Best Homestyle Restaurants in Athens Have Various Styles, Excellent Food

When visiting Athens, you might prefer to try a home style restaurant with an interesting menu based on traditional recipes from various types of cuisine. Greek, Italian, American, ethnic, vegetarian, street food are some of the choices available. Fresh ingredients,  all time classic recipes, and attention to every detail are the focal points in home style cuisine, which is always healthy and tasty.   Magikes Katsaroles serves regional specialties from all over Greece,   Athinaikon on Mitropoleos street is a classical value,  trattoria Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino close to the Acropolis is one of the best choices for home style Italian cuisine,  2mazi in Plaka  offers an experience of tasting  well known plates with a different approach, Filippou in Kolonaki is an all time classic favorite with a menu based on traditional Greek cuisine, serving simple but tasty dishes, such as moussakas, pastitsio and stuffed zucchini, Kafeneio To Sik in Thission is a one of a kind restaurant in the neighborhood, Spiti in Glyfada and Filothei serve favorite Mediterranean specialties, Martinis in Patissia is a neighborhood favorite since 1969, Anthos Gefseon in Kallithea is popular for the delicious menu and reasonable prices, Nonna in Psyrri serves different specialties every day depending on the  season and availability.

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Martinis restaurant is a reference point in the neighborhood of Patissia since 1969 when they first opened. The faithful clientele appreciate the traditional Greek and Mediterranean cuisine with genuine home made tastes and high quality...  Read More

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Nonna means grandma in the dialect of the island of Zante and of course in Italian. Lianka and Leonidas, friends since childhood and great cooking lovers, decided to share their passion for food with the public. The concept is cooking with love...  Read More

Kafeneio To Sik
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Kafeneio To Sik, on Herakleidon pedestrian street in Thission, is a one of a kind restaurant in the area. The old traditional style Greek coffee shop was completely renovated, maintaining however the simplicity, the warm atmosphere and the...  Read More

Spiti Neat Eat + Drinks
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Spiti Glyfada opened after the success in Filothei and remains a popular spot in the neighborhood, as an all day meeting point, where one feels completely at home. A large, friendly space with contemporary but casual elements, with comfortable...  Read More

Anthos Gefseon
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Anthos Gefseon restaurant was founded by chef George Gerardos with the concept to serve simple, nicely cooked food, prepared exclusively with Greek products from small producers. With very few exceptions, all the vegetables, meat, cheese, soft...  Read More

To Athinaikon
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Athinaikon restaurant has a long and interesting history. It opened for the first time in 1932 as an ouzo restaurant and in 1985 moved to the pedestrian street of Themistokleous right in the center of Athens. Recently a second location opened on...  Read More

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Filippou in Kolonaki is full of memories for many Athenians who used to go there as children and continue now as adults, remaining faithful to the authentic cuisine. The restaurant has an interesting history, starting in 1923 when the...  Read More

Aglio, olio e peperoncino
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Aglio, olio e peperoncino, Porinou 13, near the Acropolis Museum, is a small, cosy trattoria which promises a unique culinary experience. Special attention is paid to the quality of all ingredients, and all plates are freshly prepared. The menu...  Read More



Magikes Katsaroles, which means magic cooking pots, specializes in traditional Greek cuisine with ingredients and recipes from all over Greece. All the dishes are prepared with quality regional products, depending on the season, and the menu...  Read More



2Mazi in Plaka is the creation of young, talented chefs Giannis Baxevanis and Ilias Gogos, who specialize in re-inventing traditional tastes. Inspired by rediscovered ingredients, experimenting with a playful approach, they offer an experience...  Read More


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