About Messini

It's WHAT you WANT!

GyroA gyro is a Greek pita sandwich, in Greece it's typically made with pork but when we came to Canada we added lamb or chicken to our menu to give additional options. The pita is generally stuffed with hand-cut meat, chopped tomatoes, mild white raw onions and a yoghurty-garlic tzatziki sauce. Don't forget an added bonus is fries in your gyro.

In Greece, gyros are usually made as a fast food, as hamburgers are in the Western world ...Read more

Messini Authentic Gyros, located in Toronto's celebrated Greektown, has been serving up authentic Greek cuisine since 2002. The purveyor of Toronto's most famed gyro sandwich, Messini's is also renown for being the first to introduce the now wildly popular Greek fries. We also have a great variety of other delicious food items like octopus, calamari and biftec filled with cheese.

Marinos Dafnas was born in Greece and came to Canada in 1992. He launched Messini's as a sit-down restaurant with table service in 2003, using a gyro recipe his restaurateur uncle created in 1969. He saw an opportunity for such a spot after checking out the Danforth where everyone was serving souvlaki — but no one was serving real gyros. Our trick was to put French fries in these marvelous creations, a recipe from back home that dates back at least 30 years.