The food and staff were great; however, the service was incredibly slow.
Overall it was a good experience and our waitress was great. However when we first arrived even though the place was relatively empty it took a few minutes for someone to greet us at hostess stand. Then ordering took forever because our waitress was also the bartender. Since we weren’t in any hurry this was fine last night. They seemed understaffed? The food tasted great. I feel that the prices of the main meals ($30-$45) doesn’t match the level of service and attentiveness would except. To feel comfortable paying that amount of money I would want better quality of “service” from entering the door. And side note, we were really cold at our seat. Even though booths were empty located on inside walls they placed us in front corner window booth - would would be great if on a sunny warm day but at 8pm in the winter in michigan is not the best option.
Living in the Birmingham area we chose to drive to Mediterrano to visit friends living in Ann Arbor. For appetizers we had crispy brussels sprouts and spinach pie. Both were great. For my entree I had the bronzino which was moist and delicious. My husband had chicken mediterrano which was a little dry but tasty. Others had dinner sized salads and enjoyed them. We will plan on returning again during the Ann Arbor Art Fair in July.
Excellent service , food and ambiance.
What I didn’t like was the silverware placed on the table after being wiped with a wet rag.
What kind of bacteria was growing on that rag?
I thought this restaurant had table cloths.
That was a turn off for such a elegant restaurant.
As usual an enjoyable dining experience. Staff always willing to answer any questions to help make the meal memorable. Have tried most of the menu and have not found anything that disappointed! Servers always have a smile and great attitude! Looking forward to going back to try another new dish :)
Calamari seemed to be breaded in cornmeal. Did not taste good. Risotto needed more flavor. Waitress was lovely.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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........!
The service was a bit slow, but we were there to catch up with friends, so it was not a big deal to us.
Good food and service.
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.
Enjoyed the special New Year's Eve menu. Duck ravioli were delicious! Talented chef.
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.
Our work group has made this our 'go to' restaurant for the last three holidays. Excellent food and great waitstaff. Highly recommend Mediterrano!
The person who was in charge of our table was wonderful!
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.
All was well except that it took too much time to be served two salads for my friend and me.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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
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.
Great restaurant a little bit away from Ann Arbor by worth it!
It was good!
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.
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.
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.
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).
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!
Awesome food, attentive wait staff, great selection of wine and fresh ingredients. Love the olive oil!
Real tasty , quallity food and authentic and not to pricy will return for sure
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.
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.
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.
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.