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“Good, but could be better...”
Review of Collage

Ranked #186 of 2,570 Restaurants in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $31
Cuisines: Italian
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Neighborhood: Plaka
Description: All-day meeting point with specialty coffees, home-made breakfast & brunch, mediterranean cuisine, aperitivo, selected winery and cocktails, in the centre of Athens.
Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

The food was good, and made with fresh ingredients. The fresh made lemonade was also very good. The quality of food and drinks justifies the prices (which are 25-30% higher than the average in the area).
My overall rate is 3,5.
My partner liked it but personally I did not like:
- the recipe of my Chicken Salad (3 thin slices of chicken), which had caramelized nuts (kind of the Italian torrone): a little peculiar, if not awkward (I'm Italian)
- the "collage" of the place itself: some kind of Italian touch (menu, names of the dishes) but with the US format of the post-industrial loft + music (too loud for lunch time) from the American '30s.
Foodwise, a place with great potential...

Thank DjIceN8
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Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Good setting, great location... Ordered black pasta w seafood. The shrimps didn't taste fresh and pasta was very bland. My husband ordered risotto which was fair. Saw their pizza which looked really good. Service was also very good!

Thank Nikki C
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Reviewed August 17, 2014

I do not go looking for Italian restaurants usually when I'm not in Italy. Because they are too expensive, and the ones less expensive always propose something different, the same for Chinese cuisine, a long story that I will not do here.
This restaurant in the heart of Athens is one of the finest I have visited on my trip: 5 stars (or balls) for design, wherever the architect's creativity is expressed in the best way and also go to the toilet is "pleasant" here. The service is good although I would liked more attention (three and a half stars). From the name this restaurant aims to mix different experiences of reception and entertainment, and menu talks about different culinary cultures. However, the (italian) mushroom rice was good, it should be creamed a little 'more but I give 4 full stars. The Amatriciana a bit 'less, it was not uneatable but if there was the cinnamon it would have benn the usual interpretation of non-Greek dishes in the pan (three stars). The restaurant has failed the "coffee test", it was bad as everyone I've been drinking in Greece (do not just get the best blend and the best machine on the planet to know how to make coffee).
The price was right.
The average of the ratings would be 3 and a half stars, which can not be attributed on Tripadvisor. I round 4 for encouragement and to invite you to go there.

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Thank Carmi_EU
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Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you're looking for light and fresh italian food try Collage. Situated close to the shopping area and Plaka. They have tables outside and you can relax watching people passing by. Very friendly staff. Try the black pasta with seafood. And make sure to visit the toilets, they are fantastic.

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Thank audis
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Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Nice coffee shop with polite and and sweet female waiters. It also serves cold and hot dishes. The quality is good but not top. Coffee is excellent especially the cold Frappe made with instant coffee.

Price like in most coffee shops of Athens is ridiculously high. That however doesn't prevent the working days the many regulars costumers. Occasionally you may see Greek celebrities. You will hear many political and football loud fierce conversions during the early hours of the morning coffee. In Greek of course but Greeks are very funny even if you don't know the language.

This coffee shop is a place to see and to be seeing.
Even during the hot months of July and August when the Athens is deserted by the locals the coffee shop doesn't close.

Not an ideal place for tourists though but an interesting one for those who want to see how Athenians enjoy their coffee and the chatting. If the prices were a little bit lower I would give it 5 stars.

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