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Pita House brings the Mediterranean to Solana Beach

Pita House brings the Mediterranean to Solana Beach

Two cousins are bringing a taste of the Mediterranean to Solana Beach.

Micheline Mattar and Mike Shamshoum opened the second location of Micheline's Pita House in the Solana Beach Towne Center in late January, following three years of success in La Jolla.

The fast, casual restaurant combines flavors from the Mediterranean diet, most of which are healthy.

"It became an obsession to create something that people can build on their own, such as a variety of salads, from all over," said Mattar, who previously owned restaurants in Los Angeles and Arizona. "It's not just Egyptian, it's not just Israeli, it's not just Greek or Lebanese. We just wanted to...

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