Mezza Mediterranean Grill

  • Veg-options Veg-options
    ( 6 reviews )

45 Williams Ave, Mystic, Connecticut, USA

Serves meat, vegan options available. This restaurant has several vegan options such as salads, hummus, falafels, pita wraps, stuffed grape leaves, and numerous vegetable entrees. Previously named The Pita Spot.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Mediterranean, Greek, Non-veg

6 Reviews

First Review by boomerpet

Great place!!! - Edit

In Groton for work and wanted a vegan meal. The waitress was awesome helping me navigate the menu and ask the chef for ingredient information. The lentil soup was great, and the fiery falafel wrap special was on point too. Can't imagine a better dinner option in the Groton area, since most of the more vegan minded places close early.

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excellent Middle Eastern, with many vegan dishes - Edit

Contrary to its former name, its dining area is much larger than a tiny spot. (Thank goodness, in late 2016 it changed its name from Pita Spot to Mezza.) Mezza offers traditional American-Middle Eastern food, with all the expected vegan dishes such as hummus, baba ganouch, stuffed grape leaves, and falafel. The baba ganouch is especially good, indeed the best I ever have eaten, anywhere. Same for stuffed grape leaves. I actually rate this restaurant for the best Middle Eastern cuisine I have ever eaten, anywhere, and that includes a month in Israel. Another excellent dish that is surprisingly vegan is the collards greens, though heavy on the garlic. Another very worthy very vegan dish is the moussaka, which you might know by the French name ratatouille.

Note that the prices are moderate and therefore quite uncharacteristic of Mystic. Also uncharacteristic of Mystic, it offers ample parking. The always adorable waitresses boast some vegetarians among them. While the menu clearly identifies the many vegetarian dishes, you must query about what is vegan, which is easy as the owners and wait staff speak "fluent vegan" here. As another vegan reviewer has commented, if cheese is not mentioned on the menu as part of its contents, then the dish is vegan. One caveat, I recommend dining here only spring through fall when you can sit outdoors. Indoors is cramped, crowded (well deserved!), noisy (the place is small and the ceiling is low, so noise amplifies) and when meat hits the grill the air sometimes fills with its fumes, savory to carnivores but noxious to vegans.

Updated from previous review on 2015-10-03

Pros: the food!, moderate prices, the parking

Cons: noxious fumes of meat when grilled

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Nice Range - Edit

A nice range of veg options with degrees of spice. Waitress recommended combining two wraps to create a Fiery Special which was very tasty. Worth exploring if in mystic.

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Amazing! - Edit

The Pita Spot has so many vegan options and a super friendly staff! Our waitress was super sweet! When I asked about the vegan options, she took me through the menu showing possibilities and then said "pretty much anything that doesn't have dairy in the description is or can be vegan, just let me know if you see something you like!" The menu is pretty big and there's a lot to choose from. The Lentil soup was wonderful, not what I was expecting. It wasn't a common thick mixed or red lentil soup, it was very different from that. It was a thinner soup, but did not taste or seem in anyway watery. I thought the soup was some of the best soup I've had. The spices were just magical! Seriously, go to this place is you want amazing food! My friends in the area have raved about it for a while and I just finally got to try it!

Pros: Amazing food, Prices are okay, Friendly staff

Cons: Serves meat

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Acceptable - Edit

The menu here has clearly marked vegetarian options and plenty to choose from. The food was good, not great. Lentil soup was watery but hummus was yummy. Extra charge to add simple veggies to our wrap, and they neglected to even add all they charged for!

Pros: decent food

Cons: overpriced

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the perfect "pit" stop :-) - Edit

This is my second visit - my husband and I travel through Mystic from Cape Cod to NJ/NY/CT regularly. Thanks to the Happy Cow, we no longer take a bag lunch/dinner for the drive. We've had lunch and dinner. You will NOT be disappointed! Great vegan options - lots of gluten free and vegetarian too. Try the veggie kabob, falafel pita, hummus, collard greens, and spinach pies.

Pros: great food, great service

Cons: can't think of any!

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