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The Greek Taverna

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5755 Beneva Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233-4105
+1 941-922-8140
Tue - Sun 16:30 - 21:00
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Sarasota, FL USA
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130 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

The food at the Taverna is OK, but not the best Greek food even in Sarasota. The host/owner table-hops, enjoying himself while his wife the cook is slaving away in the kitchen. Some find him charming; we find it intrusive to have a stranger plop himself down at our table in the middle of our conversation and start making small... More 

Thank Cando
Sarasota, Florida
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221 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

One would like to cheer for this restaurant, dangling at one end of a small strip mall but, unfortunately, other than the cheerful service and comfortable seating there is little we can add beyond saying this is just another place serving fresh but otherwise undistinguished Greek fare. To our taste the dishes ordered were lackluster. Melitzanosalata had no bite and... More 

Thank kaibab1
Sarasota, Florida
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92 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The menu doesn't stray too far from every other Greek place but the service is wonderful and the atmosphere is very pleasant. One caveat, if you order a Greek salad ask for the dressing on the side (they are very generous with the dressing). The wine list is small but served very well.

Thank MTClarity
Mint Hill, North Carolina
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

We were vacationing in Sarasota in the off season and went here late on a weeknight, so there weren't many people in the place. The waitress was friendly and we enjoyed the flavorful food. Portions are filling. My husband had the lamb special and I had the lamb salad. We both enjoyed the lamb and felt it did not have... More 

1 Thank L Y
Windsor, Connecticut
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Great food and service. They a belly dancer there. As this was a special day. Valentine's day. The baklava for dessert was great.

Thank guttjoyce
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

This small restaurant is attractive, pleasantly decorated and friendly. It's located in a strip shopping center on Beneva just southeast of Clark. This was our first visit. They do a certain amount of carry out business, too, as we noticed while we had dinner. They quietly play Greek music while you dine and it was quite pleasant to hear. They... More 

Thank Nancy C
Bellingham, Washington
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Though it leaves much to be desired in regards to the strip mall feel from the outside, the interior was comfortable and inviting. More importantly, the food was delicious and the staff was fabulous!! The stifado was tender and well seasoned. If Greek salad is your thing, it looked delicious. However, the cup of bean soup was a great starter.... More 

Thank Kyle N
Sarasota, Florida
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77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

With a very distinctive taste I can full heartedly tell, that Greek Taverna is the best place, if one is looking for great, authentic, REAL GREEK meals. The broiled octopus is so excellent, one can say its out of this world. I would say, for selective tastebuds The Greek Taverna can deliver a fanfare,a true satisfying joy, when it comes... More 

1 Thank Zsu-tazo
Sarasota, FL
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

This Greek Taverna is in a small strip mall at the foot of Beneva Road where it intersects Clark Road and is not easy to get to ( you must do a legal U-turn to enter the mall ) but once you have eaten there you will find its worth the effort especially if you live in North Sarasota like... More 

Thank arthur_m27
Jamestown, Rhode Island
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

What a find! This is not the run of the mill commercial Greek Resturant, it's true home style Greek food, the owner George,greets you at the door, His wife is in charge of the kitchen, and the waitresses are so enthralled with the quality of the food, they bubble when you order. This is not a fancy place but it's... More 

Thank DaveNardo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?