It’s all Greek at Giorgios

Downtown Puyallup has become a center for creative family restaurants, and Giorgios Greek Cafe is one of the better ones.

Operating on the corner of South 4th Street  and South Meridian, this bistro has been serving authentic Greek dishes for about two years, and the bustling kitchen can provide a good meal at a reasonable price.

We went for a late lunch and were seated quickly, although there were plenty of others there. The decor was cozy and warm and the menus were varied.

We ordered a Falafel appetizer with 12 small round chickpea biscuits, warm pita bread and hummus, and tasziki for dipping at $8.95, a Slavaki sampler with six pieces of lamb and six pieces of beef , warm pita bread, dipping sauces, and mixed greens at $9 on special, a 10-inch onion, garlic, artichoke and chicken pizza at $14.95, a Spanakapita appetizer (two triangular spinach pies) from the children’s menu which came with pita bread and dipping sauces at $8.95, a very good Greek salad of large pieces of tomato, cucumber, onion and goat cheese for $3, Tiramisu at $4.95, and Baklava at $2.75. We also had tea at $2.50.

Everything was fragrant, tasty, and the tangy Greek flavors were pleasing. Nothing was too sharp or over-seasoned, although the falafel was a little over cooked. The pizza crust was tender and crusty and set off the white pizza very well. The spinach pies were thick with spinach and cheese, and the filo crusts were delicate and delicious. The desserts were perfect, the baklava dripping with honey, and the addition of tiny chocolate chips on the Tiramisu was nice.

We really enjoyed the food, and our server, Trisha, was friendly and helpful, and handled a problem with my service dog very gracefully, which I appreciated.


Giorgions Greek Cafe

328 S. Meridian, Puyallup


Hours: Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily

Carolyn Augustine, a freelance restaurant writer, writes the Senior Eats column for Senior Scene.

Giorgios Greek Cafe, located in downtown Puyallup, serves authentic Greek dishes.
Giorgios Greek Cafe, located in downtown Puyallup, serves authentic Greek dishes.