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“Mediterranean Delites Come To Norwalk”
Review of Pontos Taverna

Pontos Taverna
Ranked #5 of 392 Restaurants in Norwalk
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$28
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Trumbull, Connecticut
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Mediterranean Delites Come To Norwalk”
Reviewed 22 February 2014

Tasty Dips, Delcious Cheeses, Souvlaki To Die For, Gyros To Eat Ravishly, Baklava For The Finest Palate, Coffee Like Best In A Santorini Cafe. Not To Miss

  • Visited February 2014
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Weston, Connecticut
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12 reviews
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“Wonderful authentic Greek dining experience”
Reviewed 10 December 2013

We have been going to this family owned and run restaurant regularly since it opened, and it never ceases to disappoint. The food is very good -- fresh, tasty and authentic. The feta tastes like feta I've had in the Greek Islands. The service is warm and attentive. It's a place where the waitresses remember your name, and they care about quality. Last weekend, on a busy Saturday night, we joined another couple who love Pontos, for dinner at the restaurant. We ordered a combination of favorites plus a couple of items we hadn't tried before. (The beets with garlic were simple and delicious.) During the meal, we asked for an order of the spiced French fries. Our waitness cautioned that their supplier delivered the wrong potatoes and that the fries weren't quite as good as usual. We tried them just the same. She was right. They weren't up to the usual standard. Without being asked, the chef (who I believe is the uncle) declared to take the fries off of everyone's bill that night.

This is not a fancy restaurant. The decor is spare but doesn't pretentd to be other than the former Greek social club it once was that the family decided to turn into a restaurant. Its menu is not extensive. They serve what they have and what they make, and they do it well. The chicken with onions (gentlemen's style) is particularly good. It is also is a stunning value. The ample dinner for four the other night, with wine and a shared dessert, was $55. To sum it up, Pontos is an enormously pleasant and enjoyable dining experience.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank WestonFamily5
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Westport CT
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Customer Service Training Required”
Reviewed 16 November 2013

We've eaten at this restaurant several times. The food (while overly garlicked) is fine, although not exceptional, and prices are average. However,the service the last two times we visited was very poor, leaving us feeling very disappointed. Both times were visits after going to the movie theatre across the street from the restaurant. Since it was late, we did not want big meals so ordered smaller entrees. We watched the wait staff ogle and trip over themselves helping the customers at tables that were ordering large meals, but we had to fight for attention for water, condiments, etc. We dismissed it the first time thinking it might have just been an off-night. However,on the second visit we were so upset, we left a very minimal gratuity and added a note: Next time, perhaps we will get better service.

As for the food, it is fine - my husband ordered a gyro; I ordered the shish-kebob(pork). Great for a stop after theatre, but wouldn't make it a destination. Noise level is high so if you are looking for a place to converse, this isn't it.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank lambro
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New York City, New York
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2 reviews
“Very good Greek food”
Reviewed 6 November 2013

The food is quite good. The mixed grill perfectly cooked and generous in size. The octopus was the highlight, definitely the best i have ever had including in Greece. Service was excellent and area is convenient to park. Great new find.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank esperanza60
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Connecticut
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great Greek food”
Reviewed 1 November 2013

Pontos Taverna is a good place to go for Greek food. The food is great, and the portions are generous. I ordered the pickled salad as an appetizer and the Branzino special as the main entree with a side of orzo. For dessert, we ordered the baklava, and it was very tasty. Service was very good all around. The decor with various farm tools hung on the wall reminds you of the Greek countryside. Overall a good place to go.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Edmundo209
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