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2900 S. State St., Suite #7
Ann Arbor  Michigan  48104
United States
(734) 332-9700
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    - Karen Sorensen
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    - Karen Sorensen

Midwest Living Review

Karen Sorensen
The emphasis at Mediterrano is on healthy, flavorful food that taps into cuisine from Greece, Spain, France, North Africa and other Mediterranean countries.

If it's healthy, unique, Mediterranean-influenced food you're seeking, Mediterrano is probably your best choice in Ann Arbor. A native of Greece, the owner has embraced a smorgasbord of cuisines--French, Spanish, Greek and North African--to create an innovative selection of menu items that are seasonal, fresh and flavorful. You really can't go wrong at a place that serves malloreddus pasta (spicy lamb meatballs, French Valbreso feta, oven-roasted tomatoes and spinach), ortillitas de camerones (shrimp cakes spiced with cilantro and serrano chili and served with citrus and romesco and basmati rice) and herb-and-mustard roasted rack of lamb with Yukon gold potatoes mashed with leeks and roast garlic and served with a veal-mushroom jus. The menu also stands out for its inclusion of a section of healthy and low-fat options, a rarity among high-end restaurants. (Dinner entrees from about $14 to $30.) If it's on the menu, don't pass on the taramousalata appetizer (a Greek caviar spread) that's served with warm pita bread ($7). And be careful not to overindulge in the bread and homemade olive oil they serve at the beginning of the meal; it's easy to do. As for the dcor, it's a modern take on old Greece. While you may not feel the mix of Mykonos-type colors and Mediterranean-inspired art equal to the prices charged here, the light, airy room makes for a comfortable dining experience.

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