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“The best Greek food in Calgary”
Review of Calypso's Taverna

Calypso's Taverna
Ranked #147 of 3,551 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Edmonton
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The best Greek food in Calgary”
Reviewed April 5, 2010

This restaurant rivals Greek restaurants in bigger centres like Toronto and Montreal. The food is as close to real Greek homecooking as it comes. In fact, many of the dishes are like my mothers and that is something rare to find. The psilokomeni salad is excellent and not on any other Greek restaurant menu I have seen although we have it at home all the time and the bougatsa for desert is exceptional. All of the meat or seafood dishes are top notch. Finally a place that has succulent, good quality lamb! The owner, Panos is very friendly and takes great joy in his work. The restaurant is very clean and doesn't have the tacky decor that we are used to in the older Greek restaurants. On weekends there is even entertainment. The prices are very reasonable for the size of portions and quality of the food. You will not be disappointed!!!

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English first
Calgary, Canada
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“An excellent Greek kitchen is a pleasant, mid-range restaurant.”
Reviewed February 12, 2010

Not a tavern at all, this Greek restaurant has a superb kitchen that acquits itself wonderfully. The menu has a good selection of basic Greek specialties plus the steaks and pasta Canadians expect. The house wines are rudimentary and the portions are far too large, but that's my only complaint. Everything else about this place is very, very good, from the personable and efficient service to the comfortable ambience. I recommend the basic braised lamb (kleftiko) to everyone, even people who think they don't like lamb.

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