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Mesogio (Melville, Long Island)

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Mesogio (Melville, Long Island)

Richard Halpern | Feb 25, 2002 10:58 PM

I dined for lunch at Mesogio today, a Greek restaurant which which was reviewed in the NY Times Long Island section this past Sunday. It received a favorable review so off I went.

I was quite pleased with my experience there. You are greeted by a tiered water fountain after entering. The noise of the trickling water combined with background greek music made for a pleasant backdrop. The server was very friendly and knowledgeable.

I had the Shephard salad as an appetizer. It contained the usual tomatoes, celery, cucumbers and feta but was elevated by what was described as a champagne vinegarette. It rose above the usual offering and was very fresh.

My main course was a seafood casserole ($14.95)served over a bed of orzo. It contained a large amount of mussels, clams, calamari and shrimp in a tomato based sauced which was enlivened by cinammon and other bold meditarranean spices (sorry, I'm not too good at deconstructing dishes so I couldn't pick out other noticeable spices). However, the overall effect was successful and highly flavored.

My wife's chicken kebob sandwich (~$6.00) consisted of chunks of white meat chicken coated with olive oil, lemon and herb flavors. It was very moist and most delicious. It was served on top of a pita with the usual salad on top.

They have daily appetizer, soup and entree specials, all of which sounded good (e.g. today's appetizer special was eggplant stuffed with ground lamb). The menu is extensive and I would definitely return to try more.

(Below is a link to Newsday's review of Mesogio which contains the complete address, phone #, etc.)

Link: http://entertainment.newsday.com/top/...

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