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  • nein Dec 3, 2008 09:49 AM
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Hi everyone,

I'm looking for a great greek restaurant in Calgary. I've been to the Broken plate before in Kensington and I quite enjoyed the overall experience. However I am looking for something a bit more low-key.

Would anyone be able to supply me with some recommendations?

Thanks!
James

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  1. I have enjoyed Spiro's at the corner of 17th Ave and 33rd St. SW. A great hole in the wall, but comfy feel. I am a huge fan of Greek food, but haven't really done too much exploring in Calgary. Anyone have any praise for Santorini?

    1. I haven't been to Santorini's in years but it used to be my favourite. It feels a little more traditional than Broken Plate.

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      1. re: sarah galvin

        Just went to Santorini's for dinner early this week. It was OK. I ordered the kleftiko (roast lamb) and the meat was very good. It was fall-off-the-bone tender and very flavourful. The sides that came with it were disappointing however. The rice pilaf was mushy and so were the string beans. The beans also have a strange tangy sauce that I didn't care for. The lemon potatoes wedges were good but nothing to write home about. We ordered a few appies to start. The calamari was nice and crisp. My only complaint was that they didn't carefully remove the cartilage and so I was spitting out cartilage bits. The fried cheese (saganaki) was quite tasty. I also tried a bite of the lamb souvlaki. It was nicely seasoned but on the chewy side. For lamb souvlaki, I still prefer the one at Broken Plate (the lamb alexander sword) as it is made with lamb loin.

      2. I like Pegasus but that's mostly because I love the pita.
        Mykonos is ok.

        Both are less urban cool than Broken Plate. I think that would make them more low-key?

        1. There is a little Greek Place in Shawnessy beside the Zellers. The restaurant is called Greek Plaka. They have fantastic Mousaka and Kleftiko.

          Ouzo on 4th Street has good calamari

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          1. re: danniek

            It's funny because I would NEVER have assumed there would be decent greek food in a strip mall in the deep South. But, I have been there and i absolutly loves Plaka.
            They have these lunch specials where you get a slouvaki (chicken, gyros or lamb) with a very delicious salad for about $10. Been there for supper once and found the food to be good also but a bit more expensive.

            I usually just go there for lunch.

            1. re: danniek

              +1 for Ouzo. Unassuming place, but very comfortable.

              1. re: ybnormal

                I had the worst meal-sized salad at Ouzo's last week. The tomatos were mealy, the dressing was completely tasteless - perhaps even missing from the dish completely - and the lamb was so well done it was almost burnt. The rest of the table enjoyed their food but I don't think I will go back.

            2. anyone been to manies on 17th?the menu looks good.

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              1. re: howlin

                Manies has the best pizza. They are a Calgary institution, formerly on 4 St SW. Very reasonably priced. I have only had their lunch specials and it is pretty pedestrian but good and cheap.

              2. Just visited Mykonos on Centre Street for the first time. Really genuine warm welcome, cosy table and great food with great service. The standard greek-style potatoes, rice and veg with kebabs/gyros/fish etc. All in all a fairly typical North American Greek menu. I had a great lamb sish kebab cooked to a perfect medium. It's a pretty old school place, which is what I liked about it. No pretentions, just decently priced food that tasted great. The plate smashing behind me flinching a bit, but I can live with that. I've also had good food at Mannies, but Pegasus was a strange one. I keep meaning to try Spiros on 17th, which is next on the list.