Cafe Mediterranean - Hyde Park

4.7
243 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
At Cafe Mediterranean, we believe in quality and simplicity. We prepare and cook truly authentic Mediterranean food.Not only is Cafe Mediterranean's food healthy, it is food that you will savor with every bite. Food is bursting with flavor and nutrition, made fresh and served fast. Eat in or take out and enjoy.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Turkish
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm
Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(513) 871-8714
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
yes
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Pinehurst Ave
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Parking details
Parking spots are available behind the restaurant and on the street.
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Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dancing, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Tue - Thu 5:30PM - 5:30PM 8:30PM - 9:30PM
Fri - Sat 5:30PM - 5:30PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM

What 243 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.5
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Columbus
5.0
Dined 7 days ago

First off we were personally greeted by the owner coming in the door, he made us feel like we were VIP. Eamon was fantastic with his wine recommendation to his knowledge of the menu. The food was just incredible! I had the lamb chops with the rice pilaf and I was sad when the plate was finished, it was so delicious. We had the baklava for dessert and by far it was the best I’ve ever had! I traveled from Columbus for an event and I will definitely be back to eat here again!

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A
Cincinnati
5.0
Dined on July 13, 2018

One of our favorite go to's for excellent food and great service. Especially nice to dine outside! Delicious!

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OT
4.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

Big portions. Good food.

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t
Cincinnati
4.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

Excellent and tasty food. The borak was delicious. Chicken saute was flavorful and different. Good wine selection. Service was good. Ambience was good. The only problem when busy would be parking. We did find a spot on the side of the building.

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m
Cincinnati
5.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

We are always greeted at the Mediterranean cafe by the owner, who makes you feel special. Hugs and warm smiles. Our server has been our server multiple times and he is fabulous in keeping us feeling special, in spite of a very busy evening. Our meals came out on time, hot and with no issues. we did not receive pita bread and that upset a few of the guests at my table. we had 9 guests and they were not happy about ordering falafel without pita and babbaganoush without pita. Not informed as to why it was not on the tables.
we love it there. will come back. the belly dancer added some liveliness to the evening. there was nothing special provided for the 2 anniversary couples we were celebrating. (mine being one of them). not sure why that did not occur. Saved me calories but it was not offered. All in all we will come back.

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C
Cincinnati
5.0
Dined on June 29, 2018

A perfect place to dine with friends and family, as well as a perfect spot for date night. The service is welcoming and attentive. From the warm greeting to the personal conversation with the owner after dinner, we felt like family. The food, as always, was delicious. The wine suggested by our waiter, Austin, was a perfect accompaniment to our various entrees. I highly recommend Cafe Mediterranean.

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OT
Cincinnati
5.0
Dined on June 24, 2018

Great food, very attentive service, good value. The owner is on site and sees to it that the show runs well. Looking forward to going back.

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OT
Cincinnati
1.0
Dined on June 20, 2018

We made a reservation at 8:45 and when we arrived the building was closed. A gentleman greeted us and told us the restaurant was closed. We explained we had a reservation and he still declined.

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CC
Cincinnati
5.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

We absolutely love the food as well as the interesting wine list. Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Café Mediterranean is a favorite!

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Cincinnati
3.0
Dined on June 13, 2018

I guess we’re spoiled by Good Mediterranean food. The octopus was too chewy, however the accompaniments were good. The stuffed grape leaves tasted like they had been in the refrigerator for days.
The lamb shank was small with hardly any of the typical sauce, and not that tender. The rice pudding was unremarkable.
However, the Turkish coffee was good. The owner was our server
And was kind of friendly but efficient. We frequent 2 Mediterranean restaurants in Naples, Florida both of which put this place to shame. We were excited to try this place but won’t be back.

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RL
Cincinnati
5.0
Dined on June 10, 2018

Cafe Mediterranean never disappoints. From the friendly, personal greeting from the owner, Fari, to the servers, to the wonderful food... it is always a good place for dinner. Fari is very 'hands on' and his attention to detail shows. Easy to have a conversation as the music is quiet and tables are not too close together. They never rush you through dinner. My husband had the Lamb Shank and it was wonderful, I had two delicious appetizers and the Cafe Med salad. (Homemade dressing is awesome!) Portions are ample and reasonably priced for the excellent service and quality of the Turkish inspired cuisine. Wine and beer selections are good, the bar area has a very contemporary, but comfortable design. This past weekend we sat outside and that was very nice. We always feel welcome and leave well fed! Definitely recommend!

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OT
Cincinnati
5.0
Dined on June 8, 2018

My fiancé and I went here for the first time for date night. Our server was delightful and fun, he really made our experience special. The food was absolutely incredible, we have definitely found a new favorite place to come to. We were so impressed with how delicious both our dinner and dessert were. We can’t wait to come back!

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KM
5.0
Dined on June 8, 2018

Café Med is absolutely our favorite restaurant. The food is fresh and delicious. Healthy but tasty and very authentic. The staff is knowledgeable and attentive. Our family has had every dish on the menu as well as every dessert - there isn't one that we didn't enjoy! Can't wait to go back! Highly, highly recommend!!

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TK
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on June 6, 2018

We live a couple of blocks from Cafe Mediterranean and make it a point to stop by once a week. EVERYTHING on the menu is fresh and FULL of flavor. We have favorites, but have enjoyed whatever we’ve tried. Fari, the owner, is a gracious, efficient host. Give CM a try....you’ll find your new favorite Hyde Park go-to spot!

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G
Cincinnati
5.0
Dined on June 5, 2018

Amazing Restaurant! We love going food is awesome and everyone is great

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t
Cincinnati
5.0
Dined on May 26, 2018

This was our first visit and we are hooked! Everything was wonderful, the food, service and pacing of the courses. We never felt rushed or ignored, just able to relax and enjoy a wonderful meal. There are so many choices on the menu we are already planning our next visit.

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C
Cincinnati
5.0
Dined on May 19, 2018

I am never disappointed with this restaurant--outstanding service always given with a smile, wonderfully prepared delicious food, and great Turkish wines to perfectly complement any meal. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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RH
Cincinnati
5.0
Dined on May 18, 2018

Great meal and service. Austin our server was very friendly, gave a great wine recommendation, and was very nice to our 8 year old daughter.

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G
Cincinnati
4.0
Dined on May 17, 2018

I think Cafe Mediterranean is often overlooked because its frontage is not appealing. However, I have CONSISTENTLY had good meals here! The food is fresh and delicious. The chicken shish-kebab is tender and flavorful. The service is friendly and prompt. Get past the bright blue paint and go on in! You’ll be delighted!

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TT
Cincinnati
4.0
Dined on May 13, 2018

Great food and even better service. I will definitely dine there again!

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OT
Cincinnati
5.0
Dined on May 13, 2018

Great place to celebrate with family. For Mother’s Day the staff brought; to my surprise, a red rose. There was ambiance music. They have good food, I believe Turkish. Dinner for 4 adults and 2 kids, with a bottle of wine, ran for $230 w/ tip

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g
Cincinnati
5.0
Dined on May 6, 2018

Very good food. Consistent. Miss his pita bread. Now regular but very nice bread

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Cincinnati
2.0
Dined on April 30, 2018

We have been going here for the last 3 years as it is walking distance to our house. The service is always slow and mediocre but our last visit was terrible. We had foil in our soup and there was no apology made and no effort to make the experience better. Overall, we like the food but we are disappointed in the experience and service.

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RS
Cincinnati
5.0
Dined on April 30, 2018

As always, we had an amazing dinner at Cafe Mediterranean. My sister was in town and she was looking for a small plates restaurant with interesting food. She loved it! As always the owner was so gracious and his team delivered an amazing experience.

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OT
New England
5.0
Dined on April 28, 2018

Great food. Hard to find parking.

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OT
Cincinnati
5.0
Dined on April 26, 2018

The best Mediterranean food in town!

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OT
Cincinnati
4.0
Dined on April 23, 2018

Owner is so accommodating

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DO
Cincinnati
5.0
Dined on April 23, 2018

Quiet, relaxing and service is amazing and don't forget the food, awesome!

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BR
5.0
Dined on April 19, 2018

Great neighborhood gem. Quiet and friendly service.

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DB
Cincinnati
4.0
Dined on April 19, 2018

My friends and I had been wanting to eat here for awhile and are so glad we finally made it! We all cleaned our plates! So delicious!

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DM
Milwaukee
4.0
Dined on April 14, 2018

It was our first time at Cafe Mediterranean. The reviews were good and the Cafe did not disappoint. Service was prompt and courteous. Food was very good. I had lamb kebobs and my wife had chicken kebobs. Both were properly seasons and the portions were quite adequate without overdoing it.

Slight ding for ambience due to noise level and somewhat crowded seating, but overall a good find to which we will return.

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C
Cincinnati
5.0
Dined on April 13, 2018

This restaurant is a favorite of ours. We've tried many items on their menu and have enjoyed all of them. Tried something new on this visit--grilled octopus. Now this appetizer is something I know I will choose again and again. Wonderful!! The service is always friendly and we are made to feel at home. The owner always greets us personally and orders up our favorite wine even before we settle in.

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BJ
Cincinnati
5.0
Dined on April 13, 2018

Customer service, food, reservation ease all were stellar. The cabbage rolls are five star.

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v
Cincinnati
5.0
Dined on April 7, 2018

Got together with friends and had a wonderful evening with great food choices. Each of us got a different meal, from lamb chops to filet kabob's and we were all very pleased. Will be back again soon!

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S
Cleveland
5.0
Dined on April 3, 2018

Excellent food and staff very attendent. Had fried calamari, Mediterranean salad, and lamb kabobs. All were excellent. The two cabbage rolls were huge with a side of grilled veggies.

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OT
Cincinnati
5.0
Dined on March 24, 2018

Excellent food and service. We ordered the beef tenderloin kebob and lamb chops and both were fantastic! Amazing taste and wonderful presentation. Truly great place to experience. Highly recommend.

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Orange County
5.0
Dined on March 19, 2018

My party of 4 had a great evening. It started with the welcome of a friendly staff ready to ensure a great experience. The food is clearly made from scratch. It’s flavorful, healthy and cooked to the perfect temperature. Dashes of Turkish touches throughout. It was a lovely get away for Monday night.

We will be back!

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Q
Cincinnati
5.0
Dined on March 19, 2018

Fantastic food! Great service! Had the sampler appetizer which was outstanding!

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OT
Cincinnati
5.0
Dined on March 17, 2018

Service was excellent as was the food! We took our pre teens to try for the first time. They liked it. We will definitely go back, I don’t know why I don’t think of this place more often!

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ED
Cincinnati
5.0
Dined on March 10, 2018

Our service was spectacular and of course I don’t remember the woman’s name but she was wonderful. As well as the rest of the wait staff ... and the manager(owner?) came to make sure we enjoyed our dinner. So yummy! We had the Doner gyro and the lamb sauté. Their tzatziki sauce was obviously made fresh and was the best I’ve ever had! Would definitely recommend for date night.

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