Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Santorini's- Indianapolis












We are going to endeavor to write a post about a Greek restaurant without using the cliche word "opa" (D'oh! We just did). We have by no means tried every Greek restaurant in town but we just can't stop ourselves from coming back to Santorini's. We love an excuse to go to the Fountain Square area and the food is just so darn good. This past weekend, we chose a couple of sampler options to get as many different tastes as we could. Mrs. WYA! made a meal out of a cup of delicious lentil soup and the "Combination of 3" appetizers. The appetizers she chose included Spanokopita and Tiropita because we just can't visit a Greek restaurant without getting these little phyllo dough pieces of heaven. Spanokopita is our favorite but, if you aren't a spinach fan, the tiropita is creamed feta so it is quite good too. The third appetizer was hummus with so much pita bread that some had to come home with us. Mr. WYA! chose the "Santorini Special Combination" platter. As you can see from the last picture, it is a ridiculously generous amount of food. It's a great way to get a taste of several of their dishes including moussaka, pastitsio, and gyro. Their menu explains what everything is in case you aren't familiar with Greek food (and you can click the menu photos for larger images). It's a pretty, festive place and, inevitably, we have fun watching someone get the flaming cheese while we are there. We had particularly good service when we were there this past weekend. If you are lucky, you'll get the extremely polished and helpful Bill to wait on you.
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7 comments:

mheidelberger said...

Santorini's is proabably my favorite Greek restaurant in town. The food is great, and the service is even better. The Acropolis on Southport road is also a nice friendly place with some decent fare.

WYA! said...

Thanks for the tip! Good to know that this one is your favorite too.

Rebecca said...

I tend to go to the Hellas Cafe in Nora since it's close. They also have chicken gyros which comes close to satisfying my craving for the real thing (which I haven't had in a decade since I don't eat mammals).

Carbon Productions said...

This is great. I moved to Fort Wayne from Minneapolis and we ate at Santorini's Tavern and Grille there at least monthly. I'm not sure if they are affiliated with the Indianapolis Santorini's, but judging from the menu they are very similar. Does the Indianapolis Santorinis offer a free shot of Ouza on your way at the door? That was one of the "little" things the Minneapolis restaurant did that made it special.It is a shame and surprising to me that there are no good Greek joints in Fort Wayne. Although, "Friend's" restaurant at Dupont and Lima succumbed to my many requests and now offers dolmathes in addition to spanokopita and pastichio.
Thanks for the recommendation. I will make a point to visit next time I am in Indy.

WYA! said...

Oh, sorry, no free ouza. It's still a good place though.

nora said...

We just had our work Christmas party there (for the second year in a row). They did a great job, as usual!

WYA! said...

We're jealous Nora, what a great place for a Christmas party.