Restaurant notes: Middle Eastern in the Italian Market

Al Zaytouna, as in Olive Tree, is coming to 906 Christian St., next to Sabrina's in the Italian Market.

Owner Koubeil Ben Ayed, who managed for Top Dog in Cherry Hill and University City, among other restaurants, says he's a week or two from opening.

Concept will be moderate-priced food -- figure on $10 to $15 a head -- from all over the Mediterranean, but mostly the Middle East. (He is Tunisian.)

He eventually wants to devote part of the space to a market.