Mediterranean cuisine is renowned for the way its rich ingredients inspire innovative food-fighting techniques. Skillfully execute the Kebab Eye Jab or the Hummus Humdinger with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Mediterranean fare and drinks at Kalamata Greek Restaurant in Etobicoke.
Kalamata serves up traditional Greek recipes that, like Scattergories, have played an integral part in family customs for upwards of 50 years. The lunch menu boasts hand-held pita pockets and pared-down dinner fare, and the evening options allow you to create your own culinary custom. Begin dinner with a dramatic torch-lighting of saganaki (a rich kefalotiri cheese flambéed tableside, $10), or opt for the dolmades avgolemono, beef- and rice-stuffed grape leaves with a whipped egg-and-lemon sauce ($8). Nine kinds of dips, including hummus, tzatziki, and taramosalata, a caviar-and-lemon-whipped potato creation, (all $4) grace the menu, and specialty entrees such as the whole, pan-seared sea bass ($22) and the grilled ordikia (two seasoned quails, $16) offer a hearty dinner for any diner. Herbivores can hungrily hover over the vegetable moussaka —grilled vegetables layered and topped with béchamel cream ($12).
Homeward-bound travellers may be lured into the eatery by the mysterious and enchanting tunes that waft from the dining room each Saturday night. Inside, visitors will find a welcoming and authentically Greek décor, complete with rich dark woodwork, European stonework, and a pleasant, umbrella-covered outdoor patio. Take this chance to take a taste of the Mediterranean, or gift this Groupon to a budding classicist with impeccable culinary taste.
- My husband enjoyed the portebello [sic] eggs benedict, peameal bacon, toast and home fries with sliced fruit and I had the lamb souvlaki with home fries and greek salad. Serving sizes were very satisfactory and the food was bursting with flavour. We will definitely go back again. If you're looking for fantastic greek food on the Lakeshore, this restaurant is must!! – Wendy, Urbanspoon
- We ate there twice in one weekend it was so good! Very warm atmosphere with working fireplace and live music in the eves. Food was fabulous with good prices. This is a great find and I would recommend it to anyone. – Michelle, Urbanspoon
- We decided to take our family there for Mothers Day on Saturday night and I'm really glad we did. There were 9 of us and we found the atmosphere was relaxing, the food was very tasty, and the service was fabulous. – SusanP, OurFaves
####Kalamata Greek Restaurant
The inside of Kalamata Greek Restaurant looks as appealing as its namesake: the rich browns of the Mediterranean olive dot the dining room, from the dark tables and chairs to the subtle artwork on the walls. In the kitchen, cooks craft dishes using 50-year-old family recipes emerge in the form of classic Greek souvlaki, creamy dips, and layered slabs of rich moussaka. On weekends, guests stop in for brunch on the sunny patio to enjoy Portobello eggs Florentine, omelets, and Aristotle's favorite, chocolate-chip pancakes.
3473 Lake Shore Blvd. W
Etobicoke, Ontario M8W 1N5Get Directions