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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 October 23, 2021

Great experience, pleasantly surprise with quality of food and serving size, amazing food was there for 3 days and ended up going to this restaurant because food and service was amazingly good, seems like a family managed restaurant, my compliments to the Chef and team...for making our 3 days memorable. Nice atmosphere highly recommended if anyone is passing through live there. Needless to mention amazing halal food, what more can you ask for.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed June 28, 2021

The food was good. They had to come back a couple times as they had run out of what we ordered but overall, it was good. It is Mediterranean food done well.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 2, 2021

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

The food was so fresh and delicious. We were having a reunion dinner with friends we met in Isreal and the food, vibe definitely took us back. It was very enjoyable. I had missed the pita and hummus from Israel so much and this place...was actually very close to what I remember. Thank you so much for making us feel very comfortable and welcomed.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

Brought my hubby here for a quick Saturday lunch and he loved it, I have been here several times before with my yogi friends, it’s amazing and the food is sooooo good not only for the vegans and vegetarians but for others as well. Prices...are so reasonable and the food is fabulous.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Saw the review and selected this location for lunch. The prices are moderate to low depending on what you order. We were welcomed with warm pita, hummus, and baba ganoosh. All delicious. We ordered different dishes from shawarma, kabobs, and falafel with eggplant. We were...served lentil soup or lemon and rice soup. Try it with the lemon if you order the lentil. Fantastic dishes. The only issue we had was the mixup in orders with the two chicken shawarmas and the one beef, two were requested and one was standard — our waiter did not get the order correct and missed one of the three fries we ordered. We stopped off in the connected store and the young lady was really sweet but the manager (tall woman with dark hair) needs to smile more.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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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
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Buffets are on Thursday's and Sunday's starting at 4pm. Thanks
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  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
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