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Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We try to visit a different venue each time we go out. Food was really good. Service was just right. Not overly bothersome. Attentative server. Although I would have liked a bit of the after dinner small coffee offered. Pita bread was heavenly. Lite fluffy...and warm served. Would have liked a red pepper hummus but the two served were very good. We just ordered the combo plates. Everything was good. Mia niña's first time experiencing middle eastern food. He liked it. Lentil soup was good. Price was very affordable. Especially considering that everyone seems to have gone up in price over the past year.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed March 13, 2021

Great food, nice (though not fancy) atmosphere, attentive (though not overly so) server, fair price. Except for the past year, we travel often and seek restaurants serving international food. Not all meet our expectations, but Aladdin Pita certainly did! Our trip "home" for the Chicago...Girl to attend a funeral had an unexpected bonus. Chicago Girl and Iowa BoyMore

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed January 13, 2021 via mobile

Nice and quiet place. Great waitress was very helpful helping us decipher the menu😊. Great food and hospitality. Definitely coming back soon!

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed January 16, 2020 via mobile

Generous portions of carefully made Mediterranean standards. The dolmades were the BEST I have ever had and the service was perfect. Do not let the casual strip center location dissuade you. This is good food.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 2, 2020

Been coming here for over 15 yrs. Never disappoints !! Kallaya sauce --a thin tomato sauce with chopped green peppers/onions---- is to die for. Try Kefta meat !! The servers will answer questions. Buffet on Thurs/Sundays -----you can take food home off buffet for set...price per pound.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed November 7, 2019 via mobile

Delicious. We tried the hummus, baba ganoush, and chicken shish kebabs, and all were amazing. Great service. We’re definitely going back next time we are in Merrillville.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 23, 2019

On vacation we stayed in Merrillville as a half way point between our destination and home. We ate here twice. The service was great, the food better. We can recommend the Shish Tawook (grilled chicken and vegetables over rice) (our favorite), the Kafta kabab plate...(lamb and beef chopped meat, grilled vegetables and rice and the chicken Schwarma (marinated chicken and vegetables over rice.) The Mezza appetizer for only $8 is excellent and could easily be a meal for two people. If we are ever in the area again, we will be sure to eat here.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed April 3, 2019 via mobile

WOW!!! This place is amazing. Everything was hot and fresh. Our server , Alexis, was so informative as to the ingredients and just as efficient. Really enjoyed the lunch and will be back with friends

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed February 12, 2019

I eat at Aladdin Pita about twice a month! It's a great place to have lunch or dinner but I favor lunch. The room isn't crowded or loud so it's a super place to meet a friend you haven't seen for a while. Your wait...staff will leave you to talk to your heart's content. In addition to having a quiet space & accommodating staff, the food is authentic & delicious. At lunch, you begin your experience with fresh, hot pitas & two dips--hummus & baba ganoush. Most sandwiches come with a cup of soup--generally, lentil & another daily option.The schwarma pitas are well prepared & very filling. Platters will fill you up & you'll probably still need a box for what you can't finish! Everything I've ever tried here is fresh, hot, & tasty. I recommend Aladdin Pita often--there is a consistency you don't always find in restaurants--both in service, ambience, & quality of food!More

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

We took 3 adults and two kids on Saturday night at 5. We were seated immediately. The restaurant was not busy when we arrived but it rapidly filled as we ate. Our server was attentive and very quick. The decor was comfortable with region appropriate...murals on the wall, and a faux well and a fountain (not running). The food was superior. We started with stuffed grape leaves and falafel along with babaganoush. We shared the combination kebab platters or our meal with rice and grilled vegetables. Everything was outstanding and we will certainly be back!More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Nichole P
April 13, 2018|
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Response from otcarla28 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do.
John N
August 11, 2015|
Response from AladdinPita | Property representative |
The buffet has the following: Appetizers: hummos, baba ghannough, Aladdin salad, Arabian salad, falafel, pickels, 2 kinds of soup Dinner: Roasted Lamb, chicken kabab, kefta kabab, rice, potatoes or vegetables and 2 other... More
John N
August 11, 2015|
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Response from AladdinPita | Property representative |
Buffets are on Thursday's and Sunday's starting at 4pm. Thanks
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  • Aladdin Pita is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 5
    • Service: 5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5