The Agora greek market is on Mamakas Food Group’s expanding list of restaurants. The Agora, meaning “assembly” or “gathering place,” was once a central public space in ancient Greece. Located on Queen Street West, across from Trinity Bellwoods Park, this market is the perfect stop on the way to an afternoon feast in the sun.
Aris Place has one of those old-school signs that makes you think twice about stepping inside, but those who dare to venture are in for a surprise. They’ve been serving up souvlaki in Roncesvalles for 30+ years in addition to being an all-day breakfast spot for locals. You can feast your eyes on black and
When visiting the Danforth, it is imperative to enjoy some loukoumades. The humble honey puff might not be fancy, but at Athens Pastries, the surface-fried, honey-soaked, cinnamon-dusted dough balls are proof that simplicity is addictive. Try to eat just one. We dare you.
Avenue Open Kitchen is one of those classic greasy spoons and somewhat of a Toronto institution. They’ve been doling out classic breakfast staples like bacon and eggs and a variety of omelets and sandwiches like Canadian peameal bacon, Reubens, roast beef, Montreal smoked meat and pastrami since the 1950s. Not much has changed by way
Bar Koukla is the newest member of the Mamakas Food Group and the most recent resto to take its place on the Ossington strip. In 2015 Thanos Tripi opened Mamakas Taverna and took the west end by storm with his unique collection of Greek wines, traditional yet elevated Greek fare and chic Mediterranean atmosphere. Bar
Greek cuisine gets an Instagram-worthy setting at Bar Neon, which comes complete with a heated back patio. Decorated with bold colours that compliment the traditional blue and white associated with Greek culture, the restaurant also has a private dining space that can accommodate partial or full buyouts. The fare is traditional, with mezes and huge
Andreas Antoniou spent many of his formative years working in restaurants. Such is bound to happen when one’s father owns Toronto stalwarts like Anthony’s, Little Anthony’s and Mediterra. Now, all grown up — having spent a good chunk of time in the corporate world, dining out at some of the best restaurants in North America — he’s transformed his father’s Mediterra into his own Estiatorio Volos, a new high-end Greek restaurant in the financial district.
For when you would rather be sunbathing on a Greek island than Trinity Bellwoods Park, Greek & Co has you covered. No, Greek & Co. isn’t going to fly you out to Mykonos to party at Lindsay Lohan’s beach club, but it will make you a delicious Greek meal to go. Greek & Co’s mission
A Toronto landmark since 1967, Joso’s is owned and operated by Leo and Shirley Spralja. It was founded by the famous Croatian painter, sculptor, and all around artist, Joso Spralja, whose works are immediately recognizable upon entering the restaurant. And his presence is felt immediately, from the inspiration from Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast to the sensory
Karbouzi has been serving up some Mediterranean cuisine in a fun and festive tavern since 1970. In Greek, Karbouzi means “watermelon” which fits the large logo on the wooden sign at the restaurant’s front entrance. Behind the blue-clad door frames and outdoor seating, this North York restaurant serves up authentic souvlaki on a stick, on
At the southern end of the Ossington strip, Mamakas serves elevated, rustic Greek fare, or “modernized trad Greek,” as food critic Joanne Kates has described it. The menu, according to owner Thanos Vrettakos Tripi (above), is meant to honour the “extremely authentic Greek” recipes he grew up with “because we had my grandmother living with
Mezes is a family-run operation that has been a part of the Danforth dining scene since before Miley Cyrus was born. At Mezes, the emphasis is on sharing plates, which is the namesake of the restaurant, mezes. We love the ample selection. Conservative eaters will likely stick to the standard Hellenic offerings, like calamari and
Myth restaurant is a dazzling Greek restaurant, from UNIQ Hospitality Group. It takes over the Citizen, a now-closed nightclub that previously occupied the space. The restaurant is a personal project for the family-owned group, according to co-owner Matty Tsoumaris. Myth is a reincarnation of the hospitality group’s erstwhile first restaurant, also dubbed Myth, which opened
Pantheon has been serving authentic Greek cuisine in the heart of Greektown since 1997. It is run by owner Nick Parussis, his wife Olga and their daughter Crystalia. The menu features classic Greek fare, such as roasted lamb, souvlaki and calamari, as well as a variety of dips to put your grilled pita in. Pantheon
Drawing inspiration from authentic Greek culinary traditions, the newest restaurant in Yorkville seeks to bring a taste of the Greek islands to Toronto with a menu that features plenty of charcoal grilled meat and seafood, as well as recognizable favourites. Executive Chef Jack Connacher and the talented team have curated an à la carte menu
Pètros82 is the latest offering from Peter and Paul’s, serving up an authentic Greek experience in the middle of the city. The name pays homage to the fact that owner Peter Eliopoulos has been in the hospitality industry since 1982, and Pètros82 is his love letter to his native Greece. Find authentic Greek decor alongside
Philoxenia means “friends to the stranger,” a feeling that is instantly met when you step inside this fine-dining Greek restaurant. Located on Yonge Street in Thornhill, Philoxenia offers traditional Mediterranean food with a haute cuisine twist. Outside, the walls are decorated in the same blue and white that is found on the Greek flag. Inside,
While it’s located in Thornhill, the gardens combined with the simplistic and upscale elegance of this Greek restaurant will transport you to Europe. Santorini Estiatorio serves up modern cuisine but with a traditional and authentic Greek touch. With ingredients imported from the homeland, the menu is complete with appetizers including homemade dips, traditional mains, seafood
This no-frills diner at Pape and the Danforth stands out amongst the sea of restaurants in Greektown. Tzatziki is a diner-style restaurant connected to Macchiato café where you can grab a coffee before taking your seat. This place is always busy with neighbourhood guests chatting with each other in Greek over a plate of souvlaki.