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“Favorite restaurant in Thessaloniki!”

Vary Peponi (Heavy Melon)
Ranked #74 of 1,137 Restaurants in Thessaloniki
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$18 - US$21
Cuisines: Deli, Greek, Mediterranean
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In a city of amazing restaurants, this one is a true standout. We tried just about everything on the menu and loved it all. Unique cheeses from across Greece,smoked trout salad, curried chicken with couscous, pork shank, braised beef, eggplant, fava ... all wonderful! The atmosphere is homey and the service is warm and friendly. Tucked away on a lovely side street. Can't wait to go back!

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1  Thank Allison M
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

A really nice place to eat quality homemade food at the heart of Thessaloniki. It is one of the best local taverns that you have to visit, especially if you like ouzo and tsipouro. It is medium priced for a Greek, but it's worth every penny. The menu changes every season, so try the seasonal delicacies! On the downsides, it is extremely small and smoking is allowed.

1  Thank Fotis L
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

This is my favorite place in thessaloniki. I love its food,its tsipouro(traditional drink),its stuff, its music, i love everything.It is very central , very small and very cute. i go there either for lunch or for dinner.Not very expensive and sometimes there is live greek music at nights.

1  Thank MARIA s
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Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

We visited this place and we will certainly visit it again!!Don’t miss the zucchini salad, the beef in red sauce served with mashed smoked eggplants,the curry chicken served with couscous and many more dishes freshly cooked!Fast and polite service!!Good prices for good quality food!

1  Thank GenieVas
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

This is one of the best quality food (and relatively medium budget - for Greek standards) tavern of Thessaloniki. The menu is frequently changed although it carries some standard plates across seasons. Make sure that you check the blackboard with the day's specials and don't be afraid to try anything on it.

The ambience is cozy, traditional, small and friendly with an open kitchen setup but - to my knowledge - they don't reserve tables so you might have to wait a bit. I usually get their raki when I get there and most of the times it's of excellent quality.

They also handle smoking with care, meaning that they will ask people not to smoke if someone has an issue with it. Well, travelers, most of the time that's the best you can get in Greece.

Do not forget ordering the traditional Cretan apaki with mushrooms and the Greek beans (gigantes) with sausage dishes. You will not regret it.

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2  Thank Ioannis A
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