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Telly's Taverna

2813 23rd Ave, Astoria, NY 11105-2707
+1 718-728-9056
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“grilled fish” (8 reviews)
“greek salad” (14 reviews)
“baklava” (5 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
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2813 23rd Ave, Astoria, NY 11105-2707
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family is visiting from the Midwest. Telly's is always on our list of must-go-to restaurants. Tonight, we had our worst meal ever. Perhaps this was due to the fact that it was a Monday. We had four appetizers-all mediocre, at best. The fried calamari...More

Thank NorDeb1
Dianna L, Owner at Telly's Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I'm so sorry you had a disappointing experience! Did you mention anything to your server? I assure you that this is not normal. Please contact me if there is anything I can do to make things better. Sincerely, Dianna

Reviewed 9 October 2017

I was at Telly's this past Saturday evening with my husband and another couple. We had a reservation but had to wait 15-20 minutes which was fine, the restaurant was clearly packed. Here are the positives and negatives based on my experience: Positives 1. The...More

Thank Arissa P
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Fresh seafood and delicious Greek specialty dishes. They serve generous portions. The restaurant is spacious with basic decor. The only thing I can suggest as an improvement is the speed of service. I understand food takes time to cook, but a Greek salad and drinks...More

Thank AriQ21
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Best grilled fish , with a great array of side dishes , plus a carafe of house wine doesn't get better except they have valet parking making it an easy experience as well. Highly recommend .

Thank tricoman
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Went for an early dinner, we were a group of 8, which included 2 children. Mind you, when we got there at 4pm on a weeknight, we were the only people in the restaurant. From the beginning, our waitress acted as though she didn't want...More

Thank Dmasdan
Dianna L, Owner at Telly's Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you very much for coming, I'm so sorry about your service experience. This is a family restaurant and I'm very concerned about the service you had. could you please give me a little more information about who served you? I will be more than...More

Reviewed 13 August 2017

We were a small party celebrating life after my father's funeral. The chairs were small and very uncomfortable and so were the tables. We had fish due to tradition. The food was excellent. The service was not friendly. Did not feel as a guest. It...More

Thank Angela M
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We had an excellent meal with my family Appetizers are perfect esp we really loved grilled zucchini.Fishes and octopus were also perfect.My son prefered steak,he was delighted with it too.Finally desserts should be tried.

Thank Seda T
Dianna L, Owner at Telly's Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR GREAT REVIEW! we sincerely appreciate your great words!

Reviewed 3 July 2017

Highly recommend this Greek restaurant in Astoria. The grilled octopus was on point, soft and deliciously seasoned. Also had the Greek salad, perfect for a hot summer day: tomatoes, olives, cucumber, feta cheese in a light vinaigrette. Service was good. The food is expensive, but...More

Thank Diane M
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Fabulous Greek cuisine with great service and a nice atmosphere. Griled octopus, lima beans, horta, lamb chops, simply grilled fish, greek salad, Greek Coffee and baklava. All fabulous along with many other fine dishes. I have been here over two dozen time and will be...More

Thank Walter11_22
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Again, you cannot go wrong with Greek in Astoria - they are all good, and this one is one of our favorites. As authentic as they come, lively atmosphere, fresh fish, good food and service... Enjoy

Thank nycgreenwich
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2813 23rd Ave, Astoria, NY 11105-2707
    (28th and 29th St.)
  • Public Transportation: Astoria - Ditmars Blvd (N, Q) Astoria Blvd (N, Q)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Astoria
  • Phone Number: +1 718-728-9056
  • E-mail
We serve delicious Authentic Greek food and are known for our grilled meats and whole fresh fish along with other fresh seafood. Our authentic Greek cuisine is prepared using recipes directly from our family cookbooks. We make everything to order and use the freshest produce, fish, and meats available. In fact, you can even see how fresh our seafood is as we have it on display.We serve favorites such as saganaki, taramosalta, skordalia, and whole fish including snapper, sea bass, and spearings. We also grill lamb chops, rib-eye steaks, chicken souvlaki, spiced burgers, octopus, salmon, and swordfish. Enjoy our full bar, stocked with wine, beer, and premium liquors. Telly's Taverna is devoted to make your experience exceptional!
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