Gigi’s is a place that has been around since I was a kid. Serving up the typical pizza, pasta, BBQ chicken and rib type dishes, not your traditional Italian fare but more of what I would call Italian Canadian food that appeals to a wide market.
I was given a $50 credit to the online food ordering website and service JustEat.ca to give there service a try and when I saw Gigi’s on the list I put in my order. Things on the website are dead simple ordering wise, you put in your postal code and you are given a list of participating restaurants in available to you, pick what you want from the online menu for your restaurant, you get a running total including HST, hit the order button and fill in your details and you get a confirmation call from the restaurant. In my area during dinner time I had about 45 different restaurants to choose from that spanned the globe food wise.
I ordered a couple of staple menu items including a small pizza for $12.20. Toppings wise I went with Canadian back bacon, pepperoni and green peppers. Gigi’s serves the pizza that I grew up with, medium thickness of crust and heavy on the cheese, what I call typical Canadian pizza. Gigi’s makes a good pizza if you’re looking something other than thin crust. The toppings were good and plentiful and they used a generous amount of cheese. I did find the crust to be on the greasy side but on the other hand it tasted nice and buttery.
Next up on the menu was an order of Baked Spaghetti with Mushrooms for $10.75. Baked spaghetti is a favorite of mine and my mom used to make it all the time. Gigi’s again was heavy on the cheese and sauce in this case. The pasta on the other hand was a bit over cooked but the cheese made up for it! The sauce was OK, not sweet like I’ve had at other places but it was heavy on the onion flavor. The dish also came with a slice of garlic bread, nothing special here seeing it’s a pretty standard item.
The next Item I ordered came with a couple of sides, Greek salad in this case and some pita with tzatziki. Both of these sides were delicious and I enjoyed them a lot. The salad had the right amount of ingredients-basically not an overabundance of onions, the dressing was a good mix of olive oil and red wine vinegar. The tzatziki was the nice and thick kind, perfect seasoned with some garlic and grated cucumber-great for scooping up with the fluffy pita.
For my main I went with the classic Chicken Souvlaki that was also served with rice pilaf and roasted potatoes for $17.95. The souvlaki was really good, it was marinated and flavored with garlic which was a great touch and the pieces of chicken were nice and juicy. The potatoes were roasted nicely, I really like how they left the skins on. The rice pilaf on the other hand was a total letdown, it lacked flavor and the taste of the rice reminded me of Uncle Ben’s converted rice-yuck!.
For the most part my food was good and I had left overs in my fridge for a couple of days. I liked the ordering experience with JustEat.ca, the ordering was super easy and everything was delivered quickly and with a friendly smile. I’ll be using JustEat.ca for my future food deliver needs when I’m at home and too lazy to get off my butt to grab some food!
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