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Al Zaytouna

4.2
28 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-friendly
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….
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Greek
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Hours of operation


Lunch:
Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(215) 574-5040
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
S. 9th St.
Additional
Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout
What 28 People Are Saying
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.0
service
3.3
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Quiet
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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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3.0Dined on August 5, 2017

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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5.0Dined on July 29, 2017

The food is delicious!!

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2017

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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4.0Dined on May 21, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on May 21, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2017

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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5.0Dined on March 25, 2017

Excellent food. Always delicious! Very friendly staff.

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3.0Dined on November 10, 2016

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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5.0Dined on November 5, 2016

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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4.0Dined on October 14, 2016

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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4.0Dined on August 19, 2016

Excellent Mediterranean cuisine

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2016

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

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2016

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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5.0Dined on June 25, 2016

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

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3.0Dined on June 11, 2016

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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5.0Dined on May 26, 2016

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

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2016

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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3.0Dined on December 27, 2015

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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4.0Dined on December 19, 2015

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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4.0Dined on October 18, 2015

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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4.0Dined on July 31, 2015

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.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2015

Delicious, authentic, well prepared middle eastern food. We had the falafel appetizer which was perfectly seasoned, crisp on the outside, moist on the inside and not greasy at all. My bf had the lamb kebabs over couscous and I had the mixed kebabs (lamb and chicken) which we both enjoyed. We were too full for desert and had leftovers which we brought home. We dined early (5PM) on a Saturday and were the only patrons so it was very quiet. I imagine (hope) they are busier later. Both waitresses were attentive (hey, we were the only patrons) and pleasant.

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3.0Dined on November 8, 2014

We went here on a chance. Every restaurant in the city was booked so we reserved here.

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4.0Dined on June 6, 2014

Went here with a group of 8 for my birthday....the hummus is the best In town and the portions are INSANE. you WILL need a doggy bag!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2014

I absolutely adored this restaurant. I went with a group of 15 friends for a "ladies night." The food was completely excellent and the owner was delightful. We were waited on attentively, and the entire group had a blast. The owner even gave my friend a free baklava when she was proud of finishing an entire Branzino. He also offered to take several pictures of our group. I know that the restaurant does a great takeout business, but I would highly recommend dining in.

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4.0Dined on December 7, 2013

Being unfamiliar with this restaurant, we were happily surprised. The food was quite good. It was a cold Saturday night and no one else was in the place from 8 pm on when we were there. I guess they do a big takeout business. But the food was worth coming there for, the place was simple but inviting, and we enjoyed it very much.

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