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Gyro Boss in; Cheese Please out in Rockville Centre

Gyro Boss, Rockville Centre

Gyro Boss, Rockville Centre Credit: Newsday, 2011/Joan Reminick

It seems if you just blink, the Rockville Centre restaurant scene reconfigures itself. Today's newcomer is Gyro Boss, whose Aegean blue-and-white color scheme replaces the once red and yellow space of the former Cheese Please.

Co-owner James Fotedis defined the place as “authentic Greek food made by authentic Greek people,” some of whom are relatives. Upon questioning him, I learned the gyro meat is not made from scratch in-house but is rotisserie roasted there, before being sliced to order. The place offers two kinds, ground lamb with beef, or chicken.

Fotedis said he's particularly proud of such house-made specialties as spinach pie ($4.95 appetizer, $11.50 dinner platter) and baklava ($3.65). The namesake gyro may be had as a sandwich on pita ($5.95) or as a platter ($12.50 dinner).

Gyro Boss is at 1A N. Park Ave., Rockville Centre; 516-442-4111.

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