Vasiliís Greek Restaurant has been a cornerstone in Santa Cruz for authentic homemade Greek cuisine since 1991. Julie White, who started as a customer at Vasiliís loved the restaurant so much that she decided to purchase it in 2003 and has been running it ever since. Vasiliís has been awarded the ìBest Greek Restaurantî by local papers almost every year since Julieís taken ownership and they have received Clean Ocean Business Awards as well.The restaurant uses the freshest and finest ingredients to handcraft each dish. The recipes used in the kitchen have been passed down from generation to generation and derive from Constantinople, which no longer exists. Constantinople was located inland away from the water and offers unique dishes that focus on lamb, chicken, and pork that you donít see very often nowadays. Start your meal with Vasiliís famous Tzatziki dip consisting of creamy yogurt with fresh garlic and cucumber. The Souvlaki Plates are a diner favorite that come with handmade pita bread, tzatziki, mixed vegetables, and rice pilaf. Choose from Chicken, Pork, Lamb, Steak, or Vegetarian.The Lamb Shank is another fan favorite that customers canít get enough of. The lamb shank is slowly oven roasted in a light tomato-rosemary sauce and is fall-off-the-bone tender served with mixed vegetables, rice pilaf, and roasted potatoes. There are different daily specials as well, so be sure to keep your eye out for those. Make sure to save room for some delicious desserts too that are gluten-free with options like Baklava, Cheesecake, and Chocolate Tort.Vasiliís Greek Restaurant also offers beer and wine to compliment your meal. They even have an extensive selection of Greek wines and beers that you donít see very often other places. They even have Happy Hour Monday through Thursday from 3:00 to 6:00 PM that provides great deals on drinks and appetizers. The restaurant is warm and welcoming and can seat about sixty-four people. Vasili’s is located at 1501 Mission St. Suite A in Santa Cruz. The next time youíre craving delicious, homemade Greek cuisine be sure to check out Vasiliís Greek Restaurant – you wonít be disappointed!
1501 Mission St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060