguing, but another time ...

Dinner for two, with tax and tip, and a nice bottle of wine was $125.

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