I made a reservation for 7 people on a Tuesday at 12:15. As we were on our way I called the restaurant to let them know we would be a few minutes late due to traffic. It took three tries before they answered, and then they said they could only hold our table for 15 minutes. I told them I understood and that we would be there in 5 minutes.
5 minutes later when we arrived at 12:25 they had already given our table away to another group and we had to wait ten minutes for them to very slowly put together a table for us. (And I do mean slowly. Many people were just standing around chatting as we waited for a table.) If the food was not delicious we would not have waited as we were on a schedule. If I had not called and confirmed they were holding the table until 12:30 I would not have been upset. The food and wait service was top notch as always but I am hesitant to ever try and make reservations there again. I will probably stick to their other location if they are going to give away a guaranteed 7 top so frivolously.
Food was average, not a lot of flavor compared to other Lebanese restaurants. Service was terrible.
There were great choices for everyone, including meat eaters and vegans! All the food was delicious. Great sharing options to start.
I was a bit disappointed on my initial visit to Mazza. This time we were accompanied by my Syrian friend who knows Middle Eastern cooking. She guided our menu choices, and the food was very good. The fried Kibbeh was tasty. However, I have eaten in great Middle Eastern restaurants around the world, and thus all I can say is that Mazza is very good for Salt Lake City.
'Always one of my favorite places! I was meeting with an international group, and everyone found something they raved about. You really can't go wrong!
I love this place because the food and cocktails are so delicious. I was surprised that they would not automatically do separate checks when asked, saying that they couldn't do that for groups of 6 or more. After we each listed what we had so we could use different debit cards, they did separate checks after all. It would have saved us 10 minutes (while on the way to a play) for them to do that in the first place, as it is pretty much given service at restaurants of this level these days.
I've been many times to Mazza and it never disappoints. Wonderful menu; delicious food.
We always enjoy our experience at this restaurant and eat there often.
We were there for lunch and felt the food was at most average. Service was a little slow but have to consider it was lunch on Valentine's Day. I will probably give it another chance and return for dinner. They do not serve their specialties at lunch and some of the choices looked interesting.
Excellent food and service
Delicious food, great service, beautiful building. It was a bit dark and loud, and we were disappointed they only have a cream kunafeh.
Enjoyed the setting, and the food was great. Fast and friendly service.
The small plate sampler was fun and delicious for the two of us. The lamb shank and lamb with spinach were tasty. The pita was warm and fresh. We had a wonderful evening date.
Great food, excellent service! I crave this restaurant.
We had a rather bizarre experience. The hostess would not seat us with 4 of 6 present, even though we knew traffic was delaying those missing. We certainly would have ordered drinks while waiting had we been seated. When we were finally seated our server brought a single drink menu, making it cumbersome for 6 people to read and order drinks. Our server was also the bartender, so drink preparation was also delayed. The meal was fine, and we were not rushed. The server then brought a single desert menu for the 6 of us to view, so when she came back to check if we wanted anything, none of us had seen the menu nor were inclined to order. Just seems that a little more thought would facilitate a welcome feeling to customers and could encourage ordering of drinks and deserts.
Very good not great. Would go there again. Very good cocktails.
Absolutely delicious and authentic Lebanese cuisine. We had the shawarma (with lamb) and the beef kebab as well as a triple appetizer with hummus, baba ghanoush, and kibbeh, followed up with the apricot pastry dessert garnished with orange blossom sauce. Everything was outstanding; possibly the best hummus and baba ghanoush I've ever had. The shawarma was a sensory delight and the kebab was cooked to perfection; a real treat for the palate. Our waiter was attentive and the food arrived quickly. I can't praise the cooks, staff and owners of Mazza enough. My wife and I have been enthusiastically recommending it to our friends and family. My only criticism is that there isn't one closer to us. We live an hour away.
The restaurant has very good Mediterranean food and an upscale atmosphere, but you do not have to be formally dressed. Although it has the same ownership as their 15th and 15th restaurant, the atmosphere is very different. 9th and 9th is a nice dinner place rather than a casual lunch place. You can get nice wines and such there and even though it is usually fairly crowded, you can still have a conversation at dinner. It has enough space to also accommodate larger groups.
One my favorite restaurants in Salt Lake. The food is always 5 Star. Great wine list. Staff is exceptional.
My wife and I are big fans of Mazza but were less than impressed this last visit when we were sat next to the hostess station and heard the hostess and her coworker discussing and ridiculing patrons. While the cuisine and setting are great, I don't know that we will be back or recommending Mazza anymore.
Pet peeve when the server rushes out the courses. Let the patron finish the appetizer before the soup is brought out and let the diner finish the soup before the entree is presented. I don't know in what universe that's acceptable to rush out the courses.
We went to Mazza for a business lunch and everyone in our group really enjoyed the food. For most it was their first time there and they were really impressed.
It was lovely food. The patio is really loud along 9th and 9th. Next time we'll eat inside :)
Great part of the SLC food scene. Love the variety and the fact you don't just find mid-east cuisine everywhere. Definitely should try.
Very authentic and flavorful!!!
The appetizers were great but the main courses were a little light on flavor. We were a little annoyed when we asked to be seated at a table outside of the kitchen traffic (the place was almost empty) and were told that they seated in "rotation". We prevailed but couldn't see why the restaurant couldn't deal with rotation on their own. It was also annoying that we could only get a 5PM reservation on the internet. When I phoned they said if we got there at 6 there wouldn't be a problem. If that were the case, why not give me a reservation? I find it insulting that restaurants think that their time is more important than my time.
My husband and I had a lovely Friday evening meal at Mazza. We choose four of the small plates to share and each one was very tasty - we did not leave a crumb on our plates! We chose two of the rose water cookies for dessert and they were very unique and good. Our server (Lizzy?) was so great. Extremely friendly, welcoming and helpful at every step of our meal - she made the whole experience extra special. We will definitely be back. We would also highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for an authentic meal in extra special, cozy surroundings.
The service was excellent! The food was fresh and well prepared. We will definitely be coming back and we recommend this place to anyone craving Mediterranean style cuisine. Thank you mazza for the excellent meal and for the wonderful service as my wife and I celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary.
Loved this place! Went three times in two weeks. Recommend it to anyone in UT missing the food culture available in the PNW.
If you want great authentic Middle East cuisine, this is the place.
The staff is friendly, the food is good.
The food was authentic and the service was very good, but OVERpriced.
Love this restaurant. Some times the waitresses are great and other times you feel like you are a bother to them. But the food is great and the atmosphere is fun so we can overlook the waitresses attitudes.
Good chicken skewers and tabouli but overall the other food our party had was pretty average. Oh but the desert was excellent.
I love Mazza. Having several food allergies and intolerance it is such a treat to be able to eat at such a delicious restaurant. To be offered many many options even deserts. To eat Authentic Food that is prepared authentically. Everything is inviting about Mazza, the food the setting, the service. Thank you for giving me something that is almost impossible to find.
The food was great. Out of the ordinary. Love the pita and hummus.
Mazza never disappoints! The food is consistently outstanding and interesting. This restaurant is always busy--I wish that Mazza accepted reservations after 6 PM--we have often chosen not to eat there because of this. Currently, Mazza only takes reservations until 6 o'clock--but it isn't really necessary since the restaurant is usually not even busy at that time.
Love this place!
Mazza is a delightful and delicious restaurant for Mediterranean food. The service was outstanding, and all of us enjoyed our entrees.
The ladies had lamb shank M\my buddy had sea food combo I had lamb Kabab on saffron rice all of us thought it was great !!!!
Everything was perfect with Mazza! So nice to have delicious vegan options for our family. We will be back again!