Mediterranean restaurants adhere closely to tradition, thanks to the generations of poets who memorized and recited menus in public squares. Enjoy an oral tradition with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $15 for $30 worth of Mediterranean fare for dinner
- $7 for $15 worth of Mediterranean fare for lunch or Sunday brunch
Mediterranean warmth extends from the dining room’s easygoing atmosphere to the hot plates. Dishes include angel-hair pasta topped with blackened wild-caught shrimp and red-pepper cream sauce ($15.50), grilled new zealand lamb chops with mint pesto and artichoke risotto ($14.50), pizzas with traditional or whole-wheat crust ($17+), and crab cake benedict ($11.50). See the full menu.
Pomodoros Greek & Italian Café
The son of a Greek immigrant from the small village of Nostimo ("delicious" in Greek), Tommy Tsiros spent his youth surrounded by the aromas of tomatoes, onions, garlic, and olive oil—all of the essential ingredients in Greek and Italian cuisines. Tommy’s love for the homestyle dishes of his childhood led him to open his first restaurant, a downtown deli that soon became a popular lunch spot among locals. Though his 10 years at the deli established his reputation for delicious Italian fare, it was not until he left the deli and opened Pomodoros Greek & Italian Café that he was able to follow his true culinary passions.
Those passions are manifest in the dishes Tommy grew up with and that chefs now cook to perfection in his restaurant—dishes that include homemade spaghetti bolognese, grilled wild salmon, and veal piccata. Greek and Italian cultures contribute heavily to Tommy’s vision, and the balance between the two is apparent on the menu as well as in the warm staff and the togas draped across each table. No Mediterranean feast is complete without wine, and the café’s wine list proves its worth with a selection that has won numerous Wine Spectator Awards of Excellence.
Our server was wonderful and happily made recommendations upon our request. The brandy flambé cheese appetizer was fantastic!Reviewer, OpenTable, 1/24/13
The service was excellent, the food was great! Added to the list of Asheville favorites.Reviewer, OpenTable, 3/23/13