Messini Authentic Gyros 416-778-7861 open daily for Lunch and Dinner
Known for their Greek chips and gyros Messini’s on the Danforth keeps loyal patrons rolling through the doors week after week. Most Greek restaurants, I find, do not make this savory little treasure (I have recently learned that the gyro, like the Shawarma, is an adaptation of the original Doner kebab of Turkey). Here they stuff tender shaved chicken, pork, or lamb along with onions, tomatoes, tzatziki and even fried chips inside their warm chewy pitas. I do enjoy them, especially the chicken and I’m a pork girl at heart. Another noteworthy dish – the simple yet sexy kebab plate. Beef and Lamb dressed with lemon, olive oil, and oregano marries together into juicy, charcoal perfection. Efficient service and casual atmosphere completes a great evening.