Bella Pita is a UCLA staple and home to something called the Wowshi, which is essentially a Mediterranean calzone. Open super-late every day of the week, Bella Pita is where you go when you aren’t feeling late-night pizza at Lamonica’s and In-N-Out is an absolute zoo. Our move is always the Chicken Wowshi with falafel, and all the hummus we can pump from the condiment bar.
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Flame Persian Cuisine
Flame in Westwood is a great spot for excellent Persian food in an upscale atmosphere.
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Falafel Chee is a tiny Iraqi-style falafel stand that operates out of West LA International Market in Culver City.
Madera Kitchen in Hollywood has the makings of a neighborhood go-to, but the food is disappointing.
Hummus House is a family-operated Turkish/Mediterranean restaurant in Hawthorne and one of the best places in the South Bay for Mediterranean staples.
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Kismet, the Mediterranean-Middle Eastern restaurant in Los Feliz, is the kind of restaurant all of LA wants to be hanging out in.
Mizlala is a casual Mediterranean spot in Sherman Oaks that works for just about any occasion.
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