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Mezzanotte Ristorante

Hidden in Cypress, this red-hued Italian restaurant and tapas bar from husband and wife team Gerry and Adriana Sarmiento is a true gem. The duo wanted to create a place with soul, and the fiery, romantic atmosphere accomplishes just that. The live music on Friday and Saturday nights can send diners into a seductive sway over plates of lobster ravioli and sella d’agnello al pistacchio, or rack of lamb with mint pistachio pesto. Diners on a budget should plan to visit on Thursday Steak Night, when a three-course meal of an appetizer, petite filet mignon and petite dessert is only $18.

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