About Layla's Falafel
Layla's is a family owned and operated award winning Mediterranean restaurant.
Dino Sakakini, and his wife Layla, whom his 3 restaurants are named after, have relied on authentic recipes passed down two generations on both sides of the family.
Layla's delicious, homemade recipes are based on recipes from the Levant region of the Middle East, the cradle of civilization, making it the oldest cuisine in the world.
Each dish is prepared from scratch on the premises, using only the freshest ingredients. Dino buys seasonal produce from local farmers, and all spices are imported from the Middle East. Most meals are vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and low-carb, making it healthy as well as delicious.
Layla's has a loyal fan following and Dino attributes that success to love. "Food comes from the heart. I have one customer who drives from Philadelphia every week for 2 pints of garlic dip. I put love into my cooking and customers can taste that."
The first Layla's opened in Fairfield in 2000, but now expanded to three restaurants and Dino is planning to open a fourth. Layla’s catering service has grown exponentially in the past 5 years and has received a variety of awards and press.
- "Fairfield County’s Best Middle Eastern Food”—Fairfield County Reader’s Poll
- "Fairfield County’s Best Falafel”—Fairfield County Reader’s Poll
- “Best Mediterranean Restaurant in Fairfield County”—The Best of the Gold Coast Connecticut Magazine
- Mentioned in “50 Best Things to Eat in Fairfield County Before You Die” article—Spoon University
What customers are saying...
"Layla's is hands down the best Middle Eastern food I've ever had in my life! The garlic dip is my favorite thing - I am completely addicted to it! And you've just got to try their falafel - the seasonings are amazing!"
"The nicest people and the tastiest Middle Eastern fare. Chicken schwarma and the falafel deluxe wraps were both great. Ate every last crumb and will be back for takeout soon. Thank you, Layla!"
"This is one of the best Falafel places I've been to and their food is truly top notch!!!! As an Israeli, I have rather high standards when it comes to middle eastern food, and especially Falafel and Schawarma. We eat-in or get take-out at least twice a week here and many of my friends (Israeli and non-Israeli alike) all love this place as well!
The food is always fresh, the pitot are fresh and thick and just like they make them back home! The hummus is really delicious and they have a garlic dip that is out of this world. In short, run, don't walk!!!!!"