With its seaside location, Glyfada
is a dynamic neighborhood where you can escape the downtown heat for some fresh salty air. It is also a great place to find a wide variety of eateries
to satisfy your hunger. Here is our selection of the top 10 restaurants available in Glyfada.
Spiti – Neat Eat + Drinks
You will feel right at home at Spiti (which literally means ‘home’). With a variety of Mediterranean and Greek dishes on its menu, Spiti serves excellent amongst its stunning décor. Don’t expect moussaka or souvlaki, and opt for the salmon risotto or shrimp tagliatelle instead. While you’re at it, have a look at the wine menu but don’t skimp on dessert (the panna cotta is definitely worth a try).
Spiti. Lazaraki 12, Glyfada, Greece +30 21 0898 0080
All Senses Gastronomy
Restaurant, Greek, Contemporary
All Senses Gastronomy
Prepare for an experience you won’t forget anytime soon. All Senses Gastronomy offers a unique experience that caters to all your senses. The Odyssey menus take you into an innovative and creative journey of flavors, scents and textures, and as the team behind the concept, Anastasis Sotovikis and Constantina Batziou, are also the founders of Spiti restaurant (above), consider this venture an elevated version of their proven dining expertise. Challenge complete!
All Senses Gastronomy. Lazaraki 12 & Dousmani, Glyfada, Greece +30 21 0898 0080
Bar, Cafe, Italian, $$$
To satisfy your pizza cravings be sure to head to Aperitivo. This all-day pizza bar brings Italian food to Greece. With fresh and tasty panini and tramezzini in the morning, the bar turns into the best place for the classic (namesake) aperitivo in the afternoon, then transforms into a trattoria in the evening with a menu including pasta, pizza or tagliata. That and an excellent wine list make this a favorite address for a relaxed and casual dining experience.
Aperitivo, Kyprou 70, Glyfada, Greece +30 210 8940377
Restaurant, Vegan, Vegetarian, $$$
This vegan/vegetarian/gluten-free restaurant is the long-awaited restaurant for all the vegetarians living in the southern suburbs of Athens. Yi (which means Earth) is a bright and spacious restaurant where you can truly taste everything good the earth has to offer. The zucchini noodles with pesto is to die for and the banana cake is a winner (though it seems the cheesecake is another hit dessert). Yi is an excellent restaurant to prove that a vegetarian diet can be much more than just salad.
Yi. Labraki Grigoriou 69, Glyfada, Greece +30 2109648512
Bar, Restaurant, Pub Grub, European, Mediterranean, $$$
A favorite address in Glyfada, Pere Bar & Ubu Pure Food is a yin and yang restaurant complex; this all-day bar/restaurant is split into two concepts. Pere serves drinks, burgers and cooked dishes and transforms into a bar in the evening, while Ubu is a modern organic restaurant, with breakfast & brunch options, soups, sandwiches, flatbreads, as well as oven-cooked dishes. Whichever you choose, you are in for a treat.
Pere Ubu. Kyprou 74, Glyfada, Greece +30 21 0894 1450
At Food Mafia, innovative dishes are the focus with well-curated ingredients and rare flavour combinations. Ok, the burgers are quite popular but the menu features an array of diverse and exotic choices. The nicely decorated ambiance and the professionalism of the staff make it an excellent culinary destination in Glyfada.
Food Mafia, Filikis Etaireias 10, Glyfada, Greece +3021 0894 2177
Moouu Quality Meats
Meat eaters unite. Mouu Quality Meats is a steakhouse where nice beef cuts are cooked perfectly. The side dishes (wasabi rice and grilled vegetables, quinoa salad, and more) are pretty tasty as well. And though the whole dining experience may be a splurge, it is a dinner you won’t easily forget.
Moouu Quality meats, Fivis 17, Glyfada, Greece +30 21 1409 6295
Restaurant, Middle Eastern, Greek, Vegetarian, $$$
To Elliniko is one of the best mezedopoleio (tapas-style restaurant) in Glyfada, featuring authentic Greek cuisine prepared with a modern twist. The restaurant also offers a variety of ouzo, tsipouro, wine, and beers in a laid-back and relaxed atmosphere. For a traditional dinner with friends, this is the place to go!
To Elliniko, Lazaraki 28, Glyfada, Greece +30 210 8941471
Restaurant, Seafood, $$$
Sea bass, calamaris, octopus, sardines, crab salad, salmon tartare and lobster. Just a small taste of what glorious seafood awaits your tastebuds at Sardelaki (Little Sardines). This popular seafood restaurant gets crowded quickly so don’t expect a quick service. But the staff serves your order with a smile all the same, even if it takes a bit longer. Just make sure to wash your meal down with the good portion of ouzo.
Sardelaki. Fivis 15, Glyfada, Greece +30 21140 21195
With loud conversations all around, traditional Greek music in the background, and exhilarating vapors wafting from the kitchen, a meal at O Proedros (The President) is full of authentic flavors, offering a taste of old Athens to savor slowly.
O Proedros, Lazaridi Savva 3, Glyfada, Greece +30 210 898 56 42