A luxurious vacation may be outside of your budget right now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t go on a European adventure in your Philadelphia neighborhood. Philly has some of the best authentic Greek restaurants around. Most are designed to make you feel like you either just walked into the home of a Greek family or you are dining at one of the many romantic restaurants on a Greek island. We have found the top five restaurants that serve delicious and authentic Greek cuisine in Philadelphia.
Estia Restaurant
1405 Locust St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 735-7700

Estia, located on Locust Street, is the brainchild of restaurateurs Pete Pashalis, and Nick Pashalis. The Mediterranean atmosphere will transport you to the Greek Isles. The authentic cuisine will make you want to really go to the exotic country. You will find out what it is like to dine inside a Greek home thanks to the restaurant’s design. Choose your favorite wine to accompany your meal for the extensive first-rate wine list — there are over 300 different wines to choose from which include wines from Greece, Israel, Lebanon and Europe.

Zorba’s Tavern
2230 Fairmount Ave.
Philadelphia PA 19130
(215) 978-5990

Yet another chance to travel in time to a quaint Greek neighborhood. Zorba’s Greek cuisine is spot on. The restaurant serves authentic Greek food brought to you by knowledgeable wait staff members. It’s a perfect place for date night. Celebrate your next occasion at Zorba’s for something different.

795 S. Third St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 625-0556

Dimitri’s is one of Philadelphia’s most successful Greek restaurants. The food is fresh and affordable. It has a family atmosphere and is perfect for a night out with friends. Be sure not to pass over the delicious avocado grapefruit salad. From appetizers to entrees, you won’t be disappointed at Dimitri’s.

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Effie’s Restaurant
1127 Pine St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 592-8333

Greeks have a deep respect for hospitality because sharing is one of the most common social activities and great pleasures of Greek life. Good food, drink and conversation are the essence of Greek hospitality, and Effie’s offers the gathering spot to experience this social ritual and bring family and friends together. Effie’s looks forward to meeting your family and friends, who can experience homemade recipes and introduce them to the Greek way of having a good time and living life.

Audrey Claire
276 S. 20th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 731-1222

This awesome BYOB is an intimate and charming setting for your night out for some Greek cuisine. The always-busy Audrey Claire Restaurant is worth the wait for some authentic food from the Mediterranean. The food may be deliciously ethnic, but the ingredients that are used are from local resources. Try the Zuppa di Pesce with tomato broth, mussels, shrimp and squid and you won’t be disappointed.

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