Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 58
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by pwdr68 Comfortable chairs and good quality
I only wish that I didn't have to order this via the Internet and have it delivered. I had to re-order one entire chair, as the holes on the bottom chair brace (the first brace you put together in the instructions) had the holes drilled in the wrong place, off by about 2 cm. One of the chair backs was bent from transfer. If the delivery was not so hard on this dining set (as it is aluminum) it would be a 5-star all around, as it is good value, made well, and goes together well, and looks very good when together.
November 5, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by shifty So glad we waited
We waited a year for this set to go on sale again. So glad we did. I found this set relatively easy to assemble. We picked up at our local store vs having home delivery. I would recommend this so you get the chance to see any shipment damage. Set was packaged well and looks great on our patio.
June 10, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by mlynne Had a nice look when assambled.
I ordered the Table and Love seat set. Easy to put togather works better with two people. The coffee table has a dent on the corner. The patio table had a dent on the side and on the top. Both table are on reorder, I will have to take them appart to put the new tops on the tables when they come. I got the set when it was on sale so the price was OK. I would not have been happy if I paid full price for the condition that it came in. Easy to get the new table tops to replace the damaged ones..coffee table is on back order.
May 1, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Girliegirl Beautiful set
I ordered this set and received it approximately 5 days earlier than their stated delivery date. Unfortunately, when assembling the set, I realized one of the pieces was severely damaged, although the packing and packaging was perfect. Apparently the item was damaged PRIOR to being packed.
I am awaiting the replacement chair now. With the rest of the pieces set up, I do like the look of the set. The other reviews that mentioned the back rest cushion overstuffing were right, they are too thick. I'm hoping they flatten a bit with use. Additionally, I am a middle aged woman and put the set together in approximately 3 hours. It was pretty simple.
December 17, 2011
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Tulipz Low quality and uncomfortable
The Messina set requires you to assemble it, but holes do not always line up with screws. You may have to do some "persuasion" to make them connect. The cushions look thick but are not dense. I weigh only 145 pounds, and when I sit on these cushions, very soon I feel the chair's rigid aluminum bands underneath, and it becomes uncomfortable. The feet on the chairs are small and do not slide easily on a wooden deck. Overall, the set looks nice cosmetically, but that's not enough. It's a cheap set. I wish I had bought higher quality patio furniture at someplace like Berk's, even though it would've cost me double or more.
May 18, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DAR2027 Great Quality for the Price
First, let me address some of the other reviews on this site that discuss items damaged in shipment or difficulty assembling the furniture. I didn't have either of these problems. The table and chairs were easy to assemble and are solidly constructed. No issues with misaligned threads or holes in the components. Also, there was plenty of foam padding wrapped around each piece in the boxes, so it would take some pretty rough handling to damage anything in transit.
As for the dining set, it has the look and feel of a set twice it's price. The seat cushions are slightly darker than the color shown online, but this wasn't a problem for me. While the chairs aren't very deep, they fit a tall adult just fine. I was very happy with how easy it is to move the chairs around. They are solid but not to heavy.
Overall, a great value for the price.
September 20, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by newpatio Paprika Dining Set
This set is very large so you will want to make sure your space is big enough for it. It is well made and looks just as nice as the photo. The chair cushions are thick and make you sit up straight. but the chairs are fairly comfortable without the back cushion if you want to lounge.
Each piece requires assembly. Instructions were detailed and once you get one chair put together the rest go pretty fast. The table is heavy so it helps to have two people. A small tool is included but you really need a socket wrench/ratchet to avoid frustration when tightening all those bolts. Our table arrived dented and scratched and Home Depot says they will exchange it.
April 30, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by John Very pretty set
My wife and I picked out this set for its looks and the price. The table top has a weave pattern in the center bordered by a 6" decorative wavy pattern. The set came in two large boxes and took about 40 mins to completely put together; I am very good mechanically and had the aid of a small micro ratchet for all the Allen wrenches and ratcheting box wrenches for the hex bolts. (Highly recommended) they most likely saved at least an hour of time. Using the cheap tools that come with it was a no go for me. I believe that everything was metric.... So if you don't have metric it will be harder. Beautiful set and looks amazing on our new screen porch. I like the cushions and they are not too thick for me as I sometimes have lower back pain, they supported me well.
August 31, 2011