Halal Greek and Italian Food at Milano Foodworks
On Woodbine Avenue, located near Frankie Tomatto’s, is a new joint called Milano FoodWorks that offers halal Greek and Italian food at extremely reasonable prices. I first heard of Milano Foodworks when Halal Foodie mentioned them on Twitter. It caught my eye because it was on way home from work and it made me ponder of the endless possibilities of take-out on days when cooking dinner was out of the question!
We’ve ordered from Milano Foodworks on two occasions. The first time, we ordered four meals consisting of Chicken Souvlaki Sticks Meal ($9.73), Chicken Cutlet Meal ($9.73) and two Veal Meals ($9.73). Each meal includes a Greek salad, rice, roasted potatoes, and pita bread. Even if the rice and roasted potatoes didn’t fill you up, you would have enough leftovers for lunch and maybe even dinner the next day!
The Chicken Cutlet and the Veal were a good choice. However, we found the batter for both the Chicken Cutlet and Veal were oddly similar and wished they had their own distinct flavours. The Chicken Souvlaki was nicely marinated and seasoned and a heavy contender for the best dish that day.
The Greek salad was amazing! The simple balance of the dressing and feta cheese was perfect. The roasted potatoes on the other hand had us confused. When we thought of roasted potatoes, we assumed we were getting oven-roasted, spice-kissed potatoes. What we got instead looked like steamed or boiled potatoes with gravy. It was different, but they still tasted pretty good in conjunction with the rice.
On the second occasion, we ordered a Philly Cheese Steak ($8.95) and Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich ($7.36) with a side of Greek salad (since I devoured it the first time!) and roasted potatoes. With both of these sandwiches, we had nothing but compliments. The sauce and the cheese in the Philly Cheese Steak was well balanced, while the Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich welcomed us with its own unique taste compared to the normal mom-and-pop or franchised joints that we were so accustomed to.
All in all, the food was what we expected with wholesome portions and all reasonably priced. Just a side note, since Milano Foodworks caters to a diverse clientele within the Woodbine and Denison business area, their food items may seem a bit bland. Not to fret, just ask for a side of hot sauce and spice up your meal to your heart’s content!
I’ve also learned from the owners of Milano Foodworks that they cater for any-sized parties. You can also take advantage of their location which can comfortably seat around 40-50 people!
Shabnam is a restaurant reviewer for Halal Foodie, follow her on twitter at @Shabz_1221
7181 Woodbine Ave., Markham, ON
Monday to Saturday 11:00am-10:00pm
*Meat supplier as of December 11, 2012 is: Sargent Farms / Kabul Bazaar (Midland and Lawrence). Meat supplied was verbally assured by owner of the store and/or staff on the date of this review. Please verify to ensure supplier/ownership has not changed.