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“Excellent Greek Food - Moussaka to die for!!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Opa! Opa! Authentic Greek Restaurant

Opa! Opa! Authentic Greek Restaurant
Ranked #119 of 1,026 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$25
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Welcome to OPA! OPA!, Where we provide an authentic Greek dining experience and treat our guests like family! We are a family run Greek restaurant that opened its doors in 2013 and serves the Gulf Gate area of Sarasota, FL and beyond. When you walk in our restaurant, you will immediately feel the warmth and family atmosphere we have created. We pride ourselves on serving only high quality, homemade, and fresh food. We truly care about our guests and know them on a first name basis; many have become like family to us. Our cozy restaurant is run by a husband and wife team, along with a few trusted and valued employees. Michele oversees the front of the restaurant, while Yanni doubles as our Executive Chef and brings over 20 years of experience to our business. Many of our recipes are straight from his mother's village in Peloponnese, Greece. We offer a wide variety of traditional Greek cuisine and a collection of Greek wines you are sure to love! All of our meals are made-to-order by Yanni himself and will surely leave you feeling satisfied. Our goal is to serve our guests a meal "just like Yiyia used to make" and for you to leave here feeling like part of our family. You can dine in or carry out; let our family serve your family! Your Hosts, Michele and Yanni Haralampopoulos
Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent Greek Food - Moussaka to die for!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

Excellent Dinners at reasonable prices. We decided to try a combination plate which offered a taste of everything. It was a lot of food; but everything was delicious. The moussaka was superb and everyone's favorite. The meal included a Greek salad which was also fantastic. We decided to try a couple of desserts and this is why we only gave 4 stars. The baklava was dry and lacked enough nuts; but the custard dessert was fabulous. It was a large piece of custard that could be shared. Overall, this was an great little restaurant that we will definitely go to again.

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Venice, Florida
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357 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Fantastic and friendly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

Stooped in the other day, and was pleasantly surprised by how good this place is. There are many places to eat in the area, so it is always tough to chose. We were thrilled with this selection. Fresh flowers on the table. A hard working proud enthusiastic owner and amazingly good food. I cant remember the name of the dish I ordered, but it was a noodle and ground meat dish and it was incredible. We are looking forward to a return trip

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Bradenton, Florida
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4 reviews
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“OMG The Best Food Ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2014

As a foodie I am very picky about my restaurant fare, and I have to say this place is the bomb ! Our family loved the gyro meat, spinach pie, flaming cheese, chicken soup, and the stuffed grape leaves are to-die-for. A great place for lunch or dinner, with fresh and tasty food. You need to try this authentic Greek spot, as once this place is "discovered" you will have to fight like a gladiator for a table.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sun City Center, Florida
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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Like Eating In Yiayia's Kitchen”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014

This chef owned restaurant is truly authentic. From the prompt, friendly greeting at the door by our server to chef Yanni's warm greeting from the open kitchen, we felt like we were dining at a friend's house rather than a restaurant. The Greek soup (lemon chicken) was the best that we have ever had. The salads were fresh, plentiful and dressed perfectly. The Gyro meat was exceptional, much more like what you would get in Greece than in the US. Flavors were delicate and there was no heavy salt taste like in a lot us US eateries. Everything on the menu is prepared fresh from family recipes and I must say that the deserts are to die for. If you want authentic Greek food without the long drive to Tarpon Springs, I highly recommend that you give Opa Opa a try..

  • Visited April 2014
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“Sarasota's BEST Greek food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014

Not since the Greek Festival in February have we found the excellent flavors and taste of Greek food on the Sun Coast. My wife so enjoyed the lamb shank, tender and cooked to perfection. I went with a large Pita Bread Greek Salad. (yes still battling the diet) I only had on piece of the pita. The salad was fresh and hit the spot. The choice of a glass of Greek Wine was excellent. I did try the side dish of Green Beans and was surprised, a nice touch. We will return and hopefully the next time the Air Conditioning will be running quietly to help with the warmth from the late afternoon sun.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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