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Mediterrano Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mediterrano.com
  • Email: Info@mediterrano.com
  • Phone: (734) 332-9700
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Closed for Lunch Saturday, Sunday: 12:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Executive Chef: Rob Underwood
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: La Piazza by Mediterrano has their own private kitchen to provide you with the best quality service possible. Perfect for graduations, tailgating, and holiday parties. La Piazza has been chosen to cater the V.I.P. tent at the Townie Party which kicks off the Ann Arbor Art Fair every year. Please contact Sales Director, Jessica Herron for questions concerning catering.
  • Private Party Facilities: La Piazza's Board Room accommodates up to 25 guests. This is the perfect room for birthday parties, office meetings and private interviews. The Pomegranate Room will hold an additional 80 people allowing for a maximum capacity of 100 guests. This breathtaking room is perfect for Rehearsal Dinners, Intimate Wedding, and Family Reunions. As a full service coordinator, Mediterrano can assist with all aspects of your event, from the colors of the linen to the pairings of wine with your entree selections. Mediterrano will create a truly personalized and seamless event for you and your guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Ray Borden (734) 332-9700
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please check the Web-site for upcoming events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Eisenhower
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: You will enjoy the convenience of our extra large parking lot with tons of close spaces perfect for the elderly or handicapped! Our parking is perfect for coach buses as well as large parties. Avoid the hassle of limited street parking downtown. You will feel extremely safe in our well lit parking area.
A word from Mediterrano
Centrally located among the city’s hotels and Briarwood Mall, Mediterrano has been one of Ann Arbor’s premier restaurants for over a decade. Mediterrano is walking distance to an array of hotels including The Four Points by Sheraton, Fairfield Inn, Courtyard by Marriott, and Kensington Court. Using only the freshest and most flavorful ingredients, the innovative kitchen staff expertly prepares tantalizing dishes from each of the 14 countries on the Mediterranean coast. Start off with everyone’s favorite sampler of Hummus, Satziki, and Tapenade before you dive into the fabulous Chicken Jerusalem. Make sure to save room for the traditional home made Baklava and Frutti Di Basco! The attentive and highly trained wait staff serve your every need. Refined, while comfortable, Mediterrano is the perfect venue for business luncheons, family celebrations, friendly get-togethers or a romantic evening for two. 2008 Taste of Ann Arbor Winner, "Best of Show"Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Food not as good as previous visits. Also, too much food per serving....makes it less appetizing. Service excellent and noise level acceptable for mature guests."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The appetizers of crab cakes and calamari were quite good. The (I think) hummus paste for the bread was too little for 4 of us. I had to ask for more. I ordered a (supposedly) tender lamb kabob. Only about half or less of the lamb pieces were decently tender. The rest was tough as leather. I am sure the cook should know this (what part of the lamb is tender and what part is tough). I don't know why a restaurant like this would take chances on serving something like this. A major disappointment for me. Fortunately, it seemed like my wife, daughter and her friend seem to enjoy their meals (seafood pasta, beef tenderloin and vegetable pasta respectively). The saving grace was our server - very polite and accommodating!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Every visit to Ann Arbor would not be complete without a visit to this neighborhood gem."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "We had a fine experience. Food was very good, indeed. As was ambience and quiet, unrushed atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "celebrated a friend's birthday. A thoroughly enjoyable dining experience for out party of five, the latest of many excellent times that keeps us coming back to Mediterrano. A quiet place with great service, drinks and food, simple and convenient parking_ what's not to like?"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Went for a 5 pm dinner prior to U of M hockey game. Been here before, returned as they have Vegan dishes. Only disappointment, the wine cost. My spouse & I had two glasses each of the house cabernet, totalling $52. Would have been better for the waitress to recommend we have a bottle."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "waiter and staff were nice and knowledgeable. His recommendations, unfortunately came out overdone. Appetizers were good, drinks good, dessert good."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We liked the place, we liked the food. The wait staff was not as attentive as we would have liked. Only our wait staff noticed us, and if s/he was nor around, we were totally ignored. I do not understand why they cannot help each other."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "So I took my wife to eat out at Mediterrano for Valentines. While my expectations weren't high, I was pleasantly surprised with what I got. The area isn't hard to find if you've lived in the area. The parking area is very large and can accommodate many people. The first thing that i noticed was the outdoor dining area, while not a most scenic area in Ann Arbor (across from Briarwood Mall near World Market). The option of outdoor dining is a plus/paired with the food... but we'll get to that later. The decor is nice and just dark enough to be romantic but not too dark. The food was absolutely amazing!!! From the Lamb to the Sea Bass to the Creme Brulee, they were all delicious and flavorful... Perfect for a spring or summer day."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We were stuck in Detroit after a big snow storm in the East cancelled our flight. We picked Meditererrano based on what I could glean from Tripadvisor and similar sites. We were looking to treat ourselves. I was mildly disappointed to find it located in a strip mall setting, however---It was just wonderful. The restaurant was lovely and the staff very accommodating, but best was the food. The presentation was lovely and the flavors great. The thing that struck me was that if this had been more of a "foodie restaurant" they would have served half as much food and charged twice as much money!! Nice evening. Good wine. Glad we found it."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Granted it was Valentines Day, the service was very slow and the resturant didn't look that packed. The food was definitely not as good as portrayed. I would not to back there again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Valentine's Day meal - not up to expected standard. the Sea Bass was too salty and the potatoes flavorful but cold when served. the server did not, surprisingly, check back with us after setting of the entrees. She seemed a bit rattled, maybe the crush of the anticipated Valentine's Day crowd? If so, shame on the manager for not doing a better job. We love this place and will give it another chance to redeem itself. Oh yes, the baked fetta appetizer was excellent."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was good. Fresh and well-cooked. The service was good too. The servers were friendly and helpful but not too intrusive."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "A comfortable, gracious eating experience that is good for causal or special occasion dining event."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Mediterrano has always been a favorite of ours, and now, even more so with their new Greek chef. The food is amazing... authentic, delicious. We dined during restaurant week and couldn't wait to try the next course. The renovations really jazz the place up, the service is impressive and the restaurant is definitely in the top 5 within the area. Well-done!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Baked feta appetizer was delicious. The service was very good, the servers were all very kind and attentive without hovering. Easy parking."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "I only went one other time to this restaurant...I think. I forgot about it until restaurant week. I would consider coming again but I would not pay $15 for just my meal. I came for lunch at about 11:45 a.m. It would was nice and quiet. I could hear my conversation; I was not disturbed by other diners. I would have given you 3.25 stars if I could have. Not quite 4 stars."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "One order was overlooked for one of our guests but was filled shortly."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "I can depend on food being good, hot and well presented."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "This is our second time to the restaurant. We made advanced reservations for New Yeara. We arrived on time, only to be seated right next to the drafty door. When my husband Asked to be moved to another of several open tables, we were told no. The food was good As usual and table service quick and polite but the earlier abruptness of the host Spoiled the mood of the evening a bit."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Not great, but not bad. Definitely middle of the road."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Beautiful restaurant, interesting and yummy menu, and excellent service makes for a lovely dining experience. A little pricey, but good for a get-away from the usual mundane restaurant experience."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Everything was really good - it would of been a nice gesture on the part of the server if she would of said "we have a special going right now, if you buy a gift certificate for $100, we give you an extra $20"....we did not see the sign until we were on our way out of the restaurant. It is "little things" like that that make you have a warm fuzzy feeling about a restaurant and want to come back. Did she have to do it, "no", but it would of been a really nice thing to do (our bill was $100 with tip, which means, we would of been back to spend the extra $20 on another dinner night out... scallops on a bed of potatoes with green beans were EXCELLENT....."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Mediterrano used to be one of our favorites. Recent visits have resulted in confused service and modified "favorites" that just aren't as good as they were formerly."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "I went here for a holiday lunch with co-workers. All of the food I tried was delicious. The service was right on par, and the restaurant was clean and well decorated for the Mediterranian theme."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "Although the restaurant was busy with office holiday parties, our service was great as was our meal."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "My friend and I met here for a quick bite before heading to an event in Chelsea. We told our server that our time was limited and she helped us without rushing us. The minestrone soup and mushroom ravioli were delicious and the service wonderful."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Food was delicious, but we waited more than 20 minutes for our cocktails, which were served after our salads and only after we stopped a passing bus boy and asked him to check with our waitress about our drink order. The restaurant was nearly empty and we could see the bar from our table. The bartender was just standing behind the bar, and when the bus boy talked to him about our order, he didn't seem to know about it. Shortly after, our waitress brought the drinks, stating that she had no control over the bartender and how quickly he made drinks. We don't think she placed our order, but otherwise the service was good."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "I have lived in Ann Arbor for decades and while it boasts the number of restaurants, I find downtown parking is truly the hindrance and overpricing. Meditterano has an outstanding menu selection and the service has always been great. Our waitress was the most hospitable but first and foremost, the food was excellent. The pricing is very comparable if not less than the downtown scene. Warm, inviting, very nice lighting, easy access, and plenty of parking. I am dedicated to any italian restaurant that has squash or eggplant dishes on the menu ALL-YEAR-ROUND. One popular italian restaurant downtown does not even have eggplant of any sort on their menu. We all have our tastes, but for the atmosphere and food, this is a great place."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "I very much enjoy he food and ambiance, excellent food variety."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Raymond continues to watch over and engage with a most special restaurant experience, food and beverage and personalized service. Year after year, this spot continues to please our family whenever we make it back to Ann Arbor."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Glad to see Mediterrano has relaxed a bit; more affordable and more Italian. Lovely dinner!"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Wonderful food, enjoyable atmosphere and great service. Highly recommended ."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "The general style of the food here is amazing - mixed Mediterranean - and the quality is excellent too Anybody who loves Greek, Mid-eastern, Spanish, (real) Italian, etc. food will have only one problem here - what to order from the wide selection! I love this place!"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "We had a very nice dinner. Brian, our server, brought over wine selections at the table for sampling, and my wife picked out the perfect wine for dinner, then we took another bottle home with us. The restaurant-made pasta was excellent. We both enjoyed the dish with our without protein added to it. Very nicely done!"
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "We had not been to Mediterrano in a few years, although we once had been frequent diners there. We stopped going a few years ago after several less than stellar meals. We had heard that the restaurant had returned to its former standards and were delighted to find that was true. The menu had a good range of options--fish, chicken, meat, vegetarian--to satisfy any preference. All 4 of our dinners were outstanding. We have always liked the restaurant's decor, set-up, and comfort. Our server was knowledgeable, courteous, and prompt. We had a delightful evening, lingered over dessert and coffee, and declared that Mediterrano has returned to the list of restaurants that first come to mind when we are considering dinner with friends."
    Dined on 10/28/2013
  • "Appetizers, salads, and main courses were all top notch. The dessert was an unmitigated disaster. Inedible. Which the waiter had recommended. The manager/owner was warm and hospitable when we arrived. Really nice guy. The waiter was a disappointment. She was okay for the first 20 minutes, then started to forget to bring forks, forgot how to set up a setting of cutlery, then a attitude problem started after the main course arrived. She just wasn't all that interested in being a good waiter. The staff that brought the food out from the kitchen was top notch. But the waiter really acted like she wanted to be someplace other than the restaurant the night we were there. She was a fluke. The food except for dessert was outstanding."
    Dined on 10/21/2013
  • "Made a 7p reservation on a U-M game day. Called in the afternoon to push it to 7:30p. At 7:30p I called to day I wouldn't be there until 8p. Finally, at 8:15p I show up and they still seat me. Besides the excellent food, I love their wine selection and the fact that you get a taste before you have to commit to your wine. Very generous portions of wine I might add. Ceviche is fantastic but not available during the winter months. Anita is the best server...very friendly, knowledgeable and honest."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Greeting, service and food always excellent, year after year."
    Dined on 9/6/2013