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I love eating al fresco on balmy Sacramento evenings. A few favorite spots include Paragary’s lovely back patio, whose rushing, contemporary waterfalls and gnarled olive trees catapult you into vacation mode; and Aioli’s intimate, peaceful outdoor dining area. But another restaurant that offers a serene, relaxing al fresco experience is friendly, family-owned Greek Village Inn. Tables are nestled under big umbrellas directly in front of the restaurant, and a lush, grassy berm behind the tables creates a cozy, private feel to the dining space. Greek Village Inn’s cuisine – lusty, bold, and full of flavor – is always a delight. Don’t miss the tender, meaty gyros, served with crumbly chunks of Greek feta cheese, kalamata olives and pillowy pita bread; or the cinnamon-kissed pastichio casserole – baked macaroni layered with seasoned ground beef and topped with a creamy béchamel sauce. And - save room for a sweet, flaky piece of the restaurant’s excellent baklava.