Sparta Taverna

Sparta Taverna

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Hours
Sun
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Mon
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tue
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wed
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thu
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Fri
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.2 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
$6.00 – $19.00
CUISINES
Greek
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
meals, features
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About
We are a casual, family style restaurant. When you dine with us, you will feel like home. What makes us different: WE CARE.At our restaurant you can Dine in, Take out, and for your convenience we offer Free Delivery. We are open 7 days a week for Lunck and Dinner.All food is prepared fresh daily by Chef/Owner George Gouveris.Our mission is to provide our customers with the best quality of food, service, and overall value.
PRICE RANGE
$6.00 – $19.00
CUISINES
Greek
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service, BYOB
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles80 reviews
Excellent
40
Very good
28
Average
8
Poor
2
Terrible
2
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

DoctorJoeE
North Caldwell449 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 none
Small, casual place in the middle of Ridgefield Park. Service is prompt and very cordial. Hummus and stuffed grape leaves were very tasty. Falafel was dry, suggesting that it was made in advance and rewarmed. I tend to order the moussaka in Greek restaurants, and this one did not disappoint. Spanakopita was equally tasty, and the lamb shank was humongous and very good. They also offer non-Greek items, for those so inclined. The place was almost empty on a Saturday night; apparently they have quite a large take-out business.
Written August 13, 2022
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Jake23
New Jersey6843 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 none
We came here on a Saturday night and there was a very small crowd. With that being said the food was very good. The lamb shank was fall off the bone. The pastichio was also excellent. Prices were very reasonable compared to most places.
Written November 6, 2021
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RickT_SA
154 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 none
Went by on a rainy night. First time to visit as we were on our way to Newark airport. Place was very quiet when we arrived, so a little concerned. We ordered a Greek salad and Mousaka. The person I assume was the owner was attentive and the food was good. Would go again if ever in the area. Seems like a nice local neighborhood place.
Written November 10, 2019
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Road38971662663
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 friends
Three,retired professionals chose this restaurant for lunch because it was in central location & seemed to have good reviews! One waitress - & no other customers were dining in the restaurant at our stay there. Two of us ordered the exact same salad- one was double the size than the other. Another ordered extra chicken for an extra cost & received 3-4 small, 1/2 “ pieces.We addressed the concern - with no response!.. ‘Complimentary’ humus was less than 1/2 teaspoon. The waitress presented us with the check & soon after asked us to please pay it ,as she was “closing out”. We noticed ‘automatic charges‘ for credit card use, extra charge for pita bread, & an 18% gratuity (3 people)-all taxed-were totaled on the bill! We then recalculated,paid cash,& gave her over 22% tip. She then came back to our table and told us that we owed her 15 cents! She continued to say it was the restaurant policy to automatically charge 18%! She was RUDE, discourteous,& argumentative and even asked,”Have you ever been to a restaurant?…Because that’s what restaurants do!” –She continued to say,” it was the restaurant policy to automatically charge 18% for a tip”! (Nowhere posted.) ***Please note: we have been to many restaurants – far more than the age of this waitress - surely appreciate their hard work and efforts, and always tip generously. It’s too bad because It would’ve been the perfect spot for larger gatherings and future patronage!… NEVER have experienced this type of attitude..the owner needs to know this because it is definitely a downfall…😖👎🏼👎🏼
Written July 24, 2023
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Idania28
New Jersey1652 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 none
My sister wanted to try Sparta Taverna so I went along on a Thursday night for an early dinner. I had tried their location in Wood-Ridge which was ok, nothing over the top. The service was informal and friendly so no complaints there. Restaurant decor/ambiance is on the simple side. At the waiter's suggestion, we tried the red pepper hummus. If you like a red pepper puree with copious amounts of garlic, then this is for you. We then asked for the regular hummus which was underwhelming. Spanokopita-decent Fried zucchini- good Mousaka- nothing great, the meat had a strange seasoning. ST is more of a take out as I see it and as long as you focus on only certain dishes. I would call it average.
Written January 23, 2021
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liuddf
Ridgefield Park2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 none
they serve good food, the service it still needs some work.nice salad and apetaizers, gyro really good too.
Written November 6, 2019
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Tim H
Omaha20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 business
I stopped by for lunch. The salad was delicious, as was the hummus. The service was fantastic. The prices were decent for great food. Definitely going back next time I am in the area.
Written July 29, 2019
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RRguy99
Merrimack133 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 family
Recently had lunch here on a Wednesday around noon. A good crowd was enjoying their meal. We were seated and our waiter brought water and hummus and pita bread. The have some nice menu selections. We wanted to order the Saganaki baked cheese but our waiter informed us that they were out. We went with the Falafel, Caesar salad and hummus and pita. Food was delivered promptly and tasted very good. The salad was a large portion so we took some home. The Falafel was nice. Reasonable priced. The place was clean and had colorfully painted scenes of Greece on the walls.
Written June 11, 2019
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Open-minded_Hotelier
Santiago57 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 family
It very hard to find a great local restaurant especially when you are trying to compare from another town that you wished you lived close by to purchase food, but this would have to be for the meantime. I am a foodie that is browsing many restaurants throughout the local area and so far, I have to say maybe this plus the Thai place can satisfy so far, the palate. The reason behind the average its because I have not had a chance to dine in with kids and all, but the pickup takeout food can really boost the experience even more if done right. An order was placed, and questions were asked in regards of the food as well as what does it come with. I’m sorry but I am all about customer service over the phone and the gentleman on the phone did not seem really intrigued to take my order. I kind of felt I was ordering from a Wendy’s or a McDonalds so that flair of ordering thru the phone was completely killed (better off online). Once the food was being order, specifics were asked to the order taker making sure that the order was correct. Once it was picked up it begins. I think I read too deep about portions; I think many people are correct your better off eating in. The soup order was incorrect, I was really looking forward on trying the Manhattan Clam Chowder, but unfortunately, I got the Chicken Noodle, which I asked not to have. Forget about asking for sauces because they charge $1 for each 1 oz small sauce which the first one is free, and they got that wrong as well (I asked for white sauce not the orange one). At the end it’s a good place locally, but a bit too high priced for my taste especially in the portions and phone service must get better. I would check out other Greek places to compare and if that’s the case would not mind driving a bit further for food if the price is based upon the quality and quantity.
Written May 14, 2019
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jjoeandjoan
60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 couples
We have come here for years and everything is excellent.. Service is considerate and portions are filling. Fresh food, good entrees. I enjoy the lamb shank, and the salads are amazingly good.
Written April 27, 2019
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Lorraine K
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 none
The is a wonderful Greek restaurant with a variety of items lunch and dinner; they do deliver locally as well which is great for the locals!
Written February 11, 2019
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NoBSrating
Ridgefield Park11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 solo
Subject says it all. Food is really good, but the portions are light (for the price you’re paying). I would consider it to be pricey. Usually get the chicken platter, comes with a small soup or salad. Falafel appetizer is also delicious.
Written December 16, 2018
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NoahsGMa
Little Ferry58 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 solo
I ordered via GrubHub (never again!) who screwed up my order when I tried to use a promo code (they put a "hold" on my order, so I waited over 2 hours to get my food!) I contacted the restaurant who explained what happened (they could have called me, but OK) and 20 minutes later, the food finally arrived, with abject apologies, and some extra beverages, which was very nice of them. Food was very good and I would have it again, only next time, I'll just go and pick it up - it's nearby and I won't be using GrubHub again.
Written August 17, 2018
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AlexK72
273 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 solo
Fantastic food, fresh and tasty. Generous portions of authentic Greek cuisine. My go-to when in New Jersey.
Written July 18, 2018
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gdr124
Teaneck78 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 couples
Cmon folks it’s Main Street Ridgefield Park ! This is a nice neighborhood family place. Not fancy at all very reasonable and competent. The pitas are all good the service ok. Been there many times consistent. Being critical the Hummus is a total bore. Flavorless Other than that everything else works. Also BYO so ... do the math
Written June 30, 2018
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