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Lamb is Lola’s specialty, and it is delectable, whether you order the monti (lamb ravioli with yogurt, Aleppo, and pine nuts); the kebabs (with caramelized garlic and red wine); the slow-roasted lamb seasoned with oregano, mint, rosemary, and jus; or the lamb burger. This narrow, high-ceilinged, all-booth restaurant was started by Tom and Jackie Douglas over 10 years ago and has never waned in popularity. Start with some pita bread and one of the Lola spreads—my favorite is cauliflower and anchovy. Then share a meze (small plate)—the traditional Greek salad is excellent; so is the lamb ravioli. If you’re not a meat-eater, we recommend the seafood youvetsi, a rich soup made with clams, mussels, prawns and squid, for your entree. If you still have room, the Greek yogurt–semolina pudding is light and delish. You won’t find better Greek-inspired food in Seattle. Lola also serves a wonderful weekend breakfast and lunch.