Like a gentle dragon or the earth itself, a falafel's rough exterior belies its inner warmth. Crunch through outer shells with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $10 for $20 worth of Mediterranean food for lunch, valid until 3 p.m.
- $20 for $40 worth of Mediterranean food for dinner
At dinner, small mezza plates include hummus for $7 and veggie grape leaves for $8. Pizzas are $12 each and entrees, such as shish tawook chicken skewers or honey-balsamic glazed salmon, start at $17. Alternatively, the lunch menu includes sandwiches stuffed with falafel, chicken shawarma, and other fillings, starting at $7.
Carrying on the tradition of his father Labib Hajjar, a restaurateur who opened the original Poco Piatti location on Monroe Street, Elias Hajjar and his wife Joy have created a welcoming new space where locals can experience Mediterranean cuisine. Diners choose from Greek classics including moussaka, Italian-inspired dishes such as prosciutto crepes with basil and homemade sundried-tomato sauce, or Middle Eastern-style kabobs with swordfish or beef tenderloin. The owners have designed the interior to resemble a Spanish villa—the mural above the bar colorfully depicts rolling Mediterranean hills, and a stone oven churns out freshly baked pita bread or lights the miniature Olympic torches of waiters jogging by.
Since 1996, Labib has given back to the community as the co-chairperson of Share our Strength's Taste of the Nation Toledo, an annual food and wine event that, according to The Toledo Blade, raised more than $100,000 to help fight childhood hunger in 2011. Elias also follows in his father's community-minded footsteps by electing to source his ingredients from local suppliers.