Fillo Greek Bake Shop Serves Up Layers of Love

The menu at this European-style café in Over-the-Rhine is stacked with pastries made with fillo dough brushed with butter and baked to a flaky crisp.
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PHOTOGRAPH BY LANCE ADKINS

Named after the thin, unleavened dough that makes up the tasty pastries in many Balkan and Middle Eastern cultures, Fillo Greek Bake Shop is an authentic European-style café right in Over-the-Rhine. Owners Evi and Evan Papnikolaou want customers to feel like they’re on an excursion through Greece, so the menu is stacked with pastries made with the dough—layer upon layer of it, brushed with butter and baked to a flaky crisp. If you want a sweet version, try the bougatsa (fillo with sweet milk custard) or the saragli (rolled baklava drizzled with white and dark chocolate). Or go savory with spanakopita (spinach and feta) or tiropita (feta cheese). Pair one with an espresso and you’ll feel like you’re in another land.

Fillo Greek Bake Shop, 1505 Race St., Over-the-Rhine, (513) 873-1995

PHOTOGRAPH BY LANCE ADKINS

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