Simpatico appears to have odd hours. During most times I passed by the place in the morning/noon, I see that it’s closed; thus I assumed that the restaurant only had dinner service. However, recently when I was in the area at around 12, I saw that it was open. I decided to take the opportunity and headed into the restaurant. It was quite empty inside: there were only 1-2 other tables that were occupied. In addition to a regular menu consisting of popular Greek dishes, they also have a small lunch menu. I had their Small Canneloni Genovese and Souvlaki (Chicken Thigh).
Small Canneloni Genovese ($12.50):
This was filled with ground veal & pork and is served with garlic toast. The pasta was well cooked and tender, and had a great amount of ground meat. There was also a very good amount of tomato sauce, which was flavourful. I also really enjoyed the layer of cheese on top and the toast, which was well buttered.
Souvlaki, Chicken Thigh ($14.50):
This comes with your choice of either lamb, chicken breast, chicken thighs, beef, or pork (which they were actually out of), either pita or fries, tzatziki, and Greek salad. I had the chicken thighs and pita. The chicken was, of course, tender and juicy, and had a pretty good grilled/charred flavour. Unfortunately, I did find it to be a bit underseasoned and bland. The salad was well dressed and had a good amount of cheese; however, I’m not sure if it was feta that they used for the cheese was a little bland and not salty. The pita was fluffy and chewy; I do wish that they could have served the tzatziki on the side instead of on the pita itself, however.
I’m glad to have managed to catch Simpatico while they were open. The food wasn’t fantastic but still very good, and the prices were fair. Service-wise, the food did take a little long to come out, but the server I had was quite friendly and attentive. All in all, I definitely think that this is a restaurant worth checking out.
Recommendations: Canneloni Genovese, Souvlaki