Old World Tradition & New World Innovation at Mezza Livingston
For the past year, under the watchful eye of owner Vincent Leone, and with the influence and innovation of an Israeli consulting chef who has a Moroccan and Tunisian background, Mezza Livingston has offered a fusion of Old World tradition and New World Innovation to delight your palate. The contemporary offerings are takes on traditional dishes, and the choices don’t disappoint!
Several dishes worth highlighting include: a Classic Hummus made with chickpeas, olive oil and fresh lemon juice served, of course with pita; Strawberry Mango Salad featuring mixed greens, fresh strawberry & mango, dried craisins, fried goat cheese, pecans and strawberry vinaigrette; the best falafel I’ve ever had here or in the Middle East that is served over tzatziki & tomato relish; Crab Cakes served with avocado, clementine, red onion & chipotle radish; and the highlight of my trip—the Israeli Fish Tacos. The tacos are made with marinated Branzino, Israeli salad, Jerusalem spiced yogurt and Dukkah served on toasted pita, spinning a Mexican classic into a Middle Eastern treat.
Leone, who worked managing the Mezza location in Westwood, partnered with the owner to open this location after stints at–to name a few–South City Grill, Harvest Restaurant Group, and Bobby Vans Steakhouse NYC, and has now brought that experience to Mezza Livingston. His passion for food and customer service attracts over 1200 people a week, many of who have become regulars, coming in to experience this new local jewel. Leone offers a sincere smile when he says, “I want people to enjoy the beautiful, casual modern atmosphere, great service, and delicious food.” He adds: “We’re striving for perfection.”
277 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston | 973-992-9300