There aren’t too many Mediterranean restaurants out west. With that, I wanted to revisit one I haven’t been to in a couple of years. On top of that, I wanted to revisit one that’s hit a bit of a slow patch. I’m talking about Green Olive Mediterranean Brick Oven Pizza & More. It sits connected next to Sam’s Southern Eatery at 6600 W. Central Ave. While it’s visible off Central, most people may not notice it or realize it’s a restaurant while passing by.
6600 W Central Ave Suite 100
Wichita, KS 67212
Sunday – Monday: 11am – 9pm
Closed on Tuesday
Wednesday – Thursday: 11am – 9pm
Friday – Saturday: 11am – 10pm
Green Olive serves Mediterranean food. They also have a brick oven and serve Mediterranean pizza. While I didn’t order pizza on this visit, here’s a picture of their Sefiha Pizza (a blend of lean ground beef, spices, diced onions and diced tomato) from last time.
For lunch, I went with the Combo Plate (a combination of chicken, beef, kafta kabbob, and two falafel). The combo plate also comes with fattoush salad and hummus. To be completely honest, my last visit let me a little underwhelmed with this dish. Items felt overcooked and tough. People asked me to give it another try and so I did (even though it only took me about two years to do so).
Once again the portion size of the combo plate was ridiculously huge. I think the plate weighed as much as my daughter. The pictures really don’t do it justice.
There was a king-size bed of rice with chicken, beef, kafta kabbob, and two falafel placed over the top. The kabbob, chicken and beef were much more tender than I recall them being. I particularly liked the grilled aftertaste within each bite and quickly followed that up with spoonfuls of rice which had some sort of pumpkin flavor to it. I’m not convinced if it was pumpkin but that’s what my taste buds were telling me and I wasn’t complaining at all. The fattoush salad was alright. It didn’t have the sharp lemony zest you sometimes find around town. I dipped the falafel in the hummus to give it a creamy garlicky kick.
I was surprised I finished the plate of food. There was so much going on and for the most part, I was loving every part of it.
This revisit was a big improvement from my original visit so I’m glad I was able to make it back out.
Here’s their menu:
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