Anatolia Cafe has a nice outdoor patio, while the interior is bright and spacious. We sat at a lovely table inside by the window. The carnivore in me was very excited by the menu choices. I started with the Sautéed Liver Cubes appetizer, made with veal liver, which was well seasoned and flavorful. For the entree, R. and I shared the Iskender, a menu-proclaimed "must try" dish of döner (shavarma) with pan sautéed pita-croutons, tomato butter sauce, and fresh yogurt - also very tasty.
|Sauteed Liver Cubes ($7)|
I also tried some of what R. and his mom had ordered, which were a combination of different appetizers. They were all quite good.
|Stuffed Grape Leaves ($6)|
with rice, currants, mint, dill, and pine nuts
|Sigara Böreği ($7)|
"Cigars" with a feta cheese and fresh herbs filling
All in all, it was a nice meal. R.'s mom insisted on treating us since R.'s birthday was coming up, which was very nice of her. My only complaint is that there were a lot of flies even in the indoor space - I'm not sure if that was an anomaly and what can be done about it, as I understand that insects get inside easily when doors are kept open, but I do think it deterred a bit from the experience that was otherwise pleasant.
2270 Lee Rd, Cleveland, OH 44118
On the web: http://www.anatoliacafe.com
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Anatoliacafeandwinebar
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