Al Zaytouna

4.2
36 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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CE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

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

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DD
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

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

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ZS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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AC
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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S
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and food!

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RT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

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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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is delicious!!

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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

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HK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

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

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food. Always delicious! Very friendly staff.

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FD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

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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Poconos
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent Mediterranean cuisine

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Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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

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RN
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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M
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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e
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

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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B
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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GP
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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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s
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2015
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

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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Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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p
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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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BD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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s
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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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GG
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2014
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

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

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T
Philadelphia
71 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

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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J
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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b
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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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