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“A very pleasant discovery”
Review of Yiannis

Yiannis
Ranked #45 of 138 Restaurants in Tarpon Springs
Price range: US$0 - US$40
Cuisines: Greek
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Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: As the owner of Costa's restaurant from 1977 to 2006 Naomi Kitsos established it as a landmark for visitors from around the World who would return year after year to their favorite Greek Restaurant. Now Naomi and her family have opened a new waterside euro-style restaurant on the riverside of Dodecanese blvd, Yianni's Greek Cuisine. Visit our Greece!
Tallahassee, Florida
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79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“A very pleasant discovery”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

We road our bikes up the beautiful Pinellas Bike Trail from Dunedin across a traffic jammed street to the sponge docks of Tarpon Springs. We anticipated an enjoyable lunch at Pappas's Restaurant, but discovered that it had been closed for years. This area of Tarpon is very commercial with assorted shops hawking products customarily featured at garage sales. We were hungry and happened to walk our bikes by Yianni's. Smelled good, looked airy and there was available seating and a safe place to park our bites. The menu was chock full of Greek specialities. I thoroughly enjoyed my attempt to eat a hugh plate of octopus, smelt and calimari accompanied with one of my favorite Greek wines. My wife ordered a plate of pork gyro that was as good as it gets. We were told it was marinated 24 hours. Tried to get a list of the seasonings but was told it was a trade secret. The service could not have been better. The Greek salad was as just good as the one that Mr. Pappas inventented. The portions are two or three times as much as a hungry biker can eat, so share menu selections when you order. The loud Greek music was somewhat annoying, but what the hell, life is never perfect.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Jim B
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Tarpon Springs
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253 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Very Good!!”
Reviewed 24 April 2014

The food was served quickly considering the restaurant was rather full at lunch time. Portions were large & fairly priced considering the amount of food. Service was good too. We dined "outside" which is more or less a patio. We were also entertained with a singer ( 1 man band). Coupons are available for free parking. (There are very few free street parking spots. Expect to pay $3 a day at most lots for all day parking). Overall this is a return spot for us.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank MJGoldfarb
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Pass This One By”
Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

We reserved an outside table because one of our party has hearing difficulties and outside works better for him. Arrived with no table ready in or out. An inside table was prepared and we explained we needed outside. We were told we didn't reserve outside. Rest assured, the two criteria by which we chose from the myriad restaurants were little seafood on menu and outside seating. The menu prices are different than those on the website. It took 45 minutes to get menus. We got appetizer AFTER dinner, and had to ask for it, had to ask for silverware, napkins, never got bread which is placed on table when you're seated, apparently. Waitress slapped order book down with attitude when we asked for separate checks. This was a birthday lunch, such was obvious from
Gifts on table. We were brought the checks BEFORE we were asked if we wanted desert, so no one got desert. As soon as checks were settled, the waitress bolted to her car which we saw because we insisted on outside seating. Too many other good choices in Tarpon Springs to pay for this type if service. Totally not worth the mediocre food.

  • Visited April 2014
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3 Thank BurgGirl620
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Barbara P, Manager at Yiannis, responded to this review, 17 May 2014
Im sorry you feel this way, but i personally took your reservation and u did not mention that u wanted to be seated outside. when you arrived i was there your table was set up inside, and you then told me you wanted a table outside, normally on saturday and sunday we do not take reservations during lunch because its really busy, it took only 5 minutes to set a table up outside for you and the service was excellent, that is what you told me when i came to your table, your exact words were everything is delicious, and service was good, i even asked you if i could get you anything and you said you were all set, so i dont know where the bad review is coming from, but i will take it up with trip advisor and have this comment removed.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Love this place...only place i eat in Tarpon Springs...”
Reviewed 13 April 2014

Always enjoy myself to the max here whenever I visit Tampa area. Sit outside by sidewalk and enjoy the weather, people walking by, the salt air and the gyros are the best anywhere. Love the Greek salad side....big portion for a side salad. Everything always consistently delicious and well prepared. And the draft beer is always 2 for 1. Should I mention most of the waitresses are Greek, too, and super cute! Makes me want to move to Greece, but way cheaper just to have lunch here whenever get a chance. -Joe S.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank lovekat80
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Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Dinner”
Reviewed 13 April 2014

Looking for an authentic greek restaurant we decided to try yianni. They serve bread and butter complementary which was ok. As appetizer we had mussels and octopus which were overall good. The big problem comes with the dinner plate, we ordered a whole snapper which was completely burn on one side. The service needs improvement, our plates in two separate occasions were served to the wrong table. It took them more than usual to serve the dinner and the waitress kept forgetting simple things like more napkins, and an extra fork.

  • Visited April 2014
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2 Thank eduardon139
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