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Taverna Tony

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23410 Civic Ctr Way, Malibu, CA 90265-5909
+1 310-317-9667
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11:30 - 00:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 00:30
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Santa Monica, California
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65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Having East Coast origins, when I think of Greek food, I think of my many Greek diner experiences. And when I think back to those, I remember wondering how they could possibly offer all the different dishes on those gigantic (things do look much bigger when you're a kid) menus? It was then I learned that food could be frozen.... More 

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Thank Rich J
Aspen, Colorado
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Outstanding Greek food in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. Tony is delightful. The Taramasalata dip was so good I saved some for dessert! (the fellow at the next table commented that it MUST contain some "addictive agent"). The house specialty Lamb Tenderloin was so good I ordered it again when we returned to the restaurant 5 days later!!!

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Thank William81611
Oneonta, New York
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Taverna Tony for lunch with a group of eight. We elected to dine family style, which eliminated the drama of ordering as a group. The food was fabulous, and as other reviewers have noted, this is one of the finest Greek Restaurants anywhere. The service was particularly notable, with every attention to detail. We dined, on a... More 

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Thank Larry M
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food and atmosphere was great. Waiter was not. A bit gruff and mixed up our order and drinks. We asked for more bread and spread and he made a comment that people fill up on that instead of entrees......never got our bread. Asked for a gin & tonic. Got a wine spritzer.. I would go back hoping to get a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

I was recommended to this Greek restaurant by a Greek friend about 6 years ago. I had low expectations since located in the heart of Malibu, CA. Not exactly where I would expect to have a great Greek meal. Well I was pleasantly surprised. From the appetizers, grilled octopus, kalamari, taramosalata,to the main meal, rack of lamb, whole bass fish,... More 

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1 Thank JohnNeos
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

What a lovely place. Picturesque food is lovely and all seems to be fresh. Great salads and lovely grilled foods too. Service was great. Wonderful afternoon had by all.

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Thank GlenBeach
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This is a very authentic place in a very special location. The owner, Tony, is a unique personality who is an absolute perfectionist. All the dishes are pure greek cuisine but with Tony's special touch which makes it fly above whatever you can find on this planet. The quality of the ingredients is not just what you can buy around,... More 

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Thank Jehanne L
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I'd suggest trying this place out at lunch rather than dinner. Dinner always has the staff catering to the notables (e.g. pop tarts, affluent) and you might get mediocre service. Lunch has most of the same menu at a lesser price. The lamb is always excellent. The staff seems to be a stopping point on to their real vocations, acting.... More 

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Thank Rey C
Carmel, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Taverna Tony has been a family favorite since I was a child. Everything they have is amazing, the restaurant itself is beautiful and relaxing, the service is... ok. Delicious food and a fun atmosphere.

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Thank ricefluff
Malibu, California
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful selections. Being Greek myself, I didn't think the moussaka was as good as it should be. Beautiful patio. I thought the prices a bit high for lunch.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 00:30
Monday
11:30 - 00:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 00:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 00:30
Thursday
11:30 - 00:30
Friday
11:30 - 00:30
Saturday
11:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23410 Civic Ctr Way, Malibu, CA 90265-5909
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Malibu
  • Phone Number: +1 310-317-9667

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