I was looking for a new restaurant to try for lunch within a few minutes' drive from my office, so I came to Weblocal and punched in my postal code. Pilo's popped up and I noticed it because I like Greek food. I'd never been there, but figured it couldn't hurt to try.
The place was still quite busy at 1:15 on a Thursday afternoon, but they gave me a nice table next to the window and left me with the menu for just the right amount of time. I ordered the mousaka lunch special and didn't have to wait for it for very long.
I got two nicely toasted, thick slices of garlic bread while I waited for my meal and when the plate came, it was heaped with salad, rice and nicely roasted potatoes, not to mention a perfectly sized slice of mousaka. The rice was somewhat bland and just the slightest bit too dry, but everything else was perfect, including the mousaka which was rich and moist and really yummy. The salad was perfect too... not too cold (I hate a really cold salad when I'm eating hot food.)
Pilo's also has a comfortable atmosphere for people like me who like to dine alone and read a book while eating. The service was quick, courteous and non-intrusive. There's plenty of parking right outside the door.
My bill for the mousaka, soft drink, taxes and tip came to slightly over $15 ($9.95 of that was the entree). Certainly affordable now and then for someone who eats out for lunch every day.
Disgusting.....Since the owner gave the restaurant to his son, the quality has gradually gotten worse. Today's experience was surreal. The owner on his return to the restaurant exposed at least 3/4 of his butt crack to us while he was pushing in chairs and we were dining. Strange man. We had to tell him to pull up his pants which offend him. Last visit there. Btw, is that sanitary?
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The beef gyros was not the juicy, curly, carved-off-a-spit shavings that I'm used to, but rather it was a stack of 8 or 9 pre-made slices, likely from frozen. If you've ever bought a cheap $4 box of frozen, pre-formed strips from a grocery store, that's what it was. But this dinner was $15. Even with rice, potatoes (overcooked) and a Greek salad, it was totally not... more
We had not been to Pilos for years, but went back this past Sunday and had a delightful meal. The pork souvlaki was tasty and plentiful. The vegetarian moussaka was quite good, too. Friendly and prompt service added to the wonderful experience. All in all, a first rate meal.