Greek cuisine is full of delicious mysteries, including the secret instructions for removing pita-pockets from pita-pants. Celebrate edible fashion with today's Groupon: for $9, you get $18 worth of authentic Greek cuisine and drinks from Kalamata Greek Café in Troy.
The recipient of numerous awards including the Detroit Metro Times' Best New Restaurant in 2009, Kalamata Café is the brainchild of Dennis and Tom Chinonis, who serve up an authentic Greek menu inspired by their father, a Greek immigrant and restaurateur. Starters include traditional favorites like saganaki, a flaming cheese dish served with pita chips ($4.99), and spinach pies wrapped in flaky phylo-pastry ($4.29). Sandwich lovers can start by choosing one of Kalamata's specialties, such as a traditional gyro, a combination of spiced beef and lamb, thinly sliced, and served in a homemade pita with customizable topping options ($5.45 sandwich, $7.95 for a combo). Entrees include the savory pork kabob plate ($8.99) and pastitsio, a Greek-style lasagna ($7.99). The pastitsio differs from Italian lasagna in its use of a delicious béchamel sauce in place of marinara, as well as its saucy refusal to acknowledge Cupid by any name other than Eros.
Desserts are also available, as is a kid's menu featuring classic American favorites alongside kid-friendly Greek options suitable for more worldly tykes. While the food is traditional, Kalamata's décor is contemporary, allowing diners to enjoy their cuisine in a comfy orange booth without being elbowed by an elbow-less statue. Adding to the modern vibe is the fact that Kalamata is a speedy, counter-service establishment, saving you the hair-raising danger of dodging plate-smashing waiters on an ill-timed bathroom run.
- Freshest, best tasting gyro in the entire universe, tons of meat, awesome home made tzatziki sauce. – Cwatts2376, CityVoter
- My famiy and I dine at the cafe at least once a week if not two... Love their purple moom ice cream... Also the grilled vegetables on a pita is out of this world...Healthy for you also... – Deedee, CityVoter
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. In addition, the kitchen produces delectable Greek salads and Greek Power Bowls, which feature a quinoa base.
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 2014 in WDIV's Vote 4 The Best awards.
3149 Crooks Rd.
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