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“Everything was wonderful!”
Review of Old Ithaki

Old Ithaki
Ranked #2,944 of 3,750 Restaurants in Athens
Cuisines: Greek
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Plaka
Seattle
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100 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Everything was wonderful!”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

We asked our waiter if they had calamari. He said they had the best in town! We ordered it grilled and thought, "We'll see..." It was Great! The salad? Great! That is the way the whole meal went! My wife had "Lamb in the oven" she thought it matched up with the best she'd had. I ordered a traditional Greek dish, whose name I don't recall, but the plate went back clean! They even threw in a free dessert! And the cost was quite reasonable. A large table of local diners struck up guitar music and singing. It just added to the charm of the evening! Without reservation, I'd recommend this restaurant!

  • Visited October 2013
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Lake Stevens, Washington
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Every meal is the best”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

the service is excellent, the food is always consistently good large portions, they will also accommodate with smaller or child portions , this family ran business for many years still the best

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Barbara1919
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Off the Beaten Path”
Reviewed October 19, 2013

This restaurant is just a few block off of one of the busiest pedestrian/tourist streets but it feels very off the beaten path. A local pharmacist was closing down his shop as we walked passed and heard us talking about an authentic email and realized we were tourists looking for a good authentic Greek dining experience suggested this place to us. There was some type of gathering already going on in the restaurant, but we were well attended to. The only draw back was that the credit card machine was "not working" which seemed to be the case everywhere we went. I had my first authentic Greek Moussaka, and freshly made Baclava... The appetizer was great. Grape leaves, souvlaki, cheese and 4 different types of hummus.. The service was outstanding and by far one of the best meals we had while in Athens

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank bobalicious_____1
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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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98 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Go for the food and the service”
Reviewed October 12, 2013

This restaurant is just a few block off of one of the busiest pedestrian/tourist streets but it feels very off the beaten path. A local who realized we were tourists looking for a good authentic Greek dining experience suggested this place to us. The owner of the restaurant socializes with all of his patrons and makes you feel like you are part of the family for the evening. When he came to our table he took our menus and ordered for us and this was the best. He made us a red snapper with grilled vegetables with a traditional Greek salad for a starter. I'm glad he didn't leave us on our own and let us just order something from the menu because this ended up being one of the best meals we had while we were in Europe.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Stephanie P
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Flowery Branch, Georgia
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89 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Wonderful meal I”
Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

This was our last dinner in Europe b4 flying home. Wonderful food ,everything fresh.I had a great time conversing with whom I assume was the owner. Portions large. Wine was excellent. Would go again if time permited. We had just gotten off Queen Elizabeth cruise and there is no hard sell as one reviewer indicated. To call this a tourist trap was untrue and unkind. Good baklava and cappuccino. They own 3 black kittys. Sweet as can be.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank chezchea
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