Greek Grill Cafe opened January of this year at 2313 Westwood Ave. They claim to have "The Most Authentic Greek Cuisine in Richmond." I don't know if this is true or not, but we did have a very satisfying meal there last week.
The building once housed an Indian restaurant and then a myriad of other short-lived places. The coat of paint with blue accents and murals featuring Grecian scenes (along with a tongue-in-cheek nod to visiting tourists) give the place a fresh and appealing character. And our waitress was both warm and genuine as she informed us of the specials and greeted friends at the door.
We shared a small Greek Salad (definitely more than enough for two!) featuring lettuce, tomato, feta, kalamata olives, cucumbers, onions, green peppers, pepperoncini peppers, and their signature Greek dressing. We received a generous portion of feta and briny olives. The Greek dressing was particularly delicious and I used it not only for the salad, but also as a dipping sauce for my bread. Next time, I plan to request the dressing for my bread even if I am not ordering a salad.
We then tried the Greek Grill Specialty Pizza. 14 inches and a very thin crust with feta, onions, black olives, chicken, green peppers, and mushrooms and red sauce. The feta added a creamy richness to the pizza. The mushrooms did not come from a can. The chicken presented a different, tasty touch. Because of the richness, we definitely had to box up part of it and I had yummy lunch leftovers for a couple of days. All of the pizzas come with feta and can be served with olive oil or red sauce.
We had a nice dinner and I am interested in returning to try Souvlaki or Santopini Spaghetti with feta and shrimp. The Greek Custard and Greek Coffee sound tempting as well.