Despite its location at the busy tourist-thronged intersection of Adrianou and Thespidos, this family-run taverna packs in as many locals as tourists. Since 1959 customers have wolfed down the house specialty and namesake, a hearty lamb stew Giouvetsi with orzo in a red sauce. There are also pasta dishes, stews, chops, and some vegetarian options, including stuffed peppers and tomatoes. Meals end with a complimentary fruit dish (often apple) topped with cinnamon—the simple, traditional sweet that was once served at almost every taverna to mark the end of a meal.
144 Adrianou and Thespidos. From the Acropolis metro station, walk toward the Acropolis on Dion. Areopayitou. Turn right into Vyronos (Byron), which runs into Thespidos, turn right and follow Thespidos to its intersection with Adrianou.
Our Rating Neighborhood Acropolis Hours Daily 10am–2am Transportation Metro: Acropolis Phone 210/322-7033 Prices Main courses €6–€15 Cuisine Type Traditional Greek Web site Giouvetsakia
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