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Cavos, Newington, CT

Morganna | Apr 30, 2009 08:57 AM

My husband and I ended our vacation to Connecticut with a late lunch (around 3PM) at Cavos (

We had saganaki and arnaoutti (which was skordalia with roasted peppers), and a gyro dinner plate. We shared all of it.

The saganaki was really good, though not hot (not served on a sizzling platter, as I've had it at other places), still tasty and well-cooked. Three slabs of cheese served with lemon wedges, yum. The arnaoutti was really good (I love skordalia, I need to make it at home more often). Our meal came with a salad that was nothing especially remarkable, but well-executed (fresh, not yucky, decent dressing, not enough olives for me :) and garlic bread that was a little too done on the bottom (like he left it just a bit too long) but it wasn't quite burnt. It had that lovely fresh garlic taste from actual garlic bits on the bread, instead of some spread that tastes so vaguely of garlic you think maybe someone waved a clove in the general direction of the broiler.

The fries we got with the plate were very crisp, and I liked them, but I was nearly completely full by the time they got there, so I only had a couple. The meat was wonderful, perfect, really (well, perfect for anything I've found in New England, anyway, I'm sure it's better in Greece or other places with large Greek communities). The tzatziki I loved, rich, creamy, garlicky, fresh. Clearly made there. Could have used a little more pita bread (perfect, grilled, warm, yummy) but we didn't really -need- it.

For dessert we had phyllo stuffed with a sort of custard cream. It was good, made on premises (according to the waitress) but I think I would have preferred baklava. :)

The whole meal set us back around $36 (not including tip). I liked it an awful lot, and would absolutely recommend it to anyone in the area. Or near the area. It was totally worth driving out of our way to get to.

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