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“A piece of Greece in the Lakeshore” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Avli Restaurant

Avli Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 32 Restaurants in Winnetka
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Spruce
Transit: The Winnetka stop of the Metra Northern Line is approximately 2 blocks from the restaurant.
Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A piece of Greece in the Lakeshore”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2012

First time at this place last week. I have plans to return during the summer to enjoy their patio.
Food was great (large portions we could have shared) and service was very good.
The little mall around this restaurant adds the right atmosphere to your night.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Neighborhood Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

What a find in Winnetka! The grilled octopus is the best I've had this side of the Atlantic. Very tender and flavorfuI. All the fish and seafood is good. The salmon in parchment paper is cooked with flavorful vegetables, including fennel, which complement and do not over power the salmon. A great selection of Greek wine and a knowledgeable wait staff who will bring you samples to aid in your selection. The yogurt dessert is just right, not too heavy, not too sweet, flavored with date and fig infused honey. Great value.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jan N
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USA
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Greek Food in Winnetka”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

Authentic food, wine and owners! Good atmosphere, always crowded, with fireplace and good service. Good for family and outside seating in the summer.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Monkey2013
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Chicago, IL
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78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Greek and Gemuetlich”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

We've been at Avli several times over the past few years but didn't particularly enjoy it. This time we did! Three of us shared a table in the more intimate area next to the bar, a bit quieter than the other areas. My wife and I shared two dishes: salmon ouzo and the papoutsakia, a stuffed eggplant with a side of Greek-style creamed spinach. Our friend had the pastichio. Dessert was 'modern' Ek Mek, a tasty cream tart-like creation topped with shredded coconut. Service was friendly, and the food came promptly. Also sampled a glass of Greek cabernet-style wine which was smooth and just sweet enough.

Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Matayman
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Parsippany, New Jersey
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129 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Pleasant experience.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2012 via mobile

Good food, but uninspired menu. Some dishes a bit oily.

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