Al Zaytouna

4.3
45 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Al Zaytouna is the place to experience a casual comfortable dining experience in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. You'll feel like you're dining in your own home but you won’t have to do the dishes. Al Zaytouna’s menu is inspired by the flavors of the Mediterranean cuisine. The food is fresh and healthy with a variety selection of seafood, Kabobs, Vegetarian Dishes….
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vipLarryderm
Philadelphia
304 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

A most disappointing experience for our first foray into Tunisian food. The presentations were lack-luster, the mezza was bland, and the main courses were less than appetizing. Not worth a second chance.

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vipKiki
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff and such great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience2

Birthday dinner

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vipGood
Dallas
82 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Restaurant is less than 1/2 block from the Italian Market in South Philly. Small place, clean. The service was excellent. Middle Eastern food was outstanding. Loved it!

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vipRobertB
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the Falafel, Lamb and Hummus. Everything was very good. Large portions and reasonable prices. Relaxing atmosphere. Great service even with several groups of diners there at the same rime. BYOB. Looking forward to going back !

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vipAngeloR
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Some guests thought food was too spicy and think it should have been noted on menu. I was quite pleased.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place. The food was excellent.

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DavidU
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent service, value, and quality food. Street parking was relatively easy to find. Interior decorating was simple and under stated. If you are looking for something casual, relaxing, with excellent food, this is the place.

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MarlaC
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Courteous staff, great food!

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OussamaR
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very good discovery. I recommend to every mediterranean food fan.

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CarenE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Al Zaytouna Sunday night for dinner. It was not crowded, but still seemed cozy. The waitress was very attentive and the food was absolutely delicious. I had the grilled lamb platter and the meat had been marinated and was so good. The grilled vegetables were beautiful and also delicious. I have lived in the neighborhood for years and don't know why I haven't gone sooner - I love mediterranean food, but I'm very glad I finally went. Like I said, the food was delicious, the service was good, and the price was right. I can't wait to go back!

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Cynthia
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Tunisian couscous was bland, dry, with tough meat and unseasoned vegetables. Lamb kebabs tough, over cooked.

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vipDeborahD
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Dishes sounded great, but were underwhelming in flavor and preparation. Basically, it wasn't delicious.

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ZacharyS
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food in this small restaurant. We had a child with us and they were very accommodating.

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vipAbeC
Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and everything was wonderful - the food, the service....keep up the great work.

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vipShalarry
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food!

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RexThornberg
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for our party of 9 with a toddler! The food was fresh and wonderful! Everyone was attentive, helpful and super friendly. Love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! We had a group of 11 for a birthday dinner on New Year's Eve and everything was perfect from the food to the two waitresses opening all of our wine and taking great care of everyone. They dimmed the lights and brought out a slice of cake with a lit candle (I brought a candle in case) so that we could sing happy birthday and the whole restaurant joined in! The table was also set with New Years decorations like hats, headbands, horns, etc. that we loved!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Food was good, but the service was really terrible. The waitress was not knowledgeable on the food and did not check on us the whole time to fill water or ask if we needed anything. Then at the end she told us the tip was already on the bill (I guess because we were a party of 8) And it wasn't a standard 18%, but 20%. I will not be dining in again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food! Great service and they were very accommodating for our allergies.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I love trying new restaurants. We looked up a few places and landed here. The food was fresh and amazing, the service was great, and it wasn't expensive. Our server was very friendly and very knowledgeable about the menu (I'm not too familiar with mediterranean dishes) which was a great help. The creme inside the cannoli (instead of the icing on top of the cake) was the owner of the restaurant was there. When we left he asked about our experience but seemed to genuinely care and seemed to be a great guy. I believe this place is also a BYOB.

Oh, I'm not normally a bug hummus guy, but the hummus here is excellent.

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vipIndigo
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Delicious food in a place whose ambiance is a takeout place with a few tables.

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HarpreetK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2017
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Food wasn't too impressive. Everything was ok. Service was better.

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Clark
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and service was very good. Accommodated a large group for a birthday celebration and we're very friendly. Small kitchen so food took longer for some but that's unavoidable. Definitely will be going again and highly recommend!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food. Always delicious! Very friendly staff.

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FastandDelicious
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2016
Overall3food2service3ambience2

The food was just OK. The server was pleasant. Most importantly, when I mentioned my Groupon at the beginning, the server informed us they no longer accepted them. That, more than anything, left a sour taste in mouth.

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we arrived we were greeted by a friendly server and led to a table that was set up for us because of our reservation. The food was excellently prepared and the pita bread basket was kept filled during our dinner. Attention was also paid to the water glasses which never got below half full. Ambience was much nicer than expected based on reviews. Would not hesitate to go there again when in Philly.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good, inexpensive food. Great for a casual night out when you are looking for something a little different than the usual pub food. Also, BYOB feature was nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent Mediterranean cuisine

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food in casual atmosphere. Nice portions and quick service. A great spot for Mediterranean!

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vipRossN
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great neighborhood restaurant with healthy food. From the outside, we expected the place to be a bit dive-y but once we went in, the decor was nice and the food was excellent and inexpensive.

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Mesm
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great little restaurant in the heart of Philadelphia's Little Italy. The food is fresh and well prepared.

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vipelbernard
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2016
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Note: this place is BYOB and there is no place to buy wine in the area if you forget to bring it! It was pretty empty when we arrived but the service was good and the food is spectacular. Very casual, family oriented feel.

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Bruce
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great!
Chef/owner really cares.
Made a great grilled Bronzino.
Go there you won't be sorry.

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GranmaPeg
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience3

This was best Mediterranean food I have ever had. Our appetizers were perfectly done and dinner was timed nicely after them. The kabobs were extremely tasty and perfectly cooked. Chicken shwarma was well seasoned and moistened by the adding of greens. Server was not terribly attentive but very pleasant and willing to accommodate us. We will be back again.

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vipsricks
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2015
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Good middleastern food, huge portions, casual atmosphere. Most people take out, so if you eat in, it's quiet and you can hear everyone talk. We willbe back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The great ambience that kept you in a great chill zone. The staff made you feel like a part of their family. The food was well-seasoned and plentiful. Interesting menu that did not disappoint.

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pinkdaisy
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were here for a very early Sunday dinner and would definitely come back again - the food was delicious, the pita was warm and it was a BYOB.

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BlasianDiners
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was typical Middle Eastern & Mediterranean cuisine. The price was great and was BYOB. We sat outside which was very nice for a summer evening. A very casual restaurant.

FAQs

Al Zaytouna does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Al Zaytouna also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 574-5040.

Al Zaytouna is rated 4.3 stars by 45 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.