The Mediterranean diet provides the foundation of a healthy lifestyle, full of proteins for muscle growth, healthy fats for proper brain function, and wearable pitas for staving off frostbite. Get a taste of cozy mitts with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of modern Mediterranean cuisine and drinks at Messina's in Lawrenceville.
Messina's mouthwatering menu of contemporary takes on Greek and Italian classics is compiled using fresh, locally sourced ingredients and traditional family recipes. Start a meal off with a spinach pie plate of fresh spinach and feta cheese stuffed into phyllo dough ($5.25), or saganaki, which reflects the restaurant's confidence in its staff of on-site firefighters as cubes of fried kasseri cheese are flamed tableside ($7.50). A moussaka plate offers diners a traditional taste of Greece with layers of fried eggplant, minced ground beef, potatoes, and béchamel sauce ($10.95). Or, opt for homemade pizzas topped with ingredients such as ground gyro meat, feta cheese, and anchovies packing a potent punch of flavor, like a pair of boxing gloves stuffed with bouillon cubes ($5.95–$19.50). Once filled, blissfully bloated bellies can take inspiration from belly dancers to shake off enough room for desserts such as baklava ($2.50), or drown their rhythm-less sorrows in a refreshing beer or glass of wine from the drink menu.
- The generous portions of baklava and galaktoboureko are a must. The warm galaktoboureko — a layer of custard wrapped in phyllo and baked, then drizzled with honey — was smooth and light. The baklava wasn't overloaded with phyllo, either, allowing us to enjoy the nuts, honey and spices. – Lori Johnston, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
- This place does Greek right - fresh, great Greek salad, all entrees done with great attention to detail and quality. Try it! – Sherie W., Yelp
4075 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lilburn, Georgia 30047Get Directions