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.
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.
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.
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.