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The Greek Taverna

5755 Beneva Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233-4105
+1 941-922-8140
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb shank” (23 reviews)
“greek salad” (21 reviews)
“baklava” (9 reviews)
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
5755 Beneva Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233-4105
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband & ate dinner on a weekday when business was slow. We were seated promptly and our orders came quickly. I had a salad w lamb that I really liked but had to taste my husbands pork dish. I don’t recall the name but...More

Thank luvbooksandblooms
Reviewed 9 September 2018

We tried this restaurant because it was recommended by a friend who told us it was the best, 'authentic' Greek food around. The place is small, nine tables total, clean, a few Greek scenes on the walls but certainly not decorated like an 'authentic' Greek...More

Thank EdibleTruth
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Because I am married to a woman who loves to try various food offerings we walked into the Greek Taverna. We were warmly greeted by the owner (I suspect). Warm bread was soon being devoured and in a short amount of time our food was...More

Thank RamblingDave1511
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Appetizer octopus was a surprise and excellent portion and preparation! Wonderful fresh salads! The halibut was very tender, well cooked, tasty sauce. We had it twice in a week it was so good! Portion ,large enough to share! Amestytos red was a great addition.

1  Thank Creighton W
Reviewed 24 May 2018 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

1  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

1  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
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 FarAway616202
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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