New Greek Restaurant Mamakas Now Open on Ossington

IMG_20140813_200124We now have Greek food on Ossington! Mamakas Taverna is now open at 80 Ossington, and is serving traditional Greek food and drink 6 nights a week.

We have been anticipating this opening for many months now, and the spot has developed from the imagined bakery cafe into a full fledged restaurant and bar serving very tasty food.

80 Ossington, formerly occupied by high-end furniture and design store Ministry of the Interior, and empty for 3 years, is well-lit and lovingly furnished.  It has the feel of a clean restaurant on a Greek island with plenty of light and an open, inviting feeling. There are places to stand alongside the open kitchen in the front of the space,  a central bar that extends out into a communal table, and several tables in the back.

Here’s what the place looked like last night as locals and others came to check out the just-open entry to the Ossington restaurant scene.

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Thanos, the owner, is passionate about finding quality Greek food, and one of the specials last night was a heirloom tomato and Feta board with extra virgin olive oil. He told us this is the best feta in the world and it tasted like it!

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We moved from there onto Kalamakia, which is Ontario Lamb, fresh baked pita, tzatziki, mint, and a garnish of cherry tomatoes.

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We also indulged in Glykadia, which is sweetbreads sauteed with a white wine and dill sauce.

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We also checked out the Kalamari, which was a generous portion, looking perfectly cooked:

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There was also a shrimp saganaki – a combination of grilled shrimp, fresh tomato sauce and Donodis feta.

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Desserts, which we didn’t try, looked great! The special dessert – yogurt brullé – looked very inviting:

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