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“Terrific food & view ”

Taverna To Patriko Mas
Ranked #3 of 26 Restaurants in Delphi
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: At 1860, on a point where East meets West, great grandfather Dimitris started building this house with his own hands, stone by stone, along with the first houses of this village. His son inherited it and he passed it to his son... Nowadays, the fifth generation of owners, we decided to open the doors of our family home ('to patriko mas') and share with you our home made dishes on a genuine family restaurant that will leave you the sweetest of memories!
Reviewed June 13, 2019 via mobile

We visited the ruins at Delphi and were taken to this restaurant by our Athenian guide. It was just terrific! It is located at the far end of town (furthest from the ruins) and hangs off the side of a hill. The tables are mostly outside on a multi-level bricked terrace overlooking a gorgeous long valley with large rolling hills in the background. Potted herbs and flowers hang down and surround the terrace. Just a beautiful setting. We were attentively served by the owner and ordered a mix of 5 or 6 Greek appetizers each one was better than the next. Our guide and driver both ordered the moussaka. Everything was delicious and washed down well with local rose and Greek beers. We easily could have lingered but had to head back to Athens. Go here post visiting the ruins for a great and relaxing meal.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank LorenzoMVD
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Reviewed June 9, 2019

Our driver/tour guide Michael (Michael's Amazing Tours) is friends with the owner, and after touring the historic site of Delphi he took us here for lunch. We are really glad the owner was his friend, as the atmosphere and food were terrific. The view across the valley is wonderful, with the breeze coming through the open windows. This is a rather large place with up-stairs, down-stairs, and garden, but it felt very "homey", with a wait staff that was friendly and accommodating. Though the four of us had varied dishes, we all agreed that the Greek salad was by far the best we had during our two weeks in Greece.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Thank DennyS510
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Reviewed May 31, 2019

George Bernard Shaw wrote that “There is no sincerer love than a love of food”. We can be most sincere when we say that if we could give this restaurant six stars, we would do so.
We were taken to this restaurant by our excellent driver, Nicholas, of Exceptional Journey after we told him the we had a real love of food and wine. He assured us that he had just the place in mind.
The table awaiting us was on the most most enchanting terrace looking out to the Corinthian gulf. We certainly felt looked after by a family most passionate about their food and wine.
We sought the recommendations of the host and he steered us towards the wine called “The Gift of Dionysus’ wine -( Parparousis / Assyrtiko, Athiri- 6 months in oak.)
Yummy mattressy bread served was served with olive tapenade and a spread of feta/ yoghurt/ chilli.
The dishes that we enjoyed so much were:
- grilled Formaela cheese from Arachova. This is the local sheeps milk cheese. The cheese is apparently available only in the immediate area, and is not available for purchase elsewhere.
- The herb pie- this was the most sensational dish. A more sophisticated take on spanakopita. I will be hunting out a recipe to make this at home!
- saganaki prawns (don’t let the word saganaki make you think cheese- whilst it’s often used as an abbreviation for pan fried cheese, the word technically means “fried”)
- beetroot greens and feta salad
- stuffed cabbage rolls- these were the most delectable little parcels of unctiousness. The cabbage took on the quality of the finest most delicate pasta, stuffed with rice, in an egg and lemon sauce. We were astounded at how wonderful this dish was. If Yotam Ottolenghi hasn’t already done his own take on this dish, he should be thinking about doing so soon.

Our bill for our very generous lunch for four was a little over 70 euro. Unbelievably good value for an exceptional lunch.

Helpful hints:
- Book ahead and ask for a table on the terrace. The outdoor area will elevate enjoyment of this experience a great deal.
- Order the grilled formaela
- Order the herb pie
- Indulge in the cabbage rolls

The restaurant name To Patriko Mas translates into “Your Surname” but in this context actually means “Our Family”. The truth is that we enjoyed family food made with love in the most extraordinary landscape- and an experience that we will not forget for a long while.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Thank september1st
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Reviewed May 30, 2019

We had been in Athens and the Islands so it was nice to see a slighlty different menu. The food was good, the atmosphere was relaxed. We went at lunch time and it was almost empty so we did not have to deal with a tour bus full of people. The view is the main attraction but the decor and food are good as well.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Thank psandbliss
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Reviewed May 24, 2019

After reading reviews and talking to a few walk in walk outs as we were staying right across the road watching people we decided not eat here. Why.

First some reviews said it was pricy average food & attitude.

Others said they wanted to sit near the window for the great views but we're not allowed to as the front seats were reserved just in case a large group came.

Well our observations & chats were.

The menu is very pricy for this area, many people looked & walked away.

A few walk in walk outs we asked had the same issue not being able to get a window seat even though they were unused.

We did notice numerous small tour groups eating they, guess that is why they keep the window seats free for their regular tour operators..

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank David H
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