Winter Hours: Tues- Sat 11am - 10pm

Sun 4-10pm,  Closed on Monday  

Sahara Mediterranean Restaurant brings authentic Mediterranean cuisine to Ithaca! With recipes passed down from generation to generation, you're sure to find a dish that you'll love. We start with only the freshest ingredients to create delicious melodies of tastes and colors that are sure to delight the senses and give you an authentic taste of the Mediterranean.

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Testimonials & Awards

"Sahara really is an authentic Mediterranean restaurant. Some restaurant owners play a bit loose with that description by throwing in some Italian, Spanish, or French cuisine because those three countries do have coastlines on the Mediterranean Sea. At Sahara, however, you can be assured that you will be served only Greek and Middle Eastern food."

"I've had about a half dozen meals there and I've always been impressed by the quantity of the portions and the quality of the food."
​                                                                                      Henry Stark

Sahara Mediterranean Restaurant is located on the outskirts of the Ithaca Commons at 118 Aurora Street. With a unique ambiance you will feel wrapped in a new world.  Outside dinning is available weather permitting.

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