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“Delicious welcome”
Review of It's Greek to Me

It's Greek to Me
Ranked #53 of 2,014 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $30
Cuisines: Greek, Seafood
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Daytime Deli and Dinnertime Dining! Lunch menu Friday and Saturday from 11AM to 3PM. As always, our award winning dinners made from fresh ingredients are available after 4 PM 7 days a week!
Reviewed September 28, 2013

We've enjoyed meals at this restaurant in the past, but friends urged us to join them there and meet the new owners. We were greeted warmly by Jimmy and made to feel like we were visiting at his home where he would wine and dine us as friends. From the piping hot pita and homemade yogurt dip, to our delicious entrees, we thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The lamb shank was large and the meat fell off the bone; the spanakopita was flavorful and plentiful. We wish Jimmy and Jeff much luck and we'll certainly spread the word that this is a place to experience!

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Thank Andrea S
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

We have gone to the Great Greek on numerous occasions since moving to Tucson three years ago. It changed hands a few months ago and we were reluctant to go. We went on the spur of the moment and met Jim. What a treat night we had. My wife had the Gyro salad and I had the lamb shank. We also had some new tidbits that were great. Jim has introduced an internet service where he advises what his fresh fish will be for the week. Superb!!! Affordable with great flavor...

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Thank Ron K
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

What a pleasant surprise to have great fresh seafood in Tucson, so close to home. On Saturday we enjoyed fresh Opa, grilled to perfection. Jimmy and Jeff made us feel welcome and valued. We look forward to our next visit.

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1  Thank tucsontraveler85739
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

Who'd have thought that in a strip mall in Catalina (just north of Tucson) one would find a wonderful Greek experience. The food is terrific. Everything is homemade starting with the yogurt. You cannot miss ordering anything on the menu. The owner Jimmy will come and greet you at the table and the servers are knowledgeable and friendly. Go once and you will return again and again.

1  Thank redlioness1
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

Last night we went to a relatively new restaurant in Catalina, not far from us. What a breath of fresh air. First off, they don't use canola oil, that stuff is just cheap garbage and makes me, and many other people, ill. They cook with olive oil and fry with peanut oil (sorry if you are one of the .05% with Arachis hypogaea hypersensitivity). Both are top of the notch oils for their purposes. The name of this emporium of excellence? It's Greek to Me.
They took over another Greek restaurant from a family which was Greek but not very good at food prep. apparently. These men are really good at everything. The rooms are pleasant and "Greek" in theme. The waitstaff is friendly and knowledgeable. The menu is fairly large and varied.
We started with their calamari which was delicious. Crisp and not dripping in fat. I had the Fresh Sea Bass which was indeed very fresh and served on Thai rice, Terry had the vegetable moussaka which is in a marinara sauce with Bechamel. He gave it an 8 out of 10.
There are some shortcomings, but they are a new restaurant. The menu listed on several food sites lists more things than they have. That was disappointing. Also, arrive early. We usually dine at 8 PM or so. They were out of the lamb shanks, which I actually went for. They were out of the meat moussaka which I had considered. I barely got the last order of Sea Bass. We wanted a little dessert and they were out of the baklava we wanted. They are next to SaddleBrooke. All those retired cowpokes saddle on up at about 5 PM so they can get to bed at 8. So I guess you have to arrive early or it may be slim pickins'.
As a note, I ordered a coke. They brought it to me in a glass bottle! Can't remember the last time time that happened (if you don't appreciate that beverages taste better out of glass as opposed to plastic or a bar gun, this means nothing to you.) The profit mark up on those fizzed drinks from a gun is remarkable, probably 20¢ cost on $2 charge. By moving to quality, they cost themselves money. It's such a small thing and yet it shows that quality is the driving force of this restaurant, not JUST profit. Serving fine food with good service produces a good bottom line. Something most Tucson restaurant have not discovered. They cut costs and thus quality.
Unfortunately they don't have a webpage, yet. Hopefully soon.
Go! Kalh Oreksh! as the Greeks would say.

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1  Thank Chef John P
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