Opa!: Best Greek restaurants in Calgary

It’s all Greek to me, and deliciously so. Calgary’s Greek restaurants feature a mix of classic and updated Mediterranean cuisine. Here are a few of the city’s best.

Santorini Greek Taverna

1502 Centre St NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2R9

Once the tantalizing scent of grilled souvlaki, roast lamb and sautéed prawns wafts your way from the kitchen of this Centre Street Northeast restaurant, your order can’t hit the table fast enough. Call ahead on weekends to reserve your order of the popular suckling pig entree.

Calypso Greek Taverna

2101 Centre St NW, Calgary, AB T2E 2T2

An old-school Greek restaurant that’s got its act together, Calypso serves all your favourites from mousaka to spanakopita. The charbroil grill selection is recommended. It starts with souvlaki and Greek ribs and also features a pork loin chop and a 10-ounce New York steak.

Pegasus Restaurant

4824 16 St SW, Calgary, AB T2T 4J5

A well-known Calgary Greek spot, Pegasus serves flavourful Greek cuisine in a fun setting. Try entrees such as orzo casserole (chicken or lamb), boneless grilled leg of lamb and the Greek-inspired lamb burger. Combination platters featuring dips with appetizers or sample-sized main-course items are great for sharing.

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