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Palaiologou 105, Sparta 231 00, Greece
27310 28636
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
perfect quick taverna

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2014
Christopher M
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Sparta, Greece
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Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

I come to Sparta often often and tried many restaurants and was very disappointed. They had a very traditional menu and prices reasonable but the quality of the food was very poor. They cut a lot of corners and used fillers instead of the more traditional expensive ingredients.

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Drammen
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

A lovely restaurant where you can either eat inside, out on the pavement in the street or in a secluded garden area at the back. We chose the back area since it was quieter and away from the traffic of the street. We ordered a variety of small dishes and were not disappointed with any of them. The Greek sallad... More 

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Thank Petter U
Stamford, Connecticut
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This place reminds me of my mother's home cooking. It is family owned and run, and they take pride in ensuring everyone not only enjoys their meal but enjoys their stay. The menu is what is made fresh that day, along with having fresh grilled options. It's not fancy but it is delicious and more than reasonably priced. Eating at... More 

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Thank Efstratia V
UK
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Easy to find, has welcoming, helpful staff (with some English), nice shady garden out back, good selection of food (they'll show you what's on offer each day), reasonable prices. Great place for a relaxed meal. (And watch out in case the restaurant tortoise ambles past your table!). Nothing pretensious, just really good authentic Greek food.

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Thank Althusian
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Thank John M
Melbourne, Australia
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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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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Thank Magellan87
Brooklyn, New York
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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
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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1 Thank Christopher M
New York City, New York
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75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Palaiologou 105, Sparta 231 00, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Peloponnese  >  Laconia Region  >  Sparta
  • Phone Number: 27310 28636

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 20
  • Cuisine: Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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