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“Value For Excellence”
Review of Maistrali - CLOSED

Maistrali
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Seafood
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Plaka
Athens, Greece
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40 reviews
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“Value For Excellence”
Reviewed 13 September 2012

Sitting in Maistrali’s cozy gardens in one of the best areas in Athens towards the tail end of summer enjoying fresh seafood dishes really cannot have a price tag! However the prices are reasonable and the service, ….. well on the day we went was impeccable.
Our family of 5 were seated at a round table situated just under the terrace so we had a lovely view of the whole garden and partial sea view. We started off with 2 salads and 4 traditional starters which we shared. We than went on to order 4 Langoustines with pasta and 1 grilled sardines. This was accompanied by 2 small bottles of ouzo and 2 glasses of red wine. The main dishes were large which the ladies did not manage to complete. We ended of the evening with 2 chocolate soufflé’s which takes in region of 20 min to prepare, so it would be wise to order this when you are ordering your main dishes to avoid waiting. The bill was in the region of €35 / head. For a more economical option there are set menus which range from €20 – €30 / head which are just as pleasing judging by their contents. They include a starter, a salad, a main dish and seasonal fruit to end off with.
The atmosphere is really pleasing and ideally situated for those that wish to take a walk along the beach promenade after diner.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank John V
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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Cheese Croquettes!”
Reviewed 9 September 2012

We were here in July of 2008. We had a really hard time finding this place. We got lost and the hotel was no help. The service was very slow, which was funny considering we were the only people in the restaurant at the time. My mother and I had the cheese croquettes, which were out of this world. My father had some fish dish. We ordered baklava for dessert and really enjoyed it. I would come back again.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank JackieNYC28
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Excellent seafood, ambience and location”
Reviewed 27 March 2012

This is one of the best seafood restaurants in Athens. Great variety but also high quality in the way your food will be cooked and served. The ambience is really a major plus especially in summer. For the location (Vouliagmeni Gulf) there are no many things to say - those who know Athens and especially Vouliagmeni can understand - simply stated, a beautiful place ! The service is good although sometimes (eg. Saturday night in summer) a bit slow. It is not a cheap restaurant but the value for money is very good. Highly recommended if you like high-quality seafood.

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New York City, New York
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“Quiet, delightful restaurant. Recommended.”
Reviewed 16 August 2011

Visited the restaurant with two close friends. That night Greek Prime Minister Papandreou decided to dine there too. A friend of mine joked with a good-humored waiter by asking him if Papandreou tips his waiters well. The overall atmosphere was pleasantly quiet and the service was wonderful- the waiters continuously changed our beer glasses each time they became warm. The octopus appetizers were delicious and so was their shrimp main dish. Highly recommended.

  • Visited June 2011
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1 Thank Amelia S
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Athens
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“The best fresh fish.”
Reviewed 9 July 2011

After a long time, we decided to visit again Maistrali with two friends. Once again despite the crisis and the empty tables on the surrounding restaurants, Maistrali was full of people.
The service was excellent and the waiters friendly and talkative.
We got a salad which was delicious and fresh fried calamari which was tender and perfectly fried - I had many years to eat so delicious calamari. The crayfish was also very good - tender and delicious.
For main course we got a blackfish 1.5 kg. It smelled of the sea. It was so delicious that we did not need to add anything, except a little lemon.
The atmosphere in the garden, beside the fountain was beautiful and despite the heat was pretty cool.
We paid 230 euros, including two bottles of wine, a reasonable cost for the quality of food we were served - 42 Euros per person without drinks.

  • Visited July 2011
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Thank Diggeo
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