Looking for great Greek
in Red Deer.
It's all Greek is not open until 4 pm and I need a lunch place.
Has one been here?
George's Pizza and Steak House
6718 Gaetz Ave
Or can anyone else suggest another alternative...maybe Saro's Greek Restaurant 4914-52 St. Red Deer???
I used to like Georges about 20 years ago for the pizza.They had other menu items but I
never tried them as I was more interested in their pizza back then.They had A reputation
for good food.I don't remember them as ever having Greek food,they currently advertise
Italian and Western food.They fell off the radar years ago,I don't Know what they're
like today.I do remember never hearing complaints about the food.
Saro's was my favourite restaraunt years ago and spent more years in this position than
any other restaraunt.Their sausage and onion pizza (no 9)was my all time favorite.
I remember their Greek salad as the best I've ever had.They had one dish, Greek salad
for two.It was a huge portion and came with two slices of garlic toast.It made an
excellent and filling meal for a hungry teenager.I am forever indebted to them for
introducing me to Greek food.The sausage pizza went dowhill many years ago but it
wasn't their fault,the butcher they used quit making the sausage.I downgraded it
from the best sausage pizza I've ever had to excellent.
Unfortunatly Sorrentos and his wife are now retired and OUT of the picture.The last
time I ate there (about 4 or 5 years ago) I was completely traumatized.The marinaded
Greek salad that I loved so much was now dry with a thin line of dressing on top.I
think it was a bottled dressing but I could be wrong,It might have been been a poorly
made house dressing.The meal was a long time coming to but they needed the extra time
to fully carbonize my souvlaki.This was the most burnt meat I have ever seen by a
long shot.Unfortunatly they took so long with the meal that we had we had to eat fast
and leave and there was no time to send it back.I lost half of it to crumbling off
the burnt parts.The parts I ate were way overcooked.(I guess I saw that coming).Due
to time constraints It was eat the meal or go hungry.After that experience I've
never been back.I still do not understand how any chef or cook could even send out
meat like that.Saro's is now dead to me.
The gentleman I was with was also A Saros fan for many years.He was also less than impressed
From what I've heard they've lost a lot of older customers.For younger people who
haven't had Greek food before maybe the salad is acceptable.I still can't figure
out the souvlaki.I hope they never served it that way to anyone else.I walk past
there every once in a while in the evenings during supper and I've never seen them
more than half full.I've also wondered how they stay in business.People I know
think I should go back and give them a second chance but I see no point.They
destroyed all my old favorites.From what I've experienced and from what I've heard
I'm not the only one who has writter them off.
They food back in Saros prime was comparable to what It's All Greek Me is like today.
I've never had problems with them and the Food is always excellent.I also wish It's
all Greek To Me was open for lunch.If you've never been there and Your ever in Red
Deer for supper give them a try.They're an excellent restaraunt.