About Petros

Originally from Loannina, a home for many aristocratic families since the Ottoman Empire, owner Petros Benekos lived in Venice, Italy until he was four years old when his family moved to Athens. When he turned 16, he went to work at resort hotels and private yachts in the Greek Isles every summer, gaining knowledge about the hospitality business. At 19, he began studying French literature in the south of France, also working in popular clubs of Monaco and Cannes. He even worked at the exclusive Elounda Mare in Crete. Before arriving in Los Angeles, Petros spent time in London where he mastered English while learning the tools of the fashion industry by working for various upscale boutiques including a renowned leather manufacturer. Now the restless Petros (who also sells his own line of designer jeans at Petros Vintage, two doors from his Manhattan Beach restaurant) has focused his impressive expertise on Petros Los Olivos.

Petros Los Olivos combines the modern Greek fare offered in fine specialty restaurants in Athens and on the popular islands of Greece with a sophisticated, authentic touch rarely seen in the States, providing an experience unlike any other. Petros makes sure that the dishes reflect his “mother’s way,” which is evident throughout the menu. The restaurant reflects the haute cuisine of Athens and its islands with dishes such as its fresh fish of the day, grilled to perfection exactly as they have been doing for centuries in Greece. Petros’ mother and aunt spent three months in the restaurant kitchen prior to its opening, and visit regularly to ensure that the details of the menu stay true to Greece.

Petros Greek Cuisine (his first restaurant in Manhattan Beach) was awarded Top Newcomer by the 2007 Zagat Survey of Los Angeles, has been featured on KABC News’s Top 7 Restaurants and KNBC’s Your L.A., and tied with Wolfgang Puck’s “Cut” as Los Angeles Magazine’s 2nd best new restaurant for 2007. Most recently, Petros opened a third location on State Street in Santa Barbara.

Petros Los Olivos

Lunch Menu

SOUPS
CUP
BOWL
5
9
   
Avgolemono
Homemade egg, lemon, chicken, and rice soup
 
Fasolatha
Traditional vegetable bean soup with basil, Feta and EVO*
 

 

SALADS

Petros Horiatiki Salad
Vine-ripe tomatoes, Epirus feta - the mother of all feta, Volos olives, avocado, onions, capers, EVO*, and oregano*
Add Chicken 6
Add Shrimp 7
11
   
Karpouzi Salad
Fresh watermelon, heirloom tomatoes, Epirus feta, manouri cheese, drizzled with Greek honey, mint and EVO*.
10
   
Feta Brushetta
Vine-ripe tomatoes, Epirus feta, Volos olives, green peppers, EVO*, oregano* and grilled homemade bread.
Add Chicken 6
Add Shrimp 7
9
   
Louiza Salad
Chopped romaine, carrots, radish, red onions, feta and red wine vinaigrette.
Add Chicken 6
Add Shrimp 7
7
   
Arugula Salad
Roasted confite tomatoes, kefalotiri cheese, and house balsamic vinaigrette.
Add Chicken 6
Add Shrimp 7
8
 
Shrimp Salad
Boiled shrimp, avocado, basil, mint, dill, chives, parsley and lemon vinegarette
13
 

 
ENTREES
Horiatiki Flatbread Pizza
Home-made thin, crispy dough topped with vine-ripe tomatoes, Volos olives, avocado, onions, capers, EVO*, oregano* and Epirus Feta.
18
   
Chicken Spaghetti
Spaghetti, grilled chicken, broccolini, Epirus feta, chili, garlic, tomato and basil.
12
   
Fish of the Day a la Grecque
Market fish of the day with grilled vegetables and Latholemono sauce.
18
   
Chicken Pita
House made pita stuffed with grilled chicken, tomatoes, arugula, feta and tzatziki. Served with an arugula salad
13
   
Greek Burger
Mixture of ground beef and lamb, red onion relish, confite tomatoes, kafteri cheese and beets Served with fries.
14
   
Chicken Souvlaki
Skewered chicken with grilled vegetables, homemade brown rice and tzatziki.
13
   
Soutzouki
Skewered seasoned ground lamb served with marinated tomatoes, onions, grilled pita, tzatziki and fries.
14
   
Fileto Arni Psito
Roasted filet of lamb with garlic broccolini, giant beans, EVO* and herb sauce.
16
   
Grilled Lamb Sandwich
Roast loin of lamb with caramelized onions, wine mustard, arugula and manouri cheese. Served with an arugula salad. Choice of sourdough or olive baquette.
15
   
Gyro Giaourti
Grilled gyro slices, homemade Greek yogurt, red onion, tomatoes, pita and fries.
12
 

 
DESSERTS
   
Greek Yogurt
Home made yogurt with Greek honey and toasted walnuts
8
   
Baklava
Walnuts, almonds, pistachio, phyllo soaked with citrus syrup, served with vanilla ice cream
8
   
Bougatsa
Vanilla bean and Semolina custard wrapped in phyllo with cinnamon ice cream
8
   
Bomba
Dome of chocolate mousse with merengue center, rice krispy and praline crust with vanilla ice cream
8
   
Loukouma
Baby Greek doughnuts drizzled with Greek honey, cinnamon, toasted walnuts and vanilla ice cream
9
   
5 Layer Chocolate Cake
Five layers of chocolate cake with chocolate fudge icing served with vanilla ice cream
9
   
Homemade Cheesecake 9
   
Homemade Ice Creams 8
   
Seasonal Fresh Fruit 10
MEZE (APPETIZERS)
Octopus
Grilled Octopus with aged vinegar, garlic, EVO* and oregano* sauce with boiled baby beets
12
   
Fried Calamari
Lemon, olives, almonds topped with lemon garlic sauce
10
   
Saganaki
Sautéed Kefalotiri cheese with lemon and parsley
8
   
Nikos Saganaki
Sesame-crusted feta with golden raisins drizzled with Greek honey
9
   
Shrimp Saganaki
Sauteed shrimp with a tomato, basil feta cheese sauce.
12
   
Spanakopita
Home made phyllo stuffed with spinach, Epirus feta, dill, and green onions. Served with tzatziki and olives.
13
 

 
DIPS (all dips served with grilled pita)
Kafteri
Four Greek cheeses blended with hot peppers
8
   
Olivada
Mixed Greek olives, EVO* and sun-dried tomato
8
   
Tzatziki
Homemade yogurt, cucumber, garlic, wine vinegar and EVO*
6
   
Melitzanosalata
Roasted eggplant, garlic, lemon, and walnuts
6
   
Taramosalata
Aged smoked caviar blended with onino and lemon
6
   
Fava
Puree of yellow split pea with EVO*, lemon, tomato and onion
6
   
Dip Combo
Smaller portion of Kafteri, Melizanosalata, Tzatiki, Fava and Taramosalata
14
 

 
CHEESES
Assortment of Greek Cheeses
Epirus Feta, kasseri, kefalograviera, kefalotiri
12
   
Single Cheese 5
   
Manouri
Unsalted sheep's cheese from Petros' hometown, drizzled with Greek honey and EVO*
8
   
 

 
COFFEE
Classic American 3
   
Classic Greek Coffee 6
   
Espresso  
Single 3
Double 5
   
Cappuccino 6
   
Freddo
Iced cappuccino
6
   
Frappe
Iced Greek Coffee with Milk
6
   
Espresso Vitti
Single espresso with a shot of Romano Sambuca
10

 

 
Voss Water
Still or sparkling
 
Small 4
Large 7

Petros Los Olivos

Dinner Menu

SOUPS
   
CUP
BOWL
5
9
   
Avgolemono
Homemade egg, lemon, chicken, rice soup
 
   
Fasolatha
Traditionla vegetable bean soup with basil, Feta, and EVO*
 
 

 

SALADS

   
Petros Horiatiki Salad
Vine-ripe tomatoes, cucumber, Epirus feta- the mother of all feta, Volos olives, avocado, onions, capers, EVO* and oregano*
Add Chicken 8
Add Shrimp 10
13
   
Karpouzi Salad
Fresh watermelon, heirloom tomatoes, Epirus feta, manouri cheese, drizzled with Greek honey, mint and EVO*
12
   
Feta Bruschetta
Vine-ripe tomatoes, Epirus feta, Volos olives, green peppers, EVO*, oregano* and grilled homemade bread
Add Chicken 8
Add Shrimp 10
11
   
Arugula Salad
Roasted confite tomatoes, kefalotiri cheese, and house balsamic vinaigrette
Add Chicken 6
Add Shrimp 7
9
   
Shrimp Salad
Boiled shrimp, avocado, basil, mint, dill, chives, parsley and lemon vinaigrette
13
   
Louiza Salad
Chopped romaine, carrots, radish, red onions, feta with and wine vinaigrette
Add Chicken 8
Add Shrimp 10
8
   
 

   
PIZZA  
Horiatiki Flatbread Pizza
Home-made thin, crispy dough topped with vine-ripe tomatoes, Volos olives, avocado, onions, capers, EVO*, oregano and Epirus feta
18
 
Kafteri Chicken Pizza
Chicken, fresh tomato sauce, heirloom tomatoes, kafteri dip, grilled red and yellow peppers, sprinkled with feta and kefalotiri cheese.
22
 

 
ENTREES
Lamb Pasta
Slow cooked lamb, roasted peppers, broccolini, olives, kefalotiri cheese and oregano*
25
   
Kokkinisto
Beef short ribs braised in tomato and all spice broth served over spaghetti and topped with kefalotiri cheese
28
   
Spanakorizo
Homemade Spinach risotto served with Giant Shrimp, Epirus feta, chopped scallions, adn dill
28
   
Moussaka
Classic Greek dish with eggplant, ground beef, tomatoes, and homemade béchamel sauce served village style
23
   
Sauteed Lavrake
Greek sea bass filet with artichokes, carrots, fingerling potatoes and a manouri white wine sauce.
32
   
Grilled Swordfish
Served with grilled vegetables, mashed potatoes and latholemono sauce
30
   
Grilled Ahi Tuna and Horta
Served over beet green with latholemono sauce and a heirloom tomato salad with Epirus feta, capers and chopped olives
28
   
Fish of the day a la Grecque
Market fish of the day with grilled vegetables, mashed potatoes, with latholemeno sauce
33
   
Shrimp and Chicken Souvlaki
Skewered large shrimp and chicken breast marinated in black pepper, garlic, oregano*, and lemon zest mixture served with grilled vegetables, homemade brown rice and tzatziki
29
   
Gemista
Roasted tomatoes stuffed with Greek seasoned ground beef, rice and feta served with roasted potatoes and Epirus feta
22
   
Roast Chicken
Half chicken stuffed with Epirus feta, served with fingerling potatoes, Romano beans, lemon, and oregano*
25
   
Grilled Prime New York Steak 12oz
Romano beans and fries
34
   
Feta Crusted Colorado Rack of Lamb
Broccolini with tomato olive jus               
36
   
Fileto Arni Psito
Roasted filet of lamb with garlic broccolini, giant beans, EVO*, and herb sauce
29
   
Oregano* Veal Chop
Grilled veal chop with olive oil, lemon and oregano. Served with homemade mashed potatoes and sauteed brussel sprouts.
34
MEZE (APPETIZERS)
   
Fried Calamari
Lemon, olives, almonds topped with lemon garlic sauce
12
   
Octopus
Grilled Octopus with aged vinegar, garlic, EVO* and oregano* sauce with boiled baby beets
15
   
Saganaki
Sautéed Kefalotiri cheese with lemon and parsley
8
   
Nikos Saganaki
Sesame-crusted feta with golden raisins and drizzled with Greek honey
9
   
Shrimp Saganaki
Sauteed shrimp with a tomato basil feta cheese sauce
12
   
Spanakopita
Homemade phyllo stuffed with spinach, Epirus feta, dill, green onions served with tzatziki and olives
15
 

 
DIPS (all dips served with grilled pita)
   
Kafteri
Four Greek cheeses blended with hot peppers
9
   
Olivada
Mixed Greek olives, EVO* and sun-dried tomatoes
9
   
Tzatziki
Homemeade yogurt, cucumber, garlic, wine vinegar and EVO*.
7
   
Melitzanosalata
Roasted eggplant, garlic, lemon, and walnuts
8
   
Taramosalata
Aged smoked caviar blended with onion and lemon
8
   
Fava
Puree of yellow split pea with EVO*, lemon, tomato and onion
6
   
Dip Combo
Smaller portion of Kafteri, Melizanosalata, Tzatiki, Fava and Taramosalata
15
 

 
CHEESES
Assortment of Greek Cheeses
Epirus Feta, kasseri, kefalograviera, kefalotiri
12
   
Single Cheese 8
   

Manouri
Unsalted sheep's cheese from Petros' hometown, drizzled with Greek honey and EVO*

8
 

 
COFFEE
Classic American 3
   
Espresso  
Single 3
Double 5
   
Espresso Vitti
Single espresso with a shot of Romano Sambuca
10
   
Cappuccino 6
   
Freddo
Iced cappuccino
6
   

Frappe
Iced Greek Coffee with Milk

6
 
Classic Greek Coffee 6
 

 
DESSERTS
   
Greek Yogurt
Home made yogurt with Greek honey and toasted walnuts
8
   
Baklava
Walnuts, almonds, pistachio, phyllo soaked with citrus syrup. Served with vanilla ice cream
8
   
Bougatsa
Vanilla bean and Semolina custard wrapped in phyllo with cinnamon ice cream
8
   
Bomba
Dome of chocolate mousse with merengue center, rice krispy and praline crust with vanilla ice cream
8
   

Loukouma
Baby Greek doughnuts drizzled with Grrek honey, cinnamon, toasted walnuts and vanilla ice cream

9
   
5 Layer Chocolate Cake
Five layers of chocolate cake with chocolate fudge icing served with vanilla ice cream
9
   
Homemade Cheescake 9
   
Homemade Ice Creams 8
   
Seasonal Fresh Fruit 10

Petros Los Olivos

Featuring upscale California-Hellenic cuisine, Petros uses only the best and freshest ingredients, many of which are from his own region in Greece. The menu balances classic Greek cuisine with dynamic Mediterranean ingredients and haute stylings that hit the mark perfectly every time.

We look forward to you dining with us soon at Petros Los Olivos!

For restaurant reservations, please call:

805.686.5455

Featured Package

Amenities

Included With Your Stay:
  • Full Breakfast Daily
  • L.A. Times Delivered
    To Your Door Daily
  • Heated Pool
  • Cozy Gas Fireplace
  • Steam Iron
  • Wine Tasting For Two
  • Guest Parking
  • On Site Gym
  • Wifi Property Wide
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Free Local Phone

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