Mediterranean cuisine contains a wide variety of dishes from the countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. France, Italy, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus and Syria are just some of the options. Although these countries have varied backgrounds and heritage, the common theme to their food is fresh meat, vegetables and herbs prepared by grilling or broiling. In Italy and Spain, fresh seafood makes up an important part of the diet in dishes such as paella and risotto with seafood. If you are in the mood for some fresh, healthily prepared dishes with abundant fresh spices, these restaurants offer the best of the Med right here in Pittsburgh.