I must have passed by Olympia Pizza a hundred times while bussing to UBC on the 99 B-line. I finally decided to stop by the place for lunch this Wednesday. Even though the right dish to order at a Greek restaurant is lamb, I’m personally not a big fan of lamb, which can sometimes be gamey. Plus, I’m not really crazy about Greek-style food, which I find to be too “light”. I wanted something to be rich and gooey, something that make people feel fat just by looking at it. The Lasagna Olympia seemed to be just the ticket. And of course, I had their large version of the dish.
Lasagna Olympia (Large, $14.5):
This came with a piece of delicious crispy garlic toast. The lasagna was topped with a generous layer of melted cheese, as well as sour cream. I absolutely LOVED the topping; the cheese was rich and gooey while the sour cream added a nice bit of tang. The noodles were cooked to my liking, being reasonably tender but not mushy. I did not really care much for the meat sauce however; it was a bit watery and I personally didn’t think it tasted much better than the frozen lasagnas from the grocery store. Even though the portion didn’t look that big, it was quite filling, so much so in fact that I wondered if I should have had the small version instead. And then I saw someone order the small version and I was like “uh uh, I’m not going to get full on that”.
This was quite small, but at only $1.75, I can’t really complain much.
I quite enjoyed the food at Olympia Pizza. The price was also quite reasonable. Service wise, the lady at the front of the house wasn’t really the friendliest – I found her to be a bit cold and stoic – but she was quite attentive and kept my water glass filled. Even though I’m not the biggest fan of Greek-style food, I do hope to return some day to try their pizzas (I saw some other patrons order them, and I’ve got to admit, I did get a bit jealous).