About Mediterrano

Centrally located among the city’s hotels, The University of Michigan's south campus, and Briarwood Mall, Mediterrano has been one of Ann Arbor’s premier restaurants for over a decade. Mediterrano is walking distance to an array of hotels including The Four Points by Sheraton, Fairfield Inn, Courtyard by Marriott, and Kensington Court. Using only the freshest and most flavorful ingredients, the innovative kitchen staff expertly prepares tantalizing dishes from each of the 14 countries on the Mediterranean coast. Start off with everyone’s favorite sampler of Hummus, Satziki, and Tapenade before you dive into the fabulous Chicken Jerusalem. Make sure to save room for the traditional home made Baklava and Frutti Di Basco! The attentive and highly trained wait staff serve your every need. Refined, while comfortable, Mediterrano is the perfect venue for business luncheons, family celebrations, friendly get-togethers or a romantic evening for two.

2900 S. State St.
Suite #7
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Vegetarian / Vegan

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Fri 11am - 10pm, Sat 12pm - 10pm, Sun 12pm - 9pm

Cross Street:
Eisenhower

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(734) 332-9700

Website:
http://www.mediterrano.com/

Catering:
La Piazza by Mediterrano has their own private kitchen to provide you with the best quality service possible. Perfect for graduations, tailgating, and holiday parties. La Piazza has been chosen to cater the V.I.P. tent at the Townie Party which kicks off the Ann Arbor Art Fair every year. Please contact our Director of Private Dining Rula Bawardi at rula@roumanisgroup.com

Parking Details:
You will enjoy the convenience of our extra large parking lot with tons of close spaces perfect for the elderly or handicapped! Our parking is perfect for coach buses as well as large parties. Avoid the hassle of limited street parking downtown. You will feel extremely safe in our well lit parking area.

Private Party Facilities:
La Piazza's Board Room accommodates up to 25 guests. This is the perfect room for birthday parties, office meetings and private interviews. The Pomegranate Room will hold an additional 80 people allowing for a maximum capacity of 100 guests. This breathtaking room is perfect for Rehearsal Dinners, Intimate Wedding, and Family Reunions. As a full service coordinator, Mediterrano can assist with all aspects of your event, from the colors of the linen to the pairings of wine with your entree selections. Mediterrano will create a truly personalized and seamless event for you and your guests.

Private Party Contact:
Nicole Fields: (734) 476-4880

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please check the Web-site for upcoming events.

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Mediterrano Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (16)
Special Occasion (11)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
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Creative Cuisine (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Business Meals (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Romantic (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Authentic (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Casual (2)
Cozy (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tapas (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Fun (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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 (Detroit)·Dined 3 days ago

Calamari seemed to be breaded in cornmeal. Did not taste good. Risotto needed more flavor. Waitress was lovely.

Tags: Cozy, Happy Hour
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 (Detroit)·Dined 4 days ago

Although it was later on Valentine's Day (8:45pm), the restaurant was only moderately filled (which was fine with us). Our server was wonderful, very knowledgeable and attentive. The food was delicious and the atmosphere nice. We will be back again sometime.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 4 days ago

I took my wife for Valentine's Day at your restaurant. I have known Mediterrano since late 1990's. Then, the food was great, ambiance great too, good service. This time, I was shocked. Food was marginal, small portions, limited food choices. I have to say that the guy that served us, was great and he was trying to make us feel very good. That the only positive a I can say about our experience at your place.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Mediterrano's lamb chops are the gold standard. Perfectly trimmed and encrusted with pistachios (no mess cutting off fat like at other restaurants) and a balsamic glaze. +1 extra star if I could. You won't be disappointed.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food and service were very good. The restaurant was very busy, but we did not have wait for service, drinks or food very long at all. would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Sons birthday and we were disappointed with many items......!
The hostess came by at the end of dinner and was told of our meal....?!
She only commented ........” next time it should be better “ ......hummm .....???! Well ....don’t think so as one of the three didn’t eat.......!!!! Will just tell ALL of our experience.....others may appreciate the HEADS UP!

Hope you might find this as a correctional review only........!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The service was a bit slow, but we were there to catch up with friends, so it was not a big deal to us.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Good food and service.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The grilled sardine appetizer was as outstanding as it is an unusual offering. The lamb rack and the grilled Branzino were also excellent. The wine list also stands out. The atmosphere is very comfortable and it is one of the few restaurants inn Ann Arbor where you can actually have a conversation and not worry about the noise level.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Enjoyed the special New Year's Eve menu. Duck ravioli were delicious! Talented chef.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Seafood dishes were fantastic. Wish they gave us bread to wipe the sauce with and complement the small portions. Very grateful for the quiet dining experience.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Tapas, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Our work group has made this our 'go to' restaurant for the last three holidays. Excellent food and great waitstaff. Highly recommend Mediterrano!

Tags: Business Meals, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The person who was in charge of our table was wonderful!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We had a wonderful weekday dinner at Mediterrano. Both the food and service were top notch. I had the chicken under a brick and could not stop nibbling long after I was full. My husband had the pasta with spicy sauce snd three meats. The biggest reason we don’t go to this restaurant more we often is the lighting. This is a nice restaurant, good food, nice wines and great service. The price point is appropriate but the lighting makes me feel like I’m eating at Dennys. This is not what I want. It’s even worse when you get a table in the bar area.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 8, 2017

All was well except that it took too much time to be served two salads for my friend and me.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Mary Ann our server was GREAT. Took very good care of us. Had a great table location for conversation. Food was excellent. Yummy bread. Octopus appetizer was very tasty. There was quite a difference in serving sizes for both the apps and entrees. Made some of us feel a little under-served. Big plate of lamb and a pretty small brick chicken.... 3 stuffed dates and this big mound of mussels. A pleasant evening all together. I'll be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Our entrees were excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed our server. She was wonderful and we loved talking with her about Crete -- her home. The dinners were the best we've had at Mediterrano. We had a great evening. Thank you!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 25, 2017

My wife and I went to Mediterrano on a football Saturday and it was pleasantly not packed.
The beer & especially wine selections were great. We went with small plates that were actually quite large. The Brussel sprouts, calamari and salmon were excellent and filled us up nicely.

Overall great experience, with nice quiet ambiance even on a game day.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 25, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants. Creative and unique menu with great flavors. The bacon wrapped dates, octopus, and portobellas with Haloumi cheese are all great!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 23, 2017

They did a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner! Well organized, excellent food and great service. We were impressed and hope they repeat next year!!! We would recommend to everyone. Kudos!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We went there for nice weekend dinner. Took 20 minutes to get the wine we ordered after we asked for it second time. I should not be too hard in the food as they hit the mark 50%. My husband ordered a pasta he has had before and he said it was as good as they have ever made it. I ordered the special, Greckian pork chop. It was terrible! I should have sent it back it was that bad. Tough as leather , over cooked. The veggies I found way too sweet. And the apargus was big, thick stocks that there tough. Of course the waitress, as always the way, asked, "how is everything tasting" before I even had a chance to taste it! I was so unhappy. Service was slow. I should have said something before we left but was just ready to leave. She should have known when she took my plate, I ate nothing! It was the special for crying out loud, you are supposed to get that right

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 (New England)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The overall atmosphere of the place was great but we were very underwhelmed with the food. Calamari was very salty, the risotto was watery and my paella just didn’t taste fresh.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great restaurant a little bit away from Ann Arbor by worth it!

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 4, 2017

It was good!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The food was fresh and tasty. Appetizers and small plates are big! We were all full before the main course, but had good leftovers. Our waitress was very attentive. The only issue I had was service is a bit slow.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 21, 2017

we have dined here many times and are never disappointed. tonight's entries of roasted brussels sprouts, keftedes on pasta and scottish salmon all excellent. The barkeep got the Stoli martini just right and the wine selection more than satisfied even the peskiest of mother-in-laws, if you get my drift. We always enjoy their fresh bread, potato-based spread and olive oil to begin the meal. the cream of broccoli simply yummy. If only we had left room for dessert; these are usually great and after dinner coffee worth the wait.
We will return soon.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 19, 2017

This is a delightful restaurant with a mix of Italian, Greek, and North African dishes. The service is very friendly. The wine list and selection of wines by the glass were both strong.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I feel like Mediterrano overall gets a mixed review (so don't miss the BUT). The decor is not very good at all, it is dated, the layout is not good, it's not cozy. The service quality was not very good when we went, either, polite and prompt but not foodies at all. The food is better than the decor or service, however. So we had bacon wrapped medjool dates, served with some kind of tapenade that was really lovely, this dish was excellent. The octopus was flat, it's cold, braised octopus, it's cooked very tender, and capers add a little flavor, but it just really was too weak in the flavor department. Then for the main course, the pistacchio crusted lamp chops were divine (I had to stop my fiance from trying to order them medium ... definitely medium rare), the mustard and pistachio crust was tangy and they were cooked perfectly. The orzo (I'm sorry, it's not orzo, but something like that) backing the dish was weak on flavor. We also got the brussel sprouts. This is really a better sharing dish (but we shared everything). This was lovely, too, the brussels themselves were perfectly prepared, it was a little more flavorful than other dishes, but I would have preferred less quantity and more flavor. Overall, the dates and the lamb were solid As, the octopus was a B- and the brussel sprouts probably an A- or B+. I'm not sure I would be thrilled about going back, although I think if we picked better dishes and they all lived up to the lamb and dates, then maybe, also maybe the decor wouldn't feel so bad if it hadn't been so early (we ate a really early dinner, because we came in from GR and were headed downtown to see a play).

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The ambiance is really great for a date, and the food is delicious. High quality, fresh ingredients. The portions are very large. We started with the Caesar salad and the warm pear salad, both of which were crisp, fresh and very tasty. Then we had the paella and the chicken mediterrano, and they were both fantastic. The service was great. Staff understood the menu and were very attentive. Water glasses never empty. Highly recommend!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Awesome food, attentive wait staff, great selection of wine and fresh ingredients. Love the olive oil!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Real tasty , quallity food and authentic and not to pricy will return for sure

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Atmosphere is very nice and the waitstaff is very pleasant and well-trained. The menu has great variety,and most dishes are very tasty, though I find they use too much salt in the preparation.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Disabled Access
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We have been going to Mediterrano for YEARS and have always loved it. This visit was SO disappointing, I had to write about it. We wanted to take out-of-town friends somewhere they hadn't dined, so thought Mediterrano would be a good option. Not so much... The food -- the date appetizer was to die for and the salads were as good as always. My husband loved his scallops and my friend liked the butternut squash ravioli, which I also ordered -- and knew it wasn't up to par. I didn't ruin it for her, but mine was disappointingly dry. Our other friend liked his pasta dish. Cocktails were SLOW to come to the table -- we could never figure it out whether it was our waiter or the bar/kitchen because everything was slow. And, after waiting 20 min. for our desserts to arrive, we cancelled them. Thus, we will not be returning to Mediterrano for a long while.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 24, 2017

My wife and I have dined here a few times each year and have previously enjoyed the experience. Unfortunately, the menu has been changed so that we are not likely to return.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 22, 2017

With few outdoor dining options in Ann Arbor, Mediterrano has created a cosy patio dining area for the warm summer evenings. Food is always good here with slightly unusual Mediterranean-themed dishes, all high quality and good portion size. Service is good and unhurried.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Outstanding! Great food (best risotto I've ever had), excellent service and beautiful patio dining. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Food is always good. Had tuna tartare and scallops. Both ver flavorful.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tapas
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 7, 2017

The food was great! Loved the stuffed date appetizer. Our server was very good and checked with us frequently. She had a little trouble with a person at the next table but she handled it very well.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Solid and reliable. Very tasty food; good variety. Excellent service -- friendly and attentive. Easily accessible from I-94. Adjoining parking.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Seasonal
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Great food and service. Excellent service. The barramundi was well cooked and flavorful. The chicken mediteranno had great taste but one of the chicken pieces was a little tough.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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