When you think of Mediterranean cuisine, Greece comes to mind. However, there are a few other European countries whose traditional dishes fall into the category of Mediterranean cuisine such as Portugal and Italy. Regardless of the country each dish may come from, Mediterranean cuisine is delicious! Here is some traditional Mediterranean cuisine that you need to try:


You’ve probably already tried it, but we can’t fail to mention the most popular – in our opinion – globally consumed Mediterranean cuisine; pizza! This traditional Italian cuisine is loved by foodies far and wide. The fresh foods grown all over the Mediterranean make it the ideal place to eat and experience a delicious pizza; however, if a trip to the Mediterranean is not in your plans anytime soon, come and enjoy a pizza at Malagueta.


Tirosalata is a traditional Greek dish. Although, it is less of a dish and more of an appetiser as it is a feta cheese spread. Tirosalata is traditionally made with Greek feta and it is best served on a cracker or a pita bread.


Espetada is a way of preparing the dish. It is a traditional Mediterranean cuisine that originates from Portugal. Espetada usually refers to rump steak – with lots of salt – prepared on a skewer, but a more modern take on this traditional cuisine is to prepare other meats, such as chicken and prawns, on the skewer.

Melanzane Parmigiana

Another Italian favourite is the traditional Mediterranean cuisine called Melanzane Parmigiana. Much like lasagne, this dish comes in layers. Melanzane Parmigiana is made up of fried eggplant layered with cheese and a tomato sauce. One the layers have been created it is baked.

Milho Frito

The traditional Mediterranean cuisine called Milho Frito originates from Madeira. This Madeiran dish is a combination of cornmeal, water, garlic and olive oil. It is cut into cubes, fried and commonly served as a side dish.