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All good lunch columns go to foodie heaven — even this one

It’s All Greek to Me was one of my favourite Metro restaurants.

After its sudden closing, it has been reborn as Blue Olive Greek Taverna with much the same lovely ambiance and menu. It’s quiet on this day. We are graciously welcomed and brought warm garlic bread.

Sipping on cranberry with soda ($2.50), we start with delicious Spanaki me Feta ($6), a creamy dip of feta and spinach, served with pita slices.

The chunks of lamb in the Lamb Souvlaki Pita ($11) are perfectly cooked, wrapped in the bread along with red onion, tomato and tzatziki, accompanied by steaming hot fries — tasty and filling.

The Kalamari Salad ($11) is strikingly presented with lightly battered squid over a mound of romaine lettuce, cucumber, red onion, feta and olives, and circled with cherry tomatoes. Heavy on the olive oil, but still nice.

Yes, it’s good to be back — just as my Lunch Rush column comes to an end.

Visiting the restaurant

Blue Olive Greek Taverna

Address. 6196 Quinpool Rd.

Phone. 407-3000


Rating. 3.5/5

Price range. $$

Social lunch. Yes

Quick solo lunch. Yes

Lunch with co-workers. Yes

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