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Ovelia

34-01 30th Avenue, Astoria, NY 11103
718-721-7217
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Ranked #110 of 477 restaurants in Astoria
Price range: $14 - $30
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout, Delivery
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 30th Ave. and 34th Street
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English first
New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I always come to Ovelia for drinks because of the buzz. Really good atmosphere on Thursday nights and the weekend. Good happy hour prices and ample outdoor seating. I recommend their bloody marys. What I've experienced in terms of food was good - I remember really enjoying the moussaka. Heavy, yes, but that's how it should be. The presentation of... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We were looking forward to Ovelia after hearing good things about the food, but were disappointed at the outcome. The service was poor. The staff seemed distracted and not concerned about providing adequate service. We were not in a rush, but had a long wait before anyone took our orders and again until the meal was served. A Bloody Mary... More

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Bayside, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

everything on the menu I love and would like to say I think i have tried my favorite though is the greek coffee steak

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

I've been here for brunch. They have good brunch hours in the sense that they are open before 10AM to serve the br- part of brunch at a decent time. I had the chicken sandwich with feta bread. The feta bread was amazing. Typically I don't get chicken at restaurants, let a lone chicken sandwiches. If you are like me,... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Confused and inattentive service, but maybe with a purpose: 2 waiters lazily tended to our table of 2. As a result, we were served and billed a $21 dish instead of the $12 appetizer we asked for. We were told that one of our main courses came with 2 sides, but the second was billed separately. When I complained, one... More

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Milano, Italia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

After reading tons of good reviews about this must go greek restaurant in Astoria, I convinced a friend to go there. Once arrived for lunch we needed to wait about 20 mins to get a table, but once in, the atmosphere was nice and the waitresses kind and friendly. We order some classics (some grilled meat, pita, gyro etc.), the... More

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nyc
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249 reviews 249 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Great food, nice atmosphere, well priced and excellent service! What more can you ask for. This restaurant provide attentive wait staff and fantastic Greek Cooking. The only issue is that the bathrooms get grungy!!!!! Other than that.... it is a great dinner place!

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Astoria, New York
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Authentic food! Late night drinks – awesome bar, and has outdoor seating. The Brunch - $15-17 – so much food that you can barely walk but it’s a good food, the way Yaya would cook for you The Dinner – Grilled octopus, fish and some Greek wine (or awesome cocktails) – your date would be impressed Late night – you... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

If you're looking for authentic Greek cuisine... this is it! The decor is modern, but very cozy. The only thing I did not really care for is that the two bathrooms available for restaurant guests are unisex, with frosted glass doors. Although the doors locked, It did not feel very private to me and I was hesitant to use the... More

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Astoria, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Ovelia's traditional Greek menu is now labeled for gluten-free and vegetarian options. The family-run restaurant is always delicious.

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