Submitted Friday, July 27, 2007 - 12:24am [Dine in]
Their lamb chops are to die for - the best I've ever had. Their calimeri is unmatched: fluffy, light, deeelicious. I'm a true greek food lover who's sampled many Greek restauarants here and in Greece. Ouzeri tops the list in the lower mainland. For the real appetites out there, a meal with all the trimmings will have you loosening you belt. For smaller picky appetites, don't let the sight of a huge portion make you question the quality of the food: they do offer your favorite dishes without all the trimmings. They are flexible with changes and substitutions - and you can even order a chop or two on the side to try. They seem to want everyone to walk out happy. Very nice people there and the service is decent. I's a popular little gem so we tend to reserve or go early. Go Early if you want quieter. The setting is small cafe-like, modest, and the chairs aren't super comfy but we highly recommend it and have never been disappointed.
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Submitted Thursday, July 26, 2007 - 11:56pm [Dine in]
I went to Il Nido many years ago and on one of our recent summer evenings, convinced my husband to have dinner there. The garden patio is still a lovely quiet oasis off Robson's nightly mayhem. We started with a special - a bocconcini salad (each) which was a beautiful flavour but a few morcels - not worth $12.00. My huband had calimeri - long rubbery strips in some sauce that tasted so awful, we thought it had been coated in medical ointment. I had risotto which was gluey and heavy (although edible) and it was a very small portion. For drinks we had mineral water and an orangina. The bill was $73.00. We walked out (having just been taken for a ride) If you want a quiet garden patio with candelight later on, I might cross my fingers and go for dessert and coffee. But seriously - skip the food.
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