3 Greek restaurants you need to try in Ottawa
ABOVE: There is something warming about delicious Greek food and thoughts of the sparkling Aegean Sea, no matter how cold it is outside. (Photo: iStock)
Classic Greek cuisine is exactly what you need during the cold winter months. We are so lucky to live in a city with diverse and authentic cuisine options, including amazing Greek food that can be found all over town, from classic souvlaki to Greek salad, gyro, and more. If you want to satisfy your Mediterranean cravings, this list is for you. Here are three of the best Greek restaurants in Ottawa.
Evoo Greek Kitchen
438 1/2 Preston Street
Any day of the week, you can experience a bit of Greece at Evoo Greek Kitchen, located in Ottawa’s Little Italy. Owner Elias Theodossiou states, “Just like the kitchen is the heart of the home, we wanted to create an open, warm, and inviting restaurant that, like the kitchen, brought people together to enjoy each other’s company and the food placed before them.” The Theodossiou and Kafentzakis families have been in the restaurant industry for over 50 years. These families are incredibly passionate about creating authentic and delicious Greek food, and their roots help them provide Ottawa with some of the best in the city. You definitely feel the family environment when you visit this restaurant.
Evoo offers a wide variety of Greek foods, cocktails, and wines. Their menu has many delicious sharing plates, specialty meats, entrees, and spreads. Evoo invites you to join them for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or drinks seven days a week. You can also try their exclusive Greek liqueur, Skinos. You can’t go wrong with this Ottawa favourite.
The Greek Souvlaki Shack
258 Bank Street
The Greek Souvlaki Shack might be a small restaurant, but its food is packed with big flavours. Find this authentic restaurant on Bank Street in Centretown. The Greek Souvlaki Shack strives to share traditional and genuine food with the people of Ottawa. Their menu is full of traditional Greek dishes such as tzatziki, spanakopita, gyro, souvlaki, and more. The lamb is some of the best in the city, and you definitely need to try it when you are visiting. Their Greek salad is also classic and so tasty. You can dine in at this location or order takeout to enjoy from the comfort of your home. The Greek Souvlaki Shack is definitely one of the best Greek restaurants in Centretown; you can count on them for delicious Mediterranean cuisine.
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Pinelopi’s Greek Kitchen
100 Strandherd Drive
Pinelopi’s Greek Kitchen is a gorgeous restaurant located in Barrhaven. Pinelopi’s has a great atmosphere, and you instantly feel welcomed upon arrival. The staff is so helpful and will take great care of you. Pinelopi’s values authenticity and tradition but adds a modern twist to classic Greek dishes. Their menu has many great options, including arancini, souvlaki, Greek salad, and more. The moussaka and chicken souvlaki are super delicious and definitely worth trying. If you want something sweet to complete your meal, then the baklava is for you. This buttery pastry is topped with savoury Greek honey and roasted walnuts. Pinelopi’s guarantees a genuine taste of the Mediterranean. Remember to book a reservation in advance because the restaurant can fill up quickly.