Bar Mezzana

Restaurants, Italian South End
Bar Mezzana
Photograph: Courtesy Yelp/Bar Mezzana

Here is proof that simple cuisine can be one of life’s greatest gustatory pleasures. Chef Colin Lynch, a Barbara Lynch protege, whips up straightforward coastal Italian fare that is still a marvel, from his daily changing crudo menu to an expansive list of homemade pastas (the lobster paccheri and bone marrow risotto are two standouts). But unexpectedly, it might be the crostinis that are the true stars here: grilled Iggy’s bread, topped with caviar and lardo, or ricotta and peperonata, or chicken liver, bacon and onion—savory flavor punches all. You’d expect a strong wine and cocktail list at a spot like this—and Bar Mezzana delivers—but another surprise is the well-curated beer list, perfect for a quick after-work stopover.


Venue name: Bar Mezzana
Address: 360 Harrison Ave
Cross street: at Traveler St
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 4:30pm-1am; Sun 10:30am-1am

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