Fast-Casual Mediterranean Restaurant Pitamore Opens in Ridgely’s Delight

| April 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

Fast-casual Mediterranean restaurant Pitamore opened yesterday at 519 W. Pratt St. in Ridgely’s Delight. This is the second location for Pitamore, which got its start in 2017 at 30 Light St. Downtown. The Ridgely’s Delight location is in The Greenhouse Apartments building fronting Greene St.

Pitamore was started by Israel immigrants Eli Hershko, Sam Hilel, and Ron Bar. At Pitamore, customers start their order by picking a pita, lafa, or plate; then pick a protein, either chicken shawarma or lamb shawarma sliced off the rotating tower, or falafel; and then can add unlimited toppings including hummus, baba ganoush, fried eggplant, tabouleh salad, and different mediterranean sauces and veggies. Customers can also get a salad and add meat or falafel.

Plates and pitas or lafas range in price from $7.59 to $10.99. Customers can add fries and a soda for an extra $2.99. Desserts offered are rice pudding, baklava, and chocolate mousse.

The Ridgely’s Delight location is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm. The team will also look to expand the hours in the future, and try to capitalize on Orioles and Ravens home games.

Hershko said business was going really well at the Light St. location and they noticed a lot of their customers and catering orders were coming from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, so they decided to bring a location closer to the campus and medical center.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Light St. location has been closed for a year. Hershko said they hope to reopen that location in August or September when workers return to Downtown office buildings. He said the last year has been difficult and they expected the closure to last less than three months, but they used the extra time to work on the Ridgely’s Delight location. The storefront space was completely empty when Pitamore signed the lease and the team had to build the restaurant from scratch, which took almost two years.

Hershko said he hopes people from all over Baltimore will hear about the new location and check it out. Once the Light St. location reopens, the team at Pitamore will look at opening a third location in the suburbs.

Photos from the Pitamore Facebook page

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