Lisa’s Mediterranean Cuisine

Restaurant

Hours Today: 11:30 am - 9:30 pm

Description

Hidden charming space serving classic Mediterranean cuisine.

Reviews

69 people have loved Lisa’s Mediterranean Cuisine.

Katia B.

Ridgewood, NJ - May 1st, 2019

One of the best Turkish restaurants in the area. Like their decor, great service, excellent menu.

ViveKaterin R.

Ridgewood, NJ - April 10th, 2019

My favorite restaturaunt in Ridgewood. The food is fresh authentic and will have you coming back for more! It's upscale, fun, and a relaxing ambiance.  The service is excellent. The chef gets it right each time! It's always an excellent dining experience. Don't waste your time anywhere else in Ridgewood.  The food is out of this world! Best in town! -VIVE Katerin

Iffy M.

Brooklyn, NY - March 18th, 2019

By far one of the BEST experience I've come across my life! It was mine and my brother's first time in the area and we come across this restaurant, the food was delicious and so filling the price and portions were reasonable! The owner and her family were so caring and kind! I would recommend this place to anyone in the area for sure ! Will be back soon and will be adding this to my favorite restaurant list !

Laura S.

Paramus, NJ - February 20th, 2019

This place is a great place to dine in for lunch. Their lunch special comes with a generous portion of food and it is fresh and seasoned perfectly for my liking.

Suzanne R.

Prospect Park, NJ - February 12th, 2019

Always have a great time here! Food is amazing and Lisa is an absolute pleasure. We drove in a snow storm today to get here.

Joseph N.

Mahwah, NJ - December 4th, 2018

Food here is delicious and the owner, Lisa, is an absolute sweetheart. I felt welcomed and comfortable as soon as I walked through the door. Hummus is also amazing here. Definitely recommend and will always enjoy a healthy meal from here!

Ana R.

New York, NY - December 2nd, 2018

I've been here a few times and every time the food is delicious. The food it Turkish so if you like Turkish/Mediterranean food then you're going to love it here.Once you're seated they bring out fresh pita bread with tomato & olive oil dip it's so good. A few of my menu favorites are the cucumber yogurt, falafels, gyro and the meze (so good). I suggest the baklava for dessert and if you like Turkish coffee they also serve that as well.The inside is charming and the staff is very helpful with the menu options.

Everett L.

Quail Hollow, Charlotte, NC - September 2nd, 2018

Delicious! Had the Babaganush and Gyro / Doner. Highly recommend. Turkish Coffee was also great

Kit C.

Bergen County, NJ - April 30th, 2018

This place was pack on a Friday night. But that didn't affect the service and the foods. Was a very nice dinning experience. First time to have a calf liver dish that was served pan fried in small bite size pieces with sautéed onions, so amazingly delicious! My husband had the Lamb stew, was equally wonderful! Great food,Attentive friendly service, and byob. Got to come back for more!!!

Kay S.

Hillsdale, NJ - April 21st, 2018

The food is so fresh and the staff is so friendly.  They make us feel like family and will accommodate food even for babies.  Don't miss the baklava!

Christian T.

New Milford, NJ - February 12th, 2018

I absolutely LOVE this place! I found it about a few years back when I worked in Ridgewood. I use to get it almost everyday for lunch. The food is always amazing no matter what you order, they never disappoint! Even though I don't work in Ridgewood, I still go there quite often. I highly recommend coming here!

Leela K.

Bergenfield, NJ - February 4th, 2018

I came here to celebrate the new year with colleagues and it was a lovely spot for lunch. The service was attentive and felt more like we were in the owners Home rather than her restaurant - warm and welcoming. Everything I had was top notch - from the tea, to the Mediterranean salad, hummus, eggplant salad, and the chicken Shish was the crown jewel. Succulent chicken that made every dry chicken kebab I ever had cower with embarrassment. Delicious! Fun fact - apparently the owner can read your tea leaves, something to try next time! Best Mediterranean I have had in the area (and there are plenty of choices.)

Nusret G.

Manhattan, New York, NY - January 20th, 2018

I love they chicken kebab.  Fresh and tasty   And they meze    Service I love it.   Hi recommended.

Umut E.

Hasbrouck Heights, NJ - December 6th, 2017

Excellent quality & great service. I stopped by today to grab a quick bite for lunch, and really liked the gyro wrap. It's a cozy & nice place to have dinner as well, so I and my wife will come back for a date for sure.  Highly recommended.

Malek S.

Ramsey, NJ - November 29th, 2017

This is one of my favorite middle eastern restaurants. The food and the desserts with the Turkish coffee are superb. I would definitely recommend it to all my friends and family

Mike D.

Manhattan, NY - October 15th, 2017

Lisa's Turkish kitchen is a restaurant that makes you feel right at home.  The food is delicious and the service is warm and friendly.  We love it there. Owner of Restuarant she cook in the kitchen. I feel like home.

Fatima T.

Clifton, NJ - August 18th, 2017

Great food and dessert.  Chocolate mousse cake is great.

Yifan S.

New Milford, NJ - August 4th, 2017

Wow. This place is amazing. Waiter/waitress are waiting for you outside and sits you down. Once you walk through the door you can see the ambiance of the place is scream authenticity. My waitress was funny and helpful. Since it was my first time here, she gave me suggestions on what's good here. The bread and the sun dried tomato paste that they serve before the meal are delicious.  I ordered the Lamb Shank, which was cooked all day. The meat just fell right off the bone, I didn't even need the knife for it. The carrots and potatoes that came with it were super flavorful, I assume it was cooked with the lamb. Overall I love this place. Oh also shout out to the restaurant owner, Lisa! She personally came over and asked how everything was. Nice wait staff, great food.

Mike F.

Ridgewood, NJ - June 29th, 2017

Delicious meal with wonderful service.  We started out with the grape leaves and then shared the mixed grill and the manti between three of us.  The staff was polite and prompt, and I would definitely come back. Next time - the lamb rack.

Hanna N.

Manhattan, NY - June 7th, 2017

My boyfriend and I have dined here twice, and both times were fantastic! The service is spot on. Everyone is very courteous and helpful.The complimentary bread to start is warm and mouth watering. Both times, we have started with the falafel. What can I say? It's as good as falafel can get!! The crispy and light falafel topped with yogurt sauce really hit the spot.My boyfriend had the grilled ground lamb kebob entree (not sure what it was called), and that was very flavorful and delicious! I had the chicken shish entree, which was amazing! Both of our entrees came with chickpea rice, carrot salad, red cabbage salad and red onion salad. I can honestly say I have never enjoyed "sides" more than on this occasion.Overall, we both enjoyed our meals thoroughly, and will definitely be back to Lisa's whenever we are in the neighborhood!

Alejandro P.

East Brunswick, NJ - April 1st, 2017

Where do I begin? If you know anything about me Is that I either love or hate the places I eat at. Today this place full blown earned it's 5 stars. Before I could even taste the food the cleanliness of the place convinced me early on I was in for a real treat.I was happily greeted by who could've possibly been a manager, who was as welcoming as a grandmother that cooked an entire meal and cannot wait for you to try her meal.I came in for lunch and ordered the lamb kebab. It came out fairly quickly hot and aromatic. My kebab was accompanied by a trio of red onion shredded carrot and pickled red cabbage adding a super fresh bite to the plate. The lamb was so tender and cooked to perfection. Rice was also delicious. As my meal came to an end I couldn't leave without a Turkish coffee and baklava which is the perfect end to any Mediterranean meal. Didn't feel rushed to get the bill and not once did I not feel like a priority. The attentiveness combined with the delicious meal that I enjoyed will have me recommending this place to anyone looking for great Mediterranean cooking. I will be returning to try their other dishes and I'm excited to bring my foodie friends with me.

ER B.

Vienna, VA - February 14th, 2017

Wow wow wow. This place was amazing. We went there on Valentine's Day. I had the Manti. My husband had the lamb okra. Everything was extremely delicious!!! From the bread to the main dish!  Dessert was great too! We had baklava. Very tasty. We will definitely be back!!!!!! I would highly recommend it !!

Jennifer G.

Haworth, NJ - January 21st, 2017

Really enjoyed my Mediterranean food from here.  Lots of small shareable plates. The atmosphere was very bright and loud.  It could have used some dimming of the lights but the options were otherwise excellent.  Simple Mediterranean food.

Sheila M.

Manhattan, NY - January 15th, 2017

Lisa's serves the best hummus and babaganoush that we've ever had, which includes lots of both from restaurants in the city. The stuffed eggplant is wonderful, as are the grape leaves.  We also highly recommend the falafel.  Everything is fresh and delicious.  Try Lisa's.  You won't be disappointed.

J. H.

Cambridge, MA - January 1st, 2017

If I could give 10 stars I would. We booked for 10 people for an early New Year's Eve dinner. Although we only ended up with 8 they were very accommodating. The food is unbelievable. Each and every thing was more delicious than the next. We live in another state else I would go there weekly. We went with family some of whom are not that adventurous and kids. Everyone loved it. And I was happy to introduce my kids and nephew to Turkish food. The food is so healthy and wonderful that I looked up two dishes for recipes. Just made one for dinner. The other wasn't listed so I will have to go back soon. The service is also very good. Wow, thanks again. This restaurant is one of my all time favorites.

Trent C.

Union City, NJ - December 27th, 2016

what a great place for lunch! i enjoyed all 3 courses of the meal!

Sara B.

Oradell, NJ - November 16th, 2016

Just AMAZING!  Delicious and healthy food, friendly staff who can't do enough to please the customer. I enjoy  their delicious food tasted almost everything and loved it. Not enough stars to rate this place..

Brittany D.

Paramus, NJ - July 15th, 2016

I came here last night with a friend for the first time after reading so many great reviews. The decor inside was beautiful and Mediterranean. We got seated very quickly and ordered the Chicken Sautee. The chicken was a little dry, but the flavor was so great! We were helped by three people- but in a very organized way. All three came to check us on and were very on top of their service. It felt like a family vibe- they were as caring as that Aunt who always just wants you to be satisfied and full! I will definitely come back.

Emily O.

Manhattan, NY - July 9th, 2016

This is the most WONDERFUL place in Bergen County!!!! The food is absolutely wonderful and service even better. What a great family owned spot. Go here !!!!! Then go here again and again!!!!

Kat E.

North Bergen, NJ - July 1st, 2016

Delicious from the amazing shrimp sauté and cigar pie apps to the spicy chicken beyti. Dessert was awesome...the Kazandibi Custard went great with Turkish coffee.

Lainie M.

Suffern, NY - June 4th, 2016

Great BYOB that's serves exceptional food fit for your entire family. From the Lisa Salad to all the entrees- there is something for everyone. And the desserts are wonderful.

Luis S.

Clifton, NJ - May 22nd, 2016

The best part of this establishment is the super friendly staff. The owner/cook, the waitresses and everyone else were very inviting and made sure to check in on us periodically. My friend recommended the calamari and the mixed grill to try out. The calamari and dipping sauce were amazing. The mixed grill (combination of 4 kinds of meats, white rice, lettuce, shaved carrots, cabbage, etc), though a bit pricey, can feed 2 people with no problem. The hospitality and the great tasting food made my experience at Lisa's very enjoyable.

Richard C.

Montclair, NJ - April 25th, 2016

Recently went here for my mothers 60th birthday and I have to say between the food and the hospitality o the chef and owner nothing beats Lisa's for Turkish cuisine. My mom was beyond happy with everything, she had a custom lamb and eggplant special made by the head chef herself! My girlfriend and I had a mixed grilled plate where I found the lamb and rice to be out of this world! I'm usually only eat organic but the food was fresh and the chef said she usually picks all natural meats from the market. And I'm all sincerity the calamari was one o the best we've had in a long time, it was blond tender and crispy on the outside. So good we all went back for dinner the next day! Highly recommended.

Laura S.

Edgewater, NJ - April 25th, 2016

100% 5 star for Turkish cuisine . I've been to dozen Turkish restaurants hoping to find good one and it was always very blah . Lisa's restaurant was amazing. Very light , very flavorful , very tasty . Babaganush , stuffed eggplant , amazing zucchini pancakes yammm . Lamb kebabs were super flavorful light and cooked absolutely perfect medium rear juicy and so soft .  We were very full but so light  not stuffed or heavy feeling. Absolutely recommend it if you like Mediterranean cuisine . Oh Lisa's cake with dates absolutely yammmmm.

Victoria G.

Morris Plains, NJ - April 10th, 2016

Amazing Turkish food!!!We went here for lunch with 12 people... Staff handled it well and all food was brought out fast however we weren't rushed. We had three different salads and apps ( sampler platter. Fried liver. Falafal). All was so tasty. Gyro meat for main course was super fresh and tasty. Will come back

Selma K.

Brooklyn, NY - March 12th, 2016

Start with Amazing spinach borek, than eggplant salad (they made it Warner for) delightful. What an okra with lamb, along with rise with chick peas, really? I feel like I'm in Turkey. Ten thumbs up! Tesekkurler, I wanna come back.

George B.

Saddle Brook, NJ - February 20th, 2016

Just finished eating at Lisa's always a wonderful experience food great service great.

Jeisel M.

Garfield, NJ - February 16th, 2016

I went there on Valentine's Day. It was the perfect place to be, not too crowded and had a romantic feel. We ordered the hummus and the falafel as the appetizer. The hummus was pretty good but the Turkish bread served with it made it that much better. The falafel was amazing. Food presentation was perfect. The staff was really friendly, oh! And the pudding for desert was so good!

Adriana P.

San Diego, CA - January 3rd, 2016

Having never experienced Turkish food I was very excited when my cousin brought us here. The ambience was cozy and warm and the service was excellent. We orders stuffed grape leaves,hummus and baba ghanoush as appetizers. All 3 were delicious with the grape leaves being my favorite. They were stuffed with seasoned rice and tasted very fresh. As entrees we ordered chicken casserole, beef dolma (both were specials) chicken shish, and Lamb. Each one was delicious. Our waiter was very attentive and once they found out we were from Boston instant smiles and conversations followed. He was also nice enough to recommend 2 other Mediterranean places in Boston. I absolutely love this place and will be returning again

Jeff D.

Montclair, NJ - September 10th, 2015

I have had top end Turkish food here and in Europe. This was excellent. Very genuine preparation and spicing. Plating and presentation border on the artistic. Elegant yet light and relaxed ambiance. First timers like us treated like potential family members, known people treated like treasured family. Lunch special is very reasonable: try as many different dishes as your party allows and share. Every single thing we tasted was excellent(not just very good) .I will definitely be back.

Tom X.

Manhattan, NY - August 6th, 2015

Nothing like sitting next to a couple of Turks drinking tea.  This place is authentic and reminds me of Istanbul.  The manti is awesome and all the kebabs are delicious.  Must try.

KEMAL B.

Hackensack, NJ - August 6th, 2015

My mother than my wife has been cooking for me. When they are not around I come to Lisa's Kitchen. 2 sisters are doing great job. You should try. :)

Valerie Y.

Pompano Beach, FL - July 20th, 2015

We were just passing through town, we stopped in and lunch was wonderful. Nice relaxed atmosphere, great food and service.

Mike R.

Ridgewood, NJ - May 10th, 2015

Great food, reasonably priced. Owner was kind enough to cook a take out for our party a couple of times and arranged the food beautifully on our plates. Iskander is to die for and hunkar begendi is heaven!

Miguel J.

Fort Lee, NJ - April 26th, 2015

Great food, nice and clean place. Is there today with my partner and our friend, what a great experience friendly staff too. For sure we are going back!

Michelle H.

Wyckoff, NJ - March 1st, 2015

Great service. The owners are very nice people especially Lisa's sister . We have eaten here many times and the food is always good. They have a big selection and the prices are reasonable. The lunch deal is great.. 12.95 for 3 courses. Small venue so make a reservation for peak times .

Said T.

TWP WASHINGTN, NJ - January 19th, 2015

Excellent Turkish food right in Ridgewood. Lisa is amazing!! Her food is even better. BYO and have all the apps you can eat.

C H.

Bergen County, NJ - November 18th, 2014

First time at this new location... it has a much nicer ambiance. It's cosier and much more inviting. The food is still fantastic, if not better. We were a party of 11 and our meals came out almost all at the same time. We started with the meze platter and to say it was amazing would be an understatement. There were so many different types of hummus and other spreads and little bites which I could not identify, but all I know is that each and every one was just absolutely delicious. I had the Branzini for my main and it was very fresh and grilled to perfection. All my dinner companions really enjoyed their meals as well. The portion sizes were large but not ridiculously so but many of us had to take our dinners home because we filled up on the meze and the "to die for" Turkish bread. Unfortunately this also meant that we were too full for dessert :( . Next time I will definitely pace myself because the desserts looked so good and it was torture having to say no.The service was great, our waiter was very patient with 11 women all talking at the same time and bombarding him with questions. Will be planning another visit there soon.

Nidhi V.

Glen Rock, NJ - September 24th, 2014

One of the best lamb Adana kebabs I have had ..very good food and scrumptious Baklava at reasonable price.

Alison R.

North Haledon, NJ - August 5th, 2014

Lisa's has been delicious each time my family and I have gone there. So many excellent choices, the staff is attentive, and the prices are very reasonable.  Definitely a place to try if you enjoy medditerainean food.

Ashley H.

Longmont, CO - July 27th, 2014

Very good restaurant in Ridgewood with lots of vegetarian and vegan options! I highly recommend the baby okra dish with rice and chickpeas- delicious! The falafel and stuffed grape leaves we had for our appetizers were also wonderful. The outdoor seating was very cozy and the staff were both speedy and friendly.

Danny D.

Hackensack, NJ - July 4th, 2014

So I thought ill try Lisa's since I pass it all the time and never really was into Turkish food. So I walked into. The restaurant is really nice. I was greeted by Natasha and seated right away. I tried the shrimp scampy and pacanga burek. I also tried dessert Irwin halves stuffed with ice cream. Natasha said it was the best so I went for it.  All the dishes were amazingly good. Great place to eat in ridgewood.

Jen J.

Ridgewood, NJ - June 9th, 2014

I went here for lunch - what a charming find! The service was flawless, super friendly. We had their lunch special - a great deal! Three courses for $12.95, lots of good choices. The chicken shish was very good, falafel yummy, and we loved the cacik - delish. Mediterranean salad was good too. Definitely will be back!

Ashley A.

Westwood, NJ - April 4th, 2014

Delicious food, friendly attentive staff and warm and cozy authentic Turkish ambience. Been to many Turkish restaurants in the area and this one is my absolute favorite!!!

John P.

Cortlandt, NY - March 2nd, 2014

We went to Lisa's on a Saturday night without a reservation.  We had a short wait, but were seated within 20 minutes.  The food was outstanding.  The mixed cold appetizers were wonderful as was the Mediterranean Salad with feta which was large enough for two to share. The lamb shishkabob was extremely tender and good and it was served with interesting side salads. . My wife had a fish casserole dish with spinach that was also wonderful. My daughter lover her salmon served over lentils. The baklava was fresh, rich and delicious. Extremely good Turkish coffee finished the meal. We will certainly return.

A D.

Ridgewood, NJ - January 26th, 2014

Finally tried this after a year of ridgewood and happy we did. Great food and very personable and friendly people.  Had lamb meatball dish which was great. 4 people and all of us loved it. The other 2 actually went back a few days later.

aditya s.

Palo Alto, CA - January 1st, 2014

We had lunch at Lisa's a couple days before Christmas, and found the food to be quite delicious. It's so nice to have truly ethnic food, prepared just so, and served by people who care about it.The lentil soup was just right - warm, spicy, and very tasty. As for the Lahana Dolmasi ....... I'd not tried this before. It is lamb mince, and rice, in a cabbage wrap, with some sauce - delicious!We finished up with Turkish coffee, served very nicely.Can't wait to go back to the area!

Agata B.

Clifton, NJ - November 11th, 2013

We went to Lisa's Turkish kitchen. The food was amazing. I had the chicken sauté and my kids had the gyro. The service and waitress were very polite. The restaurant has a very nice display for customers. I do recommend coming here and enjoying the food.

Sf s.

Manhattan, NY - November 5th, 2013

One of my favorite places to eat in Ridgewood. Staff is friendly and the food is delicious. Love the calamari - light, tasty and never chewy. We always get the chopped greek salad and the kabob dinners are fantastic. Large portions that are good enough to share. I love this place.

Peter W.

Fair Lawn, NJ - October 31st, 2013

We went to Lisa's Mediterranean Cuisine on October 26---our 2nd visit to this restaurant. We expect to return there many times.Lisa, Selma, and their staff treated us like family. Natasha was our primary server and was very attentive to our requests. We had several appetizers including the pastrami in a wrap---they were delicious beyond words. I had the iskender kabob which is a great dish and which I recommend to everyone. The meat is so tender that it melts in your mouth. Several people in our group had fish dishes and liked them very much. At the end of the dinner, Lisa and her staff sang "Happy Birthday" for me (my birthday was October 25---the day before). It was a grand evening.If you are looking for great service, great food, and a pleasant atmosphere, go to Lisa's Mediterranean Cuisine.

Eileen K.

Paramus, NJ - October 9th, 2013

We were at Lisa's this past weekend, I had  with the lamb shank special it was very tender and tasty, my friend had the adana kebab she  loved it, Service was excellent. We will definitely go back as soon as possible to try out their famous homemade mante.

JACOB B.

Boca Raton, FL - July 14th, 2013

We have been enjoying Lisa's Turkish cuisine since she first opened on Chestnut Street approximately 5 or more  years ago. We were initially disappointed to find they had closed only to soon  discover that they had moved one street over to 28 Oak St....What a loss that would have been....Why???..Lisa serves the best meze's on the planet & no doubt one of the best grilled Bronzini's  ( $23.95)ever: large, meaty & flavorful & exquisitely fresh thru her fish market connections with her brother-in-law. Lisa seems to be the "chief cook & bottlewasher" while her sister Selma greets U at the front door immediately making U feel like family. The menu is large & of course offers the usual, but exceptionally  marinated, flavourful lamb dishes, which I believe should be ordered medium rare to preserve the moist tenderness...a bit "dry" on this visit,but "on the money" previously.What do I recommend aside from the fish & lamb? : On your first visit order the mixed appetizers: the hummus is the "creamiest" , the babaganoush is the "smokiest",the ezme is slightlly intense with its mixture of spices ,minced tomatoes ,peppers,onions  walnuts, etc. The lebni is made with thick, but creamy yogurt,spinach, garlic & dill....The dolmas were clearly the best I've ever tasted. & so on & so on.If meze's are not your your thing, U will enjoy the Shepards salad which can be shared with 2 or 3 people. Our wonderful waiter,Nazim, recommended the "best" Turkish dessert ever, an Antioch specialty, called Kunefe( $9.95) which can be shared with 4 people..It's made with mozzeralla or some other stringy cheese , sugar.? honey , butter, and shredded phyllo, sort of baked like a pie...We cut it into 4 quadrants and had a ball.  I had my usual demitasse of thick turkish coffee...I still prefer an italian espresso. U will have to bring your own Raki,or other ETOH  since Ridgewood is a dry town. And there is a nearby wine/ liquor store. Also eat early on the weekends...Lisa's gets very busy on on a Sat. evening.

Alana K.

New York, NY - June 15th, 2013

I've been to this restaurant many times at its old location and the new one. The food is always superb. The wait staff is prompt and friendly. I highly recommend it

Christy W.

Pearl River, NY - February 27th, 2013

So very happy that Lisa's is BACK! My friends and I always order the large Meze platter, which is a sampling of cold appetizers. It's a stellar vegetarian starter. I also love the Mediterranean and Shepard salads. I have yet to try an entree because the appetizers and salads are so good (and filling). Also, the entrees are not as veg friendly as the appetizers. I'm really happy that they now make their own bread - I have a slight obsession with homemade bread. The pita bread they were serving at the old location was kind of meh, but this new bread is awesome! The owner is always lovely and welcoming even though my friends and I come here right after playing basketball, and we're usually pretty gross. If you see a few sweaty girls way underdressed in t-shirts and sweatpants, that's us. Ha ha.

John K.

Cliffside Park, NJ - February 6th, 2013

My restaurant experience has been thru the ratings of Yelp. I tend to look up restaurants with good ratings and give them a try. Reading a few good reviews and a few bad ones I was skeptical about going here . I was glad that I did !! I have never yet, experienced such great fresh home cooked style turkish food!! The service was beyond responsive and courteous.. I do understand that not all restaurants should get a five star but trying this out after reading the reviews it doesn't make sense with the 2 bad ratings this restaurant received.. Maybe because these 2 bad reviews were from when they first opened? But again this was truly an experience for me and my friends of 7.. I thank you for sharing the Mediterranean style food right here near our home!!!!!! A+++++++++++++

George S.

Westwood, NJ - February 4th, 2013

My wife, daughter, and I tried Lisa's this weekend and we loved it.  We arrived on a Friday night without a reservation, and they accommodated us quickly even though they were nearly at capacity.Since I like to end on a positive note, I'll start with the issues, which were few and minor.  First, the wait staff was friendly and attentive, but we needed to ask them about specials. I'd prefer that they tell me rather than having us ask if they have any.  Second, the noise level was pretty high, especially when the restaurant was full.  I don't know if anything can be done about the acoustics (drapes, etc.?) but for a brief period it was moderately noisy.  Again, it was pretty well packed and a Friday night, which I'm sure played into the noise level.  Third, while the apps were out quickly, the entrees took some time to come out.  (Don't worry, I'll get to the quality of the food soon!)  To their credit, the wait staff as well as Lisa herself did apologize to us for the delay, and given the number of people dining that night the wait was forgivable.Okay, now for the fun part.  The food was incredible!!  We each ordered something very different from each other ... my wife had lamb over smoked eggplant (yum!), my daughter had chicken kebobs (cooked perfectly and seasoned very nicely), and I had the homemade manti, small dumplings that were absolutely sensational.  All of them were delicious.  Desserts were equally perfect.  The baklava was light and not overly-sweet as too many other restaurants tend to make it.Overall we loved it at Lisa's.  Both Lisa and Selma came by after our meal and we had a wonderful conversation.  I'm looking forward to returning soon!

DEBBY C.

Paramus, NJ - January 8th, 2013

Last evening we had dinner at Lisa's new restaurant and it was an excellent dining experience and good value.  Our waiter Ali was charming and both Lisa and her sister stopped by the table to make sure everything was OK and to say hello.   The new restaurant is nicely decorated, homey and quiet and the food is very good.The traditional Turkish lamb shank, fresh whole grilled angel fish, sigari boregi (cigar appetizer) and Baklava were excellent.   The bread could be improved but that is a small thing when considering all that was terrific.We will back soon!

Ashley T.

Allendale, NJ - January 8th, 2013

Last month I went to Lisa's Mediterranean Cuisine and enjoyed a delicious meal with my family.  We couldn't wait for her to reopen and it was great to see her new location.  The food was just as good as I remembered-- maybe even better! Looking forward to our next dining experience there.

Adrienne T.

Allendale, NJ - January 6th, 2013

We have been customers of Lisa's since she was in her old restaurant and loved eating there.  When she closed her doors in July we couldn't wait for her to reopen.  Finally, the end of December she opened her new restaurant and it was well worth the wait.  We were greeted at the door with a warm and welcoming reception.  The new restaurant was decorated beautifully and the staff was very efficient.Our anniversary was December 21st and we went to Lisa's to celebrate.  It was a wonderful meal.  We enjoyed hummus, pilaki, chorban salad and eggplant (immanbaldi) as our appetizers.  They were all delicious.  My daughter loved her chorban salad with grilled chicken on top, my son loved his beef shish-kabob, my husband had chicken kabob and I devoured my lamb shish-kabob.  The bread was warm and delicious.  All in all it was a terrific meal and we can't wait to go back again.

Location

28 Oak St, Ridgewood, NJ 07450

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Lisa's Mediterranean Cuisine is located on Oak street in the heart of Ridgewood NJ.

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Upscale diner with buzzy brunches, American comfort food & a fashionable vintage atmosphere. It was recently featured on Netflix series "Comedians in Cars".

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From Scratch

Italian · Reviews

Contemporary Italian cuisine made from fresh ingredients & classic baked goods offered in a cozy, bright space. Their catchphrase is "fresh homemade Italian everything".

From Scratch

Italian · Reviews

Contemporary Italian cuisine made from fresh ingredients & classic baked goods offered in a cozy, bright space. Their catchphrase is "fresh homemade Italian everything".

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