Best Mediterranean Restaurant: Aladdin’s Eatery

From the March 29, 2012 edition

There are three important measures of a Mediterranean restaurant: its hummus, its falafel and its shawarma. According to Alive readers, Aladdin’s is the king when it comes to serving up those items in Columbus.

The chain’s local restaurants offer superior takes on the usual staples, but also provide a few new concoctions for those with a craving for Middle Eastern cuisine. Aladdin’s seven different Pita Pitzas combine the ingredients you might normally find inside a pita, but in a lovable pizza format. And the rolled pitas are similar to typical pita sandwiches, except the tasty meat and veggies are encased in a thin pita to resemble a wrap.

Runners-up: Lavash, Big Fat Greek Kuzina

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