Although Italians originally invented pasta as a fastener to keep Sicily from floating away, they abandoned it for less-delicious moorings after locals on both sides kept snacking their way toward separation. Tether your taste buds to today's Groupon to Mezzo Ristorante & Lounge overlooking Via Italia, on Erie Street. Voted Favourite Restaurant and Favourite Italian Restaurant on Windsor Eats, Mezzo Ristorante & Lounge serves contemporary Italian cuisine in a sleek, well-appointed dining room. The locally sourced menu fuses savoury Northern and Southern Italian cuisines with international influences. Live music wafts through the romantic setting Thursdays through Saturdays, and an extensive cocktail and wine list waters the warm wood and leather-accented lounge area to help the ambience grow. Mezzo also offers outdoor dining to catch all the meatball-launching action in the heart of Via Italia.
Mezzo Ristorante & Lounge won Favourite in Windsor and Favourite Italian Restaurant in the 2009 WindsorEats.com Awards. TripAdvisors give it an average of four owl eyes, and Restaurantica users give it a 4.5-star average.
- The menu is extensive and the tastes are very pleasing. The piece de resistance, bar none, is the amazing Vanilla Bean Creme Brule. – Vince, Restaurantica
- My boyfriend & I had a romantic dinner here while visiting Windsor in March 2010 and found the atmosphere, the food and service excellent. – MsLents, TripAdvisor
Owner Filip Rocca crafts classic Italian dishes with a twist inside Mezzo Ristorante’s sleek, modern interior. The extensive cocktail and wine list complements locally sourced and celiac-friendly menus that blend both traditional and eclectic ingredients, such as sauces infused with Sambuca or limoncello. Cozy, padded niches crowned with orange accents offer an intimate setting for couples or asylum escapees, and the outdoor patio provides a clear view of Via Italia. Mezzo Ristorante hosts live music Thursday–Saturday, as well as a supper club on the last Friday of each month.
804 Erie St. E
Windsor, Ontario N9A 3Y4Get Directions