Posted by on Dec 17, 2011 in New York Eats | 0 comments

Whenever I think of Greek food, the first thing to pop into my mind are gyros. Succulent strips of meat with some lettuce, tomato, and onion all wrapped up in a soft pita bread and smothered in yogurt dip.

What could possibly be better than having one of those wraps in hand? 

Well, only to have the small portion of a wrap doubled! 

Fontana’s is the only place I’ve been to (so far) that serves up a satisfyingly large portion when you demand a gyro platter. 

 For $10.90, Fontana’s gyro platter is served with a salad, pita bread, Tzatziki sauce, and your choice of fries, rice, or lemon potatoes.

Needless to say, this thing is big enough to be shared. This isn’t just another gyro platter from any restaurant where all of it manages to fit into one take out container. This place seriously wants to make sure that their customers leave sated and feeling as if the food was well worth their buck(s). So much so, that they cram a heaping amount of gyro meat and fries into one container, while filling another with salad. Of course, you can’t forget the pita bread and yogurt dip that’s included as well!

The gyro meat is tender and carved right off the giant rack of…well, slow roasted gyro meat. Unfortunately, I lost that particular photo (the guy was even nice enough to pose for me -sigh-) so you’ll have to use your imaginations there. While the salad isn’t anything spectacular, their generous cubes of cheese have always sat well with me. In fact, my sister and I are always bickering over who gets the bigger half of the split cube.

Aside from that, all I can say is that the next time you’re driving past Northern Boulevard in Bayside, keep your eye out for Fontana’s little ‘island’. Parking may be a pain, but the food is well worth the effort. Check out the menu on their website here.

Fontana Famous Pizza & Gyro
200-02 Northern Blvd.,

Bayside, NY 11361
(718) 631-0147

~ AJ ~

Photographs taken and provided by AnnMarie Hwang

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