||Address: Avenida del Pacifico # 33, Bucerias map
Hrs of operation: 6 pm - 11 pm
Category: Best Food & Drink - Restaurants
Price Rance: $10-$25 USD
Best known for: Elegant Beach Front Italian Restaurant
Best place for Italian food beachfront. Mezzogiorno Bucerias has a gorgeous view of the Banderas Bay. Owners Sidney and Enrique bring excellent service that has led to a loyal following. The quality of the food, the ambiance and reasonable prices ensure a wonderful evening. Enjoy a drink before your meal at one of the two Palapa bars, then relax at your table overlooking the inspiring views. Be sure to stay late enough to enjoy the sunset overlooking the bay!
Mezzogiorno Ristorante italiano is where pasta reigns supreme. The combinations, simplicity and elegance of the way the pasta is prepared makes this place a regular visit for many. So good is the pasta, owners Sidney Lecther and Enrique Cremaschi have added their names to some signature dishes:
- Ravioli Lecther - Cheese ravioli, fresh tomatoes and sun-dried tomatoes, cilantro, garlic, black olives, goat cheese, in a citrus sauce
- Frutti di Mare Cremaschi - Black fettuccini, shrim, clams, fresh fish, black olives, capers and spicy tomato sauce
Here is a sampling of the main courses:
||Alla checca - Capellini, fresh tomatoes, basil, sun dried tomatoes, olive oil, garlic
Penne al funghi - Penne, wild mushrooms, light cream and tomato sauce
Penne ai quattro formaggi - Penne, goat, provolone, gorgonzola, mozzarella cheese in a light cream sauce
Fettuccini Alfredo - Fettuccini, light cream and cheese sauce
Gnocchi alla bolognese Firenze - Potato dumplings, beef, pork, sage, rosemary, red wine and marinara sauce
Penne Nastari - Penne pasta, grilled chicken, wild mushrooms, light cream and tomato sauce
Petto di pollo alla parmigiana - Breaded chicken breast, marinara sauce, mozzarella served with spaghetti
Petto di pollo Marsala - Breast of chicken, light cream, marsala wine, carrots, mushrooms served with capellini
Lasagna di carne - Lasagna with meat sauce, ricotta and mozzarella
Alla carbonara - Spaghetti, bacon, peas, mushrooms, parmesan cheese sauteed in white wine and cream sauce
Fettuccini al salmone - Fettuccini, fresh and smoked salmon, capers in a light cream and lemon sauce
Scampi Bello - Spaghetti, shrimp, basil, carrots, fresh tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms, black olives, olive oil
Mezzogiorno is typically involved in the Annual Vallarta Lifestyles Restaurant Week - keep checking back for this year's activity.
Restaurant Week a great way to experience new restaurants and revisit some of your favorites, Vallarta Lifestyles festival has become a popular group activity. With each of the participating restaurants offering affordable, fixed-price, three-course menus with three options for each course. If you did not get a chance to dine here this year, make your group reservations early for next year!