Syros Pizza - Spaghetti & Steak House
Delicious smells welcomed us from the moment we walked in, making us feel even more hungry. Syros is a small restaurant located on the Northshore. The ambiance is cozy and warm and the background music is distinctly …. wait, this doesn’t look like an Italian restaurant!! I have to confess, I thought we were going to eat at an Italian restaurant but a quick glance at the menu with its distinctly blue print and an ancient Greek pillar on it, I realized that we were in a Greek restaurant. Ah…. Greek food, I was very pleasantly surprised and pleased as I love Greek food.
Syros menu featured pizzas, pastas, specialty steaks, and of course, Greek dishes. We ordered a Calamari appetizer to share and for dinner, our girls shared a Ham & Pepperoni Pizza, iLove2shop had Spaghetti and Meatballs and I asked for Pork Chops and Spaghetti.
The very lightly battered Calamari explodes with flavour in my mouth. Very tender, perfectly seasoned and deep fried just right. I would have loved some tentacles but iLive2Shop was ecstatic that there was none on the plate.
The Pizza contained a lot of cheese however it was very tasty as the cheese did not dominate the flavour of the pizza!! I also found the crust to be a bit too doughy for my liking but who am I to complain as this pizza was for the kids and they seemed to have liked it.
I loved the flavours of the spaghetti that accompanied our meals. They tasted so different from what I have eaten in the past, primarily in Italian restaurants. I can still taste it hours after our meal (which is a good thing). I tasted Oregano and some other spices and herbs that were relatively new to my palate. I enlisted the help of some fans on my Facebook Page to help me decipher the flavours and they tell me that I was tasting traces of cinnamon, cloves, oregano, and possibly nutmeg in the spaghetti sauce. Whatever is in there, it totally tasted very yummy and I find myself wanting more of it. My only complaint is that the spaghetti was quite salty and the pork chops were a tad bit over cooked and dry making it tough.
Overall, we had a wonderful meal and my kids are already talking about returning for another visit. I would like to try their Barbeque Ribs, Greek Pizza and Veal Parmesan. We shall return, sooner than later!!!