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“Great food in Athens”
Review of Mono Restaurant

Mono Restaurant
Ranked #94 of 2,493 Restaurants in Athens
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Plaka
Reviewed July 3, 2013

My wife and I were walking around in Athens and didn't know where we were, but were hungry and decided to stop in Mono to eat lunch. This was some of the better food that we had in Greece on our vacation. I ordered the pork belly which was fantastic and my wife ordered a seafood pasta dish and we both loved them. Not your typical Greek food, but was good and definitely deserves a try.

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2  Thank Jeff P
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Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

We were very excited about Mono based on other Trip Advisor reviews, but we had a terrible experience and were not impressed with the food. First, we asked about the portions of the starters since we had been snacking and sipping on wine on our balcony prior to dinner. The waitress insisted their salads were small, but when served they each came out on platters that could have served the whole table. We also ordered our main courses and it turned out that each couple ordered the same thing. The waitress even made a joke about it, but then gave us different plates and insisted that these were in fact out meals. Funny because she basically brought us the more expensive options. I had the pork, which was supposed to be slow cooked for 17 hours but tasted bland and tough: more like it was baked for 20 minutes in a conventional oven. Lastly, it took us almost an hour to get the waitress's attention to pay our bill. The one highlight was the bottle of wine, probably the best we had in Greece.

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Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

We had dinner at Mono without reservations on a Friday evening. The restaurant is a hip little place in plaka. They play an eclectic playlist of jazz inspired hits and covers. Very cool.

The reason to visit though is the food. We tried the goat cheese appetizer, the lamb, and the seared tuna. All were delectable. In fact, I would expect to pay nearly double the price for the quality of taste and preparation in other metropolitan centers. Our hostess was very knowledgable about wine pairings once we had selected our entrees.

The only aspect of our visit that could have been improved was the service. The restaurant got busy pretty fast and the wait staff had trouble just keeping up with the new arrivals. We were left to wait for quite some time.

The bill offered a small but noticable surprise when we were charged for bottled water and bread without having been given a choice to decline these items.

Nevertheless, we recommend mono for its excellent food and value.

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Thank pretpret
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

Rizotto with watermelon and feta, incredible pasta dishes from Xios..fresh salads and the deserts are send straight from heaven . Try the steak with fresh mash and truffle. One of the local treasures of Athens.

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4  Thank Anna A
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Not your typical cookie cutter food . Traditional healthy ingredients with the most up to date matchings for the most demanding pallets ! Amazingly clean .
Friendly service. A must go & try the new tapas that will fill your table with choices .
A nice surprise in the end.... The normal prices and the strawberry desert with the hidden cookie !

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1  Thank dimosjel
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