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Palaiologou 105, Sparta 231 00, Greece
27310 28636
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Ranked #4 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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Diethenes was recommended to us by the clerk at our hotel. "And I eat there" she said. Just a few hundred meters north of our hotel in city center, we had the pleasure to be served one night by the younger generation and a second night by the older generation of this family run place. Not one bit a problem... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I love places like this. Home style cooking just like my mother used to make. Not a fancy place...but the garden at the back is the place to be. We had the oven lamb...beef stew...and my kids had pastichio..... All in all faultless....delicious meals....great prices.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
6 helpful votes 6 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
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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Address: Palaiologou 105, Sparta 231 00, Greece
Phone Number: 27310 28636
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Peloponnese  >  Laconia Region  >  Sparta
Average Prices: USD 14 - 20
Cuisine: Greek

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