Fodor's Expert Review Café Avissinia

$$ Psirri Greek Fodor's Choice

Facing hoary and merchant-packed Abyssinia Square, this timeworn but exceptional eatery is popular with locals who want home-cooked traditional food with heavy Asia Minor influences and endless servings of the excellent barrel wine and ouzo. Diners love to settle within the elegant glass-and-wood interior to sample mussels and rice pilaf, wine-marinated octopus with pasta, fresh garden salad, or any of the dips. Little wonder so many head here to relax after a day of shopping at the nearby flea market. A newer rooftop addition offers spectacular Acropolis views. Another plus: during the winter months, music is often in the air—on weekend afternoons, you can enjoy live accordion performances sometimes accompanied by the piano.

Greek Romantic Views Lively Lunch Dinner $$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

Kinetou 7
Athens, Attica  10555, Greece

210-321–7047

www.avissinia.gr

Known For:
  • Delicious moussaka and grilled sardines
  • An air of nostalgia but with style
  • Live music on weekend afternoons
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon.

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