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Mamakas Taverna

4.7
340 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Greek
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  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Mamakas Taverna is an elegant 85-seat Greek taverna on Ossington Ave. Owner Thanos Tripi brings a fresh, authentic approach to Aegean food, offering classical Greek dishes against a contemporary canvas. Each plate is thoughtfully crafted to evoke the way Thanos’ grandmother cooked, inviting guests to explore the Greece he grew up with through food, art and music.

Meant to mimic an open market, the room is built of white concrete blocks creating an effect similar to the stucco seen throughout Greece. Mamakas is a nod to heritage, history and family memories – the daily trip to the market for ripe and fragrant tomatoes. Visiting a trusted butcher for fresh paithakia, and the local fish monger for the daily catch.

Recipes passed down through generations. Honest Greek fare with a modern twist. Designed to share. Everything just as Thanos’ family has done through the ages.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Greek, Mediterranean
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Hours of Operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:30pm
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Phone number
(416) 519-5996
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Chris Kalisperas
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Humbert Street & Ossington Avenue
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Wine
What 340 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The food was great! Wonderful Greek experience

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

The hostess was extremely accommodating to our request, as we wanted our table right away for a surprise. The food was amazing. Standouts were the lamb, chicken and asparagus! The dips are also great. Our service was excellent and very good with allergy requests. Our server was great (can't remember his name, but he also bartends on the weekends). Overall, everything was perfect! Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Love it!! One of our favourite Toronto restaurants!!

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Great food and service!

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

I’ve dined at Mamakas many times and have always had a great experience. This time, however, the server brought down the experience. She was slow, not very friendly, and spoke in a condescending tone. When people are out paying $$ and trying to enjoy themselves at an establishment, the last thing they want is a server who seems as if he/she doesn’t want to be there. This is not a dealbreaker as I will most definitely return but if I see that she’s working, I will ask for another server. Otherwise, food is excellent, beautiful interior and ambience, and usually good vibes.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Never disappoints. Meal and service were first rate.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Took my parents here for a nice evening out. Service was fantastic, which my mother frequently noted. Food was generally delicious, fish in particular was nicely prepared. House cocktails were very nice as well. There are certainly noisier restaurants, but at times the clamour was hard on my elderly folks. Not a reason not to come but I think they were expecting a little quieter ambiance. It doesn't affect our opinion and I'm sure will come back.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We had a really great meal here. The food and wine were excellent. Service was very good - our waiter had an in depth knowledge of the menu. We hope to be back soon.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Great restaurant, amazing and friendly staff. Would definitely come back again!

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Mamakas never disappoints, great ambience and very good food..a taste of modern Greece in the city

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Great food! Service was ok.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Always a favourite.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

I have been eating at Mamakas for 4+ years and have never been disappointed! The menu is seasonal and there are options for every diet (ie vegetarian, etc.). Great wine menu, often with wines that are exclusive to the restaurant.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Enjoyed everything but it is a tad expensive for what it is. Our server was very attentive and we had a nice dining experience.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Awesome food,very authentic Greek food and great for sharing with friends!

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Good food and service, I’ll be back :-)

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Great spot. They really churn’em out though, so get ready to be punted when your time is up! Love the area too! Reasonably priced for good Greek food.

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Didn’t like the sea bass since it was served with bones.

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4.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Food, atmosphere, and service are all awesome — but the two-hour seating is a bit annoying. Makes you feel rushed the entire time, especially if you’re catching up with someone and chatting.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The seats at the bar are great. Love watching the chefs at work.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Always a pleasure,friendly energy, ambient lighting and delicious cuisine, you will want to stay after dinner for a cocktail and mutual socializing , wanting to stay results in reoccurring reservations, enjoy

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Amazing food!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Brought some out of town guests here. They are still raving how delicious it is. I highly recommend !!!

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Everything was great from the time we walked in the door and felt the warmth and lightness of the ambience and the anticipation of excellent food. The wait staff were fabulous in explaining our choices and suggesting how much to share, When the food arrived it was superb, We shared many dishes but among the highlights were the grilled octopus and lamb I cant wait to go back and heartily recommend it

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We went to Mamakas celebrate our anniversary. We had a great time. Our server Lacey was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and accommodating. We loved the greek twists on classic cocktails. The food unique and delicious. Particularly the beet salad and the cheese saganaki. The only real downfall to the place is that the tables are extremely close together and it was a little intrusive/awkward at times but I get that this is a factor of any small restaurant in this city. Overall I would highly recommend Mamakas!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We had a delicious meal last night at Mamakis! I loved my grilled sea bass. My husband and our friends shared outstanding lamb chops and roasted chicken. Dip and pita are always perfect!
This is our favorite restaurant the city !!!!!
Service is always attentive and professional.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Everything was great, food came quite fast. The ambiance was friendly and casual.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Great food! The whole sea bass and Cairo th tahini were outstanding!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

We love going here, the food is amazing, very nice ingredients, decent portions, absolute favourite restaurant in Toronto.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

This restaurant is a gem ! Ordered a salad, the goat carpaccio , and catch of the day. Everything was a HIT ! Recommended

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

It was a great food - the salad, fish, and dessert were on point! Nathan was an awesome server and Shania was very friendly when I came to grab the sunglasses that I left :)

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

This is my favourite restaurant in the city. The food and service is always amazing.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Attentive staff, excellent food, and great atmosphere made this a great date night. The steep price is the only thing keeping Mamakas from being a more regular stop for us.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Authentic dips and delicious homemade pita. Sea Bass was grilled to perfection. Wishing there was wine from a variety of countries with more moderate pricing.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Awesome as always! Especially the Sea Bass and Oktapodia!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

It was really great! Tables were way to close together.

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3.0Dined on April 3, 2018

It was very good in all dimensions; but it was too noisy. That may stop me from recommending it.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Always Great

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Mamakas is one of my favourite places to dine in Toronto. We have been for birthdays, anniversaries and also to introduce our friends to one of the best restaurants in the City. Mamakas is always consistent with their quality of food and they never disappoint. From their delicious dips, pita, tomato/feta salad, olives, spanakopita, fish, lamb chops and chicken we are always beyond happy with the experience!!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great atmosphere and delicious food. We chose several dishes and was a great idea for sharing!

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