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Mamakas Taverna, Toronto, ON
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Mamakas Taverna

CAN$51 and over
Greek
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.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 67 times today
Experiences are available.

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Why we love it

Executive chef: Rafael Rocha

Crowds flock to this rustic-chic Ossington taverna for classic Aegean dishes crafted from local ingredients. Shareables like crispy spanakopita and a solid Greek wine list make Mamakas especially popular with groups. Market-inspired decor and a buzzy open kitchen dial up the transportive atmosphere.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Greek, Mediterranean
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (416) 519-5996
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Across from Mamakas and above Koukla. Join us at Trapezi for an elevated Private Dining Experience with decadent Aegean cuisine, signature cocktails and exclusive wines.
  • Private party contact
    Ainslie Beattie: (647) 648-7226
  • Neighbourhood
    Queen West
  • Cross Street
    Humbert Street & Ossington Avenue
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

Experiences

  • Wine Tuesdays @ Mamakas

    Multiple dates available
    Half price bottles of wine all night every Tuesday!

What 1,116 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

1,116 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous authentic Greek food.Super helpful servers. Plus a fun place just to be!!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was delicious but it’s overpriced. Service was okay. For the prices would’ve preferred a bit more charisma and attentiveness from the staff.

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  3. SoniaM

    Costa Rica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious, service was impeccable and the place is so welcoming

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  4. TOdiner

    Toronto

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The tasting menu is incredible! Hoping it lasts so we can bring more people to enjoy it.

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  5. GlennaY

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious. Our server helpful with the menu and wine! Shall return !

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were both 10000/10. We had the pleasure of being served by Jordan, who was just fantastic. Unreal experience overall!! Highly recommend.

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  7. Jessica

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my mom for Mother’s Day and had a great time. We all did the fixed menu and there was so much food we couldn’t finish it all! Everything was delicious and the service very attentive. Would definitely recommend.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent all around. Tasting menu hit all the key dishes

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  9. MatthewC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic, exceptional quality and service, attention to detail and high quality products.

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  10. PeteR

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I quite enjoyed the experience but considering how many restaurants I go to monthly I found Mamakas to be significantly overpriced and therefore the value is poor. All the food was good, however I found that the $68 for 4 good lambchops to be excessive. Also $44 for 5 shrimp that again are quite good is steep. When I compare it to other restaurants (I will not bother with names) in the area that are similar in all aspects but different worldly region, I find that I get much better value across the street and a block up at most of the places in the area.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The lamb chops were cooked to perfection, the roast chicken was juice, and the marinated fish very tasty. We had some inquiries about bringing a large group in the future, and the servers provided good information.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Greek food I’ve had yet. The food was authentic and delicious and the service was great

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  13. MadoreNess

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service, ambience 10/10 Baklava cheesecake was the show stopper

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  14. StephanieA

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, amazing service and amazing wine. 10/10. Probably one of the best restaurants in Toronto

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Hong Kong

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Felt very rushed! Not like there was a line waiting outside the restaurant. As soon as the main plates were cleared out the waiter pulled the bill out with his other hand from his back pocket. 🤷🏼‍♂️🤷🏼‍♂️ Food was good! Esp the sea bass!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Amazing service! Our service was amazing. She took the time to explain all the popular menu items and walk us through the menu

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  17. karenf

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful restaurant! Food was fantastic and authentic! Service was excellent!!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! Fun drinks that weee tasty too. Shared many appies and sides for a great meal

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  19. RadM

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is good + great service. Definitely dont go with the tasting menu as it is simply not worth it.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good atmosphere for Sunday lunch, would love to try dinner.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spanikopita and the dips are a MUST! Half chicken is mid, much better pick to get the seafood!

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  22. SeanR

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, excellent service. A little loud inside (or maybe I'm just turning into a grumpy old man), but otherwise everything else was amazing! Packed some leftovers and happily devoured them for lunch the next day.

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  23. CamilleM

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience and fantastic food. Had an amazing server, Lisa. Would highly recommend coming here!

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  24. PauleM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The wine was perfect, the food was delicious and the waitress was really sweet!

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  25. AC27

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Horitiaki salad was amazing Having had Moussaka many times including in Greece, this was dish was forgettable and the most disappointing with a lack of flavour and at $48 would avoid. Green olives were chewy and nearly inedible. Service started off well then disappeared at key moments when it would be obvious we’d order a drink or dessert. Was looking forward to trying for the first time for our anniversary (we appreciated the small glass of semi sweet wine as complimentary) however honestly came away disappointed.

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  26. TamaraK

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Messages about reservation change both by phone and through Open Table never got to the restaurant.

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  27. StephanieC

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We got the tasting menu which the waiter recommended. It was SO much food but every dish was delicious. I’d recommend doing that so you can try a large variety of their menu.

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  28. SuzanneV

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mamakas is always a fantastic dining experience! Their chef tasting menu includes a variety of appetizers and entrees at a great price. Friendly service.

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  29. NightOutWithBesties

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was amazing and the service was top notch! I've never had cheesecake as delicious as the one we were served. Unfortunately the restaurant is small and you are seated way to close to other tables. It is very difficult to get reservations because of the limited seating. Our reservations were for 5:45 on a Saturday which was way to early but the good thing is that we were not told to leave after 2 hours (something most restaurants do).

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  30. TomM

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent brunch!! Great food, service, ambience, etc. I highly recommend a visit!

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  31. thehijabifoodie

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Great Service. Great value. Can’t wait to come back!

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  32. MeghanT

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delicious dinner -- every dish was done to perfection and our server was delightful. We appreciate the consistent great food and positive experience every time.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It made my mamaka very happy… Free pita would be nice. That’s our only complaint. You gotta order a side of pita in order to sop up all the goodness.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambience, food and service was very nice. Seabass was as promoted very good , along with beef tatate were very good. Very authentic. Would recommend

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  35. PickyEater2Go

    Toronto

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Prix fixe menu items were excellent. Offered extra pita, we said yes but waiter never told us the pita was extra. Waiter knew our dinner was a birthday celebration and brought out cake but didn’t tell us the restaurant was charging extra despite fact our bill was over $700. To add insult to injury, the dessert was a baklava cheesecake, which the birthday celebrant doesn’t like (which we told waiter beforehand). Excellent food and evening, which was marred by unnecessary nickel and diming.

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  36. KitD

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So delicious, kind and attentive service, great ambiance.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great as is the standard at Mamakas, we had their new tasting menu which was very enjoyable. What negatively affected the experience was our server…friendly at first, indifferent and missing after the drinks were served. Showed up again at bill and tip time as the two hour window was closing. Odd vibe from him.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service, ambience, all is excellent. Good for drinks and food with friends.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For a fun night out w/friends , great opportunity to share food and taste various Greek Cusine .

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Raki at Mamakas is awesome. Couldn’t recommend anyone better

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Mamakas Taverna using the Order Online button. Mamakas Taverna also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 519-5996.

Mamakas Taverna is rated 4.7 stars by 1116 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 67 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Mamakas Taverna

80 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J 2Y7

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Humbert Street & Ossington Avenue
  • Neighbourhood
    Queen West
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Greek, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wine
  • Phone number
    (416) 519-5996
  • Private party facilities
    Across from Mamakas and above Koukla. Join us at Trapezi for an elevated Private Dining Experience with decadent Aegean cuisine, signature cocktails and exclusive wines.
  • Private party contact
    Ainslie Beattie: (647) 648-7226
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