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“Hidden gem”
Review of Desfina

Desfina
Ranked #108 of 627 Restaurants in Cambridge
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Potomac, Maryland
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395 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

Great and authentic Greek restaurant. The prices are reasonable as well. A bit off the main drag and parking is a challenge (as is in all of Cambridge).

The food is outstanding.

  • Visited July 2013
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English first
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Authentic Greek delight! The Greeks eat here.”
Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

I hadn't been to Desfina in a while and it was my turn to pick our monthly company lunch location, so at noon we arrived with 12 people.

They handled the group perfectly and the food was plentiful and amazing! Also economical.

Get the octopus, dolmades (grape leaves) and the sampler for appetizers. My favorite entree is Lamb Souvlaki w green beans (yum!) but the eggplant dish and the shrimp platter were also big hits!

Visited April 2013
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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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404 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
“First visit....what a find!”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

We were driving through Cambridge MA and came across this restaurant. Stopped for lunch. Parking lot across the street (a real find in Cambridge) and a very friendly greeting by Irene. I've traveled to Greece and the food here was as good and very authentic. Shrimp Desfina was fabulous, my husband had lamb stewed in a rich tomato sauce. Terrific! Priced reasonably.
Fresh Greek salad was superb.....would definitely go back!

  • Visited February 2013
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2 Thank Nancy011351
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Outstanding - this restaurant made my trip to Cambridge!”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

Most delicious lamb shank i've ever had - seriously tasty sauce, greek salad on the side as well as flavour filled potatoes - and all for only $11. I went back 3 times during my 2 week stay

  • Visited December 2012
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132 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Great Local Spot”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

This unpretentious restaurant is the local spot, where everybody knows your name. A modern day Cheers. The wait staff is excellent. They recognize repeat diners and greet them. The cook is excellent and makes Greek specialties that you will love. Try the grilled octupus as an appeltizer. You can usually sit where you want. There is a nice bar, where people are interacting. You can't go wrong. One of the perks is a small parking lot. If you get there early, you will definitely find a spot.

  • Visited December 2012
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