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“Authentic Greek cuisine”
Review of Yoleni's

Yoleni's
Ranked #163 of 874 Restaurants in Providence
Price range: US$3 - US$29
Description: The first Yoleni's physical store in the US was launched in May 2018 in Providence, Rhode Island, in a 1895 landmark building, following Yoleni's Flagship store model, in downtown Athens, Greece! The store offers visitors a complete experience of the authentic Greek gastronomy. Enjoy a handmade pita, authentic Greek yogurt, mouthwatering sandwiches, hearty salads, fresh juice, selected Greek wines and more than 20 traditional Greek recipes in Yoleni's "Topos" restaurant!
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Description: The first Yoleni's physical store in the US was launched in May 2018 in Providence, Rhode Island, in a 1895 landmark building, following Yoleni's Flagship store model, in downtown Athens, Greece! The store offers visitors a complete experience of the authentic Greek gastronomy. Enjoy a handmade pita, authentic Greek yogurt, mouthwatering sandwiches, hearty salads, fresh juice, selected Greek wines and more than 20 traditional Greek recipes in Yoleni's "Topos" restaurant!
Reviewed 10 June 2018

I must disclose that I know the owners; they are Greek! With that being said, I have been to Yoleni's twice since they have opened and am sold. Having traveled to Greece last summer, it is such fun to have authentic Greek food in Providence. The homemade fresh yogurt is amazing; flavors like honey coconut, lemon, blueberry, or coffee. I also love the fact that they keep samples out so you can try something before purchasing it. The green tea with lemon and honey is fun as well as other imported Greek foods. Additionally, they have cooking demonstrations on the screen above the counter which you can watch while you eat. In the back, there is a wall of dried fruits and nuts. All of the ones I have tried were very fresh. My favorite was the ginger, very spicy with great texture. For lunch, the beef pita was the best (tried the mushroom, chicken, and vegetable pitas too and spanakopita) and is a really tasty substantial portion. It has a deli style component with different selections each day like grilled vegetables (fabulous), chick pea salad, and moussaka. They also have a wonderful Greek wine selection. I understand they serve dinner, but have yet to try that.

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Reviewed 9 June 2018

This is the new place on Westminster. When you look in it is unclear what it is - a store? A counter service place? A full service restaurant?
We were surprised to find that is in fact a full service restaurants with a lot of other things going on. It is the first franchise in the US of a Greek food business. The food is excellent - 5 stars. The wait staff is not yet up to par - 3 stars, which is why my review has 4 stars. Skip dessert and coffee - nothing special.
I know it was a very busy weekend so I'll cut them some slack and go back on a quieter night. The tomato salad was truly excellent and I look forward to eating that again.

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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

This brand new restaurant was recommended by a retail clerk and we took him at his word that it would be great even though it just opened less than a month.
I’m so glad we did as the place was awesome.
My Greek salad a slice of spinach pie was to die for. So yummy and truly authentic!Then we sampled their Greek yogurt and we had to get the lemon and honey to go. Their yogurt tasted like what we had on the Bosporus so yummy. Yoleni’s has a market full of authentic Greek oils olives and spreads. So much Greek goodness. Highly recommend this place. All the staff were super helpful and very friendly. It’s a must go to place when you get to Providence.

Thank Keloser
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Reviewed 12 July 2018
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