The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill
Those looking for Greek and Mediterranean food now have a new fast casual concept to choose from in Scottsdale. The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill opened its first Arizona location last month with entrepreneur and franchisee Lar Lazola. The restaurant is know for Greek favorites with a modern twist including the Great Greek Gyro, Souvlaki plates, fresh Greek salads and four signature house-made dips, including Hummus, Tzatziki, Melitzanosalata (eggplant dip) and Tirokafteri (spicy roasted red pepper).


Raised in The Philippines before moving to New Zealand where she owned a gaming company Lazola moved to the United States a few years ago to be closer to her mother in Las Vegas. Her love of Greek food and Scottsdale she was inspired by her late grandmother. “Owning a fast-casual restaurant like my grandmother’s has been my dream, and I’m thrilled to make this the place where it comes true,” said Lazola. “I can’t wait for the Scottsdale community to discover our menu and its unique combination of healthy, delicious food.” Lazola plans to open other locations around the valley in the next few years following in the footsteps of the successful Scottsdale location.

The Great Greek Gyro Plate

The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill concepts mission is to “Live Your Life deliciously” and to do that they feel it’s best to make everything in-house including the Baklava Ice Cream. The high quality ingredients give the food bold and traditional flavors from recipes passed down for generations. The restaurant is available to cater large events including meetings, family gatherings and parties.

“We’re excited to welcome Lar to The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill family and introduce our award-winning concept to Arizona,” said Bob Andersen, president of The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill. “Helping entrepreneurs realize their dreams is why we’re here, and with our strong support, Lar will be one of our many success stories.” The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill is at 9280 E. Via de Ventura Scottsdale 85258 and is open daily from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.. For more information and to view their menus visit their website.

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