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Vary Peponi (Heavy Melon)

Apellou 4 | Navarinou Square, Thessaloniki 546 22, Greece
+30 231 024 3332
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Mediterranean, Greek, Deli, Diner, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Apellou 4 | Navarinou Square, Thessaloniki 546 22, Greece
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A really nice place to eat quality homemade food at the heart of Thessaloniki. It is one of the best local taverns that you have to visit, especially if you like ouzo and tsipouro. It is medium priced for a Greek, but it's worth every...More

Thank Fotis L
Reviewed January 10, 2018

This is my favorite place in thessaloniki. I love its food,its tsipouro(traditional drink),its stuff, its music, i love everything.It is very central , very small and very cute. i go there either for lunch or for dinner.Not very expensive and sometimes there is live greek...More

Thank MARIA s
Reviewed December 10, 2017 via mobile

We visited this place and we will certainly visit it again!!Don’t miss the zucchini salad, the beef in red sauce served with mashed smoked eggplants,the curry chicken served with couscous and many more dishes freshly cooked!Fast and polite service!!Good prices for good quality food!

Thank GenieVas
Reviewed January 11, 2017

This is one of the best quality food (and relatively medium budget - for Greek standards) tavern of Thessaloniki. The menu is frequently changed although it carries some standard plates across seasons. Make sure that you check the blackboard with the day's specials and don't...More

1  Thank Ioannis A
Reviewed December 30, 2016

All the recipes were very tasty and at very high standards! The place was suggested by one of our local friends and do not regret it! Whatever you may order you will be completely satisfied! Would definatetly visit it again and highly recommend! Well done...More

1  Thank manu m
Reviewed October 23, 2016

This is a place where you always come back for more! Great food and atmosphere, clean alchool! Try the chicken!

Thank Lavou F
Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

A tip on a map, advising special places to go to in Thesaloniki. Surely one to follow up on again! Lovely small and attractive restaurant around the corner from the road (Dim Gounari) halfway down from the Rotonda to the coast. Smal place with big...More

Thank oppad
Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

A friend is us suggested this place for having a typical Greek food dinner. Located in the city center, the restaurant/tavern looks no more new, but this old style atmosphere and the always gentle crews and the super tasty food, made the difference. People inside...More

Thank GiacomoD77
Reviewed March 10, 2016

I come from Thessaloniki, but leave the last ten years in Berlin. One of my absolute favorites the last 8 years-every time I visit my relatives. Unique traditional food cooked with love (so rare to find!) and traditional hand-pick fresh ingredients! The owner works always...More

Thank DGlarou
Reviewed December 3, 2015

Real greek cusine, with "top shelf" materials perfectly combined, numerous flavors in balance and pure greek spirits are the the reason to visit "Vary peponi", while the realaxed environment along with the warmness emited by the staff and the atmosphere "rebetiko" creates, is the reason...More

Thank Karim A
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
$18 - $22
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
1:30 PM - 11:45 PM
1:30 PM - 11:45 PM
1:30 PM - 11:45 PM
1:30 PM - 11:45 PM
1:30 PM - 11:45 PM
1:30 PM - 11:45 PM
1:30 PM - 11:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Apellou 4 | Navarinou Square, Thessaloniki 546 22, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Central Macedonia  >  Thessaloniki Region  >  Thessaloniki
  • Phone Number: +30 231 024 3332
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