Full tou Meze


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Full tou Meze

Smack in the centre of Thessaloniki sits Full tou Meze — a wildly popular and forever crowded restaurant. Take the opportunity to try an array of small dishes like dolmas, fresh tzatziki, spicy grilled peppers, fava and all sorts of grilled meatballs, meats, seafood and vegetables with delectable sauces. The food pairs nicely with local beer, wine or ouzo. No need to reserve a table, but you might need to wait a bit to be seated.


Take a walk through the famous Ladadika area, near Aristotelous square, and you will find a number of traditional restaurants, ouzeries and taverns. Enjoy grills and inventive recipes such as kontosouvli, giaprakia and gardoubes with a glass of wine or ouzo. If you are craving seafood, you will be excited to try mussel pilaf, grilled sardine, frutti di mare, shrimp saganaki and stuffed squid in one of the many fish taverns of the town. Thessaloniki caters to a variety of tastes. The service is usually unhurried yet very friendly, and most people are comfortable speaking English. Traditional Macedonian food, Oriental cuisine and European cuisine, as well as many vegan and vegetarian options await you.