LATEST THELO NEWS
New web site, new order page!
Thelo Greek Kuzina has a new online look but the same delicious homemade, home-baked flavors and quality.
...a slice of Greece
in Great Falls
“Please do yourself a favor and visit! Found Thelo after watching a friend do a Polar Plunge in nearby Reston. Looked for something to eat and decided to try it out. You can get in and out quickly if you need to but I highly recommend taking your time and enjoying it. It was the best Greek food I can remember - starting with fresh Dolmades. I do t usually eat appetizers but Dolmades are a personal favorite and these were the best I've ever had. Afterwards I had Befteki Souvlakia and my friend had a Gyro. They make everything on location and it is delicious. The owner, John, is proud to take you back into his open kitchen and show you what goes into the dishes. I meant to take a picture of the Gyros but ate it too quickly. I slowed down for the dessert pastry and remembered to take a picture. Thelo has two kinds of Baclava but my friend and I tried the other pastry and had a hard time not burning our tongues because we were eating it so fast. Oh yes, nice cantina feel. Especially when John puts on the traditional Greek music for you.” --Capt. Jack 6 on Yelp
Thelo Greek means "I want Greek."
Thelo (I want) Greek is a Kuzina (an open kitchen) with 22 seats in a cozy Greek tavern setting. Our menu is the staples of Greek Street food with few classic plates. Believing that food taste is personal, acquired & developed in one's origins, family, travels & exposure, our flavors are based on my formative years growing up in Greece & gratefully employing great chefs in my US restaurants. Our menu is *Greek* with some ingredient allowances & includes many gluten free, vegetarian & vegan specialties. Our aim is to be a 4-star value, basing our prices on the quality of the ingredient costs, many of them from local producers & not the competition's.
"BEST DAMNED GYRO"
Gyro, pronounced “yeero” in Greek, comes from the Greek word “yirizo,” which means to turn. Classic gyros are hand stacked thin slices of pork bellies and loin with herbs & spices, layered on a spit and cooked on an upright rotisserie.
Thelo's *Best Damn Gyro* is served in a handmade grilled pita with onions, tomatoes & our dressing, the same as it was served in Athens starting around 1922 when the dish was introduced by the influx of over 1.5 million refuges, most of them from Smyrna/Izmir & Konstantinoupoli/Istanbul. They were made with no tzatziki, no lettuce, no french fries, and no feta, ingredients which were marketing add-ons starting in the late 1970s.
In March 2021, we made news by making & serving a real halal lamb *Best Damn Gyro* in order to serve, due to religious restrictions, our Indian, Pakistani, Arab & Jewish customers, made with boneless leg of lamb & our spice-herb mix, making Thelo the second Greek known eatery in the US where real lamb gyros are made and served (as opposed to the nom which is beef with lamb fat for flavor).
10123 Colvin Run Rd
Great Falls, VA 22066
Tue - Sunday
11:00 am – 9:00 pm