Filikis Etairias is a small alley in the city center that was recently turned into a pedestrian area. At the intersection of Filikis Etaireias and Manousogiannaki street you cannot miss Massalia stin Thessaloniki or just Massalia, a relatively new restaurant that was opened in 2014. There is another Massalia restaurant at Chalkidiki, owned by the same people!
I was very eager to visit Massalia (Marseille in Greek), because since it started operating it quickly became the talk of the town as a gourmet meze restaurant. So I was very curious to see what it was all about and if it really was so unique! I have to admit that I was totally satisfied from what I experienced during my visit there. The day that we visited Massalia, it was full of young people, families and many actors, probably from a theater that is located nearby.
The design and the atmosphere of Massalia is truly unique and the friendly staff makes you feel at home! Try the excellent pancetta (pork belly), the soutzoukaki (cylindrical spiced meatball) and the mixed salad with tenderloin and you will be amazed! In Thessaloniki, there are plenty of restaurants but Massalia certainly deserves your attention!