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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

7:30 p.m.


Booked 77 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 1,127 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

1,127 Reviews
  1. MeghanT

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about our experience was exceptional. We'll certainly be back again soon- always a great night out, joyful servers, amazing food and consistent. You know it will be great every time.

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  2. Tara

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was attentive, pleasant and informed. Food was warm, fresh and super tasty. Opted for the prix fixe menu. A lot of food. Go hungry. As it rained and we had outside seating reserved - we were offered inside seats at the bar and it was a perfect experience and alternative and yet still intimate ! Recommend.

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  3. PeterM

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall the experience was good. Servers and host all had a great attitude and I felt were motivated to make my experience a great one. The food was tasty, and creative twists on classic Greek cuisine were enjoyable. Overall I felt the richness and depth of the dishes leaves opportunity to go from interesting to a profoundly haunting memory. As with everything Greek, it’s the memories and lasting impression people want from their experience. With some small, but bold adjustments to their flavours, I believe patrons will want to relive their experience at Mamakas just as visitors to the greek islands yearn for their return Definitely visit and enjoy this restaurant, it’s expensive and in the cusp to greatness.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was good. The food was full of flavor, nice greek wine and the service was on a point. Great atmosphere.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The waiter was havering around us interrupting our conversation w the pretence of asking us how we are doing after 75 min into our booking time. At around 1.5 hours after our booking time, we were told that we will need to rush as our table was booked to other customers in 30 minutes Not a nice way to treat customers

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  6. TabithaT

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very interesting food. Great presentation. Nice service. Friendly front of house host. Will come again!!!

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  7. Easy2please

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    If dining inside, noise levels can be very high. Difficult to hear your guests. Octopus was flavourful, but tough. Tartare, delicious. Mousaka was disappointing. Overall, experience was disappointing, not as good as past visits. Service people were excellent.

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  8. AdrienneT

    Toronto

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the tasting menu and wine pairing. Everything was so delicious! Our waitress Nicola was very nice and attentive.

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  9. VANESSA

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was freshly made and had a ton of flavour. The service was excellent as well!

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  10. WimWam

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pound for pound one of the best restaurants in Toronto! I go as often as I can - !

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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 1127 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 p.m.


Booked 77 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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