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34-01 30th Avenue, Astoria, NY 11103 (30th Ave. and 34th Street)
718-721-7217
Website
Today
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Takeout
Delivery
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 15
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Traditional, Yummy, Chic, Fresh, Organic, Sexy and Cool and also Greek

Where do I start, well, being a foodie, this is one of my favorite restaurants ever and anywhere. Let´s put it this way, if you find a restaurant where the cocktails are made from scratch (no mixes here), are seasonal and fresh, with premium liquor, that means they pay attention to detail and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
Manuelnuevayork
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Where do I start, well, being a foodie, this is one of my favorite restaurants ever and anywhere. Let´s put it this way, if you find a restaurant where the cocktails are made from scratch (no mixes here), are seasonal and fresh, with premium liquor, that means they pay attention to detail and the fare should be awesome. And that... More 

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Rockaway Park, New York
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Something for everyone here! Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options! I tried the Fried Feta cubes, outstanding. More like a dessert! I had the spinach pie for my entree. Hubbs had the Bifteki and calamari. Try the Doña Mariposa drink omg to die for. Desert: banana nutella crepe (yes, do it!), frozen cheesecake. Chic dining experience, we ate outdoors on... More 

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long island
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Enjoyed a delicious dinner last night! It happened to be restaurant week and we each got a free individual carafe of wine with our entrée. To start, I had a very good vodka cocktail and others had the red sangria and rose sangria which they loved. For apps we got the amazing feta cubes- never had these before. Fried feta... More 

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I had no idea what to expect when friends recommended that we meet here on a recent Friday night. I was the first one to arrive for our 7P res and since the place was fairly empty, I was able to get my choice of table. By 8P the place was packed and it was clear that everyone was enjoying... More 

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New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
151 reviews 151 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 34-01 30th Avenue, Astoria, NY 11103
    (30th Ave. and 34th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Astoria
  • Phone Number: 718-721-7217

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 30
  • Cuisine: Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?