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The Greek Taverna

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5755 Beneva Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233
941-922-8140
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4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic Greek amazing cooking!

My wife and I love this place. Its at the corner of Boniva and Clark. George the owner is 100% authentic old school Greek! His whole family adds to the experience and it is legitimate home cooked old school Greek food. Always start off with the saginaki cheese its mighty tasty!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
David M
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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Ordered roasted lamb special and expected lots of lamb as most Greek restaurants do. Instead I got three pieces of meat, each one the size of a business card. To make things even worse, the meal cost $25 which should of been $12. Very disappointing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My wife and I love this place. Its at the corner of Boniva and Clark. George the owner is 100% authentic old school Greek! His whole family adds to the experience and it is legitimate home cooked old school Greek food. Always start off with the saginaki cheese its mighty tasty!

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Englewood, Florida
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Robert and I like Greek food very much so we decided to try the Greek Taverna. While the restaurant could use a bit of a make-over, we enjoyed or food. We shared a starter of Bacaliaro Croquets, which consisted of grated cod and spices molded into little cakes, deep fried and served with a choice of two sauces,tzatziki or scordalia.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

Had the gyro which was tasty. The lamb was roasted instead of the more usual pressed lamb slices. Hubby had the tilapia and said it was tasty but perhaps had too much stewed tomato sauce. For an appetizer try the jalapeño feta cheese spread. It was delicious!

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Sarasota, Florida
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80 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

My son and I have been on a mission to find the best salads in Sarasota. They did not win. Greens were basically iceberg minimal other veggies, topped with sliced chicken. Bland and watery. House dressing very heavy on the vinegar. Overall eh

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Sarasota, Florida
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55 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I was in the mood for Greek food ,so off we went with friends to the taverna and had an enjoyable meal! Why wife had the saganaki appetizer,followed up by a chicken Caesar salad which she enjoyed and I had the special oven roasted lamb and avgolemono soup which was great! Our friend had the lemon soup and a gyro... More 

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Buffalo, NY
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94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The restaurant is not inviting from the outside but inside is beautiful and inviting. It is small and family run. The menu is Greek and the food was absolutely wonderful. The service is good and you are likely to be greeted by the owner during your visit.

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Vancouver
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129 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is a family owned and run restaurant , we had a great time food was good,lamb very tender, the octopus appetizer very very good. Definitely a must try.

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Sterling, Il
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71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We have eaten at this restaurant several times a and the food a do service has always been excellent. Based on our travels in Greece this is as authentic as I have had in the US.

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Bowie, Maryland
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Wow. Check this place out. We had driven by many times without stopping because the strip mall that houses the restaurant doesn't look inviting. I'm so glad we finally stopped in. The food at Greek Taverna is amazing. The staff and owner make sure you are happy. Prices are reasonable, too. Everything we tried was great. The lamb gyros are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5755 Beneva Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: 941-922-8140

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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