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Yanni's in Greenwood Village was Disappointing

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Yanni’s was recommended to us by friends who have some Greek heritage (Yanni's 5425 Landmark Place, Unit 109, Greenwood Village, CO 80111, tel. 303-692-0404). We went expecting really good food and we were disappointed. The restaurant is in a shopping center and is bright with good modern art on the walls. Our server, Michelle was good. Yanni came to the table to give us a little cup of ouzo and welcome us. He said he knew our Greek friends. His business partner, Carl, also greeted us. We had been told that the Sunday special lamb was the dish to have. We shared one appetizer combo plate ($16.95) that was disappointing—mostly rubbery fried calamari. Then we shared one “BBQ Lamb, spit-roasted Colorado grown leg of lamb served with a medley of roast vegetables” ($19.95). Although we could see the grill and spit where the lamb was cooked we were not impressed with the result. It lacked taste. The vegetables were very good, however. Dimitri had a retsina with the lamb ($8.50) and we ordered a rice pudding for dessert ($4.95). It was vanilla pudding with some hard rice floating in it. We took one taste and left the rest. We spent $54 plus tip and left the restaurant shaking our heads.

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