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Mamakas Taverna

4.7
329 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 329 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
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Great food! Service was ok.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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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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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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The food was ok. Definitely not worth the price we paid for the meal.

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3.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Great food but excessively expensive, value for money is average

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Great food. Excellent service.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Our server was excellent, offering great wine suggestions, and details about the various dishes. Everything was delicious, particularly the daily fish and the taramasalata.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Absolutely fanatastic, the food is brilliant and truly authentic. This was a third visit and again totally me our expectations!

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

It was fine. My only complaint is that the tables are so close together I was scared to get up and go to the washroom in case I bumped into someone while they were eating.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great Food, Great service, and excellent representation of true authentic Greek experience

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great food and atmosphere. Horrible, unpleasant and unenthusiastic waitress (Vanessa).

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Wonderful atmosphere and decor. Food was delicious. Although felt very rushed. Apparently, they have a 2 hour window. Server was constantly on us to hurry and order. She was proficient at giving us a countdown. Didn't like that part as it was my friends birthday. If you want great Greek style food and freshly made in the heart of Ossington, this is the place to go. But beware of the time limit.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Had a lovely time as always. Food is phenomenal, awesome spanakopita & lambchops. 💗

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Great ambiance and vibe as soon as you walk in the door.

This spot came highly recommended and it really didn’t let me down. Food was great.

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