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the best Gyros in town

webidentitysoln Jun 16, 2009 07:37 AM

The best gyros that I have ever had was at CNE. The thing I loved about these gyros is the fact that the meat is so tender and tasty. I was wondering if there is any gyros spots in toronto with something that can compare to the CNE gyros.

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    toothpicvic Jun 16, 2009 07:43 AM

    my favorite gyros in town are the ones at messini.

    445 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K1P1, CA

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    1. re: toothpicvic
      tuttebene Jun 16, 2009 09:01 AM

      Never had the CNE version. My fave is from Alexandros Gyros on Logan (just north of Danforth). The chicken is best and the toppings are good and fresh. A little on the small side for the price though. Good but not really a-drive-across- town good.

      1. re: toothpicvic
        Davwud Oct 21, 2010 10:27 AM

        I love Messini however I equate their gyros as schwarma not gyros. I love the meatloaf style and it's apples and oranges in my mind. Even though they're called the same thing.

        Also, their Greek salad is excellent.

        Anyway, here's some pics.


        445 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K1P1, CA

      2. duckdown Jun 16, 2009 09:28 AM

        Alexandro's and Messini are both of the best that I know of as well

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          magic Jun 16, 2009 11:59 AM

          Too bad Alexandros staff are rude sonsabitches that have no clue what customer appreciation means. They do make a mean gyros though.

          1. re: magic
            tuttebene Jun 16, 2009 12:07 PM

            I've never had rude service. Indifferent and aloof maybe. It's unfortunate that you had such poor service. Regardless, they were pretty fast.

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              magic Jun 16, 2009 12:10 PM

              In truth, I haven't been in like 5 years. Because of the ridiculous staff there. Maybe they're better now, I wouldn't know. I'll take nice over fast. Only place with ruder service is Romangna Mia. Maybe Le Paradis. But that's another thread...

              1. re: magic
                foodyDudey Jun 16, 2009 12:30 PM

                Alexandros was always are favourite in the past, but for some reason we switched to Louis, which is just west of Messini. I can't even remember why we switched, I'll have to ask my wife.

                1. re: foodyDudey
                  duckdown Jun 16, 2009 12:38 PM

                  Louis served me pink chicken before, it's right beside Messini yeah..white and blue writing

                  1. re: foodyDudey
                    foodyDudey Jun 16, 2009 12:40 PM

                    I suppose it's possible, but have never had any pink chicken myself and we order the chicken souvlaki from Louis about once a month. Maybe next month I'll get some pink.

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                      duckdown Jun 16, 2009 12:46 PM

                      hehe well it was like 4am when i was there so maybe the guy got lazy or somethin...

                    2. re: foodyDudey
                      OTFOODIE Jun 16, 2009 02:32 PM

                      I would occasionally go to Alexandros when pining for the gyros I would get in Greece. It was the only alternative in those days, but it always came up short. Since Messini opened, I've never been back to Alexandros and Messini has become my go-to place for gyros.

                2. re: magic
                  duckdown Jun 16, 2009 12:38 PM

                  Well I don't get down there often enough to have bad attitude, but I've been to the Queens Quay one recently and it was fine... but i can imagine what you mean though, that would bug me also

                  1. re: duckdown
                    magic Jun 16, 2009 12:52 PM

                    Ya, I meant the Danforth/Logan one. Who knows, maybe now they’re lovely people. Back in the day they sure weren’t.

                    Didn't even know there was a QQ Alexandros...

                3. re: duckdown
                  Splendid Wine Snob Jul 6, 2009 09:29 AM

                  If Alexandro's makes a good gyro then there's gotta be some serious problems here...

                  The gyro I was served yesterday was pretty horrific. The meat was excessively dry, there was maybe a 1/4 teaspoon of tzatziki, which tasted bland (although there was really hardly any to taste). Wow, did I mention the meat was dryyyyyyyyy? One word: awful.


                  1. re: Splendid Wine Snob
                    foodyDudey Jul 6, 2009 09:59 AM

                    try the gyros at Louis meats, they are pretty good.

                4. haggisdragon Jun 16, 2009 09:53 PM

                  I'll go with Louis, but really there's not much difference between Louis Alexandros and Messini.

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                  1. re: haggisdragon
                    webidentitysoln Jun 19, 2009 01:21 PM

                    I have been to Messini and it doesn't even compare to the CNE gyros...I guess I have to wait til CNE season so I can find out where I can get the same quality all year round

                    1. re: webidentitysoln
                      placebo Oct 31, 2009 06:45 PM

                      Not sure why all the raves for Messini. It's average at best and the atmosphere and service are dreadful.

                      445 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K1P1, CA

                      1. re: placebo
                        OTFOODIE Nov 1, 2009 06:51 AM

                        1. I've never had even mediocre service at Messini; it's always been efficient and friendly.
                        2. Atmosphere? It's a gyro/souvlaki place! What atmosphere are you looking for? Personally, I love the prints of Messinia on the walls.
                        3. Quality of the gyros? I'll admit, the gyros are not outstanding, but they are the best Greek gyros that I've found in the GTA. I've had better in Greece, and some of the shawarma I've had (Anoush on Yonge south of Steeles; Shawarma Max on Yonge north of Shepherd; Falafel Hut Village at the CNE) are very good.

                        445 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K1P1, CA

                        Shawarma Max
                        4969 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M2N5N6, CA

                        1. re: OTFOODIE
                          gastronom Nov 2, 2009 06:11 AM

                          i second everything you say, top gyro place in town.

                  2. duckdown Oct 21, 2010 11:17 AM

                    Has anyone tried Halifax Donair out of Milton?

                    Halifax Donair
                    295 Main St E, Milton, ON L9T1P1, CA

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