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Taste Excellent and Varied Cuisine at Glyfada's Best Restaurants



Glyfada in the south suburbs of Athens is famous for the vibrant life and varied choices for entertainment. Extremely popular with Americans and their families serving at the military base in the area, Glyfada has developed over the years into one of the most sought for neighborhoods to live, have fun, shop and of course eat. Located practically very close to the coast, with two marinas where yachts tie, the style is generally casual but also cosmopolitan and trendy. A wonderful view, quality tastes by well known chef Giannis Baxevanis, and reasonable prices at Ark,  a very attractive locale, Pere-Ubu is a famous location in Glyfada,  considered a top choice and a favorite with the public, Vincenzo for pizza and pasta, is one of the oldest and most renowned Italian restaurants in Glyfada, Food Mafia offers daily inspired dishes curated by Chef Patron Ilias Skoulas, a dining experience that awakens all the senses in a truly unique experience at All Senses Gastronomy, excellent quality cuisine, which combines the best of Greek and Italian tastes at Soleto, genuine, traditional  Greek cuisine as it developed in Smyrna at the beginning of the previous century at Taste of Smyrna, a variety of delicious Greek specialties at reasonable prices at Mezze, Holy Chicken is a single themed restaurant centered on chicken in delicious variations


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Holy Chicken is the sibling of the well known cocktail bar Holy Spirit and is a single themed restaurant centered on chicken. The menu also includes delicious appetizers, salads and several interesting cocktails, and is planned in a fun mood. Freedom, a funky approach and quality are the characteristics of this restaurant, and the prices are reasonable. All the ingredients are fresh and seasonal and the chicken are exclusively bred on corn. The chicken specialty appears in many variations, all prepared following strict quality measures. You can order your chicken in pieces or whole, served in various marinades, such as Mediterranean, Mustard of Caribbean, with puree, buttered corn, grilled vegetables, sweet potato on the side. A meal at Holy Chicken is an all round, enjoyable experience, with excellent service and friendly atmosphere.

Recommended for Glyfada's Best Restaurants because: A single themed restaurant centered on chicken in delicious variations

Nelly's expert tip: Chicken in many variations with delicious sauces and side dishes

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Mimaya
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Mimaya is a restaurant which was designed so as to combine Mediterranean style with a friendly atmosphere, good wine and food in a welcoming location. Authentic Mediterranean cuisine based on the recipes of owner and chef Michalis Iroglidis enhance these delicious dishes, which are great favorites with the public. Fresh salads, excellent risotto, mouthwatering pasta, high quality Black Angus meat and fresh fish are some of the specialties on Mimaya's menu, which combines the authentic gastronomic tradition of the Mediterranean countries with a contemporary and creative approach to the magic of taste. Dont miss the special evenings with cocktails and finger food.

Recommended for Glyfada's Best Restaurants because: Mediterranean style with a friendly atmosphere, good wine and food

Nelly's expert tip: Dont miss the special evenings with cocktails and finger food.

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1903 A Taste of Smyrna
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1903 A Taste of Smyrna is located in the center of cosmopolitan Glyfada and is a restaurant which travels you back in time. Well know chef Ilias Skoulas, inspired by the genuine, traditional Greek cuisine as it developed in Smyrna at the beginning of the previous century, creates delicious dishes based mainly on meat and fishfood. Ouzo, tsipouro, wine and Greek music accompany your meal, in this attractive environment, with attention to every detail. Definitely taste the caviar salad, the spicy tomato salad, the fried cheese with sausage, the lamb with spicy yoghurt sauce, the cockerel with home made pasta. For dessert the menu included specialties such as assure (boiled wheat with pomegranate seeds), syrupy ekmek with buffalo milk ice cream, apple preserve with saffron and other mouthwatering tastes.

Recommended for Glyfada's Best Restaurants because: Genuine, traditional Greek cuisine as it developed in Smyrna at the beginning of the previous century

Nelly's expert tip: Traditional specialties from Smyrna by well known chef Ilias Skoulas

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Mezze Glyfada
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Mezze Glyfada is the new tradition of meze- the Greek equivalent of tapas, small portions of various appetizers and not only, serving original, tasty Greek dishes. This warm and minimal country style restaurant is ideal for a meal after a shopping spree. Customers can enjoy a variety of delicious specialties, with the signature of chef Niko Fotiadis and at very reasonable prices. The menu includes dishes with sea food and meat, prepared with local, fresh ingredients. Definitely try the fried eggs with fresh fried potatoes and spicy sausage, the juicy veal, chicken or salmon on the spit, with an original presentation for more than two people, the fried mushrooms with Cretan gruyere. Fish lovers will find many of their favorite dishes, such as steamed mussels, fresh sea food, bruschette with grilled sardines, cod fish, smoked octopus with lentils, lime and ginger. At Mezze bar you can taste excellent quality ouzo and tsipouro and enjoy one of the unique Greek cocktails with masticha or Cretan distilled spirits mixed with honey, the famous rakomelo.

Recommended for Glyfada's Best Restaurants because: The new tradition of meze- the Greek edition of tapas

Nelly's expert tip: A variety of delicious Greek specialties at reasonable prices

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All Senses Gastronomy
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All Senses Gastronomy restaurant was the inspiration of the architectural team Anastasis Sotovikis + B, creators also of the culinary project "spiti" , which means "home" in Greek and gives the impression of a simple and welcoming home. All Senses Gastronomy is based on the creator's architectural knowledge, their love for creativity and their culinary experience. Reviving their childhood memories, when a formal dinner invitation demanded a perfect combination of guests, carefully planned menu, the scent of fresh flowers and the appropriate music, they decided to embody all the above in a uniquely designed space of one table for twelve 'travelers'. Awarded Danish chef Ronny Emborg created the "Odyssey" menu of 24 dishes combining raw and slow food, introducing the concept of Sensory Kitchen, a dining experience that awakens all the senses. The dishes are served with an assortment of wines perfectly paired with each dish and the dining experience is enhanced by the audiovisual stimulus that accompanies each separate dish, allowing you to travel through seasons and places without leaving the room. The dishes are based on locally produced ingredients and simplicity is the key which combines old and new techniques for a healthy and delicious meal.

Recommended for Glyfada's Best Restaurants because: Creative cuisine served in an ambience which makes for an overall sensory experience

Nelly's expert tip: A dining experience that awakens all the senses in a truly unique experience

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Food Mafia in cosmopolitan Glyfada offers daily inspired dishes curated by Chef Patron Ilias Skoulas, well known for his talent and quality. Selecting the best ingredients from Greece and abroad, with the emphasis on rare and different tastes, the philosophy of Food Mafia is to offer a unique and exclusive menu, with the variety of a delicatessen. All the dishes are cooked in the Spanish wood oven, which is a central feature of the restaurant. The bar has an atmosphere of Chicago in the sixties, and the original cocktails are prepared by bartender Alexandros Previstas. Food Mafia is ideal both for a meal or an after dinner cocktail, with a wine list which includes local and international labels.

Recommended for Glyfada's Best Restaurants because: The philosophy of Food Mafia is to offer a unique and exclusive menu

Nelly's expert tip: Different and unique dishes by well known chef Ilias Skoulas

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Once upon a time there was a small village in Italy called Soleto, where Italian and Greek culture coexisted, creating an attraction of gastronomic tourism. Today myth became reality and the heart of medieval Italy found its location in Glyfada combining Mediterranean cuisine with Italian expertise. At Soleto you can enjoy sophisticated meals all day in a space with unique personality , choosing from a menu which follows the ambience. Mediterranean breakfast, warm cappuccino, authentic sushi, Italian dinner and cocktails with a twist, a variety of choices for all tastes. The quality is excellent, with extra virgin olive oil, organic eggs and vegetables from the owners farm on the island of Spetses.

Recommended for Glyfada's Best Restaurants because: Excellent quality cuisine, which combines the best of Greek and Italian tastes

Nelly's expert tip: Sophisticated cuisine in a space with unique personality

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Vincenzo
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Vincenzo for pizza and pasta, is one of the oldest and most renowned Italian restaurants in Glyfada. Enjoy your favorite Italian dishes, of excellent quality, with fresh ingredients and prepared daily. Ideal both for winter and summer with a cool garden, Vincenzo has remained popular over the years for the quality, the friendly atmosphere and the value for money. Specialties on the menu include traditional risotto alla milanese; fettuccine with fresh wild mushrooms, speck, pine kernels, rosemary and fresh cream; home made cannelloni filled with mozzarella, ricotta and tomato sauce. The meat dishes are also interesting and of course the pizza, from the most simple variation with olive oil and tomato sauce, to all the timeless classic tastes of capricciosa, quattro stagioni and many more.

Recommended for Glyfada's Best Restaurants because: One of the oldest and most renowned Italian restaurants in Glyfada.

Nelly's expert tip: Excellent Italian cuisine at this well known Glyfada restaurant

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Pere Ubu
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Pere-Ubu is a famous location in Glyfada, a model all day concept for unique gourmet experiences and great entertainment, and is considered a top choice and a favorite with the public. At Pere Ubu burger bar you can enjoy the multidimensional bestselling burgers, which satisfy all tastes and preference, in original combinations, first quality ingredients and homemade sauces. As evening falls, this must "to see and be seen" trendy spot changes atmosphere and later on the parties are a major attraction. The music changes daily with well known djs, whilst the expert mixologists prepare their famous cocktails. At Ubu Pure Food, with its contemporary design and open kitchen, you can experience an avant garde Greek concept, ideal for every hour of the day. At the bio healthy corner taste delicious dishes prepared with organic ingredients, international and Mediterranean influence, gourmet quality. Whether you want to enjoy a family breakfast, a relaxing coffee with friends, a business lunch, a shopping break, an afternoon aperitif or a casual dinner, this two in one location is ideal.

Recommended for Glyfada's Best Restaurants because: A model all day concept for unique gourmet experiences

Nelly's expert tip: For burgers, cocktails, healthy food, this two in one location is ideal

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Vibrant music, imaginative cocktails, rare coffee blends and an excellent restaurant with the signature of Giannis Baxevanis at Ark, the new hotspot on the Athens Riviera, at Asteria Glyfada, which opened in May 2015. Two new spaces under the same brand, offer the public a wonderful view, quality tastes and reasonable prices in an attractively decorated location. Ark gastronomy by well known and awarded chef Giannis Baxevanis, focuses mainly on tastes from the sea, served also in small portions, for those who prefer them, accompanied by selected wines, beer and spirits from local producers and small organic units from all over Greece. At the bar, you can taste a wide variety of drinks, with surprising variations of favorite mixes based on traditional Greek distilled spirits and also all time classic cocktails. At the coffee sector, after extensive research with taf company, a unique blend was created for Ark, with exclusively high quality Arabica grains, sweet citrus fruit and caramel notes. Every week, except for the house blend, customers can taste various other blends from selected farms from all over the world.

Recommended for Glyfada's Best Restaurants because: A wonderful view, quality tastes and reasonable prices in an attractive locale

Nelly's expert tip: The new hot spot on the Athens Riviera, at famous Asteria Glyfadas

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Meet Nelly Paraskevopoulou

Born and bred in Athens, Nelly went on the move after finishing high school and spending some years working in textiles.  For her, Italy was the next chapter. But, after 12 years, it was back...  More About Nelly

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