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Palaiologou 105, Sparta 231 00, Greece
27310 28636
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 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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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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UK
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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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30 reviews
12 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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Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
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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
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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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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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
32 restaurant reviews
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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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40 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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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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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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

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