Ammatoli is my favorite restaurant in Long Beach!
Located on the ever growing 3rd street in Long Beach, Ammatoli Mediterrean Bites is perhaps, my greatest find of 2018! Not only is the decor warm and inviting, (the owner was an interior designer in a previous life), the food is phenomenal! Normally, the idea of good home cooking in a chic atmosphere is more than enough, but Dima, (owner and chef), takes everything to another level. Everything from the hummus to the baklava was top notch. And everything is made in house. All the sauces, the dressings, everything from the appetizers to the desserts! They have only been open for four months, I can't wait to see what is going to happen, once they've settled in!
So as I was saying before Dima, the owner was previously an interior designer, but her love and passion for food led her into opening up Ammatoli. So greatful she did! Everything is made with thought and love. Just like the design for the restaurant. Pro tip One...there is a parking lot on the corner of 3rd and Pine. Two hours of free parking. FYI, google maps is a little misleading. If you're going North, Ammatoli is located ON 3rd Street before Dog Haus and Pine Street. If heading South, its located after the Dog Haus. Pro tip Two...anything shawarma is a win. Pro tip Three, get both the baklava and knafeh for dessert. You won't regret it!
285 E. 3rd St., Long Beach, CA 90802
The food at this restaurant was provided complimentary or at a discounted price, however all opinions are 100% mine. A free meal does not buy a good review.