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“best place in Florence” 5 of 5 stars
Review of MT Athos Restaurant & Cafe

MT Athos Restaurant & Cafe
444 N Pinal Pkwy, Florence, AZ 85232
(520) 868-0735
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Ranked #1 of 20 Restaurants in Florence
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philadelphia
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“best place in Florence”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

My husband and I were driving through the area on a whim and stopped at the Florence Visitor Center and picked up a restaurant guide for lunch. We went to two restaurants on the guide, (heavy on Mexican and fast food) and walked out of both without being seated. As we were driving out of town we saw Mount Athos and decided to give it a try. It was on the guide but we both wondered how good Greek food could be in this area and were very skeptical. To say I had the best spicy gyro I ever tasted is not a stretch. It was absolutely amazing. My husband had the BBQ gyro and it was almost as good as mine. Finding such wonderful Greek food in the middle of the Sonoran desert was almost as good as our waiter who went out of his way to make us feel special. What a gem! I only wish this restaurant was in my neighborhood back home.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Phoenix
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Greek Greek Greek”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Having just toured St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery, we were invited to lunch at Mt. Athos, which was the perfect ending to a perfect day. Our servers were prompt, attentive, cordial with seating us, taking our orders as well as bringing the food promptly which had been prepared very deliciously, and tastefully and fully plated for our vision. I highly recommend this local establishment. A very affordable menu as well as great specials.

  • Visited October 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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Albany, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Excellent service and amazing food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

We stopped here for lunch on a drive from Tucson to Scottsdale...taking a chance, as we saw it, since we weren't going to the usual McD's or Subway. What a great choice! The waitress was so friendly and helpful. She went out of her way to make things great...splitting one kid's salad so both could have some, bringing another kid an "extra dessert she just found lying around". Really amazing! Oh, and the food was great. We didn't deviate much from gyro and falafel as it was just a lunch stop, but what we had was really delicious (and we are *really* into Greek food). The tzatziki was wonderful..thick and flavorful. This restaurant is worth the drive!

  • Visited August 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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Queen Creek, Arizona
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72 reviews 72 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“like an eastern diner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

The wide variety of food at good prices are all of good quality. The owners are from New York and are of Greek descent so there are many greek dishes on the menu. The food reminds one of a diner on the East Coast because of the variety of the menu.

Visited February 2012
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Florence, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Authentic Greek”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

We frequent this restaurant about every 3 weeks and make a point to take out of town guests here. The food is authentic Greek, made by authentic Greek family recipes of the owner who personally greets and seats you, making you feel like a long lost family member. Prices are moderate for very generous servings. Enjoy!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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