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Vassilenas

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Aitolikou 72, Piraeus 18545, Greece
+30 693 720 0217
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7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Description: Welcome to the oldest restaurant in Athens the legendary...
Welcome to the oldest restaurant in Athens the legendary "Vassilenas" restaurant.

Vassilenas restaurant is located in the same building since 1920, near Piraeus port. During the summer we welcome you at the plant filled roof garden, where you can have moments of relaxation.
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  • 103
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic nouveaux cuisine with a hint of greece. Excellent

We were a group a 6 and had been passengers that day on the very good City Sightseeing Athens and Piraeus red open top buses. They had an excellent free walking tour lead by a very amusing and knowledgeable guide by the name of Eliza who wandered with us around the foothill of the Acropolis. It was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 13, 2015
eddyh1
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Athens, Greece
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Athens, Greece
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

We were a group a 6 and had been passengers that day on the very good City Sightseeing Athens and Piraeus red open top buses. They had an excellent free walking tour lead by a very amusing and knowledgeable guide by the name of Eliza who wandered with us around the foothill of the Acropolis. It was so well organised... More 

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Thank eddyh1
Piraeus, Greece
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Excellent restaurant ... whose elegance and good taste ''runs in the family '' .. second generation owners .... simply follow the tradition of excellent quality greek food ..with a touch of ..''spice '' and gourmet ... Love it

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2 Thank 2211969
Athens, Attiki, Greece
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

A must visit and so value for money restaurant in Athens, Piraeus. With beautiful roofgarden, cool atmosphere, fine tastes.

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Thank Dimitris A
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Ecxellent food, clean,honest and kind service. VERY Good value. Great choice for couples and large groups.

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Thank Areti V
Athens, Greece
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Old famous tavern in the hands of modern oriented manager and chef. Traditional dishes prepared and presented in a nouvelle way. Everything is very tasty with a touch of gourme taste. Very cozy roof garden, fair prices compared to what you get.

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Thank pavloufm
Bellingham, Washington
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125 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I see this restaurant is well-covered in Trip Advisor and I'll merely add that it is well worth while to do the rooftop dining option at this establishment one night and do the set menu, which usually goes through several mezze including taramosalata and so on, up to lemon chicken, and have a carafe of retsina, or your choice; let... More 

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1 Thank Kenpasha
Athens greece
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Excellent greek dishes very well presented in one of the oldest greek restaurants! Very good value for money and super friendly service. The taramosalata (fish roe spread) was the best I have tried! The main courses were a tasty combination of traditional Greek specialties and modern cuisine. We loved the Delfi beer recommended by our waiter and we finished our... More 

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Thank Maria K
Athens, Greece
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The food is delicious, presented in nouvelle cuisine plates and the service is excellent. We also loved their wine list as we found rare wines of small vineyards and special greek varieties. Vassilenas is must for any serious food lover, regardless of origin and disposition. The menu iis amazing, Greek, modern, nicely presented without being overly minimalistic meaning that there... More 

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Thank PWallick
Aurach bei Kitzbuehel, Austria
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123 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This restaurant is in a dark side street of Piraeus and one would never think to find a chef of such exquisite quality. The food is amazing, Greek, modern, the tasting menu is fantastic, nicely presented without being overly minimalistic meaning that there is in fact something to eat on your plate and what you see you taste. The Taramasalata... More 

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Thank amankora
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Excellent !!!Unique selection of wines ,degustation & a la carte menu , Mediterranean and modern cuisine and impeccable service. A proposal with many promises.. Don't miss it if you visit Piraeus or Athens!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Aitolikou 72, Piraeus 18545, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Piraeus Region  >  Piraeus
  • Phone Number: +30 693 720 0217

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 34 - 45
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

Description

Welcome to the oldest restaurant in Athens the legendary "Vassilenas" restaurant.

Vassilenas restaurant is located in the same building since 1920, near Piraeus port. During the summer we welcome you at the plant filled roof garden, where you can have moments of relaxation.
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?