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Diethnes

Palaiologou 105, Sparta 231 00, Greece
27310 28636
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Ranked #5 of 22 Restaurants in Sparta
Price range: $14 - $20
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Woodbridge, Virginia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I would recommend asking for their best meal of the day. I ate here maybe 5 or 6 times and was never disappointed; I always asked for their best meal that day. The eggplant and beef were to die for, I was sad to finish my plate! You can sit out front, inside, or in the beautiful garden out back.... More

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Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

My wife and I go to Greece every year and make a point to go to Diethenes even if it is out of our way. The best oven food in Greece. We order too much because we want to try everything!

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Sparta, Greece
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

The counter at the back shows the dozen or so specialties of the day, and these are quickly served up and brought out. I had a fine piece of pork with lemony oven potatoes; other members of my group had some excellent meatballs with lemon-egg sauce and fries, one of three different kinds of patty, a vege dish like ratatouille,... More

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Boston, MA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

This was the only restaurant recommended in my Frommer's guidebook, so we decided to give it a try. The restaurant is cute and the owner/waiter was very nice, but the food was not very good and we didn't get what we asked for. My daughter ordered bean soup and got veal with vegetables. She sent it back and ordered vegetable... More

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Mazzè, Piemonte, Italy
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33 reviews 33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

There are not many options in this tiny town. Food will be the same just about everywhere. The owner does not speak much English but (very touristy of me) I had a Greek salad that was a little bland but my husband enjoy his mousakka. Super cheap. Good enough.

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Rookhope
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

We dined here three times in May 2012! Excellent value, caters for vegetarians, Greek food as it always has been, delivered by the owners who remembered and welcomed us as old friends after the first visit. Street dining a little challenging (you're sitting on the main road under trees) but all round a very good, enjoyable restaurant.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

I'm a tour leader. I took a group of young international teenagers here for supper after our day out on Mt Taygetes. Splendid evening. The couple who run the taverna and their son could not have been more welcoming. The kids selected their dishes from the hot buffet display, and soon settled down to enjoy okra, spinach, asparagus, beans, and... More

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greece
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54 reviews 54 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

It is a simplistic restaurant with a rather cheap selection of food.It is quite central though...

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Milan, Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

It is in the center of the city. The entrance of the restaurant is not very beautiful (it is near a bar with people drinking wine or beer) but the food is very well. Two ladies may suggest you which is the better dish. Ask to stay in the garden that is in the back and you will eat faboulous... More

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Piraeus, Greece
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2010

I ate here in June 2010. Had roast pork with oven baked aubergine and boiled beets, both very good. The meat came in generous portion. It has a lovely garden in the back of the restaurant and I felt like dinning in a park. It looks like touristy place and it might be, but, when the good and atmosphere are... More

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