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“Well worth a visit.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Estia - Cafe Restaurant

Estia - Cafe Restaurant
Ranked #186 of 3,600 Restaurants in Athens
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Plaka
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2012

Don't be put off by negative reviews, this little restaraunt is well worth 'finding' in the Plaka area of Athens.
Yes the staff try to ' encourage ' you to eat there (every restaurant,cafe,shop in the plaka does the same, and in the current economic climate in greece who can blame them)
But just sit at a table and let the food and atmosphere speak for itself . This is just their way of sharing the greek hospitality with you.
We were so impressed by the menu, quality of the food, extensive wine list, service and prices that we went every night for dinner, we also met a couple who had travelled the greek isles extensively and said that this was the best place that they had eaten.
We both had starters,salad, main meal dessert and a bottle of wine and a bottle of water for 60 euros . The ingredients were obviously very fresh and not a hint of a microwave anywhere,( I was a chef and would like to think i know the difference) The staff are very friendly and considering the number of guests at their restaurant, every evening without fail they remembered where we had said we were going and asked if we had had a nice time, the gave advice on good places to visit and how to get to places by both foot and public transport.
would definately go back .

  • Visited October 2012
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“Hassled to go in then ignored”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

I agree with the previous review , the service once they got you to sit down was poor . My food had been microwaved - badly - hot on one side cold in the middle. My daughter's meal was tasteless. Shame because the location is good, the sofas comfy and free wifi.

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Sydney, Australia
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49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“Total Tourist Trap”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012

I do not have any kind words to say about this restaurant. I am also perplexed as to how it can be ranked so high on Trip Advisor...

All the staff care about is getting people into the restaurant. They hustle and hassle you in the street like no-end, act like your best friend - just to get you to sit down. Once they have you in the restaurant, they do not care in the slightest. The main waiter literally ignored us, through the cheque at our table without saying a word. One hour before, he was out best friend. But, once we sat down.... NEXT!

The food is very average and extremely expensive. The souvlaki I had was terrible. The pizza was something that looked like it came out of a microwave.

Give it a VERY BIG miss.

  • Visited August 2012
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Cairo, Egypt
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Recommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

Me and my wife had dinner @ estia during September Athens visit.
The restaurant is perfect. The food is great, delicious and well served and presented.
The service is very nice.
The atmosphere was awesome
The prices are very reasonable
If you ever passed by Plaka, Estia is a must to try

Tip: the meat balls are very tasty.

  • Visited September 2012
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bragg creek alberta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Great spot to relax on a couch in plaka”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

We stopped for a light dinner, and sat down on a couch in Estia restaurant. It's a very comfy spot to lounge and have a few drinks and food. Luckily the food was better than average, with very creamy feta on their Greek salad, and delicious calamari. Service was average.

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