To motivate kids to finish their dinners, mothers often remind them that Santa is watching, only to discover the appetite-stifling effects of living in a panoptical Orwellian nightmare. Chow down whether or not Big Brother is watching with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of Greek and Italian fare and drinks at The Olive Tree in Lithia Springs. Joining the cuisine of two of the finest foodie nations under one sprinkler system, The Olive Tree pampers palates with savory favorites in a tasteful, casual atmosphere. Diners can engage in Socratic dialogue over Grecian scallops ($14.95), sautéed with wine and garlic, topped with feta, and served with pasta marinara and the Platonic ideal of justice. Pasta-centric dishes such as homemade lasagna al forno ($9.95) and penne carbonara ($9.95)—a sauté of ham, bacon, and mushrooms in a light cream sauce—can be finished off with a drink from the full-service bar.
Olive Tree Greek & Italian Cuisine
Visitors at any of Olive Tree Greek & Italian Cuisine’s three locations bask in the tantalizing aroma of garlic drifting from the kitchen, which bustles with a lineup of expert chefs. Seated at a cozy table, guests dig into an array of traditional Greek and Italian dishes, taking alternating bites of veal parmesan and grecian scallops. And their mouth-watering Maryland crab cakes come from a special family recipe that was perfected at their sister restaurant Olive Grove in Maryland. Hosting outdoor dining, the Villa Rica restaurant shelters patrons beneath an awning-protected patio, and the Hiram location houses them in a quaint brick terrace flanked by lattices and the tendrils of hanging plants, which often sneak bites of baked pasta over diners' shoulders.