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Yannas Taverna

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12715 Warwick Blvd Ste A, Commonwealth Center, Newport News, VA 23606-1800
+1 757-930-3382
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pros: Tasty food, good portions, HUGE shrimp, and nicely cooked chicken. Cons: Slightly pricey and ordering could be confusing to anyone unfamiliar with Greek cuisine as the menu doesn't explain what certain dishes are... but I'm sure the staff can help out in that department.

Thank MindGame619
Englewood, Florida
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190 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We had a great lunch. Worked well for a business meeting. Beware, if you are on a tight schedule, you need to make sure that the wait staff is aware of your situation. Many of the elder customers don't appear to be in any hurry. Wait staff will be very accommodating. Food was nice, they appear to use fresh ingredients.

1 Thank TravelLife19
East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Ventured out on Saturday evening. Was very excited to see a Greek restaurant close to our new home . Ambiance was typical and busy for Saturday night. Waitress was pleasant and tried to be attentive . Table clean and inviting Ordered the calamari for an appetizer . Much too crunchy with more breading than was necessary . Couldn't taste the... More 

1 Thank Cowolyn
Virginia USA
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

I have actually been here several times. The meals are uniformly well made and tasty. The food here goes from sort of the gyro sandwich that we all love so dearly to much more formal cuisine. All of it is well prepared and pleasantly presented. I have had gyros, souvalaki, and a lamb dish; all were very good. I am... More 

Thank LWT T
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

This is a small family locally owned restaurant known and frequented by locals which has good regular menu items and daily specials. Authentic Greek specialties which are as good as what you would find in the islands. Try the mousakka for the Greek take on lasagna or any of the other favorites to get an idea of what the real... More 

Thank Cynthia O
Hampton, Virginia
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Discovered passing through years ago, now we live nearby. Can't get enough. Always have fresh specials to try new delights. Everything we try has been delicious and enormous. You can order and share family style or take home for at least two more meals. Service is helpful and full of cheer.

Thank LadyEpicurean
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We foind this place by accident. The food was wonderful and authentic and we love Greek food. The service was great and the wait time was perfect. Will definitely be back.

Thank RivahGirl
Bedminster, New Jersey
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

First, I am very familiar with Greek cooking due to my wife's side of the family over the last 35 years. The cooking at this restaurant is definitely Greek. What seems to be throwing off or displeasing some reviewers is that some meals are not the traditional ones. So you know, the menu is a mix of classic and modern.... More 

Thank Grognard72
Newport News, Virginia
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89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Love this place. I've been several times and try something different every time. It has all been absolutely delicious. Most of the time, the restaurant is packed because the secret is out. It's nice to eat outside on the patio when the weather cooperates. We will come back again and again and again!

Thank davidahrens
Norfolk, Virginia
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146 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

When a friend suggested we visit this restaurant before a show I was hesitant, because I didn't like Greek food--or so I thought. I reluctantly agreed, and was so glad I did. I ordered the chicken kabob, and it was so delicious that I have been back for it several times since then. It's not a traditional kabob on a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12715 Warwick Blvd Ste A, Commonwealth Center, Newport News, VA 23606-1800
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Newport News
  • Phone Number: +1 757-930-3382

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