Reviews and Such Greek Restaurants

Zorba’s Pizza -Forks Market

I’ve been working my way through the Food Court offerings at The Forks. Zorba’s Pizza has just about brought me to the end of this list. Hopefully, the new places under construction will be open soon.

Zorbas ham and pineapple
A slice of Ham and Pineapple from Zorbas. Pineapple does belong on pizza no matter what Gordon Ramsey says.

As the name Zorba’s Pizza suggests, this place offers a combination of Greek and Italian dishes. During my visits I’ve tried to taste a little bit from each of the menus. I’ll start off with my Greek choice, because it was my favourite and featured the best quality.

Zorba’s Gyros

Zorba’s offers a variety of combos on their menu. You can get with fries, or one of several salads. I decided I would go with the fries alongside my Gyro. The Gyro came stuffed with plenty of meat, and the toppings were equally generous. The meat was also good and tender and easy to bite off and chew. The fries came as smallish wedges. They were golden brown and crispy. One bonus of this order was that I was offered the choice of Tzatziki with my fries. As a person who doesn’t like ketchup, this made the order just that little bit better.

Zorbas Gyros
My Gyros and Fries from Zorbas at The Forks.


The next time around I figured I would give something from the Italian portion of the menu a try, and I chose lasagne and a salad. For the salad I chose the Caesar. The lettuce was fairly crisp and unlike some salads it wasn’t drowning in dressing. The lasagne is baked in a deep dish pan, and so it looks initially like you are receiving a small piece. In fact the piece is quite large. On the other hand, I didn’t find it all that flavourful, reminding me very much of a frozen lasagne from Safeway. The garlic toast was well done, not greasy or overpowering.
My last visit to Zorba’s I gave the pizza a try. After all, it’s in the name of the restaurant, so I figured I should include it in any review. The combo came with two substantial slices. The slices are thick rather than thin crust, but the crust is fairly light. I really enjoyed the fact that both slices had a good amount of topping. No “bread with a thin layer of tomato sauce” here.
Service was quick each time I went. I didn’t have to wait long for my food and it was reasonably hot. Zorba’s is a good place if your interested in grabbing something filling and quick.

By Donald McKenzie

Anglican priest, and food blogger. This blog is focused on Food. It will feature reviews of places to eat books, and the odd recipe. I also write about what it means to gather together around food.