Many toppings available. Triggers a Proustian reaction from those who grew up on it but fun stuff even for people discovering it as an adult.
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It's not really mentioned on the menu — just know that the "Individual Pizza" ($6.50 for plain) is the pan-cooked, Greek-style pizza you want. While some folks in the aforementioned thread mentioned that Greek-style has a less-crisp crust, the foundation of Gyro Uno's pies are overwhelmingly firm and veering toward crunch territory. Sauce? Well, it's there, but its flavor is hardly discernible. What is there is cheese. Oodles of it, in fact, and it blankets the almost-pan-fried dough in a thick, melty layer that desperately clings to your slice as you try to remove it from the pie. I recommend adding toppings, as the plain pie is, well, pretty plain tasting without them. If you're brave, the "Gyro Uno Special" comes with pretty much every topping and shaved gyro meat on top. I'm saving that for another time.
Acropolis has the distinction of being one of the few places in the Seattle area serving Greek-style pizza, though it should be noted that this is pizza best consumed in tandem with copious amounts of alcohol.
One of the more esoteric pizza styles is the New England "Greek" style of pie, so called not because it contains feta cheese on a pita but because it gained currency by being served out of Greek diners. The pie is largely confined to New England, although I was lucky to find a fine example of the breed just north of New York City in Mamaroneck, New York.
This just rolled in from the comments of the Regional Pizza Styles glossary: Hope it's not too late to comment on the New England–Greek-style pizza, but considering it's one of my favorites (and considering Astoria just got a shout out in your most recent post)—VOILA!Gyro Uno, 28-01 Steinway Street, Astoria NY 11103 (at 28th Avenue; map)I've found reheated slices in house are vastly superior to whole pies. One of my favorite places to get pizza in New York. (That IS saying a lot ...)—samm...