Posted on August 9, 2020
Posted on August 9, 2020
A traditional campus hangout, Milto’s Mediterranean Cafe, is the only Mediterranean-style restaurant in Austin and is what you would expect from a student-crowded space. The quick and casually friendly cafe will leave you swooning, and the meals are well worth a trip down Guadalupe Street. Milto’s Mediterranean Cafe supplements a menu featuring delicious selections such as souvlaki, spanakopita with Italian calzones, and the gyros. The garlic knots are locally renowned and are worth mentioning again for being aromatic, fresh, and exceedingly addictive. The restaurant offers a rich selection of dishes without spreading themselves too thin. Pasta and Pizzas comprise most of the menu, but Milto’s Mediterranean Cafe creates a balance by combining Greek and Italian dishes well.
Anyone who has been to Milto’s Mediterranean Cafe will agree that the Greek Salad is delicious, fulfilling, and authentic and that the gyros are ideal for diners who prefer more extensive selections. Because of the campus location, Milto’s Mediterannean Cafe can get a bit noisy sometimes. However, don’t let the cheesy decor or college students fool you, Milto’s offers more than just campus food. The restaurant offers weekly specials on Tuesdays, which includes a combination meal of penne pasta with garlic bread, tea, and a large salad priced at $7 only. Milto’s Mediterranean Cafe’s owner Georgakopoulous recommendation for the best dining experience was to begin with the greek salad, then make your way to the tyropitas, followed by Milto’s Mama’s Choice Gyros which comprise of spiced beef and lamb with crisp veggies served on pita bread.
Milto’s Mediterannean Cafe is famous for its bulk selections, particularly tailored for groups. Selections of groups of 8 to 10 people include the pan garden salad, pan Greek salad, Tray meat lasagna, gyro bites, spanakopita bites, pan cheese ravioli, bulk meat lasagna, and the bulk spinach lasagna, among others.
The bulk meat lasagna goes for $72. It features whole milk Mozzarella, Ricotta, and Parmesan cheese with a combination of sweet Italian sausage, lean ground beef, mushrooms, and onions with a touch of pasta delight and eight pieces of garlic bread. The bulk spinach lasagna also features whole milk Mozzarella, Ricotta, and Parmesan cheese and eight pieces of hot garlic bread. Still, it provides a contrast to the bulk meat lasagna by incorporating a mix of onions sauteed in olive oil and fresh spinach between layers of pasta instead of the sweet Italian sausage and lean ground beef.
Milto’s group selections also feature $49 Tiropitas ideal for groups of 12 to 32. The Tiropitas comprises fresh layers of phyllo dough stuffed with feta cheese, eggs, and spinach and accompanied by Milto’s tjatzeekee sauce. The tyropitas are split into bite-sized pieces for easy serving and self-service.
The $62 bulk meat spaghetti is ideal for large groups or parties. It features a buffet pan of spaghetti with Milto’s special recipe meat sauce, prepared with a combination of onions, sweet Italian sausages with mushrooms, and seasoned ground beef. It features parmesan cheese toppings and eight pieces of garlic bread. The veggie spaghetti goes for $10 less than the bulk meat spaghetti. It features spaghetti with Milto’s special marinara sauce prepared with onions, garlic, spices, and basil garnished with parmesan cheese and eight pieces of garlic bread.