Metro/Valerie Mansour Souvlaki dinner platter at the Island Greek Donair and Pizza

Wandering around the north end on a Saturday takes me to Island Greek for the first time.

It’s a take-out with a few stools at a window counter, fabulous jazz playing and a super friendly staff.

We take two lunches home.

The restaurant’s specialty Gyro Platter ($12.75) consists of thinly sliced marinated pork with pita, tzatziki (yogurt, garlic, cucumber spread), Caesar salad, and fries.

The salad is top-notch — huge with large slices of tomato, cucumber, red onions, strips of green pepper, Kalamata olives and feta.

The fries are home-cut, fat and hot.

Ironically the main item — the pork — is way overdone and becomes inedible as it cools.

Souvlaki Dinner Platter ($12.75) features a marinated chicken skewer (pork is another option) and the same impressive accompaniments.

Like the pork, the chicken is overdone and dry.

If they’d take the meat off the grill sooner, this place would be a winner.

Island Greek Donair and Pizza
2150 Gottingen St.
422-8888
Mon – Wed (11 a.m. – midnight), Thurs – Sat (11 a.m. – 2:30 a.m.), Sun (noon – 10 p.m.)

  • Rating. 2.5/5
  • Price range. $$
  • Client negotiations. No
  • Lunch with co-workers. Yes
  • Social lunch. No
  • Quick solo lunch. No

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