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Milto’s: The Mediterannean Gem on the Drag

Milto’s: The Mediterannean Gem on the Drag

Craving a vacation to Italy? While I may not be able to help you with plane tickets (sorry about that), I do have the next best thing. For those of you who didn’t know, a Mediterranean escape lies within walking distance from campus.

Milto’s is a restaurant featuring everything Mediterranean from pizza to gyros to cheesecake, and is located on the drag across from Toy Joy. Navigating this busy intersection will be well worth your while once you sink your teeth into the savory and saucy entrees Milto’s has to offer.

Photo by Christin Urso

When you walk inside, yellow walls, hanging plants and decorations make you feel like you’ve just stepped into another country. Order directly from the counter and find a seat to enjoy the atmosphere and wait for your carefully cooked food.

“Our food speaks for itself,” said Joe Rodriguez, managing partner at Milto’s. Ain’t that the truth. The kitchen is constantly in overdrive to produce fresh, mouthwatering dishes to order. Slow-cooked specialty sauces and hand-rolled meatballs adorn some of the most popular entrees at Milto’s, and the house-prepped salad dressings are sold by the bottle. The cooks work with what Rodriguez called “old-school bakers ovens.” As a result, everything tastes home-cooked (or maybe even better). “You might not get your food in under five minutes,” said Rodriguez, “but it is well worth the wait.”

What do I recommend? It’s hard to pick out just one thing, but my favorites thus far are the meat lasagna and the Milto’s Mama’s choice gyro. The gyros are far tastier than anything you would find at Pita Pit, and the lasagna is melt-in-your-mouth cheesy magma goodness. The specialty pizzas (which you might have previewed at our launch party) are amazing as well.

Tasty Gyro captured by Christin Urso

Tight on cash? $5 entrees are available from 11am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.

I know that college students usually pass up dessert for the sake of budgeting, but I advise you to break the tradition. The Cheesecake is a heavenly, creamy creation that keeps reappearing in my dreams. Milto’s specialty cakes are only $4.75, and easily splittable (although once you take a bite, you may reconsider sharing), and the baklava (a layered Greek pastry) is only $2.45.

If you’re too lazy to leave the comfort of your couch, get excited, because Milto’s delivers (free if order exceeds $10). Order online for pick-up or delivery here, and check out the website for the full menu, catering options and weekly specials.

Hours of Operation: Mon-Thurs 11am-10:30pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm, Sunday 12pm-10:30pm
Location: 2909 Guadalupe St. Austin, TX 78705


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I love gyros. I spent a lot of time in Carson Engineering Center, so I would eat lunch occasionally at the Greek House near Jenkins and Boyd.

My senior year in college I lived in an apartment complex on Brooks across the street from Brandt Park that are no longer there. Several times a week I would trek there for dinner.

Anywho, I've never found a place that could equal the Greek House gyros.

I recently discovered that Sam's sells frozen packages of sliced gyro meat made by Kronos. Thaw, bake in oven at 350 for 5 minutes on a cookie sheet, and it is done.

I buy Hidden Valley Greek Yogurt for the dressing.

I just chopped some garden fresh cucumbers, onions and tomatoes and heated up some meat. I don't have any pita bread, but a fajita-size tortilla works just fine.

I just ate a home-made gyro sandwich for lunch. Yum.

I don't think I've ever had a gyro as good as the Greek House. I too spent many a day at Carson and ate at the Greek House 2-3 times a week. Nerf football size gyro, big serving of fries (I swear they fried them in drippings from the gyro meat) and a coke for $5. Couldn't be beat.

I'll have to try the kronos stuff, I got some frozen gyro stuff at HEB in Houston, it wasn't that great.


First Unread Thread Button

I love gyros. I spent a lot of time in Carson Engineering Center, so I would eat lunch occasionally at the Greek House near Jenkins and Boyd.

My senior year in college I lived in an apartment complex on Brooks across the street from Brandt Park that are no longer there. Several times a week I would trek there for dinner.

Anywho, I've never found a place that could equal the Greek House gyros.

I recently discovered that Sam's sells frozen packages of sliced gyro meat made by Kronos. Thaw, bake in oven at 350 for 5 minutes on a cookie sheet, and it is done.

I buy Hidden Valley Greek Yogurt for the dressing.

I just chopped some garden fresh cucumbers, onions and tomatoes and heated up some meat. I don't have any pita bread, but a fajita-size tortilla works just fine.

I just ate a home-made gyro sandwich for lunch. Yum.

I don't think I've ever had a gyro as good as the Greek House. I too spent many a day at Carson and ate at the Greek House 2-3 times a week. Nerf football size gyro, big serving of fries (I swear they fried them in drippings from the gyro meat) and a coke for $5. Couldn't be beat.

I'll have to try the kronos stuff, I got some frozen gyro stuff at HEB in Houston, it wasn't that great.


First Unread Thread Button

I love gyros. I spent a lot of time in Carson Engineering Center, so I would eat lunch occasionally at the Greek House near Jenkins and Boyd.

My senior year in college I lived in an apartment complex on Brooks across the street from Brandt Park that are no longer there. Several times a week I would trek there for dinner.

Anywho, I've never found a place that could equal the Greek House gyros.

I recently discovered that Sam's sells frozen packages of sliced gyro meat made by Kronos. Thaw, bake in oven at 350 for 5 minutes on a cookie sheet, and it is done.

I buy Hidden Valley Greek Yogurt for the dressing.

I just chopped some garden fresh cucumbers, onions and tomatoes and heated up some meat. I don't have any pita bread, but a fajita-size tortilla works just fine.

I just ate a home-made gyro sandwich for lunch. Yum.

I don't think I've ever had a gyro as good as the Greek House. I too spent many a day at Carson and ate at the Greek House 2-3 times a week. Nerf football size gyro, big serving of fries (I swear they fried them in drippings from the gyro meat) and a coke for $5. Couldn't be beat.

I'll have to try the kronos stuff, I got some frozen gyro stuff at HEB in Houston, it wasn't that great.


First Unread Thread Button

I love gyros. I spent a lot of time in Carson Engineering Center, so I would eat lunch occasionally at the Greek House near Jenkins and Boyd.

My senior year in college I lived in an apartment complex on Brooks across the street from Brandt Park that are no longer there. Several times a week I would trek there for dinner.

Anywho, I've never found a place that could equal the Greek House gyros.

I recently discovered that Sam's sells frozen packages of sliced gyro meat made by Kronos. Thaw, bake in oven at 350 for 5 minutes on a cookie sheet, and it is done.

I buy Hidden Valley Greek Yogurt for the dressing.

I just chopped some garden fresh cucumbers, onions and tomatoes and heated up some meat. I don't have any pita bread, but a fajita-size tortilla works just fine.

I just ate a home-made gyro sandwich for lunch. Yum.

I don't think I've ever had a gyro as good as the Greek House. I too spent many a day at Carson and ate at the Greek House 2-3 times a week. Nerf football size gyro, big serving of fries (I swear they fried them in drippings from the gyro meat) and a coke for $5. Couldn't be beat.

I'll have to try the kronos stuff, I got some frozen gyro stuff at HEB in Houston, it wasn't that great.


First Unread Thread Button

I love gyros. I spent a lot of time in Carson Engineering Center, so I would eat lunch occasionally at the Greek House near Jenkins and Boyd.

My senior year in college I lived in an apartment complex on Brooks across the street from Brandt Park that are no longer there. Several times a week I would trek there for dinner.

Anywho, I've never found a place that could equal the Greek House gyros.

I recently discovered that Sam's sells frozen packages of sliced gyro meat made by Kronos. Thaw, bake in oven at 350 for 5 minutes on a cookie sheet, and it is done.

I buy Hidden Valley Greek Yogurt for the dressing.

I just chopped some garden fresh cucumbers, onions and tomatoes and heated up some meat. I don't have any pita bread, but a fajita-size tortilla works just fine.

I just ate a home-made gyro sandwich for lunch. Yum.

I don't think I've ever had a gyro as good as the Greek House. I too spent many a day at Carson and ate at the Greek House 2-3 times a week. Nerf football size gyro, big serving of fries (I swear they fried them in drippings from the gyro meat) and a coke for $5. Couldn't be beat.

I'll have to try the kronos stuff, I got some frozen gyro stuff at HEB in Houston, it wasn't that great.


First Unread Thread Button

I love gyros. I spent a lot of time in Carson Engineering Center, so I would eat lunch occasionally at the Greek House near Jenkins and Boyd.

My senior year in college I lived in an apartment complex on Brooks across the street from Brandt Park that are no longer there. Several times a week I would trek there for dinner.

Anywho, I've never found a place that could equal the Greek House gyros.

I recently discovered that Sam's sells frozen packages of sliced gyro meat made by Kronos. Thaw, bake in oven at 350 for 5 minutes on a cookie sheet, and it is done.

I buy Hidden Valley Greek Yogurt for the dressing.

I just chopped some garden fresh cucumbers, onions and tomatoes and heated up some meat. I don't have any pita bread, but a fajita-size tortilla works just fine.

I just ate a home-made gyro sandwich for lunch. Yum.

I don't think I've ever had a gyro as good as the Greek House. I too spent many a day at Carson and ate at the Greek House 2-3 times a week. Nerf football size gyro, big serving of fries (I swear they fried them in drippings from the gyro meat) and a coke for $5. Couldn't be beat.

I'll have to try the kronos stuff, I got some frozen gyro stuff at HEB in Houston, it wasn't that great.


First Unread Thread Button

I love gyros. I spent a lot of time in Carson Engineering Center, so I would eat lunch occasionally at the Greek House near Jenkins and Boyd.

My senior year in college I lived in an apartment complex on Brooks across the street from Brandt Park that are no longer there. Several times a week I would trek there for dinner.

Anywho, I've never found a place that could equal the Greek House gyros.

I recently discovered that Sam's sells frozen packages of sliced gyro meat made by Kronos. Thaw, bake in oven at 350 for 5 minutes on a cookie sheet, and it is done.

I buy Hidden Valley Greek Yogurt for the dressing.

I just chopped some garden fresh cucumbers, onions and tomatoes and heated up some meat. I don't have any pita bread, but a fajita-size tortilla works just fine.

I just ate a home-made gyro sandwich for lunch. Yum.

I don't think I've ever had a gyro as good as the Greek House. I too spent many a day at Carson and ate at the Greek House 2-3 times a week. Nerf football size gyro, big serving of fries (I swear they fried them in drippings from the gyro meat) and a coke for $5. Couldn't be beat.

I'll have to try the kronos stuff, I got some frozen gyro stuff at HEB in Houston, it wasn't that great.


First Unread Thread Button

I love gyros. I spent a lot of time in Carson Engineering Center, so I would eat lunch occasionally at the Greek House near Jenkins and Boyd.

My senior year in college I lived in an apartment complex on Brooks across the street from Brandt Park that are no longer there. Several times a week I would trek there for dinner.

Anywho, I've never found a place that could equal the Greek House gyros.

I recently discovered that Sam's sells frozen packages of sliced gyro meat made by Kronos. Thaw, bake in oven at 350 for 5 minutes on a cookie sheet, and it is done.

I buy Hidden Valley Greek Yogurt for the dressing.

I just chopped some garden fresh cucumbers, onions and tomatoes and heated up some meat. I don't have any pita bread, but a fajita-size tortilla works just fine.

I just ate a home-made gyro sandwich for lunch. Yum.

I don't think I've ever had a gyro as good as the Greek House. I too spent many a day at Carson and ate at the Greek House 2-3 times a week. Nerf football size gyro, big serving of fries (I swear they fried them in drippings from the gyro meat) and a coke for $5. Couldn't be beat.

I'll have to try the kronos stuff, I got some frozen gyro stuff at HEB in Houston, it wasn't that great.


First Unread Thread Button

I love gyros. I spent a lot of time in Carson Engineering Center, so I would eat lunch occasionally at the Greek House near Jenkins and Boyd.

My senior year in college I lived in an apartment complex on Brooks across the street from Brandt Park that are no longer there. Several times a week I would trek there for dinner.

Anywho, I've never found a place that could equal the Greek House gyros.

I recently discovered that Sam's sells frozen packages of sliced gyro meat made by Kronos. Thaw, bake in oven at 350 for 5 minutes on a cookie sheet, and it is done.

I buy Hidden Valley Greek Yogurt for the dressing.

I just chopped some garden fresh cucumbers, onions and tomatoes and heated up some meat. I don't have any pita bread, but a fajita-size tortilla works just fine.

I just ate a home-made gyro sandwich for lunch. Yum.

I don't think I've ever had a gyro as good as the Greek House. I too spent many a day at Carson and ate at the Greek House 2-3 times a week. Nerf football size gyro, big serving of fries (I swear they fried them in drippings from the gyro meat) and a coke for $5. Couldn't be beat.

I'll have to try the kronos stuff, I got some frozen gyro stuff at HEB in Houston, it wasn't that great.


First Unread Thread Button

I love gyros. I spent a lot of time in Carson Engineering Center, so I would eat lunch occasionally at the Greek House near Jenkins and Boyd.

My senior year in college I lived in an apartment complex on Brooks across the street from Brandt Park that are no longer there. Several times a week I would trek there for dinner.

Anywho, I've never found a place that could equal the Greek House gyros.

I recently discovered that Sam's sells frozen packages of sliced gyro meat made by Kronos. Thaw, bake in oven at 350 for 5 minutes on a cookie sheet, and it is done.

I buy Hidden Valley Greek Yogurt for the dressing.

I just chopped some garden fresh cucumbers, onions and tomatoes and heated up some meat. I don't have any pita bread, but a fajita-size tortilla works just fine.

I just ate a home-made gyro sandwich for lunch. Yum.

I don't think I've ever had a gyro as good as the Greek House. I too spent many a day at Carson and ate at the Greek House 2-3 times a week. Nerf football size gyro, big serving of fries (I swear they fried them in drippings from the gyro meat) and a coke for $5. Couldn't be beat.

I'll have to try the kronos stuff, I got some frozen gyro stuff at HEB in Houston, it wasn't that great.


Watch the video: Miltos Mediterranean Cafe (November 2021).