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The Mouth Feb 26, 2008 09:07 AM

I'm heading to Tarpon Springs for dinner and have been hearing about two newcomers. Anyone know anything about The Plum Tomato, (1988 Alternate U.S. 19 and Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs, 727-944-3330) or Athens Taverna, which replaced Dodecanese Taverna?

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    SusanFlaming Apr 25, 2012 03:59 PM

    Mild bill I'm sorry if I've offended you by posting my opinion just an experience I had at Costa's restaraunt I never said that the food was terrible the question above asked about PlumTomato Pizzeria . Plum has amazing food with an Italian couzine and Costa has greek food it depends what your in the mood for. I will try Costa's again any recommendations on some dishes I should try?

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      Bear1101 May 1, 2012 10:20 AM

      I've tried Costa's twice and neither was a good experience. When I am in the mood for Greek food I go to Mykonos. Never had a bad meal there.

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        Mild Bill May 1, 2012 04:06 PM

        My first two visits at Mykonos, like 8 years ago, were not good... The octopus was slimy, and a couple other things were blah...
        So I frequented Costa's and most all of the other places in Tarpon...

        But a couple years ago I tried Mykonos again and it's been spectacular... My last few Tarpon meals have been there... I imagine they've been good all along, with me catching them on a couple funky days... Damn...

        Things I get at both places:

        Mixed Grilled Seafood Feast...
        Saganaki (flaming melty cheese)...
        Spanokopita (spinach pie) Really 'Chard' I think...
        Greek Salad with anchovies and potato salad (love Costa's tater salad)
        Dolmas (stuffed grape leaves) with Avgolemono sauce...
        Gyros & Gyro Platter...

        These things have been great at both places, with the nod to Mykonos on the grilled seafood because I taste more grill...

         
         
         
         
         
         
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          Bear1101 May 2, 2012 05:07 AM

          Its funny how just one experience can cloud your whole image of a place. I had the same kind of experience at Costas and have never been back. Might give them another go after reading this thread. Nice food pics, btw. :)

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        Mild Bill May 1, 2012 03:46 PM

        Susan, I have no idea what it feels like to be offended... It's never happened... I was DEfending, is all... And sorry if I responded too strongly, I forgot what I said...

        My wife would eat every meal at home for the rest of her life if she could, with either me or her mother cooking---- that's how sensitive she is to restaurant yuckyness on even the smallest level... If she smells cooking oil, we turn around and go somewhere else... We've been going to Costa's for about 15 years and the subject of cleanliness or freshness has never come up...

        I have been behind the scenes there on a couple occasions and haven't seen roaches where I 'might' have expected to...
        My work sometimes takes me behind the scenes in restaurants and all other types of businesses... So when you came out of nowhere and declared 'don't go to Costa's, it's dirty', (without any details) I had to break out the fire extinguisher...

        ♥ No harm...

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        PalmHarbor623 Mar 30, 2008 11:42 AM

        plum tomato is great. awesome portions, good homecooked italian food. Homemade sauce and dough. Everything made there. Good food. However, long wait time and a rude waitress. The place is family owned so its a good establishment to give your business too.
        PH

        1. Mild Bill Feb 26, 2008 04:00 PM

          If no-one gets to you in time, just go to Costa's, on Athens Street off of Dodecanese...

          Saganaki (Flaming OPA! Cheese...
          Seafood Combination with the squid grilled rather than breaded...
          Spanokopita...

          A feast for two people...

          Now go!

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            rhnault Feb 27, 2008 04:51 AM

            Costa's is also my favorite though it is not new. I love the grilled octopus.

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              Mild Bill Feb 27, 2008 05:54 AM

              Yeah, I was just saying that if nobody responds to his request for info on these new places, to pop into Costa's...

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