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“Modest, but attractive spot.” 3 of 5 stars
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Bella Kouzina
3101 State Road 580, Safety Harbor, FL 34695
(727) 797-2667
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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143 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
“Modest, but attractive spot.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2011

Stopped in here for the first time in two years, and it hasn't changed at all. They have an extensive menu of Greek and Italian dishes plus sandwiches and pizza. Most choices are the usual array of dishes of this type, plus an attractive display caseful of various freshly-made desserts. Service was excellent from a very professional waitress.

  • Visited March 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Clearwater, Florida
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Can't stop going back!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2010

I love Panos, this place rocks! The food is always great and fresh. Souvlaki Dinner is incredible. I always order the Calamari too for my appetizer. They have a yummy Greek Salad. too This is definately the best place to eat Greek food in the Clearwater area. They also have Italian food and I have tried them too. Panos' alfredo sauce is perfect and the pizza is so good! The atmosphere is so warming and not cheesy like other greek and italian restaurants. They have beer and wine and a really cute bar and TV. I highly recommend you try and you will go back for more!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Palm Harbor, FL
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2009

This is a very small place in a strip mall. Good value for the price, and the greek salad is great.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Someplace nice and warm
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Unfriendly service, below average food,”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2008

We visited this establishment on 10/19/2008 after seeing it advertised in one of the local flyers, which also urged us to check out their website.

On the website there was an invitation by the owner stating that upon any new guest's first visit, said guest(s) would receive a free greek salad on the house.

When we got to the restaurant, the waitress didn't seem to be happy to be bothered with customers, and once we mentioned that this was our first visit and we'd like to have the aforementioned salad, she claimed that this offer was no longer valid and that the owner - who had allegedly forgotten to take it off the website - was not in to discuss this matter. We therefore would not get the salad or at least not for free.

Her manager apparently noticed that we were not happy being told off like that so we subsequently were served said salad with our meal, albeit without informing us about this change.

In any case, the sampler we bought as an appetizer was filled with items anybody could get a Sam's Club and/or CostCo without any additional prepping or spicing that would have made them any different (read: elevated to restaurant level) from what you might as well eat at home.

The greek salad was wrought with potato salad so that there was not all that much actual greek salad to begin with. Additionally, the pepperoncini tasted as if they had been sitting out without cooling for way too long and had gone bad. Similarly, the cucumber slices had been sitting out so long that their surfaces had dried for about a 1/16 of an inch from each side. Same goes for the tomatoes. To make matters worse, the lettuce displayed a multitude of brown spots and areas on the stem sections as well as at the leafs' edges.

The greek pizza had puddles of oil on it, but very little flavor to it.

Overall, not a pleasant experience.

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