Authentic Greek, American cuisine at Theo Yianni’s
By SCOTT McCLOSKEY
Providing the best authentic Greek and American cuisine in a relaxing but fun family environment is what keeps customers returning for more at Theo Yianni’s Restaurant in Weirton, according to to co-owners Yianni Bourbakis and Shawn Mihellis.
“What makes our restaurant special is of course the family environment,” said Mihellis. Patrons can catch a glimpse of their favorite sporting event on one of the nearly dozen large flat screen TV’s positioned around the inside of the restaurant. In addition to their traditional selections, they have added many new menu items and offer a large selection of beer and wine.
“We have the Greek specialties and also American specialties,” Mihellis said. “Everyone goes to the gyro and Greek fries — that’s like the go-to. People love our wings as well. … We have a brick oven pizza section … and we do specialty pizzas.”
Some of their popular entrees include: the new 8 oz bistro beef tenderloin, chicken lemonato, Mediterranean shrimp and bourbon glazed salmon. In addition Yianni’s offers a variety of burgers, including a Greek bruschetta burger, or the hometown favorite, Frank’s Famous French-burger. Their all new Mediterranean style peppers is quickly becoming another menu favorite, according to Mihellis. They also have plenty of choices from their children’s menu, including: buttered noodles, chicken fingers, hotdogs and grilled cheese sandwich.
“We are just thankful for all our faithful customers and all the new customers that come in,” said Mihellis.
According to Bourbakis, they also pride themselves on keeping the food preparation consistent.
“Every time you get a gyro, or everytime you get something special it is the same thing everytime,” he commented.
Previously located along Pennsylvania Avenue in Weirton, Theo Yianni’s is now located at 322 American Way. Their hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. For take-out call 304-224-1390.