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Vyzantino Taverna

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18 Kydatheneon Street | Plaka, Athens, Greece
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Montpellier, France
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175 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2016

Exhausted after a hot day ,we did not want to wander much far into Plaka and stopped at this restaurant.As it was mentioned in the Eating section of the Lonely Planet Athens guide we thought it would be different from the usual Plaka tourist trap. In fact ,it turned out to be a real nice one! with touts waving menus... More 

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Long Island, NY
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165 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed June 26, 2016

As others have written, walk by a restaurant in the Plaka, and someone will stop you and talk up their restaurant. Does not matter the time. Already eaten?...Come in for another meal. Gentleman outside showed us their menu. Invited us inside to see the kitchen and told us the first round of drinks were on them. It was early so... More 

Thank walnut123
Quezon City, Philippines
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46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed June 8, 2016

We ate lunch here, and we are very happy we did. We chose to eat outside, to feel the "pulse" of Athens, watching the locals and tourists alike while waiting for our food. The salad and dessert are great, but my favorite is the Moussaka!

Thank Lavern2014
Sarasota, Florida
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107 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2016

We ate here twice; once for lunch and once for dinner. Lunch was excellent; they even brought us to the kitchen area to see what was prepared. The fried cheese is to die for!!! I would have given this place an excellent but on our last night we went returned for dinner. As they run out of items they do... More 

Thank tvlgypsy
Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

While walking through Plaka we came upon this restaurant. Or rather I should say the person standing in front introduced us to the restaurant. We viewed the menu and since we were not ready to eat we continued to walk. We soon learned that all of the sidewalk restaurants in this area proceed to talk to you as you walk... More 

Thank njoysun
Saudi Arabia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

After being in transit for too many hours on our 1st day the group was starving. Great was our delight when we were lured into Vyzantino Taverne by their very able and friendly waiters. The various meals that we ordered were delicious & served with great welcoming smiles. Needless to say we soon forgot our fatigue & got carried away... More 

Thank _sally_harmse
Melbourne, Australia
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334 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed November 23, 2015

This restaurant served our group tour. They were centrally locate in Plaka. The service was good and so was the food. Worth a try.

Thank Kameel M
Kopavogur, Iceland
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 13, 2015

After absence of a few years I returned to Athens and visited one of my favorite tavernas, Vyzantino in the heart of Plaka. I was well rewarded - the food was as good as I remembered it and the service excellent. The food is traditional; there is a large selection of small dishes of good quality as well as several... More 

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Mackay, Australia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 26, 2015

Have been coming to Vizantino since 1996 and try to eat here any time we are in Athens. The staff have always been quick to smile, the service has always been prompt and the meals are always good value for money. Quite, possibly, our favourite taverna in Athens and we have quite a few to choose from.

Thank Frank Y
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed October 13, 2015

Appreciate the "soft sell" approach of the staff outside. They let you read the menu without feeling pressured to eat there. Very friendly and nice. We decided to eat there later that night. Food was very good and reasonably priced. Nice atmosphere outside seating. Would definitely recommend!!

Thank 706amjell

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Kydatheneon Street | Plaka, Athens, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Plaka
  • Neighborhood: Plaka
  • Phone Number: +30103227368

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Plaka

Neighborhood Profile
Due to its proximity to the Acropolis, Plaka remains the area where the majority of foreign visitors stay and play. Its attractive features include small squares, some notable museums and the beautiful Mitropolis cathedral, as well as a host of places to stay, eat and drink. Its pedestrian zones make it a pleasant place to escape from the city’s notorious traffic. Adrianou and Kidathineon Streets contain a number of souvenir shops, offering classier items than you will find in the Flea Market. The most rewarding section to explore is the upper reaches towards the Acropolis itself, where many old stone houses with tiled roofs have survived. Up here you can find leafier corners and the odd quaint taverna with unobstructed views of the ancient rock.
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