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The Greek Taverna

5755 Beneva Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233-4105
+1 941-922-8140
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“greek salad” (20 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
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5755 Beneva Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233-4105
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our friends treated us to a wonderful meal. Fresh bread. Nice Merlot. Beautifully composed and tasty Greek salad. Three in our party enjoyed the pasta carbonara with its creamy, comforting sauce. I enjoyed the hearty lamb, orzo, and feta dish. It was a generous portion...More

Thank revlisad
Reviewed 29 March 2018

The food is really good. The wife does the cooking and her husband fronts the house. The big problem with this place is that it seriously lacks any atmosphere. So if you are a large group, you’ll be fine. If you are a couple, you...More

Thank cleminternet
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

The chicken Athena with accompanying green beans and rice was a very tasty and delicious. Highly recommend this dish for an authentic Greek meal.

Thank Jhonesnaps60
Reviewed 30 September 2017

My favorite Greek restaurant in Sarasota. Chicken shiskabob is always moist and delicious. Bread, salad, vegetables and potatoes...........delicious. Lamb is excellent. Reasonably priced. Only negative, interior is in desperate need of an update......paint, carpeting, pictures and front hostess area. Dingy, basement type decor.

Thank Kelly M
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We love that the lamb on the gyros isn't processed. Every time we eat in or take out its fresh and delicious!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 June 2017

A good impression was made as soon as we were seated; the chairs in this little place are the most comfortable I have ever found in a restaurant. Staff are very nice. Tables have clean cloth tablecloths with cloth napkins. Prices are good, not cheap,...More

Thank fog49
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Most of the staff are part of the family and they are friendly. Good service and real Greek food made and served authentically. They will take and honor reservations. A quiet and pleasant atmosphere.

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We visited for our first time. Our server was delightful. Wines a bit pricey. We ordered saganaki, which was flamed and delicious. Good bread. We split a Greek Country Salad, which was plenty for both of us, as well as Pastitsio. Everything was flavorful and...More

Thank veggiegirl60
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Nice Greek family owned restaurant. Lemon chicken, old family recipe was very good. Stuffed tomatoes and stuffed pepper probably held over too long. Didn't have a lot of flavor. Veggies dark in color. Lemon potatoes were tasty. The bread was excellent and Greek side salad...More

Thank VOBR
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I started with a lovely glass of 2013 Amethystos and Amy a nice white Assyrtiko from Santorini. The owner suggested we start with the grilled octopus. He said if it wasn't the best we ever had we didn't have to pay for it. We paid...More

Thank Dennis M
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5755 Beneva Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233-4105
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-922-8140
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