Eating authentically prepared food lets you taste the very essence of a country and draws far fewer angry glares than chewing on its national flag. Dine with decorum with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $14 worth of Greek fare at Kalamata Greek Grill in Troy.
Voted First Place among Greek Restaurants in 2009 and 2010 among WDIV voters, Kalamata Greek Grill serves a fresh menu of made-to-order pitas and Mediterranean entrees drizzled in flavorful, homemade sauces. Request a dip platter ($5.99) to splash crisp pita chips into tableside dunk tanks filled with hummus, zesty feta dip, and tzatziki sauce. Or, craft an original pita, beginning with thin slivers of gyro meat ($5.45/sandwich; $7.95/combo) or a skewer of marinated pork tenderloin ($5.25/sandwich; $7.75/combo) that culminates in a customized finish, which includes a choice of 10 toppings, eight sauces, and a personalized nickname. A spinach-pie plate ($7.79) features a trio of verdant disks stuffed with spinach and cheeses wrapped in flaky phyllo dough, and the greek-meatball plate ($8.99) corrals roly-poly rounds of beef and pork within freshly baked pita bread. Kalamata Greek Grill's authentic fare is complemented by a contemporary dining room, which beckons diners with tasteful etchings of Greek statues, an illuminated, latticed ceiling, and freshly grilled eggplant walls.
Kalamata Greek Grill
Every guest who steps into Kalamata Greek Grill smells it—the warm, comforting aroma of freshly baked pita bread. Made from a closely guarded recipe—the one thing Caesar saved before burning down the Library of Alexandria—pitas serve as the foundation of Kalamata's made-to-order Greek cuisine. The kitchen staff lines the pocketed bread in full view of customers, stuffing it with ingredients such as steamy gyro meat and each guest’s choice of toppings. They can also make house-style pitas, such as the Greek Cowboy, which includes green pepper, red onion, and greek barbecue sauce.
The dining room invites patrons to relax under its latticework ceiling, and the patio offers alfresco seating. Kalamata's combination of fresh Greek food and a welcoming atmosphere—plus its enthusiasm for helping out with fundraisers—has won it Best Greek Restaurant from 2009 to 2012 in WDIV's Vote 4 The Best awards.