Hey St. George Diners!
I am about to share one of my favorite places to eat in Southern Utah: Mad Pita Express.
I recently discovered this Mediterranean delight through some girls at my office and I felt like I had been let in on a fantastic secret.
I know, I know, it probably isn’t a secret to many – there are almost 200 reviews on Trip Advisor and over 400 Google reviews – but it was new to me.
I love Mediterranean and Greek inspired food (I could probably subsist on hummus and pita bread) so I was happy to be turned on to this little gem.
My friend suggested I try the spicy chicken pita and urged me not to skip the fires. Boy was she right!
The spicy chicken pita has just the right amount of kick which is perfectly balanced by the soft pita bread and fresh veggies inside it. It was definitely a winner.
My husband had the gyro and he enjoyed it, but after tasting some of mine, he decided he would rather have ordered the spicy chicken as well.
The portions are pretty big, I probably could have saved some for later … but I didn’t.
Both of our meals were really good, though for my money it was all about the fires.
These weren’t just any fires. At Mad Pita they cover their fries in parmesan cheese and a mixture of spices and serve them with a spicy fry sauce concoction.
Personally I didn’t want any sauce to get in the way of the flavor of the fries so I skipped the dip, but that is just a personal preference and not a remark on the sauce.
But sauce or no sauce, do yourself a favor and DON’T SKIP THE FRIES.
Mad Pita Express also serves salads, kabobs, lemon soup, falafels, and a small dessert section. I really want to go back and try the baclava.
The atmosphere is clean and comfortable, and the service is friendly. There are about 10 tables inside and a few tables outside on a small porch. You can also call in your order and pick it up at a designated time.
The prices are reasonable. We paid about $20 for the pita, gyro, one plate of fries and a drink.
If you are like me and were living in a hole (or at least west of St. George’s “black ridge”), then you need to try this place.
Here is the lowdown so you can enjoy it too.
- What: Mad Pita Express – Mediterranean and Greek Food
- When: Mad Pita is open Monday- Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The restaurant is closed on Sunday. Holiday hours may differ.
- Where: 2376 Red Cliffs Drive #316. The restaurant is right by the MegaPlex Pineview Stadium 10.
- Additional Information: Mad Pita Express has gluten-free and other options for those with dietary restrictions.