It's been almost a year since we've been to Petro's in Manhattan Beach. This past weekend, we were at the Westfield Century City Mall. It was lunch time so we looked for restaurants around the mall. I spotted Eataly which turned out to be still closed. The next option was Obica but I spotted the restaurant Petros from the directory. The only one we've been to is the one in Manhattan Beach.
We ordered the Super Salad; chopped romaine lettuce with carrots, radish, red onion, tomato, cucumber, olives avocado, capers and Epirus feta with their homemade red wine vinaigrette. The salad was a bit tangy but it went well with the Lamb Flatbread Pizza which was thin and crispy. This had braised lamb, tomato sauce, tomatoes, grilled bell peppers, red onion sprinkled with Spius feta and Reggiano Parmesan cheese. We've had this numerous times in the past and have always loved it.
We were both full but I was reminded by Sandi that we both loved the Bougatsa dessert. Vanilla bean and Semolina custard wrapped in phyllo served with vanilla ice cream and topped with walnuts. Though the dessert was good, we did not think it was as good as the first time we had it at Petros in Manhattan Beach.
As the afternoon got later, the lunch crowd began to thin out. I have to mention that our server was not very good. We tried to get her attention and when we did, we asked for a refill on our soft drinks. She brought one and we told her we needed another one. She never brought the other one. It was time for us to go and our efforts to get her attention was not noticed. Finally, I had to flag someone else down to get our check.
Petros has numerous locations: the original is in Manhattan Beach. There's one in El Segundo, Santa Barbara, Solvang and Century City.