According to a sign posted in the windows of Mazza’s new digs on 9th and 9th (912 E. 900 South), the Middle Eastern restaurant we came to know and love from the quaint Harvard/Yale neighborhood is ready to open its doors tonight at 5 p.m. Finally.
This should mean shorter lines and a little more elbow room to enjoy your falafel or tabooleh with.
For safe starters, we recommend Mazza’s twice-baked fries (just like Martha says you should cook ‘em) with aioli sauce for dipping ($2.99) or the lemon juice-, garlic-, and tahini-infused hummus served with pita bread ($4.99). For something a little more adventurous, you can’t go wrong with the lamb sfiha—a “Middle Eastern mini pizza”—with lamb, onions, tomatoes and pine nuts ($2.75). Mazza also serves up cups of an amazing lentil and roasted tomato soup.
For main dishes, you can always try classics like kebobs ($5.99), falafel ($4.99) or shawarma ($6.50). You can add any side to your sandwich for an additional $2.95. Or, for a good introductory meal or a nice fit for an indecisive diner, you can try any three of the above-mentioned sides for $7.99, or any four for $9.99. The lemon and olive-oil topped house salad is another no-brainer ($5.99).
You have the option of washing all that spiciness down with fresh limeade.
To top it all off, for dessert, you get to choose from such authentic delicacies as baklawa squares with walnut stuffing, baklawa fingers with cashew stuffing, ma’mool with date or pistachio paste, cream phyllo rolls or a nice and simple apricot cream turnover.