O Stavros Athens

Image by Angeliki Georgokosta

O Stavros – Meatballs and sardines

This ouzo-meze place has the best fried meatballs and sardela (sardine) in Athens, and it is located in one of the cutest and well-hidden spots of the city. 

Many years before Pangrati was cool and hip, Stavros was there, serving only a few choices in meat and fish. Even now that the area is packed with restaurants and bars, this little corner remains well hidden with a few local patrons going there every night. 

I like going there for the meatballs; the nice outdoor seating, which gives me the feeling of being on a Cycladic island; but most of all because it still has something from the old vibe of my neighborhood. 

It is one of my grandma’s favorite places and therefore highly recommended. We used to go there on summer nights and we still go there every Good Friday after the church customs of Easter. 

If you would like to experience a real local place, find a quiet spot to relax and enjoy simple but very good meze this is ideal for you.

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Details about this spot



Ivikou 7, Athens

Telephone number


Opening Times

Mon 20:00 - 01:00, Tue - Sun 13:00 - 01:00


Dinner & wine: € 12
Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)