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“Seems like it's the place to be” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Oroscopo

Oroscopo
42 Antinoros Street | Caravel Hotel Square, Athens 16121, Greece
+30 21 0723 8567
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Ranked #8 of 2,088 Restaurants in Athens
4.5 of 5 stars 634 Reviews
Price range: $18 - $30
Cuisines: Greek, Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza & Pasta
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Recently renovated, Oroscopo Restaurant is located at the square in front of Divani Caravel Hotel for more than 30 years. It is ideally sited in the heart of Athens: nearby the National Gallery, Hilton & Best Western Illisia Hotel and five minutes away from the Crowne Plaza and The Golden Age Hotels. Specialized in Modern Greek, Pizza & Pasta, tastes, at all times with the freshest ingredients being used and the passion for food in a combination with the wine list full by a variety of Greek labels, Oroscopo Restaurant can satisfy even the most demanding customer. Oroscopo is open to the public from 12.30 To 01.00 All year long and offers catering services for all seasons. Especially throughout the warmer months, you have the choice either dining at "al fresco" by the Caravel square or at the glass partition and air conditioned dining hall. We offer free Wi-Fi to our guests, fully upgraded up to 50Mbps VDSL.
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“Seems like it's the place to be”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

Had a lovely lunch here, seated on the pavement next to a small park in a lovely part of town. Food was very good (had special menu no. 4), and service was friendly although an extra waiter would ensure it's a tad more attentive.

During our lunch a series of body guards were in attendance and became very active as the party at a table were ushered to their cars under close watch after they had eaten.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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NikosA112, Marketing Manager at Oroscopo, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Thank you for having chosen the OROSCOPO restaurant to enjoy your lunch and for your recommendation. Guest satisfaction is our primary concern and we are delighted to learn that your lunch with us was an enjoyable one and that it met with your expectations. Regarding your suggestion that “service was friendly although an extra waiter would ensure it's a tad more attentive” we would like to inform you that usually there is an extra waiter but unfortunately that day he was sick and left earlier. Once again allow us to express our appreciation for your kind comments and we look forward to welcoming you back to our restaurant
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Awesome food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Oroscopo is an awesome restaurant. There food is delicious and the little extras you get make a wonderful addition to your meal. Soup, bread and dips included as well as a couple of shots of mistica. Can't beat the value. 10 out of 10!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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NikosA112, Marketing Manager at Oroscopo, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Thank you so much for sharing your comments with us after your recent visit at OROSCOPO restaurant. We were delighted that our food and service met your expectations and left you with a positive impression. It will be an absolute pleasure to be given the opportunity to welcome you back on a future visit to Athens.
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Izmir, Izmir, Turkey
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“Great Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We had been in Athens to celebrate the new year with some friends. We wanted to have a nice and quiet dinner and we were suggested this restaurant by the Hotel staff. The owner and the whole kitchen team were so friendly, warm and generous and food was so good, we had enjoyed spending the new years evening there and would really love to go back again. Strongly suggest this place.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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NikosA112, Marketing Manager at Oroscopo, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Thank you for writing your feedback after your last visits at OROSCOPO restaurant. It puts a smile on our face when we read such positive comments, as it motivates us to keep exceeding our guests’ expectations. It will be an absolute pleasure to welcome you back when you are next in Athens.
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“Seriously go here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I have to say this was the best meal i had in Athens. Not only were the portions huge but they tasted amazing. The free soup was a nice start, the calamari was perfectly cooked but the pork chop was killer(best i ever had). When i thought it was over they brought over 2 free deserts we didn't order! I was ready to burst from the huge meal but made some room for the cheesecake and it didn't disappoint.

Your doing yourself a disservice if your in Athens and don't eat here!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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NikosA112, Marketing Manager at Oroscopo, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Thank you for having chosen the OROSCOPO restaurant to enjoy your lunch and for your recommendation. Guest satisfaction is our primary concern and we are delighted to learn that your lunch with us was an enjoyable one and that it met with your expectations. Once again allow us to express our appreciation for your kind comments and we look forward to welcoming you back to our restaurant.
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Atlanta
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“Outstanding food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

My wife and I are foodies. Great food is one of our favorite things about traveling. In our opinion, a great dining experience is a combination of ambience, service, and food quality.

Eating at Oroscopo will prove to be one of the highlights of our two week trip to Greece because it was an EXCELLENT dining experience. The ambience was nice. We sat on the patio across a one-way street from a little park. No view of the Acropolis...no problem. The service was outstanding. It felt like the owner trained his staff by saying, "Imagine you are welcoming good friends into your home. How would you host them?" The wait staff was attentive and present but not hovering (a tricky balance). They were kind and considerate--at one point, they noticed that we were mildly bothered by the cigarette smoke from the table next to us. They came over and discretely asked about it and invited us to move to another table. Classy. And the FOOD...WOW. Everything we ate was delicious. We ate too much of the bread because it was hot and fresh and great. We shared a simple salad of greens, shaved parmesan cheese, and balsamic vinaigrette. Every element of the salad was excellent. We tried the fried zucchini balls. WHOA. At that point, we'd had enough food to call it a night. But why stop? I had the homemade pasta with bacon, mushroom and peppers. The pasta was delicate and the sauce wonderful. My wife had the prosciutto pizza. It was every bit as good as pizza we've eaten in Italy.

We met the owner while we were there. You had to watch closely to spot which person was the owner because he was just as involved as the other servers AND all the servers served as if they were owners. We talked to him for a little bit and I think I know part of the reason it's such a special restaurant: he's doing what he loves to do. He told us humbly, "I love to cook!" As it turns out, he was a teacher for 20 years and then started working in a restaurant (this one?) in 1991. After 6 or 7 years he bought the place and has made it what it is. As you read the rest of the reviews, you'll know that it our review is consistent with the experience everyone else has had.

Oh...and the price? I've paid a lot more for a lot less. This was is a very, very good value.

If you really want a beautiful view of the acropolis while you eat, go some where else. If you want an outstanding dining experience, go to Oroscopo.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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NikosA112, Marketing Manager at Oroscopo, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Thank you so much for sharing your comments with us after your recent visit at OROSCOPO restaurant. We were delighted that our food and service met your expectations and left you and your wife with a positive impression and that you enjoyed the time you spent in Oroscopo during your trip in Athens. It will be an absolute pleasure to be given the opportunity to welcome you back on a future visit to Athens.
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