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New St. Charles restaurant putting fresh face on Greek food

Published: Thursday, July 4, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

ST. CHARLES – The new Limani Port of Greece restaurant is looking to put a fresh face on Greek food in St. Charles.

The restaurant opened in May after taking over the former Odyssey restaurant at 3755 E. Main St. in St. Charles. That restaurant also served Greek food.

“We changed everything to a fresh menu,” said Chris Lambropoulos, son of Limani restaurant owner Peter Lambropoulos. “We prepare items every day.”

His father was born in Greece and has lived in the United States for 40 years.

“We’re cooking our heritage food,” Chris Lambropoulos said.

That includes such items as Grecian pork chops and chicken piccata, as well as fish and pasta dishes and sandwiches. Peter Lambropoulos has past restaurant experience.

“He was part owner of Sally’s Pancake House in Chicago, and seven to eight years ago, he owned West Side Gyros in Yorkville,” Chris Lambropoulos said.

The new restaurant is seeing a growing number of customers.

“We are seeing a lot more return customers,” he said.

Moving into an existing restaurant helped Limani to get up and operating.

“The building was in beautiful shape,” he said. “Everything was here for us.”

He is upbeat about the ongoing construction project on East Main Street, near the restaurant.

“It’s been getting better,” he said. “The construction is one of the biggest complaints we hear about. There’s not much we can do.”

Limani is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Information is available by calling 630-443-6600, or at its website, www.limaniportofgreece.com.

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