The Mediterranean Sea is almost completely enclosed by land, creating the world's largest refrigerator for storing its neighbors' groceries. Open culinary doors with today's Groupon for Mediterranean fare at Paninoteca. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 for lunch or dinner.
- For $28, you get $60 for lunch or dinner for a minimum of four diners.
Paninoteca’s chefs craft classic Mediterranean dishes with high-quality ingredients for guests in the bustling dining room or on the outdoor patio. By day, join the cheerful throng of diners to nosh starter plates of antipasti ($9.50) with sliced italian meats, cheeses, and olives. Discuss the nearby art museum's masterpieces or beautifully maintained drywall with like-minded friends over a decoupage of grilled chicken and apple salad ($10). Paninoteca’s culinary muses elevate traditional gyros with herb-roasted lamb in a pita sandwich drizzled with tzatziki sauce ($9.50), and amuse palates with the italian panini menu, on which the chicken pancetta ($8.50) delivers hard-pressed punch lines of sun-dried tomato and slapstick spinach taking clownish pratfalls.
After dark, Paninoteca transforms into a dining lounge where groups can smoke flavored hookah and share small plates. A live DJ spins house, jazz, and down-tempo beats Wednesday–Sunday nights, at which the notes mingle and perform glorious but unseen break-dancing routines between the glass-tiled pillars and stucco walls.