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Any good Greek restaurants in central CT?

mels Jan 9, 2006 03:01 PM

I am absolutely craving Greek food but am at a loss. I have tried internet searches, mostly coming up with pizza and gyro places, which is not what I am looking for. I want the real deal, such as avgolemono soup, moussaka, etc. I am thinking that maybe CT doesn’t have a large concentration of a Greek population, or have I just not found it?

I am in the Glastonbury area, so I would preferably like to find something close by, but am willing to venture out further if necessary.

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    smalley RE: mels Jan 10, 2006 06:52 AM

    It's mediterranean....but you might want to give Tapas in West Hartford a try. They have the BEST greek salad ever....all fresh ingredients.

    here's a link to their site so you can see the menu...it's not 100% greek but the food is amazing and I guarantee you'll like the food!

    there's three restaraunts on the web page...Tapas in West Hartford, Tapas on Ann in downtown Hartford, and the Corner Pug (also in West Hartford).

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      londonderrylaura RE: smalley May 27, 2007 04:58 AM

      We had lunch at Tapas in West Hartford and it was very good, just like smalley said. THANKS for the tip. How many times have I driven through Hartford en route between New Hampshire and New York, and NEVER stopped at a local restaurant. This was well worthwhile. Three miles from the Mark Twain house.

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        hypertomatoes RE: londonderrylaura May 29, 2007 10:51 AM

        I third Tapas in WH!

        I'm in heaven with the Greek salad, Falafel and a good bottle of red wine :)

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      Jim RE: mels Jan 11, 2006 08:27 PM

      Town Line Diner near Walmart, on the Rocky Hill Wethersfield town line.

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        acervoni RE: Jim May 30, 2007 01:26 PM

        Your best bet is to go to the Greek Festivals at the local Churches. New Britain's was just this past weekend and they always have wonderful Pastichio, Moussaka, Spanikopita, etc. I think Hartfords is in September and I know there are others too.

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          veronaraven RE: acervoni Mar 28, 2010 07:29 AM

          Cavos Tavern on the Berlin Turnpike-I've seen the old lady roasting lamb on a spit on the side of the building a couple of times. Also the Akropolis Deli on Sisson Ave.

          both are excellent and authentic.

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            bookwrm81 RE: veronaraven Mar 31, 2010 03:29 PM

            So, I realize the original post was in '06 but I want to add Caffe Nv in Waterford to the list. We had an excellent lunch there and as far as I could tell was very authentic. BTW I double checked the spelling and it is correct!

            Caffe Nv
            57 Boston Post Rd, Waterford, CT 06385

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              ratbuddy RE: bookwrm81 Mar 31, 2010 06:22 PM

              Where in central CT is Waterford? I'm not seeing it..

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                FoodieJim RE: ratbuddy Apr 1, 2010 10:41 AM

                Waterford is down near New London. Probably not "central CT", but hey, it's a small state. If you are in, say, Colchester, you are only 20 minutes away.

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                  ratbuddy RE: FoodieJim Apr 1, 2010 04:02 PM

                  Ahh, I see it now. About 3 miles from my grandma's house, I'll have to give it a try next time I'm down there.

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              Kathleen RE: veronaraven Apr 2, 2010 08:16 PM

              Cavos is great!

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          foodwallguy RE: mels Apr 2, 2010 05:42 AM

          My go to place is Tangiers on the corner of Farmington Ave and Prospect in Hartford. It's Mediterranean / Middle Eastern ( not straight up greek ) and the food is fantastic. Good gyros, and great falafel. Great for lunch!!

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            geminigirl RE: foodwallguy Apr 2, 2010 02:28 PM

            I agree, great lunch, I love the falafel! and the folks there are soooo nice!

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