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Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed November 10, 2021

I came here to meet a friend for a Saturday lunch. It was sort of busy when I came in. There were only two servers working the restaurant, which I think was a mistake on their part as it got busy soon after. When I...came in I was asked for my vaccine proof & id contact tracing. I got a table for two. I was promptly given water after I was seated & then I ordered a calamari appetizer since I was quite hungry. My friend arrived & we made our main meal orders. Then the appetizer came. It was quite big for an appetizer! There were at least 13 good sized pieces of calamari with a side salad. If I had known it would've been that big I wouldn't have ordered a main meal. I had ordered the beef & lamb pita too. I ate what I could of the calamari & my friend had some of the salad. By this time my pita had arrived. But they got my order wrong. I had asked for no tzatiki (I'm lactose intolerant). So I had to ask them to make me another one unfortunately. My correct order came & I started eating it. It was delicious. However the slices of meat were really cut big & hard to chew through. The french fries inside the pita were good. This meal though I'd say is meant to be eaten with knife & fork. It's too messy to eat it by hand. The pita is on the bottom & everything else is on the top. They roll the pita a little but since it's not that big you have a big gap in the middle where the food falls out. The place itself it somewhat small. The walls are painted yellow & the furniture is wood. They have booths at the back of the restaurant. Tables for everywhere else. There are two small tables at the front by the windows. The kitchen is at the front where everyone can see the food being prepared. The washrooms are downstairs & they were clean. However the sink has some rust stains. The bathrooms could use a renovation. They were keeping some of the dining space closed I think due to covid. But the lineups at the front soon grew long. With only two servers they were constantly busy. The food was going out of the kitchen quickly & that's good. But they should've had someone at the front of the house checking id, & seating people. Don't make the servers do that if you're short staffed. Poor guys were doing the best they could. The prices here are good for the proportions they give you. I think I would rather come though when they are less busy. The food was good & the service was good too. I would come here again. It might be nice in the summertime if they had an outdoor patio. They do have some sidewalk space in front of the restaurant.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 10, 2021

Placed an order for pickup of four different gyros. None of the gyros were labeled and we could not tell what was what. This was extremely frustrating as my party had different dietary restrictions. Some people could not even eat their gyro and money was...wasted. We also asked to eat in and they denied us without any reason for why. The hostess was very rude about it. I will not be placing any orders here again.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed August 27, 2020

Checked other ratings and chose Messinis regardless of the few poor ratings. Had driven to Greektown from the other side of the city. My daughter loves Gyros. Friendly service during this pandemic...but the Gyros were terrible. Couldn't eat mine. You can almost tell that things...aren't right when you look at the spits of meat. Definitely not properly prepared...almost a last minute throw together. I've eaten gyros all over the place and these were bad. Just like all the other reviews..chewy...non marinated..light on the filling..nice tzaziki though. Brought the Gyros home and sliced the meat up and cooked it in a frypan... meat was at least now cooked properly but still tasteless.....Sorry Guys but you better get your act together....Wont be back....More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed October 13, 2019

The food at Messini's is very good and recommed the Calamari, The Spanakapita, The Greek salad, the Chicken Souvlaki and the Gyros. Fast service and portions are large. Be prepared for waiting for a table

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 13, 2019 via mobile

After eating two pita gyros last night, we had to add to the excellent reviews! It is so hard to find authentic Greek restaurants outside of Greece. SO hard. So when we heard of this place and saw the other reviews, and saw that it...was in Greektown on Danforth, we had to give it a shot. And we were NOT disappointed. We were sat immediately. It was a busy Saturday night. But we got lucky. The menu is simple but that’s what makes it closer to authentic. We got our water and soda quickly, and saw lots of families and couples and friends sitting and having a good time. We ordered two pita gyros with pork just like we would order back in Pagrati, and they were wonderful. Juicy meat, tasty tzaziki, fresh pita and hot fries. We will definitely go there again before we leave!!!! Five stars for as close to real Greek as you can get outside of Greece!More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 9, 2019

Happened upon this place in Greektown. It was at dinner rush and was lined up. The line moved very quickly. Once seated, sevicecwas fantastic for such a busy place. Ordered drinks and appetizers. Main course was ordered once appetizers came. An abundance of delicious food...served very quickly. So much food that we took home lunch for the next day. Wait service was very very good.Althiugh very busy did not feel rushed.Restroons, like all restaurants along the Danforth ae in the basement. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 3, 2019 via mobile

We tryed the restaurant for the first time. The food was good, the prices were very reasonable and the portions were huge. The waiter switched one of the dishes but as soon as I complained he changed it to the right one. I'll definitely return

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 18, 2019 via mobile

Came here with my daughter who had been looking to recreate her Santorini experience with gyros that come with French fries in the sandwich. I was told Messini does them that way, and have the best gyros in Toronto. Our experience was the opposite. The...meat (lamb/beef mix) was awful - tough and stringy (the kind that gets stuck in your teeth). The service was terrible - water didn’t come until the end, they served our fries to table next to us who ate some before our server said they were our’s and handed the plate to us (!!), we asked for our appetizers and mains to come at same time but waitress said it will be whatever the kitchen does, etc. On top of this there were fruit flies all over our table. Never again...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed July 21, 2019

Decided to try it out after reading some reviews. We were disappointed. The food I’ve got was ok meaning not really flavorfull but overall ok . There was a mistake in my husband order (he was brought the wrong plate) and we politely notify the...server but she did not want to correct her mistake and was rude in her response even if we were polite in our request. We then ask for it to be cancelled of our bill because she did not want to just switch it for the right thing my husband had ordered and we did not want what she had brought us as a meal. Still some rudeness on her part and no “solution” to her mistake was proposed on her side. Not wanting to just stand there and be on the recieving hand of a rude employee, we paid and left. The rudeness from our waiter was really uncalled for. It’s ok to make mistakes, everybody does in life, just don’t be stubburn and acknowledge it. Had her reply not be rude we would have been ok with giving this restaurant a second chance.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed June 20, 2019 via mobile

Loved the spanakopita and Greek fries. Service was great. Gyros are very authentic. Large portions served quickly.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Hello. The restaurant does not take reservations. However, the food and prices is worth the wait. Cheers.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Messini Authentic Gyros

Yes, Messini Authentic Gyros offers takeaway services.

Messini Authentic Gyros is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3