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#179 of 2,323 Restaurants in Athens
Travellers' Choice2023
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CUISINES
Eastern European, Greek
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The restaurant opened at 1 o´clock and was immediately packed full of customers. Wonderful little portions of good food to share, low prices, fast and friendly service. Lovely atmosphere. Very recommendable!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After spending our first night trying and failing to find Avli. We finally succeeded on our third night. The restaurant is set down a very narrow alleyway and is not easily spotted. The restaurant was slightly crowded due to the inclement weather but the atmosphere...was lively and friendly with Greek music playing. The food was very nice and reasonably priced. We had a very enjoyable evening.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a charming and small restaurant with very good food. We tried a lot of different dishes and the prices were very affordable. Our favourites were the sausages, fried cheese and meatballs. Everything was fresh and very well seasoned. The small bites here range...from 4 to 10 euros each. The restaurant is just a little north of Monastiraki metro station and is in a nice neighborhood in Athens. Avli is really tucked away and if you don't look closely you'll miss it. The entrance at the one side is a small narrow door. There is limited seating here but we were able to get a table fairly quickly in the early afternoon.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lucky for me a customer was coming out as we were looking for the door, leading to the courtyard and premises. It was very lively inside, we found a table at the back and I had a Greek salad, which was excellent. My OH had...the mixed plate, which he really enjoyed. Some more wine was taken and we enjoyed the atmosphere and evening. There was a fairly large queue within 20m of us arriving, so we were lucky.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

the food was amazing, the place reminded you of being in your grandmas backyard, they were really busy , the one waiter was a little bit rude

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 March 2024 via mobile

It might look closed but open the door and head on in! The staff were friendly, attentive and offered great suggestions for the menu. The environment is quaint - dining in the outdoors. We had the best tzatziki ever! Also the pork, zucchini frittants the...Greek salad were delicious. We were not disappointed at all and will likely head back again tonight!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 29 February 2024 via mobile

We had a fabulous time and was probably our most enjoyable meal in Athens. Everyone was having a good time and the wait staff were excellent.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 9 December 2023

Great authentic atmosphere, delicious food, we polished the plates, literally 😋! Small prices 😀for the centre of Athens. May not be to everyone’s taste but we loved it 💕💫

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 9 November 2023

A very special place, a hidden gem. As a tourist you might be a bit surprised by the place at first, but don't let you be fooled: the place offers you delicious food and drinks, has friendly staff, a relaxed atmosphere and is very cheap....Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2023 via mobile

Quirky restaurant with very reasonably priced great quality food. Hidden behind an iron gate, the seating for this restaurant is in a narrow outdoor corridor which presumably used to be a courtyard. It gets busy, be prepared to wait, or arrive early for opening service.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 28 September 2023

Get the fried chicken and spicy cheese dip! Not KFC type chicken but it’s delicious nonetheless. Prices are affordable and food is delicious.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 9 July 2023

What is all the fuss about this place. Staff disconnected, little acknowledgment. Food average. Maybe take your Instagram photos here so that your friends think you are a foodie.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 5 July 2023

Really lovely food, we had greek salad, soutzouki, chips, sausage and fried chicken. Every dish was delcious, the chicken especially blew us away, and the atmosphere was very nice - a hidden yard. All for a very very good price! We were however seated on...a table on a slope which was slightly annoying, but I understand they will want to get as many tables as possible. Also, when we paid the bill the waiter asked for a tip - whilst we were planning on giving one anyway as the food was so nice, I didn’t like that they asked for it as it makes you feel pressured that you should which takes away the element of it. Despite this, the service was fast and reasonably friendly, and food some of the nicest we’ve had in Athens, so it’s not a big deal and I will still definitely recommend this to anyone looking for some traditional, hearty delicious greek food.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 21 June 2023

We went to Avli after checking some reviews in Google, it didn't disappoint us. Although the place was full, the waiters did an effort to fit us in and set up a table. The environment was great, authentic and full of Greek people enjoying the...food. In fact, the food was amazing, the waiters (who spoke great English), helped us choose the food and we had a great dinner. 100% recommendable.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 19 June 2023 via mobile

Amazing experience, amazing food. You can’t book. You have to queue. It’s a courtyard out the back of a narrow entrance with non uniform tables, non matching chairs all shoved wherever there is space…a limited menu and no real wine choices….your food comes when it’s...ready in any order they choose…service is erratic and sometimes slow…AND IT IS BRILLIANT. The food is so tasty - not fancy, but tasty…if you want attentive service, loads of choice and absolute comfort don’t come here, but if you want an experience, great food with people who care about giving you that then visit. 10/10.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Avli is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4