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Magemenos Avlos

#2,303 of 3,073 Restaurants in Athens
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Neighbourhood:
Pangrati
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4 Amida | Plateia Proskopon, Pagkrati, Athens 116 35, Greece
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+30 21 0722 3195
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

The first impression while entering the restaurant was like being in the Greece of 60's (for what I can tell from the cinema movies...) The decoration is a bit heavy but not at a point that becomes annoying. Was very pleased with the service (professional and kind staff). food quality and portions were satisfactory, well cooked although tastes fail to... More 

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Thank Ioannis D
Athens, Greece
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

We have chosen Magemenos Avlos for lunch as a homage to the history of greek culture. It turned out a warm atmosphere, a most helpful and friendly service and generally a pleasant time. I must sterss that the food was very well prepared and of good quality. Having found a couple of hostile comments on line, we did not expect... More 

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Athens, Greece
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84 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Where shall I start? An old glory of Athens turned mediocre. Frequented by loyal clientele. Service is mixed. We were attended to after other clients who came later. The maitre apologized and the service after that was attentive and good. No wine list! We were offered the house white or red. The white was very thin, and for 16 euros... More 

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Thank gourmetathens
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice atmosphere and lightings and decor Good service - quite and efficient Good food And good music - the bouzouki player was good

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Thank arunakc
Athens, Greece
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493 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

This restaurant is a historical one, having many famous Greek people as its regular customers such as the kings, prime ministers, musicians, etc. We (a couple) chose to sit at the exterior part of the restaurant which looked like a magical garden. The atmosphere was fresh and full of green colors because of many plants around. The menu options varied,... More 

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Thank Lalaki-Papaki
Athens, Greece
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196 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

It is a restaurant that only the old glamor has left. The staff is polite but the food is not value for money. There is a very strong smell from the kitchen and you think they never aired the space.

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Thank Pelazi
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

A really original place with great ambience and live music, decent dishes and service that is taking you back to the '60. The poor wine list might be an issue...

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Thank dimitris1983
Madrid, Spain
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015

If you want to dine where Greeks go, eat good Greek food, in a pleasant environment, with -often- Greek music played, this could be one great choice. It isn´t in the middle of the most touristic areas, so you´ll probably need to take a cab, but it is a very good choice, and not far from the center of town.... More 

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Thank jlua001
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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98 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

We had dinner in the garden, and it was very nice. Food is very good and there is often music, to respect its tradition, as this was the favorite restaurant of Greek composer Hatzidakis. It is still a favorite of many famous people, and, indeed, next to us there was a large group, mixed nationalities (representing several European countries) and... More 

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Thank EmanuelaDC
Athens, Greece
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 May 2015

We had a great time eating out among trees , the service was ecxellent, the taste perfect as the first time we were there in the 70s.....Much older now but still extremely satisfied with the offered care and the menu bringing back memories. They respect the client ant it shows with fresh roses on every table, ice bucket for the... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
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    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek, International
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Amida | Plateia Proskopon, Pagkrati, Athens 116 35, Greece
  • Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Pangrati
  • Neighbourhood: Pangrati
  • Phone Number: +30 21 0722 3195
Description
The historic restaurant "Magemenos Avlos " which was founded in 1961, and was recently redecorated awaits for you every evening, serving its known quality and delicious taste of food. It is considered as one of the most famous restaurants in Athens bringing plenty of memories of Manos Hatzidakis and the terrible gang of well known artists and other famous men of art.

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Pangrati
The elongated Panathenaic Stadium, built for the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, acts as grand gateway to the otherwise purely Athenian neighborhood of Pangrati. This area of typical small squares, busy main roads and residential streets will give you a clear sense of what living in this metropolis is like. A walk up quiet Markou Mousourou Street on the west side of the stadium will bring you past the First National Cemetery to Mets, home to many expats. Turn right to reach the charming Platia Varnava. East of the stadium, commercial Eratosthenous Street leads to rather nondescript Platia Plastira, from where Effranoros Street continues uphill to Platia Profiti Ilia, crowned by a huge church. Among the standard four- to six-story apartment blocks that typify Athens, Pangrati also boasts some genuinely authentic tavernas and the odd trendy bar.
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