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The 9 Best Mediterranean Restaurants Near Berkeley

Updated: October 6, 2021

Craving tapas, hummus, and crispy pitas? These are the Mediterranean eateries you need to visit in Berkeley. We found the best Mediterranean spots by analyzing top restaurant review sites, expert rankings, and food blogs. For breakfast shakshuka or roast lamb and couscous for dinner, these are our go-to Berkeley venues.

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La Marcha Tapas Bar

Spanish, $$, BerkeleySpanish, $$Berkeley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Creekwood

Italian, $$, BerkeleyItalian, $$Berkeley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5
  • Infatuation

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Donato & Co

Italian, $$, BerkeleyItalian, $$Berkeley
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Zagat

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    Zagat

Italy On Gilman

Italian, BerkeleyItalianBerkeley
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

If you travel further

Belotti Ristorante E Bottega

Italian, $$, OaklandItalian, $$Oakland, Shafter
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Bellanico Restaurant & Wine Bar

Italian, $$, OaklandItalian, $$Oakland, Glenview
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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  • Zagat

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Shakewell

Mediterranean, $$, OaklandMediterranean, $$Oakland, Lakeshore
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • East Bay Times

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  • Michelin Guide

    The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal (2019)

    Michelin Guide

Marzano

Italian, $$, OaklandItalian, $$Oakland, Glenview
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Zaytoon Mediterranean Restaurant & Bar

Mediterranean, $$, AlbanyMediterranean, $$Albany, West Washington
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

How did we curate these results?

Picking the right Mediterranean restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 28808 Berkeley restaurants, 3104661 reviews, and 1901 top lists and articles from the likes of Michelin Guide, Zagat and Infatuation. These spots have been featured in Michelin Guide - The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal (2019), Zagat - Hottest Restaurants and Bars in Oakland and Berkeley and Infatuation - San Francisco’s New Restaurant Openings. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. These ten options are sure to delight.

Parking information

Berkeleyis notorious for tricky parking. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Mediterranean spot.

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