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Symposium Restaurant & Pizza

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1620 E 8th St, Davis, CA 95616-2407
+1 530-756-3850
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 16:30 - 20:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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128 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Been getting the Niko's Special pizza for probably 20 years and still great! They also have good traditional Greek food. Although their location is odd in a strip mall, the interior is comfortable and clean. Well worth the drive east over the railroad tracks from downtown.

Thank M K
Davis, California
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We love their Greek salad and gyro pizza. They are the best!! Their food authentic and the place is Greek family owned. They have other good foods too but these are our favorites.

Thank bzroula
Captain Cook, Hawaii
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

Came with a group of 6. Service was very good - waiter very attentive and we didn't didn't feel hurried. We enjoyed appetizers, wine and dinner. Everything was delicious! Five of us opted for the family style dinner for 5! A sampling of of their wonderful Greek specialties, plus salad, a large dish of seasoned rice, a bowl of potatoes... More 

Thank Mikietoo
San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

My favorites are the spanakopita, the Greek dips and the lamb dishes. A consistent favorite restaurant in Davis for a long time. Decor is unchanged since the late 79s or earlier. Unfortunately, it also has a big. loud refrigerator right in the dining room from that era. It's well-positioned to drown out conversation in the room.

Thank Mnn_Tna
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is a real Greek restaurant with modestly priced, but excellent food and service. The appetizers are excellent and many are seldom served elsewhere, at least in this area. The pizza is different from anything I have ever had in the US and easily the best in town. I like the Niko's special. The only short coming is that the... More 

Thank EpicuriousX
Davis, California
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113 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

A must for everyone new to Davis. This landmark family owned business has served Davis for many years. So many choices and the pizzas are awesome. I've been here so many times and always order the classic Greek entrees and pizzas. Please don't be in a rush, be patient. Place your pizza order asap or relax and enjoy the wine.

Thank AJinDavis
Davis, California
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

Symposium is the one place I always take my out-of-town family for a dinner out. I'm very picky about quality and ingredients, but I come from a family to whom farm-to-fork is a clever way of saying, "over-priced food in small portions." But Symposium is perfect for all of us, quality ingredients, cooked with love, and served in generous portions.... More 

Thank Elisa W
Winters, California
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337 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

No, it wasn't the total Greek experience, but it was very good. Good moussaka. Good value for money. Quiet.

Thank Lynne S
Hudsonville, Michigan
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268 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

We enjoyed a family supper here this week, and I person ordered the Tommy's special pizza (artichokes, Feta cheese, tomatoes, green olives) and found it very tasty, despite the fact that it had a "supermarket type" orange tomato on top of the pizza. Another member of the party ordered the twin lamb souvlaki, and found it delicious. One ordered the... More 

Thank rjrjj
San Francisco Bay Area
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

We think the Gyro meet was out of a can rather than cut off a spit at the restaurant with fake charcoal marks. We could be wrong, that was just our opinion. I love Gyros so I know a good one when I get it and theirs was ok. Everyone else thought their meal was good.

Thank Mouse1999

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Pizza, Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1620 E 8th St, Davis, CA 95616-2407
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Davis
  • Phone Number: +1 530-756-3850

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?