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Nov 7, 2007 08:10 PM

Mousakka and saganaki?

I moved to north Austin--Arboretum area about a year ago. I looking for a Greek restaurant that does great mousakka ( regular and vegetarian if possible) and saganaki (flaming cheese). Something sort of Greektown in Chicago. I have tried Tino's mousakka--not good ..... ...I would love for the restaurant to be near this area, because I don't get downtown that often.
Thanks !

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  1. i have no idea how it rates, but i've had the flaming Greek cheese w/ ouzo at Satellite Cafe (? - the one at the Y in Oak Hill) and it's also at it's sister, Satellite Bistro in Circle C. i enjoyed it, but it was my first time trying, so i can't assert whether it's "good" or not.

    1. The best I have found is, unfortunately, out Highway 71, in Bastrop at Konstantino's. The family is Greek/Italian. We always stop there when we have a chance. Here is a link to an old review by Dale Rice. The last time we ate there, however, the owner told us he was trying to find a place in Austin, and I'm not sure if they are still open out there.

      1. If you are willing to drive up to Round Rock, i suggest that you try both of these at Zorba's. It is a small place, no atmosphere, but I really like their food.

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        1. re: judiftx1

          Zorba's is more Middle Eastern than Greek, though. I thought their Moussaka was just okay. I've mentioned before -- Zorba's is the place where the waitresses correct you when you use the proper Greek pronunciation of the dishes. Not a great sign... ;-)

          Honestly, I have yet to find decent Greek anywhere around Austin, but I'd love to! I have resigned myself to that fact and have been practicing making several (very labor instensive) Greek dishes.

          1. re: sweetbasil

            We went to Louie's 106 for dinner on Saturday night and their special appetizer for the evening was saganaki. It was fantastic. I don't know how often they serve it, but if you are looking for great saganaki it is worth a call to see if it might be on the menu.