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May 15, 2007 10:03 AM

Pylos - what should I eat?

Visiting Pylos in the East Village on Thursday. Anyone have good menu suggestions?

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  1. The menu is pretty solid. On my last visit, octopus, calamari, meatballs, dolmades, moussaka, striped bass, pastitsio, napoleon, and galaktobourekakia were very good. The only dish that people didn't enjoy as much was the pasta w/scallops and shrimp.

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    1. re: Lucia

      That covers things very well. I'd add that, as ericalba mentioned, their lamb is also excellent. I love the pastitsio there - true comfort food. And they cook octopus and calamari perfectly: It's so delicious and tender!

    2. greek salad is huge for two, (no lettuce in it, just the good bits).

      meatballs are great apetizer

      chicken/rice soup is big

      i like the lamb chops, baby or full grown. both good.

      i wouldn't go with pasta dishes there, nothing special. stick with the grill work. there's a cheese plate appetizer that is great too.

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      1. re: ericalba

        i love this place! I second the rec for the striped bass

      2. We had a lovely sardine appetizer and grilled whole fish. Think fish!

        1. thanks all for the thoughtful replies. sounds like fish it is!

          1. I love the fresh, warm pita bread with the trio of Greek dipping sauces. Just don't eat too much, or else you'll get very full. They also have very good, light fried calamari, as well as fried zucchini and eggplant rounds.

            Most people I saw there last weekend were with a group of 4-6 and ordered a slew of things, passing them around. That seems to be the way to go.