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Feb 17, 2010 05:50 PM


I love Greek food and live in Providence. I've yet to have a good experience with Greek food and am willing to travel! Any suggestions?

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  1. I've heard good things about the Greek Corner in North Cambridge but I haven't eaten there myself and I don't know if it's worth a drive from Providence.

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    1. re: scratchie

      Much as I love Greek Corner (simple, unassuming classics like gyro, lamb shanks, moussaka) I don't think it's worth driving from PRO. If you are in the area, it's the best we've got, but not worth a special trip.

    2. I'd also add Farm Grill in Newton - really good "real meat" gyros, and a large selection of cold items such as hummus, baba ganouj, octopus, beans, etc. I've also heard good things about Kouzina, also in Newton. Zo in Boston is good for pork and chicken gyros, and I like their spanakopita quite a bit.

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      1. re: nsenada

        Second vote for Farm Grill, the chicken gyros platters and sandwiches are both very tasty and reasonably priced.

        1. re: BlueTrain84

          Third for Farm Grill. Their Lamb Gyros with lots of crispy bits are phenominal.

          1. re: cannedmilkandfruitypebbles

            The Farm Grill is great. Just want the op to know that it's cafeteria style, so not a sit-down evening out.

      2. I wouldn't bother coming to Boston for Greek food. The best "home style" is Esperia in Brighton Center, followed by Greek Corner or Kouzina Estiatorio in Dedham. Esperia and Kouzina Estiatorio are wholly family run with the food cooked by the mom. Farm Grill is similar quality for most items. None of these are table cloth restaurants. Farm Grill and Esperia are this kind of upscale counter service that has become popular in Greek restaurants, while Greek Corner is more a simple, older restaurant and Estiatorio is mostly a storefront.

        Kouzina in Waban, Newton is more upscale, less purely Greek. They have a website and you can check out the menu there. Most people would direct you up to Ipswich for better Greek food but that's a ridiculous hike for you (and me).

        1. I recommend the Aegean in either Framingham or Watertown. They both excellent. The Framingham location is larger with a beautiful interior/exterior design that makes you feel like you are in Greece. Greek Corner is good but it's a bit run down. It's more of a local favorite for cheap eats. Esperia is similar.

          1. I think you need to go a little further north to Ithaki in Ipswich if you want higher end Greek cuisine:

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              1. re: Taralli

                I agree. Ithaki is fantastic. Their gyro is outstanding. A full review is on our blog.


                1. re: Taralli

                  We stopped by Ithaki for lunch yesterday, and found they were closed for renovations. The sign on the door did not mention a reopening date.