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Jul 23, 2009 01:26 PM

Any must haves at Pylos?

My BF and I are going out for a special pre-vacation dinner tomorrow night and I wanted to know if there were any must have dishes at Pylos. We live nearby and have been meaning to go for awhile now but just finally getting around to it!

Many thanks in advance.

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  1. We really like the haleumi with pignolia, mint and grapes. We do not care for the cheeses in a three clay pot. If you are into wine Anny's Animus is excellent. The fish is always good. We have had most of the non-meat apps. The cold red pepper with cheese, zucchini app, sardines, etc. are good. I wasn't crazy about the duck entree. I believe the lamb chops dish is quite popular (I don't eat lamb).

    1. The grilled octopus starter is amazing. Sweet, tender, yet meaty, with a bit of char on the exterior.

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      1. re: ExFlexitarian

        Their grilled octopus is good. Only caveat is if you're a purist you might not care for the balsamic vinegar . . . I prefer Periyali's and Kyclades preparation.

        1. The lamb chops are excellent as is the grilled fish and grilled octopus dishes. The fried zucchini and eggplant rounds are excellent but heavy. I couldn't finish it.

          I always like the thick yogurt with honey for dessert (it's not super sweet), but I usually fill up on their amazing hot and fresh pita bread. The trio of dipping sauces (assuming you like fish roe) is good if you like something on your pita bread.

          1. Thank you for all of the recommendations, I am looking forward to the meal!

            1. I LOVE the homemade sausage appetizer: Soutzoukakia Smyrneika
              For an entree, the scallops and shrimp over orzo is great: Kritharoto Me Htenia Garides Kai Kroko

              Enjoy and report back!