Over the weekend, ventured to downtown Long Beach to have lunch at Ammatoli
Weather was great and so was our Levantine lunch. I tried roasted beets with labneh, falafel mezze, and chicken shawarma
Everything was very fresh and prepared well. Even their pita was a step above. The outdoor space was very nice too; lots of shade and great attentive service
The roasted beets with labneh yogurt was a surprise favorite. I was expecting cubes of roasted beets drizzled with labneh, but it was actually a purée with a striking pink color garnished with small flower blossoms. Light and delicious with their pita
The falafel (not pictured) were ideal; hot, crispy and served with a tahini dip. Chicken shawarma plate was served over vermicelli rice, small refreshing side salad with Persian cucumber, and good French fries. The chicken was cooked and seasoned well with notes of clove. Very flavorful especially with some of the garlic dip on the side
Great experience and would definitely return and recommend!