Small and quaint, Londonderry’s newest restaurant Gigi’s Kouzina offers traditional homemade Greek fare in a relaxed atmosphere. Gigi’s opened on June 19, 2012 and is owned and operated by Gigi and Billy Palaskas.
The Palaskas family has had experience in the restaurant business for more than 40 years. As owners of Brother’s Pizza on South Willow Street in Manchester, NH, the couple took a short break from the restaurant business to spend time with family in Greece before returning to the area to open Gigi’s. The couple is assisted by their eldest daughter, Tina.
Cooking from family recipes that she’s perfected over the years, Gigi spends much of her time in the kitchen. Gigi’s prides itself that 95% of the food is made in the restaurant from scratch. Pizzas are made from hand-stretched, homemade dough; baklava is made fresh with sweet layers of crust and nuts.
Menu items range from pizza and calzones to pasta, salads and wraps. The restaurant also offers a daily Greek dinner dish, baked fresh each day, that include pastitsio, baked lamb, and haddock plaki. Because the special dinners are made daily, there is limited servings. It is recommended that diners call early to reserve a meal.
Gigi’s offers delivery to all of Londonderry and hopes to expand into other local towns. Their hours are Monday through Thursday, 11 AM until 9 PM; Fridays and Saturdays, 11 AM until 11 PM; and Sundays, 1 until 8 PM.
Gigi’s Kouzina is located at 217 Rockingham Road. Visit them online.