ABC's of Dining: Pera Mediterranean

For the ABC's of Dining - the public voted and chose Pera Mediterranean which is in Mt Lookout square in the former location of Betta's.

Since we're on a budget, we decided to try out their $5 lunch menu.  Parking is always a challenge on the square but we headed up Delta a bit and found plenty of free open spots just a block away!

I got the Fettucini and added shrimp. The dish - according to their online menu says it came with tomatoes, mushrooms and a cheese sauce. Well - I see the cheese sauce. (Crickets) Yeah - I added shrimp but didn't think that meant I would be subtracting tomatoes & mushrooms. The fettucini on it's own is $5, adding shrimp was $2.95.

The taste on the alfredo was fine and the shrimp was good. The portion is small - which seems like a bit of a gip when we're talking about pasta and some sauce - it's like 50 cents worth of pasta & sauce for $5 - give me a portion size that's worth it!

Larry got the chicken sandwich which was served in tortilla bread and came with chicken, lettuce, tomato, onion and tzatziki sauce ($5). It was pretty good - not that big (again) and no side items.

Somehow our $5 lunch came out to nearly $20 without the tip! I think the $2.50/soda was a RIP OFF! I mean - $5 for fountain pop!?!

Why Should You Go? Well - our food tasted fine but the disappointment over my lack of vegetables and the cost of the soda left us with a "not so much" feeling on the thought of a return visit. I did feel bad for not really trying anything "mediterranean" but I just wasn't in the mood. Meh - doubt we'll go back - especially since Cafe Mediterranean is back open again. (Their website does not list their new address in Blue Ash but Urbanspoon does.)

Pera Mediterranean on Urbanspoon


  1. Lots of places do that annoying expensive soda thing. I mean, most chains charge anywhere from $1.50 - $2.25 and there are still plenty of places that still charge for refills. Now...try getting a Snapple at Brueggers and not crying about the $3 cost! lol

  2. That's a lunch special that's not.