The menu at Stavros Pizzeria and Deli will give you a little whiplash — pizza? gyro? bacon cheeseburger? — but in a good way.

It’s got Italian and Greek specialties along with a broad selection of wraps, salads, grilled subs, sandwiches, pasta dinners and the usual appetizers you find at a restaurant like this, from buffalo wings and mozzarella sticks to breaded, fried mushrooms.

I quickly fell in love with the Greek pizza, a veggie pie topped with feta cheese, Greek olives, fresh tomatoes, spinach, a blend of cheddar and mozzarella cheeses, and the restaurant’s own “special sauce.”

The cheese combination was gooey and creamy, the tomatoes and sauce provided a hint of sweetness, and the feta and Greek olives gave each bite a tart little punch. I found it refreshing that they didn’t skimp on the cheese, yet they didn’t overdo it either, so the cheese didn’t overwhelm the other ingredients.

I’m still dreaming about this Greek pie — which will set you back $10.49 for a 10-inch and $16.59 for a 14-inch — and am anticipating a return trip to order another. If Greek pizza isn’t your thing, other specialty pizzas include Hawaiian, pesto and chicken, chicken broccoli alfredo, and a house special that comes with pepperoni, sausage, ham, meatballs, onions, peppers and mushrooms.

On one of my visits to Stavros, the dining area was as empty as a ghost town. But you soon realize that takeout is this place’s bread and butter. The joint was jumping with people running in to pick up their orders. (Stavros also offers delivery all day, every day.)


The restaurant has about a dozen tables covered in vinyl checkered tablecloths. There’s a couple of coolers for drinks, and a specials board advertising deals on things like jalapeno poppers, tuna melts, Reubens and a “super sausage parma.”

Pizza by the slice is available, too — one slice for $1.29 or two for $2.14 — and you can grab some baklava while you’re at it, because it’s right by the register.

The menu has lots of options that cost $7 or under, and you won’t sacrifice quality for a lower price. Small grilled subs range from $5.19 for a small ham-and-egg sub to $6.29 for an 8-inch steak bomb, chicken bomb or Greek chicken sub. A 10-inch eggplant parm sub is $6.49.

Pasta dinners, such as spaghetti and sausage or an order of lasagna, run between $7 and $8. The most expensive items are the dinners featuring meats such as marinated steak tips ($9.89) or chicken kabobs ($9.39). The dinners are typically served with a salad and either rice or fries.

For another meal, I tried the gyro, which consisted of beef and lamb strips tucked inside pita bread with tomato, onion, feta and tzatziki sauce for $4.99.

The pita bread was rolled and wrapped well so that the ingredients wouldn’t fall all over your shirt. A side of onion rings was a pleasant surprise. They were hot, crunchy and made with whole slices of onion.

Once again, this order did not disappoint. But I’ll still be ordering that Greek pizza next time I visit.

The staff of GO anonymously samples meals for about $7.


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