A marriage between two cuisines is preferable to a marriage between two clones of Sylvester Stallone, a process that eventually results in a baby reared on raw egg and meat punching bags. Savor a simpler fusion with today's deal: for $12, you get $25 worth of Mediterranean fare and drinks at Kozani Restaurant & Bar. This downtown bar and restaurant opened last year, with an extensive menu of southern Italian dishes and Macedonian Greek cuisine. Salads, soups, pastas, kebobs, and fresh seafood pack Kozani's five-page menu. Customers can take a tour of the Mediterranean by mixing and matching appetizers and cuisine from across the seas. Kozani's features $6.99 weekday lunch specials, as well as half price bottles of wine every Monday and Wednesday.
Though reviews are somewhat varied on the food at Kozani Restaurant & Bar, 75% of more than 120 Urbanspooners recommend it. Eight Yelpers give it an average of two stars and Metromixers give it an average of 4.7 stars.
- They have a pretty impressive wine selection and inventive cocktails. The food was good, too. I got ordered veal marsala, which was filling and very savory. The food portions are a nice size for the price. – kippy, Urbanspoon
- The service was very good, nice atmosphere. We will definitely go back and try some of the other dishes on the menu. Many to choose from! Very good experience. – jwfisher18, Urbanspoon
Kozani Restaurant & Bar
As they enter under the hanging wood sign bearing a carving of grapes and shuffle past the gray stone and golden stucco façade, patrons at Kozani Restaurant & Bar find themselves transported to the warm kitchens and rolling vineyards of the Mediterranean. Aromas from spices imported from Italy, Greece, Israel, and Lebanon waft through the dining room, signaling the arrival of Mediterranean dishes, including recipes from head chef Tim Robinson's favored region of Emilia Romagna. While he focuses on Northern Italian dishes, the chef also consistently snares an eclectic blend of local ingredients, such as produce and seafood, and crafts gluten-free versions of every dish on the menu. He often appears on the floor to meet clientele, roaming the dining room to chat with diners and make sure their forks have the proper number of prongs. To compliment his dishes, the serving staff often pairs meals with more than 80 wines hailing from Europe, South and North America, and Australia.