Mezzaluna — Oaxaca City, Oaxaca
Italian Restaurant, Pizza, Wine • $$$-$$$$ • (T)
Slinging hearty plates of pasta and wood-fired horno pizzas, this reliable Centro Histórico Italian has rescued many a traveler whose taste buds have become saturated with Oaxacan cooking. Dining is available indoors beneath the high ceilings and viga beams or, weather permitting, upstairs on the roof, which the waiters charitably refer to as la terraza, with stunning views of the Iglesia de Santo Domingo to the east and the mountains on all sides. Rounding it all out, the small but respectable wine list features mostly Italian and South American vintages.
- Allende 113, just east of García Vigil; North of Independencia, Centro Histórico; Daily 1 p.m. - 11 p.m.; MX$100 - 250; phone 951-516-8195.