10 Best explores Salt Lake City's most delicious Mediterranean dishes - gourmet and casual alike.

Christine Balaz

By , Local Expert, Salt Lake City
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Fortunately for the citizens and visitors of Salt Lake City, Utah’s fair capitol city is graced with rich abundance of delicious, soul-warming Mediterranean cuisine. Representing the broad range of cultures encircling the Mare Nostrum, SLC’s Mediterranean restaurants serve dishes hailing from Spain to Lebanon, and include favorites from Italy, Greece, Morocco, Turkey and all the delicacies born of the lands in between.

Within the broad reaches of Salt Lake City, dozens of such eateries can be found, ranging from formal, modern establishments to inexpensive, casual joints. Those looking for a gourmet meal in an elegant setting...  Read more »

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    One of Salt Lake City's most popular - yet least pretentious - restaurants, Eva is the perfect place for a romantic evening or group dinner.

    Local Expert Tip: "Eva, which features a cocktail lounge, offers a happy hour; call for exact offerings and time on the particular day of your interest."

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    Martine Cafe

    Martine offers one of Salt Lake City's most inventive menus and dining experiences.

    Local Expert Tip: "Martine brings together local and fresh ingredients to create European-style bistro dining."

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    Cedars of Lebanon

    Though it might appear nondescript from the outside, this restaurant offers an all-encompassing, multisensory experience!

    Local Expert Tip: "If your schedule allows, try to dine on an evening when the belly dancers are scheduled to perform."

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    Mediterranean Market and Deli

    The Mediterranean Market & Deli offers consistently excellent gyros, falafel, spanakopita and gyros - some say, the best in all of Salt Lake City.

    Local Expert Tip: "For a genuine, Mediterranean treat, try dining here for lunch."

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    O' Falafel Etc.

    O' Falafel is a great option for tasty, healthy and filling vegetarian cuisine on the fly.

    Local Expert Tip: "O' Falafel offers lunch combination specials, multi-appetizer samplers and various platters - all of which allow customers to try a spread of tastes."

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    Aristo's offers higher-than-usual-end Greek fare in an elegant dining room.

    Local Expert Tip: "If making reservations during the summer months, be sure to request an outdoor table."

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    Café Med

    Café Med has been a Salt Lake City institution and locals' secret for decades. Those in-the-know become...  Read more »

    Local Expert Tip: "Large groups are welcome; simply call ahead to give the restaurants a warning!"

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    Layla Mediterranean Grill & Mezze

    Layla Grill brings a refreshingly modern and refined twist to Salt Lake City's Mediterranean culinary scene.

    Local Expert Tip: "Reservations at Layla Grill are highly recommended. "

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    Greek Market

    This one-of-a-kind restaurant and market combination has a diehard following in SLC.

    Local Expert Tip: "Try the house salad dressing or any of their delicious deserts. "

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    Roula's Cafe

    This family-owned and -operated café is open toward for breakfast and lunch, offering meals straight from the island of Crete.

    Local Expert Tip: "Roula's offers many specials every day; all ahead, or check on Facebook to see if these interest you."



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