Mediterranean Connection

Naturally, as the name Acadiana indicates, the cultural identity of this region has been shaped predominantly by the influence of Acadian settlers who arrived here in the late 18th century. But it's important to bear in mind that they were not the only immigrants who've contributed to our local character, especially in Lafayette. One of the more interesting and unexpected influences at work in Acadiana comes from the Eastern Mediterranean through a variety of peoples collectively (and often imprecisely) grouped together under the heading of "Lebanese."

Artmosphere Bistro

902 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 233-3331
Artmosphere.co

Artmosphere Bistro is a cozy neighborhood bar, grill, art gallery and music venue where you can feel at home while enjoying a night out. Live music 7 nights a week, local art on display, eclectic décor and a garden fresh menu will keep you coming back time and time again. They serve lunch, dinner, juicers, smoothies, snacks and a weekly Bottomless Mimosa Brunch on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Athena

Ambassador Row, 3551 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy
Lafayette, LA
(337) 988-7618
2133 Kaliste Saloom Rd
Lafayette, LA
(337) 216-9975
AthenaFood.com

Athena’s Greek & Lebanese restaurant is the perfect place to experience the fine dining of traditional Greek and Lebanese cuisine to enjoy with the whole family. Athena offers dine in or to go orders as well as indoor and outdoor seating. The biggest attraction is the large selection of their lunch buffet offered Monday - Friday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. After your meal take a stroll through our market and take home part of the experience with you.

Cedar Deli

1115 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 233-5460
CedarDeli.com

Cedar Deli is a family owned deli and international market selling food and products commonly found in the broader Mediterranean area. Cedar Deli was among the first to widely introduce the exotic cuisines of the Mediterranean to Lafayette. International flags drape from the ceiling, barrels of cured olives buttress the desert case and tables and chairs are strewn through the market for guests to sit and enjoy the more than 17 international sandwiches, dip their pita in a dollop of hummus or baba ghanoush and to leisurely sip Turkish coffee.

Century Restaurant and Pub

116 E Vermillion St, Lafayette, Louisiana 70501
(337) 456-2738
CenturyDowntown.com

Century Restaurant and Pub is located in the heart of Downtown Lafayette and combines Irish, Cajun and Mediterranean influences for lunch seven days a week and for dinner Wednesday through Sunday. Housed in the two-story historical Hope Lodge building built in 1916 this location is both a culinary and cultural adventure. Century also offers live entertainment with a lounge area and dancehall upstairs.

La Pizzeria

The Park, 3809 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy, Lafayette, LA 70503
(337) 989-4121
LaPizzeriaLafayette.com

La Pizzeria is a locally owned and operated restaurant in a laid back, comfortable atmosphere. They offer a variety of dishes including specialty pizzas, calzones, pastas, salads, sandwiches and more. They also boast an impressive selection for the health conscious including gluten-free and low carb options like their specialty Kibbi Crust pizzas. All items are made to order with fresh, local ingredients. With great specials, such as Wine Down Wednesdays and live music on weekends, every evening is a great evening to dine at La Pizzeria.

Poseidon’s

103 Kaliste Saloom Rd, Lafayette, LA 70508-3876
(337) 235-9154
ieatgreek.com

Poseidon's Greek Restaurant has been serving traditional Greek food in Lafayette since 1994. Touted as authentically Greek, Poseidon’s serves favorites reminiscent of the Greek Isles like gyro salad, moussaka, lamb, taramasalata, hummus and more. Enjoy their cozy atmosphere for  lunch Monday through Saturday or dinner options Tuesday through Saturday.

Renaissance Market & Brasserie

902 Harding St, Lafayette, LA 70503
(337) 234-1116
Renaissance-Market.com

Brasserie within Renaissance Market is a delight for all the senses. The restaurant housed within a market has a menu that changes every day with varied items, trying to preserve the freshness and availability of the produce. Popular items include chicken, turkey or tuna salad served on a bed of lettuce with freshly sliced avocado atop, assorted paninis made with choice cold cuts and cheeses, unsurpassed Lebanese dishes made with recipes handed down from the owner’s mother, and select salads such as fall fig salads and summer watermelon and red onion with French flair homemade dressings.

Romacelli

115 Stonemont Rd
Lafayette, LA
(337) 988-9790
220 Prescott Blvd
Youngsville, LA
(337) 451-6198
Romacelli.com

Romacelli is locally owned and operated with a passion for serving fresh cuisine at a great value. With both locations nestled in two of Acadiana’s coziest neighborhoods, they offer a family-friendly atmosphere with patios that are the perfect place to relax and unwind. Specializing in exquisite wine pairings, Romacelli offers a large selection of light to bold wines to perfectly complement their unique pastas, sandwiches, and salads. From their Tuscan Seared Tuna appetizer, to their Cajun Chicken Pasta or Avocado sandwich, there is something for everyone’s palate.

Zeus

1103 West Pinhook Road
(337) 269-1434
3809 Ambassador Caffery
Suite 135C
(337) 406.9387
ZeusCafe.com

Zeus is a family-owned business that has deep roots that embraces the unique Mediterranean taste and culture. Their food is served up healthy and nutritious with a side of hospitality. With locations throughout Lafayette you can be sure to get your Mediterranean fix no matter where your travels lead you.