To Steki tou Ilia
To Steki tou Ilia Review
Athenians who love fresh-grilled lamb chops and thick-cut fried potatoes that could have come from yiayia's (grandma's) very kitchen flock to this classic taverna (the original old-fashioned hangout with gated garden at Eptahalkou and a more recent and more modern-looking extension a bit farther down Thessalonikis street) along a quiet pedestrianized street in Thission. It's a place to relax with friends: split a giant plate of paidakia (lamb chops), fries, creamy tzatziki, and fava bean spread. Even the bread is prepared the Greek way: grilled and sprinkled with olive oil and oregano. The tables on the street fill rapidly so arrive early to soak in the Greek island vibe. Reservations accepted.
- Address: Eptachalkou 5 and Thessalonikis 7, Thission, Athens, 10033 | Map It
- Phone: 210/342–2407; 210/345–8052
- Location: Monastiraki and Thission
- No credit cards.
- Thessalonikis 7 closed Mon.; no lunch Tues.–Fri. Eptaxalkou 5 closed Sun. evening; no lunch Tues.–Fri.