Mezzo Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria is in Elizabeth St near the corner of Lonsdale St, not very far from Her Majesty's Theatre. They serve terrific Italian cuisine at very reasonable prices.
The menu ranges in price from $15 for a pizza to $33.00 for something a little more sophisticated from the Al a Carte Menu. There are also vegetarian and gluten free options, so there is something for everyone.
The restaurant is open and friendly with professional waitstaff, who are only to pleased to assist at any time.
If you're just dropping by and the weather is nice, consider sitting outside in the fresh air for a few nibbles and a drink.
The bar in the front section of the Mezzo Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
We weren't quite sure what to expect when we arrived as the outside tables were full, but located behind the bar was a large dining area with plenty of tables and seating.
We were greeted on arrival and shown to our seats. As we were going on to a live show at Her Majesty's Theatre, we explained our timelines were tight. They were very accommodating and made sure that our meals were delivered in a timely manner.
They offer a very reasonable pre-theatre dinner for $29.00 for 2 courses or $39.00 for 3 course - the menu states that the serving sizes are slightly smaller, but we found them more than enough.
We had the 2 course option and none of us were disappointed. The menu was interesting with such items as crushed chickpeas and red wine jus.
Why not enjoy an evening of theatre and dinner at the Mezzo Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria. There's always something on interesting at Her Majesty's. The current offering is Strictly Ballroom the Musical, directed by Baz Luhrmann, which has had its season extended in Melbourne until 26/07/2015. If you haven't already seen the show, you owe it to yourself to get along!