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“Taramosalata? Terrific!”
Review of Taverna Tony

Taverna Tony
Ranked #16 of 91 Restaurants in Malibu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Taramosalata? Terrific!”
Reviewed August 16, 2014

Take-out from Taverna Tony provided me with a brand-new culinary treat. Having never had the aforenamed dish it was a delicious surprise. All the traditional Greek dishes were good but the taramosalata was a true standout.

Visited August 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Sorry we are not regular”
Reviewed August 13, 2014

Be ready you gonna have a horrible experience unless you are regular here.
First of all, Maitre d' offered us not so great table close to cashier/finished dishes counter although there were some better spaces opened. We asked her to alter one. She did so, but not politely but in very nasty way.
Then our server, Nansia. Absolutely unwelcoming with bad attitude. Maybe she was simply having a bad day that time, but most likely not since t I saw that bus boys were actually complaining of her behind her presence. Complimentary bread, drinks, dishes, silverware..... Every single stuff was THROWN on the table. I mean, THROWN making unpleasant noises. When she found a credit card placed on the table, she picked it up without asking or even bringing the check, then went to another table, then came back to us asking "Are you paying with it?" Of course, we were not offered deserts, either. Contrarily she was smiling and showing her best to regular customers.
Although our 92 years mother didn't notice her horrible service which was quite relief for us, she ruined feelings of her hosts, my partner and me celebrating her birthday.
In fact I could see Nansia's "regular customer golden" attitude in the owner, Tony. He was moving around only tables with his familiar faces. Rather than that, he was just walking around with a large bottle of water drinking. Oy, so much for fancy $$$ restaurant. Sorry, we are not regular, but come here once in a while for special occasions.
I almost forgot to tell.... Also be ready for dirty restrooms with sticky floor if you need one. Plus there is no refill on soda.
This is very unfortunate since foods were quite tasty + bus boys acted very professionally. Give another try ? Maybe, but not for a while.

  • Visited August 2014
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“Disappoint it!!”
Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Now we are here at the restaurant i have tried to have dinner in it last year in my vacation but it was close for wedding night ..

So i came this time direct to try it as first things i thought to do it in Malibu ..

The food very simple in fact i didn't like it .. We also tried the one of the famous plate in this restaurant lamb sandwich .. Its really triable idea !!

The plate wasn't clean .. As you will see in my picture .. Also the napkin which cover the bread dirty !!

Really disappoint it !!!

Will not recommend it for friends sorry;(

Thank QATAR2007
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“Great service and great dips!”
Reviewed July 26, 2014

We came here for lunch and unfortunately ordered too much, i'm guessing this is easy to do here as everything looks great! We had the tzatsiki, which was excellent as well as the taramasalata mixed with avocado which seemed to be the special for the day, this was AMAZING and i would return just for that dip. Saganaki was good as were the meatballs. The salad we had was good, not traditional greek but still fresh, it was either the first or second on the menu I can't recall. We also ordered the dolmades and the octopus, they were nice but probably wouldn't order again, the sauce on the domades was a bit odd. The service we had was excellent and it felt very homey and welcoming inside the restaurant.

  • Visited July 2014
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los angeles, ca
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Best hummus ever”
Reviewed July 5, 2014

If you are visiting Malibu mid day...I would visit Tony's and order the hummus with sourdough...followed by a piece of their baklava for the entire table..delicious ...it has a charming dog friendly patio..and the service is excellent...it is located in the heart of Malibu.next to EXCELLENT. CHIC shopping..

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank heatherthirteen
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