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Mezzo Plus - Nouvelle Cuisine
Mezzo is another popular restaurant of Islamabad serving Continental, Thai and Pakistani food. Their food is really too good and price range per head is around Rs. 400 ($ 7 appox).
The starters and soups at Mezzo are probably the highlight of the meal. The cooking is authentic. In other words there is an absence of the usual 'garam masala and red chilli powder' which laces almost all continental cuisine in twin cities.
The Continental dishes are generally well prepared and presented. But the fish dishes are particularly good.
It is best to avoid the vegetables served with the main course since they are generally an unimaginative and unattractive mess consisting of over-boiled carrots, a stodgy roast potato and a few untidy broccoli florets.
Mezzo also has a pleasant interior innovatively done up in an Egyptian motif. While there is absolutely no connection between the décor and the cuisine it does make for a pleasant environment.
The service at Mezzo's is also unusually polite, with the staff always willing to make an extra effort to 'personalise' the dishes for regulars. All in all, Mezzo is a classy affair and as such be prepared to shell out Rs.400 per head.
Mezzo has recently been relaunched in new location with the name of Mezzo Plus. But the food is as delicious as it was before and service is nice too.
Favorite Dish: Fish dishes are particularly good. Thai grilled sole in coriander sauce and fried fish with tartar sauce is also surprisingly good.
The potato and leek soup is highly recommended and the wholesome french onion in winter are also excellent.
Mezzo: Great atmosphere!!
Great decor and place, the floors are made with Pakistani marble - a type of marble only found here.
The loud dance music really was inappropriate - rave music?? Its such a nice place that that was a bit annoying.
They offer a Lebanese menu - the starters were good but the tabouli wasn't authentic (umm they forgot the bulgur wheat?!?). The dumplings were great.
The menu is a mix - this site's other tipsters recommended the sole dishes - they were OUT of sole! So we tried the prawns - not so jumbo and greasy fried. We didn't even finish them.
The Thai portion of menu held standard red and green curries but not much more.
Its a great place for a date - in fact it was only couples there. The decor itself is worth the time and the food is good enough.
Wait staff were excellent and smiling. Clean place. Worth going to!
Favorite Dish: The lebanese offerings were good, however not as good as at some authentic ethnic lebanese restaurants here.
Mezzo - Nouvelle Cuisine...: Continental food in Islamabad.
A relatively new entrant to the Islamabad food scene, Mezzo has risen quickly to become the best bet for continental food in Islamabad. The restaurant also has interesting if uneven Thai and Pakistani cooking.
The Continental dishes are generally well prepared and presented; but the fish dishes are particularly good. The grilled sole in butter sauce is delicious, the salmon is light and flavoursome, and the Thai grilled sole in coriander sauce is also surprisingly good. If you prefer slightly simpler fare try the fried fish with tartar sauce, a favourite with the Islamabad geriatric set.
Mezzo also has a pleasant interior innovatively done up in an Egyptian motif. While there is absolutely no connection between the décor and the cuisine it does make for a pleasant environment
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