Santorini Cafe Review

December 18, 2014 ·

in Greek/Middle Eastern

Restaurant: Santorini Cafe
Location: 11800 N. Lamar Blvd., #1, Austin, TX 78758
Phone: 512-833-6000
Price: $
Hours: M-Th – 11am to 10pm
Fri-Sat – 11am to 12am
Sunday 11am to 12 am
Happy hour is daily from 5pm to 8pm

Food (9/10)

(9/10) Hummus and Pit
Fresh, homemade pita and the hummus is very good. Quality oil was used and made with love.

(10/10) Lamb Gyro
Served in fresh pita bread wrapped with tzatziki, lettuce, onions and fresh tomatos. Mmmm.

The best I have had in ATX. And the thing is HUGE. Enough to feed me three times, I kid you not. Usually gyro meat gives me indigestion. (Arrgh). Not so with this gyro. I loved the seasoning on the meat. It was cooked to perfection~tender, juicy and succulent. I kept eating it long after being full becuase it was just so delish!

(9/10) Pasticcio
Macaroni, beef with bechamel. Served with salad and fries. This was giant. It was very good. It was my first time to have this authentic dish. I will order it again.

Service (8/10)

I went a couple of times when they first opened and they were trying to get the ordering system down. Since going back the service did improve.

Ambiance (7/10)

Located in the funky north Ausitn center where Ross’ Old Time Cafe is. The building has been a couple of different restaraunts in the last 10 years. As a result the decor is a bit eclectic. They had a beached boat lit up woth blue lighting in the front of the place but, City of Austin mde them remove it. Really? I miss it.
The owner is Greek and so is the cook, Orestis Stavrole – charming, accomodating, engaging and just a all around nice person.
There are 7 reasonably priced lunch specials, and tea is included with your lunch. Lunch dishes are served with a small salad, fries, tzatziki and pita. You just can’t go wrong and the portions are generous. They have 25 red wines from italy, Greece and California. Very nice selection for such a small place. 14 different beer and sodas too. Other menu items include: Pork chops, pork ribs, pork kabobs and specialty pizzas, too. I like taking people to this little neighborhood hangout. Great food, good company and easy access.

Reviewed by Linda  for Austinfoodratings.com

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