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Kappari is a local greek restaurant with really great food, so great that its almost imposible to find a free table, especially during Sundays when everyone wants to go there and enjoy good food. Juct call to book a table or try some less crowded times (weekdays are always better)
It opened in 2007 (it’s a converted old house of the neighborhood) and it started to become popular even to people that don’t live in the neighborhood because the best advertise is the talk of the town. There is a small front yard with trees where you’ll feel that you are really away from the city noise and heat. During the winter you will eat inside but it’s not bad there as the atmosphere of the place is good anyway.
We usually start with a salad, the green one with anthotyro is nice but we also love pantzarosalata (pic 1, smashed beetroot with yogourt) and last time we tried the salad with roka, tomato and ksinomyzithra.
There several different main plates, the chef tries to keep it original with only a few experimental touches here and there. By far the best dish here is Kleftiko (very slow cooked lamb) with spices, feta cheese, tomato and syglino with drysalted lemon. Gardouba (pic 3, innards of a lamb (liver, sweetbreads, lungs) twined and tied in a knot with lamb guts dredged with spices in the oven) is also a great plate. Some people love the Karameloneni Pantseta but I found it just good comparing to Kleftiko.
I think the only things that we ate and didn’t like here were Saganaki (pic 4, saganaki is Pan-Seared Greek Cheese but the result depends on the cheese they choose) and the meat balls (mediocre)
Most of the times we drink beer but we also tried their house wine and it was good (for great price).
Kappari is not the cheapest in town but the prices are reasonable, for 20-25 euros per person you will have a great lunch. There was some great music at the background which wasn’t annoying.
The service is friendly but a bit slow, don’t get mad with them, they are really nice people and usually at the end they offer a delicious dessert for free! Most of the times it’s chocolate pie with ice cream.
Address: Dorieon 36, Ano Petralona
Comparison: about average
Directions: 10’ away from Syntagma square by trolley bus 15, take it from syntagma and stop at Plateia Merkouri(Merkouri square), the restaurant is 1’ away
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