239 E. Main St.
Sun Prairie, WI
|Greek favorites like spinach pie, pastitsio, moussaka, souvlaki and baklava; Middle-Eastern plates with falafel; gyros. Ouzo, raki, and specialty cocktails; patio dining too.|
2105 Sherman Ave.
|Criminally crispy fresh-made falafel, housemade hummus and baba ganoush, salads, homemade chips and specials. The schnitzel -- seasoned fried chicken in a pita -- is a near-perfect object. Cafe, takeout, delivery.|
|Banzo food cart|
Library Mall and W. Main at S. Carroll
|Excellent crispy falafel, in sandwiches and plates; hamburger sliders and chicken at this megapopular food cart that now has two locations: Library Mall and West Main at S. Carroll in front of Anchor Bank.|
2425 Atwood Ave.
|Italian and Mediterranean, with grilled kabobs, grilled seafood, spaghetti scolio (with mussels and other sea fare), and a interesting okra stew. Pizza and sandwiches, too. Vegan and gluten-free entrees and desserts in an eclectic atmosphere.|
547 State St.
541 State St.
|Closed temporarily until it can reopen in a new location in 2014.|
|King of Falafel and Grill food cart|
E. Mifflin and N. Pinckney
|Falafel and hummus wraps, gyros, burgers and cheeseburgers. The "veggie sandwich" is a tahini-lover's comfort food dream, with melty fried eggplant, french fries, lettuce, tomato and onions.|
|Layla's Persian Food|
141 S. Butler St.
|Home-style and authentic Persian food, with a focused menu. Lunches are $8, with soup or salad and rice alongside the entrees. Meats are mostly local and organic. Layla's is homey, like dropping by the chef's house to share a meal, with the cook possibly also waiting on your table. There is a short flight of steps down to the small dining area.|
5510 University Ave.
|Moroccan and Mediterranean cuisine in a beautifully updated space. The appetizers make a fine meze or an outright meal: Mohamara, zaluuk, harira, lamb shawarma.|
625 State St.
|One of the tastiest bargains on State Street. Lovingly homemade Middle Eastern and Mediterranean specialties and daily specials. Even a simple hummus-and-pita wrap, falafel sandwich or cup of avgolemono soup will put a smile on your face.|
|Mediterranean Hookah Lounge and Cafe|
77 Sirloin Strip
|Mediterranean specials and American menu, from shish kebab to sandwiches. Smoking.|
|Nile Mediterranean Cuisine|
6119 Odana Rd.
|Pillowy pita, fine falafel, heavenly hummus and Egyptian lentil soup are all good picks.|
745 N. High Point Rd.
Madison , WI
|Italian and Turkish food. Lots of Middle Eastern appetizers and salads, pastas and kebabs, seafood, pizzas and calzones.|
|Palmyra Mediterranean Grill|
419 State St.
|Kefta, kebabs, shawarma, gyros, potato curry, falafel, yalangi, hummus, babaganoush, m'hamara, fatoush, kibbeh -- all the greatest hits of the cuisine, with an above-the-counter backlit menu and fast service.|
|People's Bakery and Lebanese Cuisine|
2810 E. Washington Ave.
|Unpretentious doughnut shop that also serves a variety of Middle Eastern sandwiches and dinners -- gyros, falafel, hummus, Tan Tan chicken, moussaka, a smoky baba ghanouj. Dinners are prepared fresh while you wait. A few tables for eat-in dining. Oh, and the doughnuts are pretty good, too.|
|Sofra Family Bistro|
7457 Elmwood Ave.
|The former Bavaria Cafe gets a Mediterranean makeover, with the same breakfasts and lunches, but with a new dinner menu featuring Albanian cuisine.|
|Tuscany Mediterranean Grill, Fitchburg|
2969 Cahill Main
|Elegant Tuscan cuisine. Roasted rack of wild boar is available! But there's also gnocchi, pizza, zuppa di pesce, osso buco and even New Orleans muffuletta.|
|Vasilis' Take Five|
901 Williamson St.
|Greek and other Mediterranean specialties, from gyros and spanikopita to moussaka, Fisherman's shrimp and dilled beef stroganoff. Daily dinner specials.|