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Date
Sun, 4/22
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10:30 PM
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Cafe Mediterranean - Hyde Park

4.6
214 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
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: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
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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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, 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 214 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great neighborhood gem. Quiet and friendly service.

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Stopped in here for a quick lunch with my wife while we were out in Cincy for the day. Turned out to be the absolutely best Chicken Shish Kebab I have ever tasted and the Hummus was great too.
Not a huge menu, but what they do they do really well!

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2018

We had a very nice experience at Cafe Mediterranean. The server was excellent and so was the food.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent service, experienced host and service.
Owner available and friendly professional genuine presentation
I loved the food and atmosphere was impeccable

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Fantastic as always!!! This restaurant is consistently excellent on all fronts!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Great food, and attentive service!!

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

All four of us had different entrees and salads. My moussaka was excellent, as was the large greek salad. Noise level increase significantly when the belly dancing started.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Owner arrived at our table just as we were being seated with a bottle of our favorite wine and two glasses. Service for rest of meal was excellent, food was delicious and arrived hot and nicely plated. A superbly enjoyable evening in all respects.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent food and service.
We had the lamb and appetizer sampler.

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2018

Excellent food. Outstanding service! Very friendly staff! One of my favorites!

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2018

We had reservations for 7, and were seated immediately on a Saturday evening. Servers were very prompt, taking orders for drinks and then appetizers. Our food came out in a very timely manner, and all at the appropriate temperatures. Quality of the food was very good, though I would have liked the portions for the sides to be a bit larger for the price. My lamb was cooked to order, and was medium rare as requested.

No one had room for dessert, but we will on the next visit.

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5.0Dined on January 4, 2018

The CM food is always delicious with nice blend of herbs and spice and great food preparation. Owner and staff always welcoming. Enjoyable dinnertime.

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Have had great meals there before, and the manager could not be nicer, but our waiter was terrible, our veal was full of fat and the music was blaring. To be fair, it was NYE and they had a belly dancer, but they turned the music up so loud, every 30 mins she came out, and we couldn’t hear each other think. May try it again because we have had good experiences before, but not for a while

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

We hadn’t been there since they first opened. They’ve definitely found their stride. Everything was executed perfectly.

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

It was a very nice restaurant with great service. The food was very good and hope to be back soon.

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Excellent food and wonderful service!

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2017

As usual, the owner served our table on a quiet Thursday evening. Food as always authentic and excellent. This restaurant can get very loud during crowded times. But if you choose when you go, a wonderful treat.

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5.0Dined on December 4, 2017

Second visit as good as the first. Always nice when the Host remembers your order from the previous visit.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Delicious food in comfortable surroundings with a gracious host and great service.

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5.0Dined on November 22, 2017

Delicious meal!

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Friendly neighborhood restaurant, great wait staff, nice menu selection and fresh food! Not so noisy that you can't hear conversation so you actually get to visit with your friends as well as have a tasty meal.

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

We have been here twice and both times enjoyed ourselves immensely. The first time we were waited on by the owner himself. When we returned a few months later, the owner recognized us and stopped by our table to greet us and thank us for coming again.

The food really is excellent here. I have had the lamb adana and moussaka, as well as bites of a few other dishes shared by the rest of our party. The moussaka in particular impressed me so much that I made it at home the next week. The hummus is very good as well, and the desserts are phenomenal in taste and in presentation.

As for the restaurant itself, it has a lovely and intimate feel to it. I especially appreciate that there appear to be acoustic tiles across the ceiling that really cut down on the ambient noise. We were able to converse at our table comfortably, not having to shout or strain to hear each other. On our first visit we enjoyed a fantastic Turkish coffee at the end of our meal, and on our second visit were given some lovely hot tea along with our check.

I felt that the prices were very reasonable, though not the cheapest by any means. If you are looking for a restaurant to celebrate a special occasion and want to try something new, then you won't be disappointed here.

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5.0Dined on November 1, 2017

Great food and service. Friendly staff. Would gladly return.

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5.0Dined on October 30, 2017

When you travel for business to familiar or frequent locations, it tends to become a challenge to find something new and exciting. Thank goodness for OPEN table!

One of my traveling companions decided they wanted to try Mediterranean cuisine. It didn't take long to find this wonderful place in Hyde Park. AND, I must tell you that you will NOT be disappointed. We were a group of five and each one of us tried something different and each one of our plates was cleared. Only because I can remember what I had, I tried the Red Lentil Soup, which was quite tasty for something I have never tried. For my entree I tried the Lamb Chops that were accompanied by some vegetables and rice. I stripped those lamb chops down to the bone, literally! The vegetable serving may not have been as much as I would have liked, but they were done well, not too crunchy, not overcooked. I heard from others that the rice was good as well. BTW, they did serve some bread and butter, which others enjoyed at the table. I'm personally, a bread lover, but have to watch the waist line.

We ALL thought when dinner was over we couldn't eat a bite more. Well, out came the dessert tray and we ended up with the Pumpkin something or other and another Filo, cheese type of dessert. Only to be followed with Turkish Tea and very good decaffeinated coffee and someone tried an Irish Coffee.

We're coming back soon and you will too!

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5.0Dined on October 27, 2017

Absolutely delicious with wonderful service. We can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Excellent food. Almost all are from Istanbul. These people know what they are doing! The apps were fresh and delicious. The mosakka was wonderful and the Baklava delightful. I ordered 2 crafted cocktails. Very nice. Will definitely return. Took our son and he enjoyed it as well. Had enough left overs for a second dinner!

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5.0Dined on October 4, 2017

Best lamb kebab in Cincinnati ! Good service, good selection of wine and decerts

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5.0Dined on October 1, 2017

It was our first time there and we definitely plan on returning! Very healthy Mediterranean food, and excellent service.

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5.0Dined on September 29, 2017

Cafe Mediterranean is one of our favorites.

Food is fresh and tasty.

Service is great and staff is fun to talk with.

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4.0Dined on September 16, 2017

The cold appetizer plate was delicious. The lamb shank fell off the bone. We will be back for sure.

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