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“Heart of the Plaka, Good Greek Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Byzantino

Ranked #831 of 3,648 Restaurants in Athens
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Plaka
Description: Byzantino is an all-time classic meeting point of the Athenian elite since 1963. Located in Hilton Athens Hotel keeps for decades high quality and standard services and adapts at the same time to the new gastronomic and social trends. Dining options: breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, dessert, buffet, reservations Opening hours: from 06:00 to 1:00 every day. Good for: business, special occasions, dining late, families with children. Executive Chef: Yiannis Manikis
Charlotte, North Carolina
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“Heart of the Plaka, Good Greek Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013

Good Greek food in the busy and scenic Plaka, well-priced, good service. I had one of the best moussakas I had during our entire 2 weeks in Athens, and my husband is still raving about the eggplant salad. The menu is extensive, but these were our favorites. The moussaka is served in a big square, the meat is light and the bechamel sauce thick and tasty. The bottom layer is potato, then comes the meat and eggplant. Delicious! The eggplant salad is rustic,not pureed, and has small chunks of red onion in it. We preferred their version to the pureed ones that we found. Theirs does not contain mayonnaise, an ingredient that we found at several tavernas. Highly recommended. We would go back. Good lunches were about 10 euro per person, very reasonable.

  • Visited October 2013
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“Good for the location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

I got good food in an amazing scenario. The kitchen is in open view, so you know your meal doesn't come out of a microwave. For the location, it is decently priced. They have an extensive menu. I had some of their appetizers and the grilled squid, very good.

  • Visited July 2013
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Edmonton, Canada
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“Better than average tourist eatery in Plaka, average overall”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

Recommended to us by a tour guide. It was superior to what we saw in the area, except for Psaras, but the food was average at best. Prices were average, service was average.

Visited July 2013
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Athens, Greece
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“Airy and spacious place, perfect for a business lunch or a family weekend lunch!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

I like the space, the service the food variety.
Traditional greek fare with a modern twist.
Very rich salad bar!
Good wine list as well!
Highly recommended!

Visited March 2013
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

We have eaten her over some years whilst stopping over in Athens.
Its a reasonably priced taverna offering diners the chance to sit inside, or out in the square(Plateaia Filomousou Eterias). its in a great central location in the Plaka district. I have read some disapointing reviews, and whilst never experienced mediocre dishes, I wonder if theres a better choice nearby. I hear resonably good things of others, and will probably try some of those;
-O Platinas
Tou Psyrri

Fingers crossed. Oh, and dont forget, many still refuse credit cards, insisting on cash !

  • Visited May 2012
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