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“Lovely ambience, good food”
Review of 2MAZI Restaurant

2MAZI Restaurant
Ranked #52 of 2,507 Restaurants in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Greek
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Plaka
Description: 2 Mazi is a Greek creative cuisine restaurant. On the outskirts of Plaka , at 48 Nikis str. Owner Elias Gogos creative and persistent advocate of quality, his inspiration sources from the finest products of our land. Meat , fish , handmade pasta and traditional pies tangle up with herbs and edible flowers each one of special taste and therapeutic value. Small producers delicatessen from all over Greece, could not be absent from our kitchen. We have set the bar high, hoping to convey our deep love for good food.Our goal is to awaken all your senses , to reconstitute familiar but forgotten flavors and create new. We look forward to see you to our restaurant, a beautiful 19 th century neoclassical building for remembering the time that life had the ” flavor of the party”. You and us…..2 TOGETHER because that’s what counts after all!
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Sitting outside in the lovely courtyard, this place is a wonderful oasis of calm in the hustle and bustle of Athens. An atmosphere of tranquillity and super friendly, pleasant and knowledgeable staff.
The menu is a creative and innovative take on Greek classics mixed with modern European, paired with an extensive wine list.
Two types of warm, homemade bread came with a subtly flavoured dip of roe and anchovy and a very tasty smoked aubergine dip – a nice touch. The crunchy fried halloumi was complemented well by the sweet, sticky fig jam. The absolute highlight was the starter of raw sea bass marinated in citrus and blood orange, served with warm crushed potato and sautéed greens – simply amazing. Tangy, spicy, flavourful and unusual. The moussaka starter, however, left us a little underwhelmed, as it lacked seasoning throughout.
Mains were a mixed bag. My friend ordered the milk-fed veal T-bone steak – and was in meat heaven. Cooked to perfection, well seasoned crust on the outside, succulent and tender in the middle. After a taster, food envy set in, as my rooster pastitsada with macaroni matsata and smoked cheese was a little on the dry side. The sauce did not exactly send my taste buds dancing, and the ‘Greek spaghetti’ had a strong resemblance to average tagliatelle. A minor let down to an otherwise very enjoyable meal.

Long after we had finished our meal, we sat chatting, drinking (the very quaffable) Ouzo and enjoying that splendid holiday feeling in the middle of the city. Would definitely go again, albeit a tad more for the ambience than the food.

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Reviewed 20 July 2014

After a long day of touring the sites of Athens, my husband and I sought refuge in this lovely courtyard. The environment was tranquil and romantic, the cocktails were fantastic and the tasting menu was creative and delicious! The service was also friendly and pefect!

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Thank KimiG
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Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

In the summer here the courtyard dining area is a refreshing retreat from the bustle of the rest of Plaka. First impression is how pretty it is in the garden but the inside dining areas are chic as well. Service was prompt attentive and professional. Crayfish tails were light and crunchy. Entree sizes large enough for mains after that. Food was delicious and a good wine list. Definitely better than the usual offerings around Plaka...

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Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

What a lovely restaurant. Outdoor seating is available in a comfortable side alley which gives it a very charming atmosphere.

The service is professional and attentive. The staff make sure your food is served at the speed of your choice... And constantly enquire as to whether the food is suited to your taste and preferences. You really feel well looked after.

The food is superb. The chicken bites were so juicy and tasty we soaked up the remaining sauce using the home made bread.

The rooster and Greek pasta main course we chose were also equally good. Al dente, juicy and generous portions.

A very good restaurant indeed.

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Reviewed 19 July 2014

Nice patio seating between buildings in Plaka. Very friendly and effective service. The food is very good, traditional Greek dishes with a twist. Good wine recommendations from the staff. Definitely worth a visit.

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