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Mazi Restaurant Review

by Katie Skrzek

Oct 13, 2021

Photo by Katie Skrzek


My mom and I recently dined at Mazi, a Greek restaurant in West Reading, Pennsylvania. We were in town for a family event and decided to take advantage of the lovely early fall evening by enjoying dinner outside. The restaurant is popular, so we called right when they opened to make a last-minute reservation. Thankfully, they had availability for outdoor seating.


The restaurant’s indoor and outdoor space both feel cozy. Inside, the dark walls and dim lighting feel both intimate and inviting. Outside, tables are nestled along the building and there are heat lamps for chilly weather.


We opted for a 5:30 p.m. reservation and arrived in time to take advantage of the last 30 minutes of the restaurant’s happy hour specials. I ordered a glass of the house Sauvignon Blanc and we decided to share a trio of spreads which included tzatziki, hummus and a Kalamata olive dip. The spreads came with pita and cucumbers. Our waiter also brought olive bread with olive oil for the table. We enjoyed each of the spreads, though my favorite was the tzatziki. It was creamy, herby and paired nicely with the pita and cucumbers.


Mazi Restaurant

Photo by Katie Skrzek


For our entrées, we decided to order the scallops and Mediterranean chicken to share. I started with the chicken, prepared bone-in and sat atop a fig compote. Feta orzo and flash-fried spinach came on the side. The compote was a welcome, tart accompaniment to the rest of the dish’s components. When we each finished our halves, we swapped entrées. The scallops were seared and served atop risotto with olives and capers. The light scallops and rich risotto were a perfect pair. I enjoyed each dish, though I would be more likely to order the scallops again.


Mazi is a great spot on popular Penn Avenue in West Reading. The service was excellent. Our waiter was attentive and helpful from start to finish. The menu was bold without being overwhelming. I look forward to another meal at Mazi during a future visit.



614 Penn Ave.

West Reading, PA 19611

tel 610 396 5143



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