Restaurants, Mediterranean East Village
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Israeli chef Shlomi Biton doles out Mediterranean-accented tapas at this small-plates joint. Black lacquered two-tops are covered with shareable coastal fare like sardine crostini, falafel buns and eggplant caviar dressed in date honey. The bar pours brandy-spiked Moroccan tea and slushy Limonana tinged with arrack.


Venue name: Mezetto
Address: 161 E Houston St
New York
Cross street: at Allen St
Opening hours: Mon-Thu, Sun 11am–midnight Fri, Sat 11am–1:30am
Transport: Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave
Price: Average small plate: $11; AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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Meredith R

If you're in the mood for Mediterranean, look no further. Mezetto comes complete with warm pita, fresh hummus and plenty of bites to share. The staff is incredibly friendly and speedy and only adds to the experience. 

On weekends, they add in the additional option of a boozy brunch. Knowing their Sangria, that's a dangerously great way to spend a Sunday. 


AMAZING FOOD!!!! Flavorful and tasty...Love the Tapas, especially the Pate and the sardines. The Trio of spreads was also wonderful, along with the special pita breads. Definitely would recommend this restaurant...reasonably priced with GREAT SERVICE :)

A & G

We are very familiar with mediterranean food, but that was a whole new experience! Every dish had a refreshing twist, a perfect blend of flavors, the chef is very creative, the food was beautifully presented, and was sooooo good! Definitely going back :) Tip: ask for the Halva Parfait, don't share :)


WOW!!! What an amazing find... I went here for dinner and am in LOVE with the food!!! Mediteranean Style Tapas cuisine.... small portions and a very nice variety. Their Chef is amazing with his blend of herbs and spices and the presentation on each plate is just beautiful! We had the Trio of spreads, Gnocchi, Scallops, Octopus and the Pate... Desserts to die for !! Can't wait to go again... reasonably priced and great service staff... Warm inviting decor.... Corner of E Houston and Allen.... Reasonably priced too!!!