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“MOULDY MOUSSAKA” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Penelope Restaurant

Penelope Restaurant
225 King Street West | Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
(416) 351-9393
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Ranked #1,651 of 6,796 Restaurants in Toronto
Cuisines: Greek
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
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“MOULDY MOUSSAKA”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We are an office of many who often work late and often rely on the restaurants around us for dinner. After ordering our overpriced meals from Penelope last night and sitting down hungrily to eat before getting back to work, one of our employees discovered her Moussaka was MOULDY! and not just a little bit mouldy, but fuzzy furries turning black mouldy (I have a photo, I wish I could post it). She took it back to let them know and hopefully get something else in it's place but was immediately told it was "just cheese". She told them they should take it back into the kitchen under bright lights to get a better look and they did, and still insisted it was "just cheese".

Horrific! we all understand that stuff happens, and had they been professional or own up to their mouldy serving, we may have even ordered from there again (in a worst case scenario) but it was appalling that they refused to take any responsibility or ownership.

this to me is a serious health concern and we will be taking this photo to the health board.

Visited April 2013
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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“Great greek food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

I've been here several times and never had any issues with the food myself, however my friend once got the salmon under cooked, watch for the salmon salad. All greek food is delicious, the beef souvlaki can be dry and tough.
We once had an argument with a waiter because he got confused with the order bringing the wrong dish and kept on arguing with us.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Saskatoon, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great Lamb”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Good supper with some people when in town for a conference. Three of us had the lamb special, which was a huge proportion (was expecting less than half of what they served) and was perfectly cooked and very delicious. The other member of our part had the sea bass special and he enjoyed his meal too. Prices were fairly reasonable and portions generous, delicious food, good service. We were the only ones in the restaurant that evening but it was also later when we went for dinner (around 9 pm), and we ended up talking for over 45 minutes after they were closed and we never felt rushed to get out of there.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, Ontario, Canada
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Another great dinner at Penelope's”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

The staff is always friendly, welcoming, and attentive. Food was excellent as always. We had the Penelope platter for two. This meal has a little bit of everything Greek food has to offer. The lamb is very good and fork tender. Wash it all down with a Mythos beer and some Greek wine and you have a great meal out at a price that's not going to break the bank. Definitely go back again.

Visited February 2013
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new york
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Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Great Greek food in setting fit for the Gods”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

After we picked up the tix at TIFF for the rest of the movies we hit Penelope on King Street for lunch. Greek restaurant named after Odysseus wife . Beautiful interior, specious columns & fresco’s from the story. We started with 3 spreads that included Humus Tarama, and Tirokafteri (banana peppers & feta), everything was excellent, but we really loved these spreads especially the banana peppers w/feta it was awesome and the pita bread was great. We followed with grilled Octopus…very tasty and done just right (always found it bizarre how sweet octopus meat is…nothing like what you would expect) and of course a Greek Salad w/Chicken…Chicken was juicy and it was a nice classic Greek…though I would have liked a bit more feta in it…

Visited September 2012
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