Mediterranean

ANATOLIA
One of the hidden gems of Halifax’s dining scene. Traditional Turkish and Mediterranean dishes, including lamb and chicken kebabs prepared on the charcoal grill. Belly dancing can be arranged for special parties. Seasonal patio. 1518 Dresden Row. 492-4568. http://www.anatoliahalifax.com
ATHENS RESTAURANT
Offers well-prepared Greek mainstays such as souvlaki, moussaka and lamb. To make the decision easier, try the combo platter. 6303 Quinpool Rd. 422-1595.

IT’S ALL GREEK TO ME
Boasting of “an authentic Greek experience,” this restaurant offers a variety of classic dishes like Yiouvetsi (Greek pot roast), Yemista (stuffed green
pepper and tomato) and four varieties of Souvlakia (pork, chicken, lamb and vegetarian). 6196 Quinpool Rd. 406-3737.

MEZZA MEDITERRANEAN GRILL
A wide variety of authentic Lebanese specialties in appetizer-size portions offerings include baba ghanouj, falafel and taboulŽ. The kitchen uses fresh produce sourced from gourmet local
suppliers and imports distinctive Mediterranean items. Open Sunday to Thursday, 11am to 10pm; Friday and Saturday, 11am to midnight. 6386 Quinpool Rd. 444-3914. http://www.mezzarestaurant.com

OPA GREEK TAVERNA
Lush plants, works of art and exposed brickwork mark Opa’s stylish interior, while the menu abounds with fine Greek dishes. Try specialties like stuffed tomato and pepper, lamb kleftico or a grill sampler for two. The extensive wine list has highlights from around the world along with Greek vintages. Open daily for lunch and dinner. 1565 Argyle St. 492-7999.
http://www.opataverna.com

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