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Vasili's Greek Food & Barbque

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1501 Mission St Ste A, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4740
(831) 458-9808
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Loved the gyro

The gyro was almost oversized - lettuce and other toppings kept falling out on to the plate - that's not a complaint. Everything was fresh, service was very nice, good sized portions.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
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Boise, Idaho
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Peoria, Illinois
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We found Vasili's on Yelp while vacationing in the area. They had the best grape leaves I have ever had. Because we are not big eaters, we shared a sampler platter which was the perfect amount and very tasty. Service was quite friendly. Atmosphere is casual, clean and comfortable.

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The gyro was almost oversized - lettuce and other toppings kept falling out on to the plate - that's not a complaint. Everything was fresh, service was very nice, good sized portions.

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Campbell, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I lived in Santa Cruz for about 5 years and then moved away from the Bay Area. When I went back for a visit, I could only have one lunch in Santa Cruz. There was no doubt that Vasilli's was my top pick. It's not a fancy place, but it's cheerful with friendly servers. It's a good choice for family... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Ok food. Rude service. Lamb gyro is not good. Greek dip was good. When they hand you the bill it's not in detail or organized at all. I wouldn't recommend this place. I had the meatball gyro and it was ok. Nothing special.

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Farmington, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

We found it to be a pretty good greek food place. Prices are a bit more, (noticed another greek place right next door that had better pricing but not a restaurant). The portions were good. The food was good,(I've had better) but no complaints. Service was also good. They had a lot of seating available also.

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We were going to be driving to Monterey and area and our hotels front desk guy suggested if we were not in a hurry to take the scenic route - #1 highway and we thank him for it - we saw so much more. You pass thru Santa Cruz on this route and hubby spotted his fav coffee place McDonalds.... More 

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Vacaville, CA
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24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We found parking a challenge but we're happy with the friendly greeting and great, child-friendly service. We ordered the saganaki but we're told they couldn't flame it table side. Even though that was dissapointing, it tasted great. The Lamb special was fall-off-the-bone tender but the veggies and rice were so-so. We were shocked that the bill for two kids and... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Lucked into this Greek restaurant on a recent trip. Food was excellent and the portions were obscene. Roasted cauliflower was great, great, great. Everything else was very good to excellent. Kind of out of the way, but worth seeking out.

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Stopped in here for lunch. Have been here before, but not for a long time. I will be back sooner for sure! Everything about the meal was a delight. The service was impeccable. I had the vegetarian plate which had a Greek salad, spanakopita, dolomites and pita with your choice of dip, I chose the tahini. All were tasty and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Love this place! Eat here once a week. Souvlaki and meatball are fantastic. So is the Greek salad! The ambiance could use an update. But I don't go there for the ambiance. Yum just thinking about it..

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1501 Mission St Ste A, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4740
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: (831) 458-9808

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?