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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 61 times today

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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

What 1,140 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

1,140 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Qatar

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service, good food. Unfortunately indoors wasn’t available due to rush hour. The side patio isn’t the best location if you’re looking for ambience. Indoors is much lively and has an atmosphere. I’d rate it higher should I’ve experienced indoors. Will definitely return.

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  2. Foodiegirl

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I can tell why everyone loves this place. The food was GOOD. Everything we ordered hit the spot. I especially recommend the shrimp saganaki. Service was also incredibly fast, all the food came out so quickly I was so surprised. The only bad thing I have to say is that our server wasn’t that friendly but just a minor thing.

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  3. MonicaD

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Time limit to your table is a bit annoying as they reminded us about five times. My friend was a little late so we felt like our dinner was rushed. The food is absolutely delicious. Plenty of it. The noise level is high, but overall, I thought the food was excellent and I would return again.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every dish was phenomenal, you’re paying for good quality food x would say the drinks were a bit overpriced- definitely a come back restaurant

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  5. Tamm

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mamakas never disappoints! Always the best food, service and vibes. 10000% my favourite Greek restaurant in the city. Highly recommend the Spanakopita, Kopanisti dip, Lavraki, the lamb and of course the baklava cheesecake.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such good food and great service! Especially recommend the eggplant dip, spanakopita, and baklava cheesecake! Angela did a great job helping us choose our dishes as well.

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  7. ErinE

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent! Can’t recommend the whipped feta dip and meatballs enough. Absolutely delicious

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! Love the ambiance. Highly recommend!

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  9. Wils

    Toronto

    43 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Really very dissapointed. Server was rude, salad came after the mains, was made to feel so rushed …. Just overall a huge waste of money (very overpriced ). .

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  10. mjay

    Manitoba

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had such a wonderful dinner while visiting Toronto. The weather was perfect for our time on their patio. Our server was super knowledgeable and helpful with the menu, especially when it came to navigating my dairy allergy. The taramossalata (sp??) dip was a+ but wished for more of the amazing fresh pita. Also had the tartare, beets, octopus, and a salad. Oh and the chicken. Incredible chicken - actually everything was delicious. Would definitely return.

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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 1140 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 61 times today

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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