Sunday, March 14, 2010

Greek Grill Cafe

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.

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k said...

I've been there four times since it opened and have loved everything I got there!

Anonymous said...

Do they have a website? Sounds deligious!

pjpink said...

No website that I could find, but plenty of take out menus.

Anonymous said...

I pass by this place all the time and didn't have high hopes for it, but the pic and the description of the pizza have me hooked. I'll have to go check it out! Thanks

Anonymous said...

It's the best pizza I've ever had - and the people are really nice, too.