|Cuisine Type |||Greek|
|Ambiance |||Good For Groups, Offbeat, Theme Restaurant, Family Style|
|Meals Served |||Lunch, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Full Bar, Parking, Party Space, Wheelchair Accessible|
|Pricing |||Less than $20|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa, Cash|
|Sat 11AM – 11PM; Sun 4PM – 10PM; Mon Closed|
Profile Last Updated: May 30, 2008
If you've been to Greece you've probably already experienced two things that are an integral part of social life there — ouzo and mezethes.
During the summer months (and I'm guessing most of the year), you'll find lots of people sitting in tavernas sipping on ouzo and nibbling on plates of mezethes. Ouzo and mezethes are to the Greeks what Guinness is to the Irish. And while a loose translation of the word mezethes means "starter" or "appetizer" neither does the word any real justice.
For while mezethes can involve something as simple as cheese, veggies and olives, it can also consist of platters of food with a wide range of delicacies from skewers of lamb and pork to deep-fried squid and octopus. Which takes us to Santorini where the art of mezethes is a big part of the dining experience.
This delightful taverna on Centre Street North serves up lots of Greek delicacies in the traditional mezethes way. Here you'll find friendly staff serving up platters of calamari, prawns, scallops and octopus, all lightly broiled in olive oil, lemon and garlic, along with other Greek traditional dishes like souvlaki, moussaka and horiatiki.
If you're looking for a fast food experience this isn't the place. But if you are in the mood for one of the more enjoyable and traditional features of Greek dining give this a try. You'll have a great time and you won't be sipping your ouzo on an empty stomach.
More Parking: Additional parking available south of restaurant