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Christina's On The Danforth

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492 Danforth Ave
Toronto, ON  M4K 1P6

(416) 463-4418

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February 23, 2010

Known as the landmark of Toronto's Greektown.

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4 star rating
Hadia K September 13, 2010
So Greek!

Great delicious Greek food! nice atmosphere, lots of photos on the wall of a big crowd and a belly dancer, however when we were there it was only us and another table and there was no live music or belly dancer but we still enjoyed our time.

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4 star rating
Step it up
August 04, 2014

We've been going here for over 15 years. we started off loving it, then just liking it, now it's just ok... you can no longer order skewers by the piece. There is less fresh green veg on the plate but more potato and rice? Lamb and beef dishes are limited, where are the grilled and fried calamari, octopus, fresh fish... more

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4 star rating
A quality food
August 04, 2014

This restaurant is located at a very busy street and it is considered as an upper-middle class restaurant...
a warm welcome is what you experience until you get seated...a variety of dishes that suites many tastes is all available...Waiters knows about the food they are serving...
the restaurant gets too busy on weekends yet it still clean and neat...
Food... more

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4 star rating
Huge price increase
August 03, 2014

My husband and I loved going to Christina's as it was a great place to go late night for a meal and bottle of wine. We had not been in a few weeks and decided to go this weekend. When we opened our menu, we were shocked at the sudden increase in price. Almost every dish including appetizers were raised... more

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4 star rating
Bad service, bad food
August 03, 2014

The patio looks nice until you walk in restaurant. The further back you are seated the more it looks gloomy. Hospitality is cold and the waiters are worst and their English is not very good. I had pasta and sea food for $24, my friend had grilled calamari it was not tender but rubbery. All the other Creek restaurant includes... more

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4 star rating
Disappointed
July 23, 2014

I ordered lamb shishkobab last night. It wasn't edible it was all grizzle. The waiter spoke to the manager who said it was because I had ordered medium rare. I have had lamb hundreds of times and this was the worse ever. He didn't come to speak to me he just sent the rediculous explanation. The waiter was pleasant and... more

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4 star rating
Loved the Food
June 14, 2014

I had the lamb chops, delicious. The atmosphere is great, they had a belly dancer. Service was excellent. Only negative was the smoking on the patio, right beside the no smoking sign. Appetizers were delicious, we had a sample platter. Various dips, pits bread,pickled octopus, olives and other stuff. Very good.

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4 star rating
Great location and yummy food
May 30, 2014

The patio and open front of the restaurant make it a great venue on Danforth for greek food - the lamb and calamari are reliably good and the dips are outstanding.

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4 star rating
Freshest fish, warmest smiles
May 30, 2014

I do not think Greek food is the most interesting, but this restaurant does its best to make it, using very fresh, and well seasoned ingredients, treating them with respect. Whole fish is fresh, sweet and perfectly grilled and served with lemon juice and olive oil. Portions are generous, traditional Greek dishes are well represented. There are lots of choices... more

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4 star rating
Very good Greek
May 26, 2014

I am not a big fan of Greek food (very few restaraunts in São Paulo) but I did have a very nice meal at Christina´s. We decided to go for a set of snack plates in order to have a little taste of several different appetizers. It was a lot of fun.

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4 star rating
Great Food & Belly Dancing
May 15, 2014

I had a wonderful dinner with my boyfriend at Christina's. They had Belly Dancing & live music to enjoy with our meal. I really enjoyed the different experience & will be dining there again in the near future. Opa!

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4 star rating
Christina's greek restaurant
May 08, 2014

Absolutely the best Greek meal I have had in my 24 years of living with a fantastic Cypriot Greek cook.
There is a plethora of Greek restaurants in this street to choose from, I can't compare them, all I can say is give it a try.

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4 star rating
Great Food and Ambiance
April 23, 2014

Was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food and the atmosphere. Worth checking out if you relish authentic Greek cuisine.

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4 star rating
Family lunch for 10
January 28, 2014

Looking for a place that we could hear each other talk since it was 3 generations of family that had not seen each other for a long time.
This place for lunch was perfect, great food, good service everyone enjoyed their meal.
Would definitely like to try again in the summer on the outside patio.

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4 star rating
October 08, 2013

This is Greece! From the food to the music to the relaxed service and the awesome hospitality. By far the best fish soup in the Danforth. A great place to visit if you are from out of town or are looking for a truly unique experience.

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4 star rating
September 05, 2013

Been waiting for our food for more than half an hour. The manager told us it's coming in 2 mins but the restaurant was barely full. They got our orders the same time with the table next to us. Their order came shortly and have been eating already. Very poor service.

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4 star rating
Authentic Greek Food in Toronto East
September 02, 2013

Glad we took the recommendation for this restaurant. Searched on things to do in Toronto East and this restaurant was listed as a favorite in the Greek area on Danforth St.
We had great service and the food was awesome. From the fried squids and the spanakopita to the grilled red snapper (fish of the day) everything was excellent. We... more

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4 star rating
Our go-to Greek restaurant
August 20, 2013

We drive to Christina's all the way from Milton whenever we want a great Greek meal with a live atmosphere. This restaurant is always buzzing with people, has a nice patio, live entertainment on weekends, good service, tasty house red wine and most importantly delicious quality authentic Greek food. A solid 4 star restaurant that we frequent often.

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4 star rating
Great Greek food
July 12, 2013

We went to this restaurant as a recommendation from a bartender from an Italian restaurant we visited. I live near Chicago and have been to Greek town several times. We liked the food better than Greek town in Chicago. Would go back again not only for the food, the service was excellent as well.

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4 star rating
Great nigth at Christina's
June 28, 2013

We went yesterday to Christina's probably for the 10th time. Great place and the best value for money evening. Nice food, with drinks and hours of live Greek music until 01.30 AM for 120 dollars a couple.
Will go back again

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4 star rating
Do not eat here
May 26, 2013

If you go to the website, it may seem appealing until you find that it is closer to false advertising than reality.
Looking at their $25 per person "TASTE OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DINNER MENU", we arranged for a group of people to eat here before an event on Saturday thinking that it was a great deal and really looking forward... more

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4 star rating
style and tradition
May 07, 2013

Restaurant with elegant modern mediterranean design. Food is mediterranean cuisine with some new trends, Atmosphere is always pleasant and welcoming.

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4 star rating
One of the best the Danforth has to offer. A real Mediterranean delight
February 04, 2013

If you like Mediterranean style food, and eating atmosphere then Christina's is a great place to go. I think it has one of the best dinning atmospheres for this type of experience in the city. It is small, crowded and noisy, while wonderful aromas emanating from the kitchen fill the air along with wine and perfume. It's perfect. You have... more

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4 star rating
Amazing food, disappointing service
February 03, 2013

Went to Christina's on a Saturday night with 22 friends for a birthday party. The food is amazing, the tzatziki to die for! The only thing is that the restaurant is really small, we were seated like sardines, it was very loud and it took almost 4 hours to have dinner! We waited for a beer for 40 minutes! The... more

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4 star rating
Bravo
February 01, 2013

That was a great experience. Friendly staff, great service, and good tasting food. What surprised me the most was the server who was wandering around with the tray of the what I am calling trio-fish; that evening's specials. Three different type of fish: Red Snapper, Sea Bass, and Sea Bream uncooked and arranged beautifully on a tray so you could... more

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4 star rating
Second visit confirms initial findings - Very Good
January 21, 2013

One month on we returned for a second bite of the apple. This time it was a Saturday night and you'll definitiely need a reservation after 6:30pm.
Just as before, the food was excellent. This time the atmosphere was much better as it was a packed saturday night.
The saganaki appetiser (not tried last time) is a bit on the... more

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4 star rating
Gotta return on a weekend
December 27, 2012

Had a "magnificat' dining expreience at "Christinas on Danforth" Dec 27/12 . My Newyork steak grilled to my likings . My partners Atlantic Salmon was very tasty and you could cut it with a fork . Vast wine collection Very good service but no belly dancer on a Thursday night Therefore a good excuse to go back for a taste... more

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4 star rating
Best Greek Restaurant
December 22, 2012

We just celebrate my husband"s birthday.The food was wonderful,nice atmosphere and relaxing Greek muzik!!

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4 star rating
A solid 7
December 18, 2012

Good location: Typical menu for the location:. But service was somewhat inattentive although food ordered came at a good pace.
We've eaten here before and last night had dinner for 3. Chicken souvlaki was generous in size and well cooked as was the lamb souvlaki. The take away calamari with grilled vegetables was also good (for the daughter who couln't... more

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4 star rating
Best Greek food
November 30, 2012

Four friends went there on Friday night. The restaurant even was full, the waiters brought our orders very quickly. The dinner was wonderful, as concern the quality, the prices and the atmosphere. I suggest it to other people, without doubt.

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4 star rating
Worst Greek Food Ever
November 25, 2012

We were there with a group of 12 on saturday night. First off the place was packed, not good if you are with a large group. Our food was cold. One person in our group ordered the rack of lamb which was served to him lukewarm with tasteless rice and veggies. When we told the waiter the lamb was cold... more

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4 star rating
Excellent experience at a great restaurant. OPA
November 25, 2012

Over the weekend we thought we would try the Danforth for a change and enjoy some Greek food. With so many places to pick from, it was a little bit tricky. We walked by a very nice looking spot and could hear Greek music being played and looked busy, compared to some of the other restaurant. It was Christina's on... more

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4 star rating
Walk by
November 06, 2012

Although this place was packed...I'm sure with regulars, I was not impressed. Perhaps the loud atmosphere and young patrons, doesn't allow one to see that this place isn't the cleanest. This was my second visit but first meal. The first time I visited (many years ago), I actually ended up walking out. I won't be making a third attempt. I... more

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4 star rating
November 05, 2012

Best Food and Service.
We've been coming to this great place for years. What brings us back after trying so many other Greek restaurant along this street, is the food and service. Not to mention the that the aumbiance is warm with a great two level patio for those hot summer nights. The weekends are very enjoyable with a belly dancer and a two piece, bouzouki and organ player to set the mood... more

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4 star rating
November 05, 2012

Great Greek Restaurant
Visited Christina's couple of days ago. I felt like I was at a restaurant on one of the Greek Islands. There was entertainment, a bazouki player and a belly dance who were very good. For some people they might find it a little noisy, but that added to the atmosphere and it only lasted while the belly dancer performs. The food was great, especially the grilled octopus,... more

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4 star rating
November 05, 2012

Beautiful Place to dine! We recently tried Christina's and we must say we truly enjoyed our experience. They have a beautiful outdoor patio seating which we chose to eat. We had several of their dips with hot pita bread along with a nice Greek bottle of white wine.
The tzatziki nice and thick just like we had in Greece, garlicky enough, but not overpowering. Our entrees were cooked just right.... more

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4 star rating
November 05, 2012

It was my moms 60th birthday celebration this past weekend. We decided to go to Christina's for this celebration. There was a group of 8 and I must say we had a very nice time. We ordered the Christina's pikilia with a variety of dips, dolmades and octopus. The dips had a nice flavour to them as did the dolmades. The octopus was tender and marinated with a zesty sauce. I'm not a fan of octopus... more

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4 star rating
Overprice
September 01, 2012

Went there for a late lunch on a sunny sunday afternoon.
The calamaries were very good but it was the only thing which was worth the price we paid.
We were very well welcome at the entrance of the restaurant but after it was not the same level.

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4 star rating
Patio on a Saturday afternoon
August 20, 2012

We decided to sit on the patio to have drinks and appetizers at this restaurant. We thoroughly enjoyed it! The appetizers were well portioned and reasonably priced. The drinks the same. We saw other people's meals coming out and saw excellent portion sizes too. We will definitely be back for dinner, and hope we're just as pleased with it! I... more

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4 star rating
Highly Recommend
July 03, 2012

For our special occasion we chose Christina's after seeking other places to dine. This place came high recommended by other friends. We were not disappointed. We enjoyed a wonderful meal..the kalamari is a must along with the juicy Ontario lambchops. We received excellent service by a very friendly server. The place was very busy and overall they do a great... more

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4 star rating
Best Greek Experience
July 01, 2012

A large group of us went to Christina's for Greek food on Saturday night. The place was packed and that says everything. We had a nice table indoors because it was very hot to sit outside. Our server was very friendly and profesional while dealing with our several demands. We began with Christina's dip platter, a combination of hot and... more

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4 star rating
Great Food and Great Outdoor Seating
June 02, 2012

Try the squid and the cocktail "Med" for a great meal. Our server was helpful and charming. Hope to return in the future!

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4 star rating
Avoid
May 04, 2012

We went there a late Saturday night, for a very late dinner and couple of drinks. Service was relatively fast, drinks were good but the food was average, and that is a push; definitely overpriced. I will pass the next time around. Unfortunately this is the second time this year when we try a greek restaurant in the Pape area,... more

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4 star rating
Bad choice. Go Elsewhere
February 23, 2012

Its been a while since I was at Christina's. The last time I was there with colleagues I came away unimpressed with the management. I was told there had been a change and decided to give Christina's another chance. Don't think there has been any change. The service is poor, the senior people are rude and the food was, to... more

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4 star rating
Maybe an off day but I wouldn't go back
February 20, 2012

We were there on Family Day, which seems to be an Ontario holiday. I think the place was unusually staffed and they also didn't have the heat very high since they probably didn't expect much business. But to me if you're going to be open then put your best foot forward.
First they tried to seat next to the door... more

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4 star rating
Terrible place
February 11, 2012

We decided to book this place for our Grandma birthday ... That was the biggest mistake ... Our friends recomend us this place. But ... First time we saw so bad service at Toronto's restaurant. Food was ok but nothing special. No space to move, no space to seat normal ... And stuff fogot that was our birthday reservation !!!... more

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4 star rating
Most fantastic night
February 08, 2012

Our friends reccomended this place a while back. We took their advice and checked it out for ourselves. The place was very busy that night and we got a nice table to view the entertainment. We ordered many appetizers and a large horiatiki. The kalamari was so crispy and well seasoned and the horiatiki had the best feta we ever... more

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4 star rating
Not the greatest Greek on the Danforth
January 19, 2012

There were 3 of us, and we shared kalamari (I didn't like it because it was deep fried and greasy). I had stuffed lamb (OK, but nothing great). One friend had souvlaki and she enjoyed it. Another friend had the grilled chilean sea bass and said it was OK but nothing great.. Service was attentive, but a little pushy at... more

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4 star rating
Great spot for real Greek food, one of the best on the Danforth
January 08, 2012

Especially a nice place to dine in the summer as they have a great patio. The Danforth Avenue has tons of Greek restaurant options and that is putting it mildly, that said there is a few that stand out and Christina's is one of them. We are not huge Greek food lovers, but from our personally experiences, Christina's is one... more

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4 star rating
nice choice for the Danforth
December 21, 2011

This is a great Greek spot. Prices a little higher than others but worth it for a special occasion.

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4 star rating
Best Greek Taverna in Toronto
October 18, 2011

We frequent Toronto a few times a year and Christina's is always the one spot that we visit when we're here for a weekend. We love the atmosphere as it is very warm, inviting and romantic. We always end up ordering Mezes (appetizers), calamari, horatiki salad, tiropita, octopus and saganaki (flaming greek cheese). The food is always great, but the... more

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4 star rating
Good restaurant
September 16, 2011

I go along way back with this restaurant. It was the first Greek rest. I went to when I moved to Toronto. Then the owner went crazy and made everything a la cart. I stopped going. A few years ago I went back and they now do a traditional Greek plate again. I usually order the lamb chops. They have... more

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4 star rating
A shame to the Greek restaurant community in Toronto
September 04, 2011

Disappointing service, waiter was rude, unprofessional and took our order wrong.
Lousy food. Sloppy, tasteless and dry lamb. Pasta seafood dish is like a heap of soggy grease. Chewy and blend grilled octopus.
Demeaning wait staff, making fun of us by talking in Greek.
A black spot in the Toronto Greek restaurant community. Its a shame that this place had... more

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4 star rating
Enjoyed our visit, decent greek food, great atmosphere
September 01, 2011

My wife and I really enjoyed this restaurant. We love Greek food and I won't go so far as to say it was the best we've had but it was still very good. Great atmosphere and reasonably priced for the experience.

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4 star rating
Terrible Food and Service at Inflated Prices
August 20, 2011

I decided to try this place after trying the fried calamari at Taste of Danforth. Poor judgement on my part.
Walked in and was acknowledged by the server that was on his way to deliver some food to the patio. Came back after his task and seated us inside but close to the patio.
We ordered the fried calamari to... more

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4 star rating
Great live Greek music, mediocre food, terrible service
May 28, 2011

We went to Christina's for the first time in many years and were disappointed by the terrible service and mediocre food. After living in the neighborhood for over 10 years, we prefer other restaurants, but went because a group of friends was celebrating a special occasion, which was marred for us by Christina's shoddy service.
The first strike against the... more

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4 star rating
Great Genuine Greek Food
March 17, 2011

Was recommended and truly enjoyed it. Were a party of 5 on a Tuesday evening and were immediately seated at a pleasant table. The restaurant was clean and the view of the kitchen on your way to the table left a good impression.
The fried calamari (nice and crispy), dolmates and dips with pita for starters were excellent. Christina’s grill... more

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4 star rating
Day and place to remember....
December 20, 2010

Me and my friends we had a blast at Christina's.. by one of the best server ever.. his name if i remember...? is Cosadinos....Thank you for a Great Evening..

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Excellent restaurant and nice food and atmosphere
March 24, 2010

We go there all the time, great food, nice music (friday and Saturday) and reasonable prices. highly recommended imad

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4 star rating
The best greek restaurant
December 28, 2008

fantastic place to dine. The food and service was to die for.

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4 star rating
Christina's on the Danforth
February 26, 2007

I like Greek food, so I was excited when I found out that all my friends would be meeting at Christina's for a late night get-together. From the moment I stepped into the building, I was delighted. From the beautifully painted walls to the music, this restaurant makes you feel like celebrating. And the food is fresh and delicious.

My partner and I decided to share some appetizers: the dolmades... more

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Business Description from the Web
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May 30, 2014

A mainstay on the Danforth for more than 25 years. Try the rack of lamb with lemon-roasted potatoes, the grilled or fried calamari dinner, or the 12-ounce New York steak with mushroom or peppercorn sauce. 2008 WTD Best Greek. Lunch, dinner daily; late-night Fri. & Sat plus belly dancing and a live band, weekend brunch. Smart casual. Entrees: $15.95-$46. AE, MC, V.

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November 04, 2013

This Greektown hotspot features a spacious street-side patio that is heated year-round. Enjoy authentic Greek and Mediterranean cuisine and live Greek bands and bellydancing on Friday and Saturday nights.

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August 20, 2013

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