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Taverna Virinis

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Archimidous 11, Athens, Greece
+30 21 0701 2153
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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Very good dish of the day - lamb and pork, greek salad. Nice atmosphere in the garden, kind staff. :))

Thank mp13am
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best restaurants I have ever eaten in in Athens. House wine is glorious. Best feta cheese ever eaten. The live oil to die for. The lamb is a must and the service is absolutely fab. If you're in Athens please don't miss this wonderful experience.

Thank Ivan S
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 July 2016

A beautiful "taverna" near to Panathinako Stadio... Choose greek tranditional food called "ladera" (vegtabels cooked in olive oil) and house wine

Thank Chrissoula Z
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4 reviews
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Traditional and well referenced place, with many Athenians eating here. Great service and good food, simple menu but very good ingredients. Very reasonable price and relaxing atmosphere. I would recommend it .

Thank salRoma
Dresden, Germany
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

One of the best dinners we had in athens. Both the red and the white housewine were amazing, the food simply amazing and the waiter attentive but not annoying. The menu is small and obviously seasonal. We had tzatziki, spicy cheese dip, baked eggplant, meatballs, pannacotta for dessert and raki afterwards. Together with three glasses of wine we paid 27€.... More 

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Kopavogur, Iceland
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 13 November 2015

Good, traditional taverna food. Large selection of dishes. The food is tasty and good. Excellent value for money.

Thank hallgrimur47
Athens, Greece
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 September 2015

I found this place in Pagrati one of these hot nights of July in Athens that you want to escape in some village/island. It has a small open air area for summer period opposite to main tavern place which is ideal for these days/nights. Descent food to accompany your ouzo/wine/tsipouro etc with your friends or your other half.

Thank A K
Alexandroupoli, Greece
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529 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2014

Simple neighboorhood tavern off centre in Pangrati Athens Simple menu but tasteful food served by friendly staff. No special decoration, just nice food at reasonable prices. nice winless but expensive compared to the food. try there local housewife really tasty

Thank PeterSilvainMooij
Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 September 2014 via mobile

we visited this place when we were in Athens and it was the best food we had there as we only visited very touristy places and we had an authentic feel of a greek tavern with its huge wine barrels and bright decoration in this place. we stayed in the first room that had plenty of space for my daughter... More 

Thank RastaRoddy
Athens, Greece
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

this restaurant assumes everyone is a tourist. this is not the islands - it's pangrati. some people who live in Athens permanently might not be Greek but that doesn't make them tourists.

Thank rbrendan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$41
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Archimidous 11, Athens, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Pangrati
  • Neighbourhood: Pangrati
  • Phone Number: +30 21 0701 2153

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Pangrati

Neighbourhood Profile
The elongated Panathenaic Stadium, built for the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, acts as grand gateway to the otherwise purely Athenian neighborhood of Pangrati. This area of typical small squares, busy main roads and residential streets will give you a clear sense of what living in this metropolis is like. A walk up quiet Markou Mousourou Street on the west side of the stadium will bring you past the First National Cemetery to Mets, home to many expats. Turn right to reach the charming Platia Varnava. East of the stadium, commercial Eratosthenous Street leads to rather nondescript Platia Plastira, from where Effranoros Street continues uphill to Platia Profiti Ilia, crowned by a huge church. Among the standard four- to six-story apartment blocks that typify Athens, Pangrati also boasts some genuinely authentic tavernas and the odd trendy bar.
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