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“Local BYOB worth the trip” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mediterraneo

Mediterraneo
Ranked #4 of 130 Restaurants in Ridgewood
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Midland Park, New Jersey
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Local BYOB worth the trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I had a great dinner at Mediterraneo a few weeks ago. I've wanted to try this place for years and I'm so glad I finally went! We ordered the hummus app and it was delicious. Next we each ordered a fish entree. Can't remember what fish we had but each was a white Mediterranean fish and they were light and expertly prepared. Only drawback of the place was that the soda machine AND coffee machine were both out of order on the night we went. It was a little annoying because we hadn't brought a bottle of wine with us. The waiter seemed very frustrated by this and sincerely apologized for the inconvenience. We will definitely be back! Parking tip: Ridgewood parking is brutal, especially Thurs-Sat nights. For more access to spots, go under the train tracks and park on the west side. There's a walkway under the tracks for easy access to town.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
New Jersey
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“The lamb shank melts in your mouth!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2014

We had dinner with friends on Saturday, April 18th. The restaurant is charming, the service is impeccable. My husband asked the waiter for a recommendation, he suggested the lamb shank.
What an incredible dish! it was delicious and the meat oh sooo tender.
I ordered the Loop de Mer (Mediterranean Sea Bass) grilled and with crispy skin- it was fantastic!
We could not stop complimenting the food, the service and the ambiance.
The restaurant has been recently expanded so the tables are comfortably at a distance from each other. Reservations are a must especially on weekends. It is BYO so bring your favorite bottle of wine and enjoy this gem in the heart of Ridgewood!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank MariaBNewJersey
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Ridgewood, New Jersey
Level Contributor
45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Really good local option”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2014

Every time we go back to Medit, we remember how good it is. the octopus is excellent, and i like most of the apps. ridgewood restaurants can get fairly pricey, but i think this one is worth the money. it's a small place and they are generally busy so try and get reservations. the service is warm and good too.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank R T
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Ridgewood, New Jersey
Level Contributor
30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A Special Place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

I frequent this restaurant when I want a nice meal with good preparation of excellent quality food. It is a small place and the only negative is that the tables are pretty close together.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Sy V
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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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104 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Without a doubt, best mediterranean in Ridgewood”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2014

By far, the star of the night was the grilled octopus. I have never had such soft and juicy version of the dish, and it is in fact evident as to why every reviewer talks about it. The fish we ordered, was again to die for. Apart from a little grainy texture, the taste was simply amazing. The servers were great!, the service was a standout especially by Matthew. The chef- Michael was welcoming and open to feedback. They only need to work on their dessert menu, which needs a few authentic Mediterranean options. In short, waiting to go back!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank rahulanand
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