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Mezzo Mezzo

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31-29 Ditmars Blvd., Queens, NY 11105 40.77583 -73.910197
nr. 32nd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-278-0444 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean
  • Price Range: $$

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    7 out of 10

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Official Website

mezzomezzony.com

Nearby Subway Stops

N, Q at Astoria-Ditmars Blvd.

Prices

$12.90-$25

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Great Desserts
  • Live Music
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining/Party Space

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Delivery Area

Astoria

Profile

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In a neighorhood celebrated for dining, Astoria’s Ditmars Bouvelard has become a restaurant row. And the refined taverna Mezzo Mezzo stands out among the avenue’s Hellenic haunts. Its brick walls and widely spaced dark-wood tables contribute a gracious rustic air, and diners are sincerely welcomed by the Kourakos clan (founder Kiriakos now defers to the manager, his daughter Maria). The place’s name is a play on “mezedes,” the Levantine appetizers at which the kitchen excels. Creamy spreads—including hummus, not often found on Greek menus—are fresh and intensely flavored, and pinewood-grilled octopus is both toothsome and tender. Entrées are hardly a step down. A humble-sounding arni souvlaki delivers juicy skewered chunks of grilled leg of lamb alongside house-made, oregano-dusted steak fries. Mezzo Mezzo’s pasta would do any Italian cucina proud, and its “house special”—remarkably delicious squid-ink linguine made on the premises, dotted with shrimp and sauced with garlic-touched tomato—deserves the moniker. Patisserie-quality homemade baklava, dense with chopped walnuts, makes a fitting finish. Mezzo Mezzo strives for excellence over hype. As such, it may not be one of Astoria’s best-known Greek restaurants, but it surely belongs in those ranks.

Belly Dancing

On Saturday nights, Mezzo Mezzo goes from Greek to sheikh, courtesy of a belly dancer accompanied by four or five musicians. A no-cover policy applies both to restaurant patrons and to the alluringly underclad featured artist.

Recommended Dishes

Octopus, $11.90; arni souvlaki, $16.90; house special pasta, $19.90; baklava, $3.95

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