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Yianni's Taverna

3760 Old Philadelphia PIke, Bethlehem, PA 18015-5430
610-867-8821
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Ranked #38 of 315 restaurants in Bethlehem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Seidersville Road
Description: (610) 867-8821; yiannistaverna@gmail.com
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English first
new jersey
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Visited during restaurant week and enjoyed the appetizer, entrée and dessert for a reasonable $30. The appetizer was a delightful lamb and beef meatball (3) combination topped with a delicious sauce. The entrée was a generous lamb steak portion with artichokes, while the dessert called embek was Seminole (sp) custardy based which typically you wont find in a Greek restaurant.... More

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Pennsylvania, USA
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221 reviews 221 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Mother is not easy to please, but she was very happy to have long lunch at Yianni's Taverna. They had one of the most extensive menus that I have ever seen in a Greek restaurant, and the appetizers were as good as the main dishes. Great to dine at a place with something for everyone. TIP: When we arrived at... More

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We stopped in today before a flight to Atlanta. The restaurant is quite beautiful. I was super impressed. Appetizers were delicious. Saganaki, tiropita and spanakopita. The pastitsio was one of the best I've ever had. Although it was 1230 on a Saturday and the restaurant had a few filled tables, the service was much slower than it should have been.... More

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The_Business_Manager, Public Relations Manager at Yianni's Taverna, responded to this review

NurseMaria, thank you for choosing to dine with us during your time in Bethlehem, and we'd also like to thank you for writing a nice review. We are very happy to hear that overall, you enjoyed your experience at Yianni's. It's great to know you were impressed with our various dishes as well as our atmosphere and decor. We've worked... More

Allentown PA
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Not coming back... R- tried the place, and ordered apps, and ordered a Greek burger. Our burger came pink< it went BACK, then it came in and WENT back again, PINK. We had salty apps and lovely wine, but I can get that anywhere. Please find a new General Manager, and let us know when the place is running well... More

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Incline Village, Nevada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We had an early Father's Day celebration tonight at Yianni's. The food was delicious. We had octopus, fried cheese (tsaganakit) and sweet breads for appetizers. The main courses were fresh whole fish, lamb chops and veal with shrimp and lump crab meat. All the entrees were exceptional. Accompanied by Sparkling Napa wine from Mumm winery. Yianni himself came over to... More

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The_Business_Manager, Public Relations Manager at Yianni's Taverna, responded to this review

Sandy B, thank you for celebrating Father's Day early at our restaurant, and we'd also like to thank you for writing a phenomenal review. We're absolutely thrilled to hear everyone thoroughly enjoyed their experience at Yianni's. From reading over your review, we saw some of the dish choices you made. It definitely seems like you made some great choices! Our... More

Brasov, Romania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I live in NYC but when I visit my bf's parents we always come here. Elegant, clean, nice place, with an authentic atmosphere. When it's sunny and the music is on you feel like you're in Greece! The only thing I would like to point is the room temperature : it is always pretty cold especially in winter. I hope... More

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The_Business_Manager, Public Relations Manager at Yianni's Taverna, responded to this review

Farfallina M, we want to thank you for your continuous patronage, and we'd also like to thank you for leaving a fabulous review. We couldn't be happier to hear you always have a wonderful experience at our restaurant. We've gone to great lengths to try and create an atmosphere that makes people feel as if they were dining in a... More

Hellertown, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Even in Bethlehem, PA you get the flavor of Greece at Yianni's. Since I've been to Greece I can say that this is true Greek cooking. The wine and the food is authentic, even singing "Happy Birthday" was in Greek. We've had fish, gyros, and lamb and everything was excellent. The Greek wine is terrific too!

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The_Business_Manager, Public Relations Manager at Yianni's Taverna, responded to this review

veronica e, thank you for writing a fantastic review, and we'd also like to thank you for choosing to dine with us. We couldn't be happier to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your meal at our restaurant. We're thrilled you could tell our food is authentic and made with the true flavor of Greece. We have tried extremely hard to not... More

Kingston, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Reserved a table for 17 for our son's graduation dinner on May 18th. Called in advance to emphasize that 10 out of 17 of us were ordering lamb and that is was important to be done medium rare (pink). Reminded waiter that night. Supposed spit-roasted lamb arrived over-done and gray in color. The green beans were mushy. Most of our... More

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The_Business_Manager, Owner at Yianni's Taverna, responded to this review

Dear Denise, I am so sorry that you had an inferior experience at Yianni's Taverna, and we value your opinion and thank you for your feedback. However, after several phone calls to the restaurant that the management and ownership were both involved in both before and after your visit, it is clear that you are not happy with the resolution... More

Allentown PA
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

This is a local restaurant that we've been to several times. With over 1500 restaurants to choose from I chose this one for Mother's Day. What a mistake! They have recently fired their general manager, and it really showed on Mother's Day. After a 45 minute wait (with a reservation) we were escorted to a table. We sat for another... More

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The_Business_Manager, Public Relations Manager at Yianni's Taverna, responded to this review

MESAllentownPA, my name is Melissa Zannakis and I am part of the ownership team of Yianni's Taverna. I am incredibly sorry for the extremely inferior experience you had at Yianni's on Mother's Day. Full disclosure, we were overwhelmed, and I cannot make any excuses for the poor experience. I truly apologize to you and your guests that this happened, especially... More

SE PA
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

The Euro lounge is a fun spot with sofa seating. You can order apps or dinner here too, Our meals were served hot and the food was very tasty and fresh. I ordered the whole red snapper which was presented to me prior to cooking (the way it should be done). Once grilled, the fish was filleted and de-boned at... More

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The_Business_Manager, Public Relations Manager at Yianni's Taverna, responded to this review

phlyman, thank you for writing an incredible review, and we'd also like to thank you for dining with us. We couldn't be happier to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your time in our Euro Lounge as well as the dining room in our restaurant. We're glad you commented on how people can order food in the Euro Lounge. Many people believe... More

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