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“Tasty spot with a light scent of Chios island”
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Armolia
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Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

Went for dinner with family.
Our origins are rooted in the island of Chios, and we thought it would be a good idea to get the taste.
Excellent welcoming hosts (not the owner who is from Chios though), spacious tables and a hearty smile.
We opted for both seafood and meat and they were both nice.
Chios salad with rocket, cherry tomatoes, anchovies was amazing and rich. Horta salad, also great, but needed more lemon and proper olive oil instead of "ladolemono" that goes with fish.
Grilled Mastello cheese was a sweet passage to Chios: soft and tasty!
Gonos kalamari was yummy so were the steamed mussels.
Pork marinated chips with freshly cut chips was a dream! Tender, fresh, with a pinch of oregano, simple and blissful.
We had a beer and one of the best tsipouro around the world: the famous Babatzim (which was not cold unfortunately and needed to spoil with ice), and at the end were offered a shot of mastic liquor.
Hint: do not opt for raki, it is not a good one although it comes from Crete, but it is non-label and from a region that has no good raki.
Overall, it was a good choice for Chalandri/Athens. A bit expensive, for 3 we paid almost €100, and honestly, there are no real dishes and options from Chios. Just a seafood meze spot with fair food.

Go, but better go to Chios, in Armolia village to feel and taste the real taste of Chios!

Thank Dimitra M
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Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

Had dinner on Friday and came back for lunch on Monday. Quality of food is great and service is very friendly. Cosy inside and also has a large seating area on the square.

Thank Steve J
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Reviewed March 7, 2017 via mobile

This place at a great variety of food . The food it self is very tasty , definitely great quality the size of the portions are gracious . I definitely enjoyed the food . The service is great , very friendly atmosphere . I can definitely say that I felt Cosy and the food is as good as home made food. I recommend this restaurant for great fresh Greek food.

Thank anitaprod
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Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

We visited in the winter (february 2017) and had a seat inside, on the ground floor. There is another seating area upstairs for smokers, so the ground floor is nice and smoke free, but with limited space. The kitchen is on the ground floor, so there is a little bit of ambient noise from the exhaust fan.

The music is very nice, old greek folk music, very befitting the general style of the place. The decoration is very nice as well, you get a nice cozy feeling.

Service is very friendly and efficient, and the food quality is very good. We had various meze dishes, such as fava, grilled octopus, shrimps, steamed mussels in wine, cod-cakes, grilled seabass, grilled cheese with mushrooms, fried atherina fish, a large salad, boiled greens with a nice egg-lemon dressing all of which were excellent, tasty and nicely presented. Not fancy, but as they should in a taverna. Their freshly baked bread is particularly good!

We had ouzo and raki for drinks, and the bill was 20 euro/person (including tip) with the overall quantities being quite satisfying.

We noticed from the menu that this restaurant offers also various meat and poultry meze dishes, so it is not only a fish taverna. In summer it also has outdoor seating.

We had a good experience, and would visit again. Recomended, especially for families but make sure you book on the ground floor if you want a smoke-free lunch or dinner!

Thank Riva20Bahiamar
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Reviewed February 5, 2017

In Chalandri square, resembles an old grocery store and it offers a big variety of fish (their specialty) and meat meals, as well as the famous Greek "mezedes". A big variety of wine, "ouzo" and tsipouro! Very polite staff and nice environment with a tables also on the square! Excellent tastes which mainly comes from the Aegean island of Chios, of which Armolia is a village that mainly produces The famous mastic (Masticha), an unbelievable liqueur!!!

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Thank MariaEleni2009
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